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The Essential Guide to Channel Partners Swag

Trade show-compatible shoes: check! Logoed golf shirts: check! Aspirin for show floor aches and pains: check! Gambling money: check! Several thousand business cards: check!

Yep it looks like youre ready for the Channel Partners Conference & Expo! But as you pack, please remember to bring an extra suitcase youre going to need it for all the glorious swag made available to you on the show floor.

In addition to the pens, notepads, puzzles and key chains, many exhibitors plan to give away some big-ticket items some that wont even fit in that extra suitcase, and some that will be spent before you leave Sin City. Below are a few highlights from the show floor giveaway extravaganza, including gambling chips, iPods, gadgets, goodies and trips. Also included are some exhibitors extra-special events and demos that might peak your interest.

Heres wishing you luck in all the drawings and games that lay before you! May you leave Vegas with not only a slew of new relationships and business deals but also a TV, video phone, prized autograph and a custom-designed Web site! Good Luck!

CASH

PHONE+ magazine (Booths 310-312) is bringing back its passport promotion. Qualified attendees who get their passports “stamped” by every passport vendor will be entered to win a $2,500 American Express Gift Card. Attendees can find their passports in their attendee bags.

CHAMPAGNE

Join the TMC/Channel Partners 10-year agent celebration! On Sunday, March 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m., TMC Communications and Channel Partners Conference & Expo are both celebrating 10 years of supporting the agent channel. We’re raising our glasses to you!

Visit PHONE+ (Booths 310-312) and TMC Communications (Booths 314-316) for cake and champagne. Get there early to receive your commemorative 10th Anniversary champagne flute!

CHIPS

Intertex (Booth 328) wants to supply you with gambling funds. Stop by the booth for the chance to win a casino chip worth $1 to $50 depending upon your draw out of a deck of 52 cards. In addition, you will have the opportunity to get more than 50 percent off your purchase of Intertex fully configured IX67 Internet Gate with Built-in Mini-IP PBX that Removes Chance from the LAN. The unit is available at the show for $249 ($570 less than list price).

PointOne (Booth 512) will be celebrating its first time exhibiting at the Channel Partners Expo by holding drawings throughout each days show hours to give away $100 casino chips and other PointOne-branded merchandise including binoculars, MP3 players and more.

PowerNet Global (Booth 421) is celebrating its 15-year anniversary at the show! Attendees should check their Expo tote bags for a barcoded card that may win them one of three prizes worth $1,000 at PNGs booth. Two lucky winning bar codes will warrant a $1,000 casino chip on the spot. The other cards will be entered into a drawing for $1,000 that will be done on the last day of the show. If the winner is not in attendance, PNG will mail the winner a certified check.

TeleBright Corp. (Booth 433) is asking attendees to leave their business cards in a basket at its booth for a chance to win some gambling money. One $100 chip will be given away each day, and the basket will be emptied at the end of each drawing. Drawings will be held at the booth on Sunday at 7 p.m., Monday at 5 p.m., and on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

TRIPS

Broadsmart (Booth 726) will be giving away a vacation for two to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The prize includes two round-trip airline tickets, three nights accommodations at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, dinner for two at the Lauderdale Yacht Club and the choice of a deep-sea fishing outing or a cocktail cruise. The giveaway will be open to qualified channel partners only. To register, just drop a business card by Broadsmarts booth.

Telrite Corp. (Booth 724) is offering the chance to win a four-day Royal Caribbean Cruise on your choice of the Majesty, Sovereign or Monarch ship, leaving from Miami, Port Canaveral or Los Angeles. Attendees can come by the booth to register, and the winner will announced Tuesday at the end of the show.

HDTV

AITech (Booth 132) will be conducting a drawing for a 37-inch LCD HDTV at its booth. Individuals wanting to register for the drawing will need to stop by the AITech booth during regular exhibit hours and ask about the AITech True Partner Program. The name of the winning attendee will be posted at the companys booth at 10 a.m. on March 6, as well as on the AITech Web site following the conclusion of the Channel Partners Expo.

iPODS

GlobalTouch Telecom (Booth 327) will give away one iPod nano to a lucky attendee who drops his/her business card by the companys booth. The final drawing will be on Tuesday, March 6, at 10 a.m.

Nuvio Corp. (Booth 628) is giving away an iPod. The winner will be picked from a random business card drawing at the companys booth on Monday at 4 p.m. Entrants do not need to be present to win.

SimpleSignal (Booth 701) will give away seven iPod shuffles spanning Sunday and Monday of the show (approximately one per hour). Attendees can drop off their business cards or fill out SimpleSignals information form to enter the drawing.

Wholesale Carrier Services (WCS, Booths 230-232) will be raffling off several 30GB video iPods at its booth on Sunday and Monday. All that is required to enter the drawing is a 10-minute demonstration of the WCS PARTNERNET platform. Winners will be announced daily during Expo hall hours and will be posted on the WCS Web site at www.wcs.com. Come by and visit WCS to enter and win one of these amazing music and video players!

Speakeasy (Booth 204) will be giving away an Apple 30GB iPod video U2 Special Edition Black with a drawing held from information gathered at the show. Attendees can either stop by to have their badge swiped or drop off a business card to enter the drawing. The winner will be selected the Friday after the show and he or she will be notified.

