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Channel Partners Expo Blog: Check Out the Prizes and Parties!

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One thing the Channel Partners Conference & Expo is not is all work and no play. So, as you spend your days in Las Vegas next week networking and learning, keep an eye out for the fun freebies and excellent parties available to everyone. Check out this preview, listed in alphabetical order, for all the details. But here’s a hint … it’s iPad mania out there!

2talk, Booth 1439: Chat with the 2talk folks and put your business card or entry form into a bowl to enter the drawing for an Archos 101. This 10.1-inch Android tablet retails for about $380 and will come with a $100 2talk account. The winner will be drawn at show’s end and will be notified by e-mail and phone.

ACT Conferencing, Booth 1605: It’s game on at the ACT Conferencing booth! The company is giving away an Xbox 360 console with a 250GB Kinect bundle. Be eligible to win by playing the slot machine at the ACT Conferencing booth. If you hit the grand prize line, you’ll be entered to win the Xbox/Kinect bundle.

American Telesis, Booth 1419: Talk with American Telesis about becoming a partner for their Wide Area Network services and be eligible to win an iPod Touch. The drawing for the device is slated for Monday, March 14, at 5 p.m. You don’t have to be present to win.

Arkadin Global Conferencing, Booth 1639: Let Arkadin scan your badge and show you a product demonstration and you’ll be entered into a drawing for an iPad. The winner will be randomly chosen at the end of the conference and notified by phone or e-mail.

Broadview Networks, Booth 1501: It’s iPad-a-palooza at Broadview, which is giving away three of the must-have tablets. Stop by the company’s booth to enter one of two drawings, and sit in on its vendor presentation for another possible chance to win. The drawings will be held Sunday, March 13 at 8 p.m., and Monday, March 14 at 6 p.m., in the Broadview booth. You must be present to win. Broadview’s vendor presentation takes place Monday at 2 p.m., and the third iPad may be given away at that time.

Cbeyond, Booth 1327: Show sponsor Cbeyond will give away various items to all attendees but only one iPad. The winner will be determined at random by a raffle-ticket drawing at the end of the conference, and will be notified via e-mail or phone. Meanwhile, attendees of Cbeyond’s vendor presentation taking place on Monday, March 14 at 11:45 a.m., will receive stainless steel tumblers.

Channel Partners Magazine, Booth 1130: Drinks On Us! Discussing business over drinks is a tried-and-true way to make new connections – we’re just making it more convenient! Visit participating booths during expo hall hours on Monday, March 14 to pick up a complimentary drink ticket. Supplies are limited! Participating vendors include IntelePeer (Booth 1115), ReadyTalk (Booth 1135) and Glacial Energy (Booth 1623).

Cisco Systems, Booth 1117: The networking giant will give away three Flip video cameras – one on Sunday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m., the other on Monday, March 14 at 2:30 p.m., and again at 4:30 p.m. You must be present to win. Cisco says partners can use Flips to create customer testimonials or other marketing videos.

Color Broadband Communications, Booth 1630: In celebration of its new toll-free number service, Color Broadband is giving away five Vivitar Flash Memory Camcorders. Get a demo of TOLL Control and have a toll-free number routed to your cell phone for the duration of the Spring 2011 Channel Partners Conference & Expo. Then, Color Broadband will randomly choose five of those numbers to call. Those five win the camcorders!

Cordia Corp., Booth 1434: Put your business card in a fishbowl at Cordia’s booth to enter to win an Android-powered tablet. The drawing will take place the last day of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo and you don’t have to be present to win.

CTI Group, Booth 1137: The company is giving away at least $250 worth of chips and an Amazon Kindle. Winners will be determined via a business-card drawing on Tuesday, March 15 at 5 p.m. Candidates must watch a demonstration to be eligible for the drawings.

Direct Energy Business, Booth 1436: Vegas is all about gambling and Direct Energy wants to help replenish some of the funds you’ll inevitably donate to Sin City. So, the company is giving away two $100 Visa gift cards. After talking with one of Direct Energy’s sales associates and completing a short questionnaire about your business model, leave your business card in the bowl. Direct Energy will hold the first gift-card drawing on Sunday, March 13, at 7:45 p.m., and the second on Monday, March 14, at 5:30 p.m. You must be present to win.

DSCI Corp., Booth 1319: Stop by for wine and a shoe shine! From 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, DSCI will serve wine and beer and then, on Monday, during expo hall hours, the company will provide shoe-shine service.

