Channel Forum attracts more resellers

The Reseller Channel Forum is set to be one of the main attractions at Gitex 2001. In its sixth year, the Channel Forum has developed a reputation as a major event for resellers and an opportunity to gain knowledge and network.

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By  Guy Mathew Published  October 8, 2001

The Reseller Channel Forum is set to be one of the main attractions at Gitex 2001. In its sixth year, the Channel Forum has developed a reputation as a major event for resellers and an opportunity to gain knowledge and network. By having a dedicated environment, resellers can learn from the seminars on offer without being distracted by the day-to-day business of Gitex.

The Channel Forum will extend the educational aspect of Gitex. It is aimed at increasing the knowledge of delegates to allow them to improve their profitability. The Forum is organised by ITP and will be sponsored by Tech Data and Intel. “Vendors and resellers are actively seeking ways to expand their businesses, to forge new partnerships and ultimately to increase their turnover and return on investment. We identified back in 1995 an opportunity to enhance trade visitors’ experience of Gitex and created a forum for exchange of information and expertise, leading to better business understanding,” said Walid Akawi, publisher, ITP.

The event will be held from October 15 to 18, running concurrently with the main exhibition. There will be eleven seminar rooms housing lectures, workshops and conferences bringing together local and international IT trade professionals and vendors. The location is the dedicated Intel/Tech Data lounge in the foyer of Halls 1 & 2 which will provide some respite from the intensity of the show itself.

Seminars will be hosted by companies like Tech Data, Intel, Avaya, Smart Force, Maxtor, Altitude Software, US Robotics, Network Associates, STME, Sony Professionals, Fujitsu and BBC Arabia. Mark Sutton, editor of Computer Reseller News, said; “Almost all the seminar rooms have been signed up. With developments throughout the channel over the last year, I can see several, if not all of these seminars reaching ‘must attend’ status.”

The delegates include international IT vendors looking to develop and expand channel ties with training programs, Arabic software and web designers looking for partners within the region and anyone seeking new or additional channel partners throughout the Middle East.

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