A successful Channel Partners Evolution may be in the books for another year, but a lot of suppliers and partners are still talking about our awards ceremony held on Sept. 11.
We recognized nine companies in categories that ranged from best new exhibitor to best booth design, best new product and more.
Scroll through our image gallery below to see which companies rose above the rest. Then take a look at our gallery from the Evolution expo hall.
All winners below are flanked by Kevin Morris (left), Channel Partners’ director of business development, and Craig Galbraith (right), executive editor of Channel Partners and Channel Futures. Listen to their channel podcast, “Coffee with Craig and Kevin,” here.
Dell Expert NetworkDell Expert Network
, the tech giant's division dedicated to SMBs and MSPs, was honored as Best New Exhibitor.
You can learn more about what they're doing in the channel by listening to this episode
of the Coffee with Craig and Kevin podcast.
, the cloud contact center and business phone system provider, took home honors for Best Booth Design in the 10x10 category.
Until a couple of months ago, you knew them as West. But after a rebrand, West is Intrado.
Intrado now has another reason to celebrate — our award for Best Booth Design, Midsize.
Speaking of name changes, AppSmart
is new to the channel. It's the business unit that combines NeoCloud, master agent WTG and now master agent Telegration – an acquisition announced at Channel Partners Evolution – under one umbrella.
We honored the company in the Best Booth Design, Large, category.
BCM OneBCM One
gave away some pretty cool swag at its booth — namely a couple pairs of Bose Wearables Audio Sunglasses. It was definitely worthy of bestowing our Best Giveaway Award upon BCM One.
Tallac NetworksTallac Networks
was busy at the show talking about the new features added to its Branch Remote Site Automation Service. This new tech was honored with our Best New Product award.
is the first of three companies honored as Channel Makers, those that go above and beyond in bringing their partners to the conference. Winners were determined by the number of attendees who booked expo passes using dedicated codes.
The telecom behemoth won in the carriers and cablecos category.
was the second of our Channel Maker winners. Avant won in the Masters & Distributors category.
took home Channel Maker honors in the Next-Gen Solutions Provider category.
Thanks to all of the suppliers who encouraged their partners to attend the show.