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Parties & Prizes: What's on Tap for This Week's Channel Partners Conference & Expo

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CHANNEL PARTNERS — Twice a year, Channel Partners exhibitors and sponsors do a great job of spoiling you on the show floor, and after hours. This week's event in Las Vegas continues the trend. Here's what to plan for, starting on Wednesday!

2talk (Booth 3032): Drop off your business card or fill out an entry form to be placed into a drawing for a white iPad with retina display and a 2talk account valued at $100. The winner will be drawn on Friday, March 1 at the show and does not have to be present to win.

Accel Networks (Booth 2023): Let the Accel team scan your badge and be entered into a drawing for an iPad Mini. The winner will be announce via a TA email blast the week after the show, and Accel will contact the winner directly.

AT&T Alliance Channel (Booth 5017 and Premiere Sponsor): Need a pick-me-up? AT&T Alliance is serving up custom coffees to Channel Partners attendees interested in learning more about its program and portfolio. The company will have a barista in its booth creating drinks to your specifications.

Broadvox (Booth 7027): Are you a Broadvox reseller? Are you interested in becoming a Broadvox reseller? The company has a giveaway for one of each type of partner. Drop off your card at the Broadvox booth and you'll be entered to win a drawing for a Polycom VVX 500 Business Media Phone with VVX camera. Broadvox will announce one winner on Wednesday and another on Thursday, and contact the winners via phone or email.

CallTower Inc. (Booth 7009): Drop off your business card with CallTower and be entered into a drawing for a 50-inch HDTV. The drawing will take place on Friday, March 1 at 11 a.m. at the CallTower booth. You do not need to be present to win.

Cbeyond Inc. (Booth 3004 and an Executive Sponsor): Let Cbeyond scan your badge and you'll qualify to win a free, four-hour consultation with industry cloud expert Michael Power. Power specializes in cloud migration and serves as a Cloud Technology Institute board member. He is certified in multiple technical and compliancy areas, including Microsoft, Cloud and HIPPA verticals. Cbeyond will fly Power to the winner’s location of choice. The winner will be decided in a random drawing, announced Friday, March 1 at noon, and notified by phone and email. Cbeyond also will be giving away a $250 Best Buy gift card. To enter, you must stop by the Cbeyond booth between 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27 and 11 a.m. on Friday, March 1. Have your badge scanned and drop off your business card. Next, choose one of four allies displayed in the booth (Cbeyond’s allies are Cost Cutter, Firewall, Flex and Streamline,) and send a tweet using @cbeyondinc, with the name of your chosen ally and #techally and #cbeyond. The winner’s business card will be chosen at random before 11.30 a.m. on Friday. The winner will be contacted by cell phone and/or Twitter to visit the booth for a photo opportunity and to claim the gift card prize.

Charter Business (Booth 4001), Comcast Business Class (Booth 4005), Optimum Business (Booth 4000) and Time Warner Cable Business Class (Booth 4004 and an Executive Sponsor): The cable cos have brought back their ever-popular Passport Program that gives away $1,000 to one lucky winner. Visit each company to pick up a passport and have it stamped, then drop off the completed passport at the Channel Partners booth (Booth 2037). The drawing will take place on Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Comcast Business Services Class booth. You must be present to win.

CloudTC (Booth 4043): The maker of Android-powered desk phones will give away one of its Glass 1000 smart IP phones. Give CloudTC your business card and the company will hold a drawing at the end of this week's show in Las Vegas. The winner will be announced but does not need to be present to win. CloudTC will ship the phone to the winner.

Comm-Core (Booth 1001): Stop by the Comm-Core booth for a luxury cigar, as part of the company's "Smokin' the competition" promotion, then leave your business card. You'll be entered to win an Insignia HD 1080P – 120Hz 42-inch LCD HDTV. The winner will be drawn and notified on the final day of the show; you will need to pick up the TV at the Comm-Core booth.

Conference Group, The (Booth 8008): Register your badge with The Conference Group to be entered to win an infrared wireless keyboard. The winner will be announced on Twitter, @TCGchannel, and must come by the booth to pick up the prize and pose for a photo that will be used on social media.

Datto Inc. (Booth 1017 and an Executive Sponsor): Are you a mover and a shaker? Then drop off your business card with Datto, and be present for an 11:50 a.m. March 1 drawing, to win a Nike FuelBand. The device measures your movement, lets you set daily goals, shows your activity history and allows you to connect with friends using a Nike FuelBand.

DSCI Corp. (Booth 6032): Give DSCI your business card and be entered into a drawing for a $200 Amazon gift card. The winner will be drawn the week after the Spring 2013 Channel Partners Conference & Expo and notified via the information on his or her business card. DSCI also will be providing free beer at its booth on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 4-7 p.m.

GLOBALINX (Booth 2011): Visit the GLOBALINX booth, pick up a button, attend the company's VIP party and find your button match to win one of two mini bikes. The party will be held on Thursday at V Bar at the Venetian from 6:30-9:30 p.m. You'll need to get a VIP pass to attend the event, which will feature an open bar and appetizers.   

Lightyear Network Services (Booth 6026): Shoot some hoops with Lightyear and, if you make a basket, you're entered to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet. The highest scorer each hour also will win Venetian casino chips. The tablet winner will be notified by email or phone after the show.

Masergy (Booth 8012): Leave your business card with Masergy and be entered into two drawings: one for an iPad Mini, another for an Amazon Kindle. The winners will be drawn on March 1 and notified via email.

McGraw Communications (Booth 3019): Already a McGraw partner, or want to become one? The service provider will reward two partners -- one existing, one new -- with a 42-inch flat screen TV for being the first to achieve a certain sales goal within the three months following the Spring 2013 Channel Partners Conference & Expo. Stop by the booth to learn more. The winners will be notified via telephone or email after the promotions ends.

