Channel Partners Announces Best in Show, Influencer, Partners Choice Awardees

CHANNEL PARTNERS CONFERENCE & EXPO — Channel Partners editors announced five Best in Show winners, three Channel Influencers and four Channel Partners Choice awardees at last week’s Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.

Best in Show winners are selected by Channel Partners Conference & Expo attendees along with a panel of editors. Show-goers were invited to vote for their favorites in four categories via the mobile app or by stopping by Channel Partners’ booth.

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Conference & Expo, Channel Partners also debuted two new awards.

Channel Influencer honors were presented to one carrier or cable company, one master agent or distributor, and one next-gen solutions provider that went above and beyond in bringing their partners to the conference, based on attendees booking expo passed using dedicated discount codes.

Finally, the all-new Channel Partners Choice Awards recognized suppliers for innovation in their channel programs.{ad}

“This is the first year for the Channel Partners Choice awards,” said Lorna Garey, editor-in-chief of Channel Partners. “We wanted to recognize top channel-focused suppliers who are innovating to help their partners, but we weren’t going to simply have a group of editors or analysts making selections. It had to be driven by our community. We think we achieved that. All CP Choice winners were nominated by current partners, with no incentive except recognizing excellence in channel programs.”

Anyone in the channel community may nominate a vendor partner.

Best in Show:

  • Best New Exhibitor: Webroot
  • Best Booth Design: CenturyLink
  • Best Giveaway/Promotion: Star2Star Speed Weekend
  • Best New Product: BluLogix IoT Solution 

Channel Influencers:

  • Carriers & Cablecos: AT&T
  • Masters & Distributors: Intelisys
  • Next-Gen Solutions Providers: CallTower

Channel Partners Choice Awards:

(list on next page)


  • Broadview Networks

Nominated by Vic Levinson, president, Prime Telecommunications

  • CenturyLink Business

Nominated by Richard Murray, president, Carrier Sales

  • Data Resolution

Nominated by Dean Ara, principal and co-founder, Total Product Marketing

  • TPx Communications (fka TelePacific Communications)

Nominated by Alan Sandler, managing partner, Sandler Partners {ad}

Our next BIG Stage Awards will be announced at Channel Partners Evolution, in Austin, Texas, Sept. 25-28. Applications for the fall Channel Partners Choice Awards are being accepted through June 15. Partners may use our online application to nominate a supplier, or contact managing editor Buffy Naylor.

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About Channel Partners
For more than two decades, Channel Partners has been the leader in providing news and analysis to indirect sales channels serving the business technology industry. It is the unrivaled resource for resellers, aggregators, agents, brokers, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and dealers that provide network-based communications and computing services, associated CPE and applications as well as managed and professional services. Channel Partners is the official media of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Cloud Partners.

Art Wittmann
VP, Informa Business Technology Network
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