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ChannelNEXT Gone Virtual

“Until Meeting In-Person Is Safe” 

Manage. Adapt. Pivot. Accelerate!

It’s a new digital-first economy and no one really knows how much of this will become permanent or when we may get back to a pre-pandemic world. What is clear is that we must all adapt and pivot in this new reality.

For our channel community, it is more urgent than ever to work “on” your business. To future proof your company in the new reality means rethinking everything. We need to move from the traditional “consultative” approach to selling technology to a more leadership role that puts “insight” selling up front. Channel partners need to help their customers to rethink how they do business and show them a better path forward. As the pandemic continues to change the landscape for many businesses, this had become mission critical for survival.

The new behaviours of the buyers is driving everything. Their journey has since taken a major detour into a new and unchartered path that’s becoming the “new normal”. We will soon be showcasing a brand new book on the digital-first economy that will give you deep and wide insights into what’s in the minds of your buyers and their digital transformation future.

It is an important time for MSPs, VARs other IT Solution Providers to reconnect, learn and collaborate with their peers and find support from the best thinkers and professional coaches to adapt. While live events are on hold, the channel still needs to find the right support!

Our mission is to help the channel community to “Manage. Adapt. Pivot. Accelerate…in the new business reality”. We will be bringing together everything that is needed to deliver on this mission. Our ChannelNEXT virtual events have already been restructured to deliver on this mission.

Regardless of what you do, seriously consider joining a peer group! Why? Because nothing beats knowing that you are not alone while you collaborate with a small group of like-minded business owners who understand your pain and struggle.

  • The virtual ChannelNEXT will be held monthly on the last Wednesday of every month.
  • Content will be selected to help our community solve immediate problems as well as skill-up for the new business realities that continue to morph in real-time.
  • Mastermind peer-group sessions will be held virtually by video conferencing with the coaches every week. This activity will no longer be part of our general virtual events as it needs highly personalized support.
  • Each virtual event will have a mix of keynotes, authors, panel discussions, workshops, the Lions’ Den plus a vendor expo & freestyle channel hang-out.
  • All parties will participate from their remote location as we stream live sessions.
  • Most virtual sessions will be recorded and made available to those who registered.
  • The monthly free style “Hang-Outs” will either be held as a stand-alone or bolted on to the general ChannelNEXT20 virtual events.
  • These events only showcase a fraction of what’s available and what we are doing to help our community. If you want more, then subscribe and check out everything we publish on eChannelNEWS . Every month we will double down on a special topic and bring deep and wide perspectives. Rest assured that whatever we do it is always 100% PURE CHANNEL!

Make our virtual events a monthly hang out for one afternoon!  You never know what you will find and it will always be interesting. You are not alone! We are in this together and we will get through this!

From the entire Technoplanet events team,

Stay safe and healthy!

Check out the various Mastermind peer-group coaching sessions on “Modus OperandIT” . A MasterClass dedicated to navigating in the new MSP Business Reality, Social Selling, Digital Marketing, Leadership, Human Resources and Financial Management. The 6 key areas of driving success and future-proofing business in the new reality.

What we do for you! You are NOT alone!

No company can afford to stand still during this crisis. It's time to find and stay ahead of the curve!

Virtual conferences can be frustrating and tiring but they have become the new digital workplaces for the channel. Our virtual conferences will help bridge the gap until things settle down. Business leaders come together to learn, network, build relationships and partnerships. For over 18 years, the ChannelNEXT in-person conferences have been delivering on this single goal. Our events are always evolving to meet the current needs of our audience and now is no different. Today, we adapted to virtual activities to continue delivering powerful and practical business-building education and connecting the best vendors with channel partners to generate recurring revenue. It’s a safe place to build best business practices and future-proof your company. It’s peer-to-peer collaboration. It’s where you find the latest tech-trends and marketplace. It’s live social networking. It’s building partnerships and relationships. It’s personal. It’s fun! It’s a worthy experience…
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Why We Are Different


Right Focus

Focus is always on best business practice education and future technology trends


Practical Content

Practical content that matters to the success of VARs, MSPs, ITSPs, SIs, ISVs and Vendors


Social Networking

Exciting peer-to-peer social networking to build strong relationships and partnerships


Professional Team

Well organized and caring event team with a 97% approval rating

VIRTUAL Event Consultation (including the new hybrid in-person live streaming events)

There is no greater wealth than wisdom, no greater poverty than ignorance; no greater heritage than culture and no greater support than consultation.

All live conferences have been put on hold until further notice! Time to pivot to Virtual events!

Sometimes it’s better to do your own virtual events. Talk to us and we can help you figure out the best direction. We understand the event business at the DNA level and know what it takes to run an event smoothly and be successful. We have been creating award-winning VIP conferences for over 18 years:  Partner Conferences, End-User Expos, Road Shows, Award Gala Dinners, Virtual Events, Team Building Retreats, Bootcamps, Mastermind, Corporate Events and Parties. We know events of all types.…We even have a free guide to measure the real ROI on any event – just ask for a copy.

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Awesome Events Team!


Gerlinda Ringe

We are all about the team!

Global Events Manager

Gerlinda started the ChannelNEXT Conferences over 15 years ago. When it comes to organizing corporate conferences, she has proven to be a rock star. Today, ChannelNEXT is one of the longest running channel conferences in the country and winners of numerous Reseller Choice Awards. Post event surveys rate the event at 97%! Content, personal services and the dedication to details make all the difference. Gerlinda and her team listen to what our attendees are saying and re-invent relevant content because our events are all about serving your business needs.


Our Channel events are not trade shows but educational and social networking experiences.  Watch what we are doing in 2018 as we take it to the next level with our “Mastermind” type experiences and discover a new world of business-to-business support.

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Our Amazing Event Teams

It takes a lot of great professional people to make any event run smoothly. We are proud to have built one of the industry’s best event teams. From the front lines to the back-end, everyone executes their jobs with care and precision. Our inside team is constantly working on the events all year long to find great venues, invite attendees, update content with business coaches, grow vendor sponsorships and all of the 1000 little things that go into making a fun and successful event.
We always push to do better. Mistakes are an opportunity to learn and improve. The only thing we take personal is the VIP care of our delegates. Our team is always there to make the experience as valuable and pleasurable as possible. And the post-event surveys are currently tracking our event team at 97% approval rating.  We may never get to 100%, but we will keep trying…
Every year, our event footprint continues to expand. Beyond our branded events (ChannelNEXT, VARTrends/MSPTrends, Reseller Choice Awards or 50 Best Managed IT Companies Awards), we also do many vendor partner exclusive events like road tours. We hope to see you at one of our next events!


ChannelNEXT Virtual and In-Person conferences are the meeting points of our Channel Community. All Channel Partner Alliance Members and Mastermind Peer-Groups are always welcome to attend and connect with each other. Today, we offer a variety of virtual events including the full conferences, freestyle hang-outs, Lunch & Learns, Wine About Business, Mastermind peer groups, webinars, courses and round tables. We have also built out hybrid in-person and live streaming events as we believe that will be in the next phase of reopening the channel economy. Which for them coming to a city near you when it’s safe to do so! If meeting channel partners is part of your mission, then talk to us and put our extensive event expertise to work for you!

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We are ready to help you select the right event to reach your goals!
We have complete information kits, slide decks and attendee information for every event for you to explore and share with your team. Helping you make the right decision is what we do!


TechnoPlanet Productions Inc.
ChannelNext Events Division
7030 Woodbine Ave. Suite 500
Markham, Ontario L3R 6G2


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