Our post-show surveys typically reveal that networking with peers is one of the top reason you attend.
No doubt that’s why vendors, master agents and distributors host parties for their solution providers at Channel Partners Evolution; in fact, there are usually so many that you’re forced to choose which to attend.
You also like free stuff. Every show, exhibitors dial up some big giveaways. This year, the goodies you can win range from gift cards to tech gifts, trips — and even hoverboards!
Scroll through the gallery below to plan your expo-hall stops and your evening activities!
WTG (Booth 1217)
WTG’s pop-up Austin Arcade will be open on Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 6-10 p.m. The arcade – located inside the Courtyard by Marriott in Downtown Austin – has been infiltrated by hackers. As a guest of the arcade, your mission, if accepted, is to crack the code and save gamers from the ultimate security threat — complete devastation!
Inside the arcade, you will find classic arcade games, plenty of food, drink, prizes and a live DJ spinning the classics. The event is being hosted by WTG and its gold sponsors: Data Foundry, Granite, INAP, Managed Solution and NuAge Energy; silver sponsor: exede by ViaSat; and bronze sponsors: Convergia and Tata Communications.
WTG’s Austin Arcade is open to WTG agent partners, guests and sponsoring providers. Drop by Booth 1217 to pick up your invitation and/or sign up to become a WTG agent, so you can attend.
Meantime, the master agent is giving away two tickets to its 20th annual holiday event, Dec. 7-8, in Palm Springs, California. Again, stop by their booth to meet the WTG and NuAge Energy teams. Drop your business card in the lucky fish bowl for your chance to win the trip. The prize package includes round-trip airfare for two, a two-night stay at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, plus golf for two.
The winner will be chosen at booth 1217 on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 11:30 a.m. Need not be present to win.
Broad Sky Networks is teaming up with Hypercore Networks and the Zayo Group to host the ATX River Boat Cruise and Bat Watching Happy Hour on Wednesday, Sept. 27.
The event will feature a uniquely Austin experience aboard the Lone Star riverboat. Participants will enjoy samples from a few of Texas’ finest breweries, distilleries and wineries, paired with appetizers while enjoying the breathtaking sight of nearly 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats that live under the Congress Avenue Bridge.
The cruise, on Lady Bird Lake, is free and open to all attendees. Excursion times are 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Shuttle buses from the convention center and the Hilton will run at 5:15 pm and 7:15 pm with return transport also available. Seating is extremely limited, and participants are urged to register online to secure a seat. Additional information and event registration can be found at https://events.blackbirdrsvp.com/atxbatboat-happy-hour-hypercore-bluesky-zayo.
Imagine you’re standing on the rooftop of an iconic Austin venue overlooking historic 6th Street. The sound of the music is briefly overtaken by the crowd cheering as a man still in khakis and a polo shirt with his company’s logo on it, defeating the mechanical bull. The blue flood lights catch the smoke rising from the barbecue. You grab a local craft beer from the open bar and cheers to another successful Channel Partners show.
Register now for Avant's bash at The Blind Pig Pub, 317 E. 6th St. It happens on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.