The Channel Partners Network, a LinkedIn social networking group by Channel Partners and the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, surpassed the 5,000 member mark last week during the Fall Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Chicago, adding more than 500 members in less than three months.
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 industrys only event exclusively for agents, brokers, VARs, dealers, interconnects, systems integrators and consultants.
The active members of the Channel Partners Network strike up popular discussions that can carry on for months with dozens of people voicing their opinions. Some of the more active discussions include topics such as the best channel compensation plans, how to manage underperforming agents and satisfaction levels among agents with their supplier partners.
Since we launched CPN in January 2009, more than 100 new members have joined every month," said Khali Henderson, editor-in-chief for Channel Partners, hosts of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo and the Channel Partners Network. CPN members represent both channel partners and channel management from across the communications and computing sectors in the United States and, increasingly, from other countries. This diversity creates a lively forum for debate and discussion.”
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.