Channel Partners Network Nets 500 Members

The Channel Partners Network, a LinkedIn social networking group formed in mid-January by PHONE+ and the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, reached its 500th member this week.

An online extension of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, the Channel Partners Network group is dedicated to the indirect sales channel for communications products and services. Its charter is to provide an ongoing forum for indirect sales partners to network, share industry news and information, learn about new revenue opportunities, and influence the programming at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, the industry’s only event exclusively for agents, brokers, VARs, dealers, interconnects, systems integrators and consultants.

“The membership traction we have seen in the early days of the Channel Partners Network only goes to show that the indirect sales channel is looking for ways to connect,” said Mike Saxby, group publisher for PHONE+. “Like the trade show, the online forum gives agents and their suppliers a way to network on a daily basis without leaving their desks.”

While the Channel Partners Network is a nascent group, Saxby said early participation shows potential. Group members already are discussing issues like incentives, compensation, lead generation and more.

“What’s interesting is that the group has not only become a forum for partners but also for suppliers seeking best practices in channel management,” said Saxby.

Membership in the Channel Partners Network is subject to approval. To request to join, click here or go to the LinkedIn Groups Directory and search for Channel Partners Network.

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