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Top 50 Channel Partner Conferences & Technology Events for 2018

Welcome to page four, featuring conferences 31 through 40, sorted alphabetically

Don’t forget: The entire ChannelE2E Technology Event Calendar for 2018 and beyond is here.

31. Oracle OpenWorld 2018 (October 28-November 1): The massive event typically features a partner day gathering during the conference’s opening day.  Bonus: Don’t overlook Oracle NetSuite SuiteWorld in April 2018.

32. Retail’s Big Show 2018 (January 14-16): An ideal conference for any partner focused on the retail vertical. Hosted by the National Retail Federation.

33. Robin Robins Sales and Marketing Boot Camp 2018 (April 4-7): One of the latest, best-known gathering of SMB partners focused on sales and marketing strategies.

34. RSA Conference 2018 (April 16-20): One of the largest cybersecurity conferences in the United States.

35. SaaStr 2018 (February 6-8): The conference typically attracts 10,000+ SaaS company founders, venture capitalists (VCs) and executives.

36. Salesforce Dreamforce 2018 (September 25-28): Likely the largest vendor-hosted SaaS business conference in the world.

37. SAP Sapphire Now 2018 (June 5-7): SAP’s flagship conference is more than an enterprise customer gathering. A major SME partner push will also continue.

38. ServiceNow Knowledge 2018 (May 7-10): One of the fastest-growing events for IT service management — attracting more and more MSPs along the way, particularly from the midmarket and enterprise sectors.

39. SMB TechFest (Multiple Dates): Hosted by Dave Seibert, SMB TechFest is a two-day channel partner and technology conference in Southern California. It’s held quarterly.

40. SolarWinds MSP Empower (Multiple Dates, Locations): The company’s flagship conference for MSPs. Stay tuned for dates and locations.

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    Jason Nelson:

    Hi, Joe. Could you email me your top 5 must go to events for a generic 25 person MSP CEO like myself? Grateful!

    Jason Nelson, CEO

      Joe Panettieri:

      Hey Jason: I hope all is well. Happy New Year. I will send you an email but also wanted to share my thoughts publicly for all readers. Top 5 MSP events for an SMB-type IT service provider? I’d start here…

      1. Your PSA, RMM & BDR providers: Do they have an annual event or major regional event?
      2. Amazon AWS re:Invent 2018 (Nov. 26-30, Las Vegas). Be sure to visit booths like 2nd Watch and AHEAD to understand how MSPs in the sector are building services. AWS re:Invent is a must-attend. The company also hosts regional AWS Global Summits but I’ve yet to see schedules for 2018 on that.
      3. TruMethods Schnizzfest 2018 (June 7-9, Philadelphia). I don’t know if they allow non-members to attend, but this ranks among the best business- and sales-focused MSP conference focused purely on company building.
      4. Peer group conferences such as those hosted by HTG.
      5. Next-generation monitoring, management & automation conferences such as those hosted by ServiceNow and New Relic. You’ll find next-gen MSPs flooding them, though more traditional SMB IT service providers rarely attend. Good way to see how enterprise-class cloud monitoring and automation is going mainstream.

    Scott Millar:

    Great insight Joe – appreciate the top 5. Do you have any recommendations for UK events?

      Joe Panettieri:

      Hi Scott: We haven’t broken out a specific UK list, but such events are included in our overall events calendar.


    Emma Simpson:

    Some amazing conferences happening this year, thank you for sharing.

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    Ana Andree:

    Hi Joe,

    Can you recommend any events for a vendor? i am in charge of Partner programs and looking for an event with a good content around partner needs, improving vendor programs offering, driving the retention and of course revenue. At this point I am looking for events worldwide 🙂 Thanks for your help!

    Ana Andree

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