Momentum (Booth 4031 and an Elite Sponsor): Momentum is sponsoring the opening night cocktail reception from 5-7 p.m. in the expo hall. The spread will include a hosted bar with hors d’oeuvres and is open all attendees with an expo pass.

PGi (Booth 6017): Drop your business card and become eligible for a drawing to win the PGi Collaboration Power Pack valued at $1,600. The bundle includes an Apple iPad, a Plantronics Voyager Legend UC Headset,  and a one-year, unlimited license of iMeet collaboration software. All devices integrate with iMeet. The winner will be announced on Friday, March 1 at 11.30 a.m. in the PGi booth, and notified by cell and email.  You do not  have to be present to win. 

PowerNet Global (Booth 5022): Get your badge scanned at the PowerNet Global booth and be entered into a drawing for an 8-inch Android tablet. The drawing will take place after the show, so you don't need to be present to win. PowerNet Global also will be providing free coffee in its booth on Thursday, Feb. 28, during show hours.

Quest (Booth 6036 and an Executive Sponsor): Stop by Quest's booth to spin the wheel for prizes that include $25 gift cards. The company also will raffle off a $100 gift card to a booth visitor. In addition, it will enter all attendees of its Selling Techniques Luncheon on Wednesday into a drawing for another $100 gift card. The booth raffle winner will be notified via email. The Selling Techniques Luncheon raffle winner will be announced at the end of the luncheon.

Seccuris (Booth 7036): Drop off your business card and be entered to win one of two 32GB Apple iPod Touch devices. Seccuris will call the winner after the Spring 2013 Channel Partners Conference & Expo wraps.

SimpleSignal (Booth 2002): SimpleSignal is hosting a cocktail hour and networking event from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the V Bar just before the show floor opens. The party is open to everyone. SimpleSignal is co-hosting the get-together with its new vendor partners, TechLink Services and Broad Sky Networks.

SmartAction Co. (Booth 8025): Listen to a two-minute demo of SmartAction's artificial intelligence call automation product and receive a set of earbuds.

Star2Star (Booth 6011 and an Elite Sponsor): Stop by the company's booth for a ticket to its cocktail parties on Wednesday and Thursday nights. At the same time, drop off your business card to be entered into a drawing for an iPad Mini. The drawing will be held on March 1. Finally, Star2Star will give away 10 sets of Beatles LOVE Cirque du Soleil tickets during its Selling Techniques Luncheon on Wednesday. Winners must be present.

SunGard Availability Services (Elite Sponsor): Attend SunGard's Selling Techniques Luncheon on Wednesday and be eligible to win an Apple TV. The winner will be drawn, and announced, at the end of the event.

TelePacific (Booth5005 and an Executive Sponsor): Have some fun racing in one of 11 virtual car races and be eligible to win one of two 32GB iPad Minis, one of two Jawbone wireless speakers and one of several $50 American Express gift cards. You must pre-register for the races -- the race schedule is in the Channel Partners mobile app.

Telephone Connection Local Services, The (Booth 8009): Want to see The Beatles LOVE Cirque du Soleil show? Then stop by The Telephone Connection booth, drop off your business card and be eligible to win up to four free tickets to the extravaganza. The Telephone Connection will draw the winner at the end of show hours on Friday; you do not need to be present to win. If you're the winner, your name will be announced at the booth and you will be notified via email.

tw telecom (Booth 4016 and an Elite Sponsor): Win an Amazon.com gift card worth up to $50. Let a tw telecom rep scan your badge, then be eligible for a chance to win. tw telecom will hold drawings all throughout expo hall hours, so you may enter more than once.  The metro Ethernet services provider is promoting its new partnership with Amazon Web Services.

Verecloud (Booth 2029): Drop off your business card for a chance to win one of three items: a Bose Companion 20 Multimedia Speaker System valued at $299; a 16GB Kindle Fire HD, 7-inch display, valued at $199; or a Plantronics Voyager Headset and one-year free PGi iMeet account, valued at $199. The drawing will be held March 1 at 12:30 p.m. Winners do not need to be present to win.

Vocalocity (Booth 2020): Share your business card with Vocalocity and be eligible to win a pair of Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones in limited-edition blue; these headphones sell for $299. Vocalocity will give away two pair. The first drawing will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Vocalocity booth; the second drawing will take place on Thursday at 5 p.m. Winners will be contacted by phone or email if they are not present.

WTG (Booth 4017 and an Executive Sponsor): WTG is offering the chance to win a $100 Visa gift card, a trip to its annual Tee & Sea event and admittance to its "Night at the Museum" party at the famed Madame Tussauds wax museum. For the gift card, visit the WTG booth and tweet a phone of one of the master agency's "wax hands." Include @wtgcom, #cpexpo and Booth 4017 in your tweet and you'll automatically be entered into a drawing. The winner will be notified on March 6. Next, for a shot at a spring time getaway to Orange County, Calif., come meet the WTG team. WTG will raffle off a trip on Friday, March 1, at 11 a.m. The winner does not need to be present to win. Finally, become a WTG agent by Thursday, Feb. 28 and gain admittance to the latest installment in WTG's extraordinary Channel Partners events, "Night at the Museum." Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. An invitation is required.

Wolfe Internet Services (Booth 2019): The Ethernet services provider will give away an Apple iPad to the winner of a random drawing. Leave your business card at the company's booth and be entered into the drawing. The winner will be drawn on March 4 and notified via email.  

XCast Labs (Booth 7017): Drop off your business card and be entered into a drawing for an iPad Mini, loaded with the XCast Labs mobile VoIP app and $100 worth of free service. XCast Labs will contact the winner via the information on the card but, if you're present for the drawing on Friday, you can take the tablet home with you.

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