The 2019 Channel Partners Expo Hall Featuring AT&T, RingCentral, Nextiva

NTS Direct's booth at CP Expo 2019

If you missed this edition of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, you missed an amazing one — and we’re not just talking about the keynotes, conference education tracks, VIP sessions and networking events.

The 6,200 participants who made their way through the expo hall April 10-12 saw some of the biggest and brightest booths we’ve ever had. An open floor plan was popular this year, with suppliers leaving plenty of room to greet partners and discuss the latest in new technologies and channel programs.

The usual players were right up front – think AT&T and Verizon – but we also saw some new players (such as XaaS1) and others that took their presence to a whole new level (C Spire). RingCentral wowed with an amazing video screen, and Nextiva and Broadvoice offered up some fun and games.

And those are just half of the exhibitors featured in the gallery below.

Scroll through to see what you missed or to relive some of the remarkable efforts that went into assembling these incredible booths at #CPExpo. We only wish we had more room here to show all of the 230+ booths on the show floor. Guess you’ll just have to be at Channel Partners Evolution, Sept. 9-12, in Washington, D.C. — your next chance to experience anything like it.

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Datapipe's Robb Allen

In addition to showing off its "limitless opportunities" right at the front of the expo hall like it usually is, Team AT&T, the Channel Partners Conference & Expo title sponsor, announced during the show a new leader for its collection of partner programs under the AT&T Partner Solutions umbrella.

Stacey Marx takes the reins from Zee Hussain, who is moving to the carrier's global business unit as SVP of finance, health care and industry solutions. Marx is a 23-year company veteran, most recently was vice president of national business for AT&T's central region.
Verizon's booth at CP Expo 2019

Verizon set up shop right across the aisle from its chief rival.

The company, which was the official 5G sponsor of the event and the sponsor of this year's First-Time Attendee Reception (appropriately held at Mandalay Bay's Red Square nightclub), introduced its brand-new channel chief to its partners. Dave Longo, just on the job since March, is a 22-year veteran of the company.
Sprint's booth at CP Expo 2019

Sprint isn't letting the big-carrier fight in the channel be a two-horse race. The company offered up its own open, behemoth booth space on the show floor.

The company unified its channel program last fall and we welcomed one of its executives into our hallowed Circle of Excellence on April 11.
Nextiva booth at CP Expo 2019

Nextiva, our official conference sponsor, sported a number of different basketball and basketball-type activities in its massive booth space.
Vonage's booth at CP Expo 2019

Vonage's booth space was so big and eye-popping that we caught it in the background of at least two other booth pictures in this gallery!

We caught up with the company's new channel chief, Mario DeRiggi, for a one-on-one interview. DeRiggi, who also was inducted into our Circle of Excellence on April 11, told us about the furious pace in his first few months on the job and what's in store for the company's partner community.
Broadvoice Ping Pong

There was a lot of business getting done at Broadvoice's booth, but there also were fun 'n' games. The company hosted a ping pong tournament throughout the event.

Broadvoice also made news at the show with the launch of a new customer success team dedicated to providing a "superb" customer experience to its clients.
CoreDial's booth at CP Expo 2019

We had to take a vertical shot to squeeze in CoreDial's booth from top to bottom. A premier sponsor of the event, the company's CEO, Alan Rihm, was inducted into our Circle of Excellence on April 11.
Zailab's booth at CP Expo 2019

Zailab, showed off its "Lander," a spacecraft-like hub featuring video screens that tell the company's story, from its "humble beginnings and company values, to the many adventures its team has had along the way."

Zailab, which provides a cloud-based contact center platform, took home a pair of Channel Partners Best in Show awards for its efforts. The company also launched a new partner rewards program at the show.
XaaS1's booth at CP Expo 2019

A brand-new company, XaaS1 made its presence felt with a booth size that rivaled some of the biggest names in the channel.

Company founder Rick Beckers says XaaS1 (technology as a service) helps customers find and buy the best solutions for their businesses through a number of national digital distributor agreements. Hear it straight from the man himself on the Channel Partners podcast, "Coffee with Craig and Kevin."
Spectrum's booth at CP Expo 2019

Spectrum joined Comcast and Shaw Business as cable companies with a presence on the show floor.

The company has had a flurry of channel news lately, with the addition of personnel, new services to offer and a ranking among the top fiber-lit building providers.
RingCentral's booth at CP Expo 2019

RingCentral's giant video screen was a huge draw on the expo floor.

The company broke news at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo by announcing a partnership with PCM to bring cloud communications to enterprises across North America and the U.K.

PCM has a Microsoft practice, security practice, hybrid data-center practice and a collaboration practice. The Rotherham, England-based company is a Cisco gold partner. RingCentral already was a PCM UCaaS partner.
Poly's booth at CP Expo 2019

Poly got to give partners more detail about the company's recent name change.

Show attendees know the name Polycom well; that was absorbed by Plantronics when the latter bought the former in 2018. Then earlier this year, Plantronics decided it would start going by "Poly."

Poly leverages the “audio and video expertise of Plantronics and Polycom and its breadth of smart endpoints” that connect across and between UC platforms to reduce the “distractions, complexity and distance in the modern workspace,” the company told us in March.
C Spire's booth at CP Expo 2019
C Spire

Many suppliers will aspire to be like C-Spire at our next show. The provider of wireless phone, HDTV and internet services was right up front with a giant booth challenging some of its bigger rivals.
CP Studio at CP Expo 2019
Channel Partners Studio

The Channel Partners Studio, sponsored by LogMeIn/Jive, in the expo hall was once again home to interviews with industry leaders. We also crowned our Best in Show winners on this stage and gave away money to the winner of our traditional passport drawing.

Here, Channel Partners news editor James Anderson sits down for a chat with Verizon's Pete Leuzzi.

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