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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: ChannelNEXT20 EAST April 20-21 Going Virtual!

Like you, we are monitoring the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on everything. Your safety as well as the ChannelNEXT staff is our top priority. As such, we have switched the ChannelNEXT20 East conference from a face-to-face to a virtual event and will reschedule the live face-to-face event some sometime in the future when circumstances allow. At this point, possibly sometime in June, 2020. Of course a lot can happen between now and then, so this situation is very fluid:

  • The virtual ChannelNEXT20 East event will be on April 20 between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm EDT and April 21 between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM.
  • Mastermind peer-group sessions will be held virtually by video conferencing with the coaches. These sessions will be 2 hours long each: One in the morning of Day 1 and one in the morning of Day 2.
  • We will have 3 keynotes, 4-6 workshops and one virtual Lions’ Den where someone will win an awesome prize.
  • Vendors will participate from their location/home as we stream their live sessions.
  • All delegates who pay for the ChannelNEXT20 East live event will automatically get a free pass to access the virtual event. Their fee will be automatically credited towards the next live face-to-face event. (No one will loose any money.)
  • Delegates can choose to go with a 100% virtual participation for $199. This fee includes both Mastermind peer-group coach-led sessions, plus a special delivery of lunch to your home.
  • The face-to-face ChannelNEXT20 East live face-to-face event will be postponed to a later date. (To be announced once we all determine the feasibility of meeting in groups.)
  • All sessions will be recorded and send to only those who registered for this virtual event.

A detailed agenda with complete information will follow soon.

We have been supporting our IT community for 30 years. There is always a plan B. It is important to stay calm and carry on. Together we will all get through this. Our virtual event will be different than what we are all used to, but it still will be interesting, educational and fun. It will be worth your effort to spend a day with us! Everyone will have the choice of being visible on webcam or simply turn it off. All coaches and speakers will be visible.

Please be safe and follow the Government’s instructions of social distancing. If you have any further questions related to our ChannelNEXT events and its impact from the coronavirus please contact us.

From the entire Technoplanet events team,

Stay calm and stay healthy!

ChannelNEXT20 CENTRAL and ChannelNEXT WEST are still currently scheduled to be live face-to-face. As we get closer to the dates, we will review the situation and update.

What we do for you!

No company can afford not to move forward. It may be at the top of the heap today but at the bottom of the heap tomorrow, if it doesn’t. (James Cash Penney)

Conferences are important workplaces of today. Business leaders come together to learn, network, build relationships and partnerships. For over 15 years, the ChannelNEXT conferences have been delivering on this single goal. Our events are always evolving to meet the current needs of our audience. Today, we are delivering powerful and practical business-building education and connecting the best vendors with channel partners to generate recurring revenue. It’s a best business practice learning centre. It’s peer-to-peer collaboration. It’s a tech-trends market. It’s live social networking. It’s building partnerships and relationships. It’s eating and drinking! It’s personal. It’s fun! It’s a fantastic 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

Free Event Consultation

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

Live conferences are not for everyone. Attending live events takes valuable resources in time and money. To get the most value, you must be ready for the experience. If you come prepared with an open mind to learn and be challenged, you will take home great value. We believe that “if you are in the room, be in the room!

Sometimes it’s simply more practical and cost-effective to do virtual events. Sometimes it’s better to do your own 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 15 years:  Partner Conferences, End-User Expos, Road Shows, Award Gala Dinners, virtual Webinars, Team Building Retreats, Bootcamps, Mastermind, Corporate Events and Parties. We know events.…We even have a free guide to measure the real ROI on any event – just ask for a copy.

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Awesome 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 conferences are also the live meeting points of Channel Partner Alliance Members and Mastermind Peer-Groups to connect with each other as well as for new channel partners looking to experience the peer-group sessions before joining.

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ChannelNext Events Division
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Markham, Ontario L3R 6G2


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