One of the highlights of any Channel Partners show is the expo hall — and this week’s Channel Evolution Europe, featuring title sponsor Avant is no different. Attendees have two days in London to drop in and meet with big-name vendors who are looking to attract more partners to help expand their businesses in the U.K. and across Europe.
Happening this week at Park Plaza Victoria London, Channel Evolution Europe is dedicated to issues impacting the European market — think GDPR, Brexit and more. It’s also focused on the technology that makes today’s digital business run. The show includes the brand-new European Partners 51, a new list of European ICT partners doing extraordinary things to differentiate themselves.
CEE is showcasing world-class speakers from security, managed services, artificial intelligence and more, plus channel organizations that are doing extraordinary things in their respective markets.
Peruse the gallery below from the expo hall, where more than 35 suppliers set up shop, then keep your eye out for more Channel Evolution Europe content this week on Channel Partners and Channel Futures.
Photos by Kris Blackmon
Verizon (Stand 31)
The team from Verizon
is greeting partners with the promise of helping them to improve the customer experience for their clients, drive growth and business performance, and manage risk. The company claims to open new opportunities around the world with its industry-specific solutions provided over its secure mobility, cloud, strategic networking, internet of things and advanced communications platforms.
There in the background you can see featured sponsor Mitel
's stand. The company is in London touting its MiCloud Connect, a UCaaS solution that incorporates calls, chat, collaboration, conferencing, customer experience and native integrations.
RingCentral (Stand 33)RingCentral
(a signature sponsor), another big-booth fixture at Channel Partners shows in the States, is a global provider of cloud unified communications and collaboration solutions. No doubt attendees are hearing about the company's recently announced deal
in which it will become the exclusive provider of Avaya UCaaS solutions. RingCentral shelled out $500 million as part of the agreement.
Datto (Stand 29)Datto
, the IT solutions provider catering to MSPs, already has a strong presence in Europe. The company offers business continuity and disaster recovery, networking, business management, and file backup and sync solutions, and has created what it calls a "one-of-a-kind ecosystem" of partners that provide Datto solutions to a half-million businesses across more than 130 countries.
And they're not afraid of nerd talk as you can see by their T-shirts.
Algo (Stand 2)
offers IP solutions for voice paging, door intercom, loud ringing, visual alerting and emergency notification. The company says endpoints are SIP- and multicast-capable for compatibility with any premises or cloud UC environment.
That's featured sponsor Intrado's banner photo-bombing. Intrado
, the cloud communications provider, rebranded from West this year.
Telarus (Stand 18)Telarus
co-founder Patrick Oborn made the trek across the pond from the Utah-based master agent's home. The company has been busy dabbling in international waters over the past couple of years, opening an office in Australia
to reach partners throughout Oceania.
Then, earlier this month, Telarus hired
a regional VP in London to recruit partners – dubbed “cloud brokers” by Telarus – and partner with U.K. suppliers that want to expand their footprint.
GoTo by LogMeIn (Stand 23)
GoTo is LogMeIn
's (premier sponsor) UCaaS product suite featuring solutions for online meetings, voice, rooms, webinars and training. The company says it brings together the easiest, fastest, and most innovative unified communications and collaboration products.
Call Corp (Stand 3)Call Corp
is touting its robust queue management for workgroups and call centers at Channel Evolution Europe. The company claims to provide a true cloud solution with endless potential and actionable insights.