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PHONE+ to Host Your Most Important Sales Meeting

PHONE+ magazine announces the Spring 2006 Channel Partners Conference & Expo will be held March 1-3, 2006, at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The most comprehensive trade show for the indirect sales channel serving the converged communications market, the expo expects to draw more than 2,500 participants and more than 175 exhibitors.

With so many appointments, proposals and orders to manage, its easy to lose sight of your business goals and direction. The Channel Partners Conference & Expo is an opportunity for converged solutions providers to take the time to find out about new technologies, brush up on selling techniques, reconnect with vendors and learn best practices, says PHONE+ Group Publisher Mike Saxby. Think of it as your most important sales meeting.

Presented by PHONE+ and its partner portal, CSP Network, the Channel Partners Conference & Expo is the communications industrys only event devoted exclusively to converged solutions providers agents, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and consultants.

The spring conference lineup is shaping up with some top-notch speakers and entertainment, as well as our largest expo hall and broadest educational program to date, says Saxby.

The Channel Partners Conference & Expo has a reputation as a fertile meeting ground for partners and their suppliers. It also is an opportunity for professional development for the indirect channel. We are totally committed to raising the level of competence and success among converged solutions providers, says Saxby. We have retained the three-track educational program with a few interesting twists.

First, he says, the event will deliver a complete, unabridged module from its new CSP Certification Program a $149 value free of charge to all attendees (see related story below). We are convinced that this is the best sales training course we can offer to our attendees, says Saxby. And, if they agree, they can sign up to complete the testing and training online.

In addition, the show will feature an all-new Wireless Dealer Track as well as a Wireless Dealer Pavilion on the expo show floor. The wireless dealers are a growing concern and yet they dont have a home among the industrys events, says Saxby. We think they are a perfect fit for the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, particularly as the mandate for mobility extends to the enterprise and converged fixed-mobile applications are increasingly the order of the day.

As part of the Wireless Dealer Track, attendees will get a sneak peek at pre-production wireless devices from some of the industrys top manufacturers. While this has appeal to the geek in all of us, it also will offer be a rare glimpse at the creative services solutions providers ultimately will be able to sell to their customers.

For more information on the educational, exhibition or sponsorship opportunities at the Spring 2006 Channel Partners Conference & Expo, visit http://www.phoneplusmag.com/channelpartners/vegas2006


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