Fall is here and that means several things. Starbucks will be bringing back its yummy holiday flavored beverages, but even more important, budget planning season is upon us. As you plan your travel and conference budgets for 2012, make sure you keep these events on your radar.
Channel Partners Conference & Expo – Held every March in Las Vegas and rotating cities in August (will be held in Orlando in 2012), Virgo Publishing’s Channel Expo is a do-not-miss event for all telecom sales partners. Full of educational seminars and carrier sponsored parties and events, this event is definitely worth the investment.
Channel Connect – Allow us to toot our own horn here for a minute. Here at Intelisys we put on a 3-day educational conference every October for our sales partners, service providers, and vendors. From seminars, panel discussions and a business fair to wine country excursions and an evening of music and dancing, there are opportunities to network and learn in every moment.
Dreamforce – Held every December in San Francisco, Dreamforce is the marquee event for SalesForce.com. With 4 full days of sessions, demos, networking, and more, it’s the one event the most successful salesforce.com customers consider a can’t-miss. Not a customer? Don’t worry. You’ll digest so many cutting edge technology and communications ideas, it won’t matter.
ITEXPO – A bi-annual, face-to-face gathering point for the communications and technology community. Each element of the ITEXPO conference and trade show – educational sessions, exhibit hall experience, and networking opportunities – unites practitioners with solutions providers.
Interop – Held in 6 different locations around the world throughout the year, this year’s event focuses on 12 key technologies that every IT organization should be thinking about, including Cloud Computing, Video Conferencing and Unified Communications. Interop gives you a comprehensive view of the tools and technologies that are part of a solid information technology strategy.
What has you experience been at these events? Any important events or conferences we missed? Please share with us in the comments below.