More than 220 Fast Growth Channel Partners Convene with Top IT
Manufacturers to Learn More About Emerging Technologies, SMB IT Needs and
HOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Enabling channel partners to sell
and support a greater variety of IT solutions, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM)
today welcomed more than 220 channel partners to its Spring 2009 Partner
Connections Summit, themed "We Empower You," in Hollywood, Fla., May 20 - 22.
The bi-annual event is known for bringing together hundreds of fast growth
channel partners and IT manufacturers to discuss emerging IT trends, train on
new technologies and explore the growing number of partner enablement tools
available exclusively to Ingram Micro channel partners.
Ingram Micro's vice president, customer solutions marketing for the U.S.
and event co-host Anne Wilcox calls Partner Connections a demand generating
event that drives awareness for new technologies and trends, and always spurs
timely discussions on sales and partner enablement. "Partner Connections is a
must for solution providers who are eager to grow and expand their current
business models and want to engage Ingram Micro and our IT manufacturer
partners to learn more about what technologies and resources are available to
The Spring 2009 Ingram Micro Partner Connections Summit features a number
of guest speakers, IT solution-focused workshops and informative keynotes.
Featured presenters include industry influencers such as Joslyn Faust,
principal analyst, SMB Research Group at Gartner; Richard Benigno, vice
president, North American Partner Sales, CA; and Tom Flink, vice president,
Channels and Emerging Products, Citrix Systems. Additional speakers include a
number of Ingram Micro executives who manage critical partner resources and
support organizations, as well as the distributor's respected team of
field-based Technology Solutions Engineers.
During the three-day Summit, attendees will hear from IT industry experts
on new technology solutions and business opportunities within content
management, digital signage, disaster recovery, data capture and
point-of-sale, managed services, mobile workforce, peripherals, security and
storage, as well as desktop and server virtualization. Attendees will also
view live technology and solutions demonstrations during the Summit's new
Experience Tech Fair.
"We designed Partner Connections to keep our channel partners who are not
actively involved in an Ingram Micro partner community up to date on the
latest technologies, market insight and sales opportunities so they can
provide an even deeper level of value to their end user clients," says Jeff
Marks, co-host and Ingram Micro vice president VAR sales. "These events also
deliver a tremendous business value to our manufacturer partners by placing
them front and center with a targeted group of Ingram Micro partners who are
eager to engage and grow their business."
The next Partner Connections Summit will take place September 22 - 24 in
Denver, CO. For more information about Ingram Micro, visit
About Ingram Micro
As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales
and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique
marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support,
financial services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company
serves approximately 150 countries and is the only global broad-based IT
distributor with operations in Asia. Visit www.ingrammicro.com
SOURCE: Ingram Micro Inc.
Marie Meoli of WhiteFox Marketing & Communications,
for Ingram Micro
Web Site: http://www.ingrammicro.com