Global Crossing, Booth 1510: Complete a brief questionnaire at the Global Crossing booth to be eligible for a drawing to win one of two iPads! The drawings will be held at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, as the Channel Partners Conference & Expo comes to a close. Winners will be notified via email and the iPad will be shipped to the winner’s address.

IntelePeer, Booth 1115: Drop off your business card during expo hours on Sunday and Monday to get a chance at winning an iPad. Only one entry per person is allowed. The drawing will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 14; the winner’s name will be posted at the IntelePeer booth. If the winner does not collect the iPad, IntelePeer will call or e-mail that person and ship the tablet to him or her.

Intelisys Communications, Booth 1414: Show sponsor Intelisys has two opportunities. The first event is for sales partners interested in meeting Intelisys’ platinum and gold supplier sponsors are invited to a business fair in Pinyon 7 on Sunday, March 13, from 2-4 p.m. Also, come by the Intelisys booth for admission passes to the annual party at Drai’s, beneath Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall and Saloon, taking place on Monday, March 14, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Integra Telecom, Booth 1311: Come talk with this Channel Partners Gold Sponsor about its products and get a chance to spin the prize wheel! Prizes include iPad and laptop sleeves, USB flash-drive pens, stress relievers, flashing lanyards and more.

Mosaic NetworX, Booth 1423: Follow Mosaic NetworX on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn and be eligible to win an HD Flip video camera. The winner will be announced on April 1 through the company’s newsletter, and the winner will be notified via social media. Contestants must follow Mosaic NetworX on all three of the aforementioned sites and sign up for the company’s newsletter.

Patriot Energy, Booth 1634: Get revved up about selling energy services by entering to win a Porsche Driving Experience at a U.S. race track. Patriot Energy will draw the winning business card on Monday at 5:30 p.m. at its booth. The winner will be notified by e-mail with a week and will have seven days to claim this once-in-a-lifetime prize.    

PGi, Booth 1523: It’s Vegas, get a room! In other words, create your own personal iMeet room at show sponsor PGi’s booth and be entered into a drawing for an Apple MacBook Air! PGi’s new iMeet service combines conference calling, video conferencing and social networking, and show attendees who try it out could win a new laptop. The drawing for the MacBook Air will take place on Tuesday, March 15, and the winner does not have to be present to win. Other PGi prizes include free, 30-day iMeet trials, and “Get a Room" t-shirts for the first 50 visitors to PGi’s booth.

PlanetOne, show sponsor: Get ready for the Penthouse Party at the Aria Hotel on Sunday, March 13, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. You must register online at www.planetone.net in advance to gain admission to the event because an official access pass is required. The party is open to all new and existing agents, as well as preferred vendors. PlanetOne will provide food, drinks and entertainment, and all attendees will leave with a bag of gifts and prizes. “If you want to get elbow-to-elbow with industry VIPs and cultivate profitable business relationships, our party is the place to be," said PlanetOne’s Ted Schuman. "We look forward to seeing everyone in Vegas."

PowerNet Global, Booth 1505: Let PowerNet Global scan your show badge and you’ll be entered to win a Shiatsu massage pillow or deluxe Shiatsu foot massager. Both products hail from The Sharper Image and are worth $200 each. The winner’s name will be drawn after the show and the recipient notified by phone. And be sure to stop by PowerNet Global’s booth for cake and coffee on Monday, March 14, as the CLEC promotes its SIP services as easy to sell – the theme is, “It’s a Piece of Cake!"

Quest, Booth 1323: Be part of Vegas life and play blackjack with a professional dealer! Guests will win prizes based on their hand, just like a regular blackjack game. On-the-spot prizes include customized playing cards and tech-inspired gifts. Quest also will host a $100 Visa gift-card raffle for attendees who drop their business cards into a bowl. The winner will be contacted via e-mail after the show.

Qwest Business Partner Program, Booth 1514: Sit in on QBPP’s vendor presentation, “Trends and Changes on the Infrastructure Horizon" on Sunday, March 13 at 2:30 p.m., and be entered into a drawing for a Flip recorder. The device will be awarded at the end of the presentation and the winner must be present. Meanwhile, QBPP also will be giving away two iPads during the show. Take part in the online sweepstakes dubbed “The QBPP Challenge" (details available at the QBPP booth) and be eligible for the drawing that will take place at the end of the show. Winners will be notified by phone or e-mail by Friday, March 18.

