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ChannelNEXT Gone Virtual

“Until Meeting In-Person Is Safe” 

Manage. Adapt. Pivot. Accelerate!

Sign of the times! Conference rooms are empty. Face-to-face out! Virtual in! Like everyone, we had to postpone our upcoming live events. While live events are on hold, the channel still needs to find the right support!

As the battle continues, the world is moving towards reopening businesses as governments weight human health verses the economy. Those decisions are out of our control.

For our channel community, it is urgent to work “on” your business by rethinking everything necessary to future proof your company in the new reality. 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.

Now is an important time for MSPs and VARs to reconnect, learn and collaborate with their peers and support from the best professional coaches to navigate the storm.

The core theme of our events, “Manage. Adapt. Pivot. Accelerate… in the new business reality” is all about adapting your business to abandon what no longer works and doubling down on what drives success in the new business reality. We will be bringing together everything that is needed to deliver on this mission. Our ChannelNEXT virtual events have all been restructured to deliver on this mission. Regardless of what you do, seriously consider joining a peer group!

  • The virtual ChannelNEXT20 will be held bimonthly on different themes.
  • Coaches will be selected to help our community solve immediate problems as well as skill-up for the new business realities that are being formulated in real-time.
  • Mastermind peer-group sessions will be held virtually by video conferencing with the coaches every week. Peer to-peer connections and collaboration are mission critical.
  • Each virtual event will have 1 panel discussion, 6 workshops, the virtual Lions’ Den (where attendees win awesome prizes) and a vendor virtual expo.
  • Vendors will participate from their location/home as we stream their live sessions.
  • Most virtual sessions (except Mastermind activities) will be recorded and sent to those who registered.
  • The bimonthly free-style ChannelNEXT20 “Hang-Outs” are networking events.
  • These events only showcase a fraction of what’s available to help our community. If you want a whole lot more, then subscribe/check out everything that matters on our news portal eChannelNEWS . Every month we will double down on a special topic.

Our virtual events are well worth your effort to spend an afternoon!

Let us continue to follow the government’s instructions and our own common sense. We are all 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 not to move forward, especially during this crisis. 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. Our virtual conferences will help bridge the gap until things settle down. We must continue! Business leaders come together to learn, network, build relationships and partnerships. For over 18 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 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 place to build best business practices and future-proof your company. 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 personal. It’s fun! It’s a fantastic experience…
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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 and Live 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.

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 conferences are also the virtual and  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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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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