GAMING GEAR

Broadview Networks (Booth 401) will be giving away several Sony PlayStation Portables during the show. To win a PSP, an attendee simply brings the key attached to his/her expo bag to Broadviews booth to see if it unlocks the chest. Ten lucky winners will have working keys and take home a Sony PSP.

Access2Go (Booth 532) is raffling off a full-sized Golden Tee arcade game. To be eligible, attendees will need to stop by the Access2Go booth and either have their badges swiped or drop their business cards in the fish bowl.

PHONES

CMS (Booth 415) invites agents to visit its booth for a chance to spin the Wheel of Giveaways! You just might walk away with one of two Treo 750 smartphones or one of two BlackBerry 8703 wireless handheld devices, among other swag from CMS.

GLOBALINX (Booth 720) will be giving away a video phone to one lucky attendee. Attendees can enter the drawing by dropping off a business card at the companys booth. The device will be shipped to the winning customer after the show.  

LAPTOPS

McLeodUSA (Booth 324) is giving away a Sony VAIO laptop computer, as part of its agent recruitment effort. Prospective agents can register for the drawing at www.justforagents.net, and they may also drop a business card by the McLeodUSAs booth to double their chances of winning. The drawing will be held the first week of April.

Velocity (Booth 504) will be holding a business card drawing on Tuesday at 11 a.m. for a Toshiba Satellite Notebook with Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor. Drop your business card by Velocitys booth for a chance to win.

COOL GADGETS

Copper Conferencing (Booth 405) is holding an Oldest Penny Contest, open to all attendees. Bring the oldest penny you have by the Copper Conferencing booth during expo hall hours on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday, and the owner of the oldest penny collected each day will receive one pair of Bose On-ear QuietComfort3 Noise Cancelling Headphones a $349 value!

Sprint (Booth 115) is giving away a Mobile Broadband Rev. A card. Stop by the booth to register for the drawing and let Sprint extend your workspace with fast, secure access to business information and applications.

BUSINESS SERVICES

Legend FX (Booth 429) will be giving away a custom-designed Web site valued $3,500-$4,000. Attendees can register for the random drawing by filling out a questionnaire and leaving a business card at the companys booth.

Forval International (Booth 407) is holding a business card drawing at its booth for an ElipSwitch, a complete solution which enables SMB or SOHO customers to dramatically lower their IT costs by reducing or eliminating the need for on-site IT personnel. The winner will receive free installation and two months of service, which includes VPN, wireless LAN, remote storage and much more. The drawing will be held at the end of the show, and entrants do not need to be present to win.

SPORTS GEAR

American Telesis (Booth 133) is catering to Channel Partners Expos golf enthusiasts by giving away a Nike SasQuatch Driver. Attendees can leave their business cards at the booth to be part of the raffle drawing, which will be held on Tuesday morning at 9:45. The winners name will be posted on the bulletin board by 10 a.m.

Lightyear Network Solutions (Booths 524-526), based in the basketball-crazy state of Kentucky, is celebrating March Madness at its booth by offering a Pop-A-Shot basketball toss game. Contest winners will receive sporty Lightyear golf shirts, Lightyear T-shirts and other cool items the top 10 scorers will be put in a drawing for a really nice prize to be announced during the show.

Telrite Corp. (Booth 724) is inviting attendees to come by its booth to shoot some hoops and be entered to win an autographed Julius Erving ABA ball (complete with certificate of authenticity). The winner will be announced Monday.

AUTOGRAPHS

Pioneer Telephone (Booth 105) is proud to announce that Smokin Joe Frazier will be at its booth on Monday, March 5, for agents to receive an autographed Everlast boxing glove and have their photo taken with one of the worlds most legendary heavyweight boxers. Frazier is not only one of the greatest heavyweight champions of all time, he was also the boxing Gold medal winner at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. He won 73 percent of his fights by knockout, one of the greatest percentages of his era.

TOURNAMENT PLAY

Andiamo Telecom (Booth 105) proudly announces its second annual Andiamo Poker Tournament, set for Monday, March 5. The first hand will be dealt at 7 p.m. at the Venetian Poker Room. Agents can register for this exciting event with guaranteed cash prizes at the companys booth.

MASSAGES

Wholesale Carrier Solutions (WCS, Booths 230-232) will be offering two tables of free massages at its booth on Sunday and Monday during all expo hall hours. Please stop by and meet the WCS staff and see a demo of WCS’s proprietary PARTNERNET Channel Partner platform, ChannelPerks Incentive Program and newest promotions on voice, Internet and conferencing!

DEMOS

Intelisys (Booth 111) will hold demonstrations of its ResourceCRM 1.0 a proprietary, telecom-centric CRM service designed to give agents and end users a single, unified view of their critical telecom information in the Venetian Hotel Bassano Boardroom 2606 on Sunday, March 4, at 2:30 p.m., and on Monday, March 5, at 5 p.m. Seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

TNCI (Booth 515) will host live demonstrations of its new facilities-based VoIP solutions at its booth at the Channel Partners Expo on Monday, March 5. Live demos of its unified communications service will be at 1 and 4 p.m.; live demos of the hosted call center will be at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.


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