RapidScale, Booth 1103: RapidScale is giving away two 32GB, Wi-Fi-enabled iPads, each with their own case. Winners’ names will be drawn from a fish bowl on Sunday and Monday nights at the close of expo hall hours. Winners will be notified via e-mail if they’re not present for the drawings. The iPads will be on-site, ready to go home with their new owners!

SimpleSignal, Booth 1204: SimpleSignal will be offering a weekend for two at a beach house in the beautiful seaside town of San Clemente, Calif. The winner gets to choose which date works best and the weekend will also include a private chef dinner with wine pairing in the house. Finalists will be chosen from a bowl of business cards hourly while the show floor is open and the final winner will be drawn at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15. Winner need not be present to win. Winner will be notified by one of our channel managers by e-mail and phone from the show floor. The winner must be a channel partner, not a vendor. Contestants may enter once per day.

Smoothstone IP Communications, Booth 1105: Attend Smoothstone’s vendor presentation for a chance at some casino chips and stop by the company’s booth to enter to win an iPad. Casino chip winners will be announced at the presentation and the iPad winner will be drawn right after the show wins. Smoothstone will notify that person via e-mail and ship the iPad to him or her.

Telarus Inc., Booth 1216: Saturday is all right for partying! Telarus will hold its shindig on Saturday, March 12, in the East Ball Rooms of the Monte Carlo. From 2-7 p.m., only invited agents will be able to attend; they’ll be treated to a special dinner at 5:45 p.m., too. But after 7 p.m., everyone can go. There’ll be an open bar, awards ceremonies and snacks.

Telcentris, Booth 1201: Look for an iPad giveaway each day of the show! First, pick up a postcard at show sponsor Telcentris’s booth for all entry rules. As a hint, find the VoxOx alien at each day’s show, then follow the instructions on the postcard, including handing the alien your business card and saying, “Unify your business with VoXOx." Refer to the postcard again to be entered into the daily iPad drawing – you must be present to win. Contestants who don’t win the grand prize still will get a ray gun or miniature alien cling toy. iPad drawing times: Sunday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.; Monday, March 14, 5 p.m.; Tuesday, March 15, 11:30 a.m.

Telesphere Networks, Booth 1129: Put your business card in a bowl at the Telesphere booth to enter to win an iPad 2. The winner will be contacted via e-mail after the Spring 2011 Channel Partners Conference & Expo.

Time Warner Cable Business Class, Booth 1407: Show sponsor TWCBC is hosting the expo hall’s opening night reception, on Sunday, March 13 from 6-8 p.m. From there, the company is encouraging relaxation as it raffles a $250 Spafinder.com gift card on March 13 and 14. Just drop your business card into a drawing. But stick around – TWCBC will be providing chair massages for current and prospective sales partners during expo hall hours.

tw telecom, Booth 1704: Still hungry for a chance at an iPad? Authorized representatives, and agents considering working with tw telecom, may enter to win the hot gadget. A drawing will be held on Monday, March 14 at 5 p.m. and the winner need not be present to win.

Utility Telephone, Booth 1425: In honor of its UtiliTini Lounge theme, and the search for the next great agent, show sponsor Utility Telephone will be shaking and stirring martinis on Monday, March 14, starting at 1:30 p.m. Drop off your business card, too, to enter to win a framed James Bond movie poster. The recipient’s name will be drawn Tuesday at 11 a.m. You must be present to win.

Virtuon, Booth 1339: Virtuon will hold a drawing for one Amazon Kindle! Put your business card in a bowl at the booth; the winner will be notified via e-mail on March 17.

WorldGate Communications, Booth 1108: Drop off your business card and learn a little about WorldGate’s new channel program and be eligible to win one of two Ojo digital video phones, plus one year of Video Link Calling Service (this includes unlimited Ojo-to-Ojo video calling). Winners will be announced on March 16 and notified via e-mail. Ojo phones feature TV connections, three-way video calling, photo-frame functionality and more.

World Telecom Group, Booth 1411: Last year’s “Best in Show" party winner is aiming for the title again with an invitation-only bash at the Aria’s Gold Lounge on Monday, March 14, from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Stop by show sponsor WTG’s booth to get your invitation; TWCBC, XO, McGraw Communications and BlueStar all are co-sponsoring the shindig with WTG.

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