Channel Partners Blog: Parties & Prizes Whos Got the Goods?

If you are looking for the parties and the prizes at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, here are some of the exhibitors and sponsors that have the goods!


If you did not get a ticket to an invite-only dinner, cruise or reception, dont worry well see you at these events open to all attendees. If you hear about any other parties that are open, please tweet #CPEXPO. Thanks!

Dont miss the Opening Reception, sponsored by Time Warner Cable Business Class, which will be held 6-8 p.m. Monday in the exhibition hall.

The Partner Pub Crawl will be held during expo hours, 1:30-6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21. Visit participating booths for complimentary beer, wine or cocktails. The event is sponsored by ADTRAN, IP5280, Level 3, Qwest and Star2Star Communications.

World Telecom Group (WTG) presents “Strike a Pose”  at 10 p.m.- 2 a.m., Tuesday, at the Pose Ultra Lounge on the 18th floor of the Gaylord National Hotel. Unwind with a few cocktails and hors d’oeuvres plus have your picture taken in an exclusive “Strike a Pose” photo booths. Premier sponsor of this elite event is Time Warner Cable Business Class. Stop by WTG (Booth 2023) to pick up your invitation.


The iPads have it this year with at least six exhibitors promising drawings for the sought-after gadget. But there is also a free trip, a remote-control airplane, an eReader and more for you to try to win. Good luck!

WCS (Booth  2034) is giving away a four-day stay at the Atlantis Hotel, Bahamas. Complete an entry form to be entered into the drawing. (Only channel partners are eligible to win.)  The lucky winner will be notified by phone after the show.

Visit Airespring (Booth 3016) to enter to win a 50″ Samsung 3D LCD HDTV!  And to play up the 3D fun, Airespring has added nostalgic red/blue 3D graphics to its booth and will be handing out 3D glasses.  The TV will be drawn at random from the complete pool of entries after the show. 

Telesphere  (Booth 4028) will be giving away and iPad. To be eligible, just drop off a business card at the hosted service providers booth. The drawing will take place after the show and the device will be shipped to the winner.

20/20 ComWare (Booth 2013), in partnership with McGraw Communications, also will be giving away an iPad. To enter, simply attend a demo of 20/20 ComWares  Sophia SaaS, the online telecom management tool. Demos are scheduled for Monday at 6 and 7 p.m. with the prize drawing at 7:30 p.m., and Tuesday at 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. with the prize drawing at 5:30 p.m.

Cox Business  (Booth  3029) is holding a drawing for an iPad.  Simply drop your business card in the glass bowl located in the booth. The drawing will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Star2Star (booth 4013) is giving away an iPad. Just stop by the booth and drop your business card in the fishbowl. The drawing will be held at 11a.m. Wednesday. You don’t have to be present to win.

tw telecom inc. (Booth 1031) is giving away a 32G iPad.  Attendees just need to drop their business card in the “hat” at the booth. The winner will be drawn at  5 p.m., Tuesday during the pub crawl. The winner must be present to win. 

GNAX (Global Net Access) (Booth 1004)  is demoing its   Enterprise Cloud Instance (ECI),  a multitenant cloud computing solution based on VMware vCloud Director.  Those interested in trying ECI can register for a free demo account.  Registrants will be entered into a drawing to win an Apple iPad or six months of free cloud computing services from GNAX.

Be sure to stop by Broadview Networks (Booth 2010) to spin the BIG WHEEL to win lots of great prizes. From flash drives to Netbook computers, everyone has a chance to WIN BIG with Broadview!

American Telesis (Booth 2026) is holding a drawing for an Apple iPod Touch. Drop your business card at the booth during expo hours Monday and Tuesday. The drawing will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. You do not need to be present to win.

Time Warner Cable Business Class (Booth 2007) will be raffling off an iPod Touch each of the first two days of the show. Drop a business card at the booth for a chance to win. In addition, TWC will be serving gourmet cupcakes from a renowned local D.C. bakery.  Attendees will be able to choose from more than nine flavors, including Red Velvet, Raspberry Vanilla, Mint Chocolate, Vanilla Bean, Carrot and Dark Chocolate.

New Edge Networks (Booth 4024) is giving away Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones. Stop by the booth to enter. The drawing will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Take Flight with PGi (Booth 4012), which  is having a drawing for a radio-controlled Ready to Fly” F-14 Model Fighter Jet! The winner will be selected Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., before the hall closes.

GreenAppx (Booth  2030) , which is featuring magician  Bob Sheets,  is giving away an iPod Nano with video on Monday and Tuesday. There will be a drawing prior to the hall closing each day.

XPEC Global Solutions (Booth 1041) is giving away a NOOK Wi-Fi eBook Reader to one lucky partner!  The drawing will be held, at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. To qualify for the drawing, partners need to visit the booth and submit their contact information and be present during the drawing.

Energent (Booth 3000) will be holding a drawing for a Solar Panel Phone and Accessory Charger valued at $250. Stop by the booth on Monday and Tuesday night for your chance to win.

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