Channel Partners Evolution Best in Show: AT&T, Avant, Nextiva, More

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Channel Partners announced its Best in Show and Channel Maker award winners on Thursday, Oct. 11. The awards presentation took place at the Channel Partners Studio in the expo hall at Channel Partners Evolution in Philadelphia.

Best in Show winners are selected by Channel Partners Evolution attendees along with a panel of editors. Show-goers were able to vote for their favorites in four categories by way of a mobile app, online or by stopping at the Channel Partners booth.

Click through our gallery below to see who won and the people who represented these outstanding companies at our ceremony.

Datapipe's Robb Allen
Best Large Booth: Nextiva

Nextiva's booth featured a "knock out the competition" theme, with a punching bag and mini-boxing ring.

Pictured left to right: Kevin Morris, business development director, Channel Partners/Channel Futures; Andrea White, Nextiva; Thomas Baker, director of sales, Channel Partners/Channel Futures; and XBert, the Nextiva mascot.
4Voice CP Evolution 2018 Best in Show
Best Booth: 4Voice

The team from 4Voice gets the nod for best booth, which not only caught expo-goers' eyes as they walked down the aisles, it featured a cornhole game where people could compete to win an Orca cooler with their favorite NFL team logo on it.

Pictured with Morris and Baker are 4Voice's Amruth Laxman (middle left) and Bryan Miller.
Aparavi Software CP Evolution 2018 Best in Show
Best New Exhibitor: Aparavi

Aparavi Software took home the Best New Exhibitor Award. That's Aparavi's Jonathan Calmes with Morris and Baker.
Vivial CP Evolution 2018 Best in Show
Best Giveaway: Vivial

Taking home best giveaway honors was Vivial, the online marketing solutions provider. The company gave away a three-month trial of its integrated marketing platform to a lucky winner.

Pictured with Morris and Baker are Glenn Stansbury of mGage, a Vivial company; and Tracy Kersting of Vivial.
PhoenixNAP CP Evolution 2018 Best in Show
Best New Product: PhoenixNAP

The team from PhoenixNAP, the IT solutions provider, accepted the Best New Product award for the company's Managed Backup for Microsoft Office 365. To be eligible, products and services considered for this honor must be brand-new and announced for the first time in conjunction with our show.

Pictured with Morris and Baker, left to right, are PhoenixNAP's Erik Carlson, Joel Wilhelm, Peter Maher and John Hardie.
AT&T CP Evolution 2018 Best in Show
Channel Maker: AT&T

AT&T, Channel Partners Evolution's title sponsor, was one of three Channel Maker Award winners, an honor bestowed upon companies that go above and beyond in bringing their partners to the conference. Winners were determined by the number of attendees who booked free or discounted expo passes using dedicated customer appreciation codes. AT&T won in the carriers and cablecos category.

Pictured with Morris and Baker are AT&T's Tim Harrod-Davis (middle left) and Keith Harvey.
Avant CP Evolution 2018 Best in Show
Channel Maker: Avant

Avant was the Channel Maker Award winner in the masters and distributors category. Pictured with Morris and Baker, left to right, are: Avant's Bryanne Vander Pluym, Shannon Orr, Jacqueline Duffy and Ron Hayman.
AireSpring CP Evolution 2018 Best in Show
Channel Maker: AireSpring

That's AireSpring CEO Avi Lonstein accepting our Channel Maker Award, flanked by Morris and Baker, in the next-gen solutions provider category.


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