The Hottest Parties and Prizes at #CPExpo

Tao Beach Las Vegas

You come to learn. You also come to network, have a good time and win swag!

The Channel Partners Conference & Expo is just a few days away, and it’s not too late to register to join more than 6,000 participants at what is by far the biggest show in the channel.

This year’s sponsors and exhibitors are offering a wide range of prizes you can win, ranging from cool technology – drones, iPads and levitating light bulbs, to name a few – to trip giveaways (Scottsdale sure is a nice place to visit in the winter).

Prizes aren’t your thing? We doubt that. But maybe you’re more interested in parties. Some of the biggest names in the channel will be living it up poolside or at Vegas’ top nightclubs — and they want you to join them.

In the gallery below, we’ve got the skinny on many of the prizes you can win and parties you can attend during your week in Sin City.

Zanaris' Paul Rix

Netsapiens (booth #7078 and a Channel Partners 360° Awards sponsor), is giving away a handheld retro arcade machine gaming system with 200 built-in video games. Another lucky winner will take home a Nintendo 64 system. Both prizes will be handed out on Friday at the Netsapiens booth. Want one? Drop your business card in a bowl. You'll be contacted by phone if you are a winner.


ScanSource (VIP Lounge sponsor) and Intelisys (a meeting room sponsor) are giving away a complete smart-home bundle that includes a Nest thermostat, Philips Hue smart lighting and an Amazon Echo Plus. Stop by the VIP Lounge on the expo floor and fill out an entry form. The winner will be notified by email after the show.
Datapipe's Robb Allen

Broadvoice (booth #8001 and a pub crawl sponsor) is hosting a "backyard beer garden" at its booth, where you're invited to hang out, have a beer – during the expo hall pub crawl on Thursday – and win one of two $500 cash prizes in the company's dart tournament. One prize will be given out on Wednesday, the other on Thursday. The winners will be notified via text and email; they can return to the Broadvoice booth for a picture to be immortalized on social media. The contest is open to qualified partner attendees (agents, VARs, MSPs, etc.) only.

Broadvoice also will host its Partner Appreciation Party and networking event (for qualified partners only) at The Opium Room at Tao (Venetian), 9 p.m.-12 a.m., on Thursday night. Pick up a ticket at the Broadvoice booth — space is limited.


CallN (booth #3068 and a Featured Sponsor), a first-time exhibitor, is giving away three $200 gift cards (one per day). Stop by the company's booth and drop a business card in the jar. The time of the drawing will be posted at the booth; you must be present to win.

Distributor Jenne (booth #4051) rounded up a bunch of prizes from its technology partners, including an Apple TV 4K from Mitel; $100 Amazon gift cards from Avaya and Edgewater Networks; a $50 Amazon gift card from Yealink; a Ring Wi-Fi-enabled video doorbell from Extreme Networks; a Voyager 3200 UC from Plantronics; and a "We are Lifesize Kit" valued at more than $100.

Prospective winners will drop off business cards at the Jenne booth. You'll be notified via email within a week after the end of the show if you've won.

Saint Corp.

Saint Corp. (booth #2067), a first-time Channel Partners exhibitor, wants you to take home a Yeti Hopper cooler. You have several chances to win. Drop off a business card, get your badge scanned, and follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter. Each increases your chances of victory. And don't worry — they'll ship it to you; no need to bring a giant empty bag to the show floor! The winner will be chosen within a week after the show and contacted by phone and email.
Avant's Jennifer Gallego
Reinvent Telecom

Reinvent Telecom (booth #3088) is giving away a weekend getaway to Scottsdale, Arizona. The prize includes three nights' stay at a local resort, dinner for two and a round of golf. Airfare is not included. Qualified attendees, just drop your card at the company's booth; the winner will be selected at the close of the expo hall doors on April 19. If you're the lucky winner, you'll be notified via text and email.

Alliance Business Services

Alliance Business Services (booth #7067) is offering up UE BOOM 2 wireless Bluetooth speakers. Drop off a business card at the company's booth; a winner will be selected at the end of the show and be notified by a call or an email.
Avant's Jennifer Gallego
TouchTone Communications

TouchTone Communications (booth #7066) wants you to unleash your inner boxer and compete for the title of TouchTone Knockout Champion. You could win $250 in cash.

No need for protective gear and gloves; participants will engage in a friendly competition of strength and speed while taking a swing at a modern-day remake of the classic electronic boxing arcade game. There will be one male and one female winner. Winners will be notified at the end of the conference.


Yealink (booth #2035) and Intermedia (booth #4029) are teaming up to give away an Apple Watch. Drop a business card at either company's booth. There will be one winner, and the companies will ship the prize. You'll get a phone call or email after the show if you've won.
TPx's Hilary Gadda

Polycom (booth #7011 and a Signature Sponsor), is giving you many chances to win. The company is giving away six Polycom VoxBox speakerphones and a Trio 8500.

Polycom will host drawings twice a day at its booth for the VoxBox prizes; you must be present to win. Just get your badge scanned and return at the time posted. The prizes will be shipped in May or June.

The winner of the Trio 8500 will be notified by April 30. He or she will be selected from badge scans as well.

VoIP Supply

VoIP Supply (booth #7057) is raffling off Plantronics headsets. Just drop off your card at their booth; one winner will be selected each day during expo hall hours. They'll email you if you're a winner.
Comcast Business' Dalyn Wertz

PGi (booth #6029 and a Featured Sponsor) is giving away three Flyte floating light bulbs, one each day that the expo hall is open. You can also win a $1,000 gift card.

Have your badge scanned and answer a survey question at the PGi booth to enter the drawings. Winners will be notified at the end of each day via call or text. PGi will mail your prize if you are not there to take it with you.


GetWireless (booth #4085 and a Featured Sponsor) wants to bring out your inner child as it gives away a kid's remote-controlled car that is fully equipped with four doors, LED wheels, music, lights and room for two kids!

Drop off your business card at the GetWireless booth. The winner will be chosen and notified the week after the show.
Verizon's Bill Hooper

A Channel Partners Conference & Expo tradition, Colotraq (a billboard sponsor) will host its rooftop party at Drai's Beach Nightclub, atop the Cromwell hotel, on Thursday, April 19. The event, co-hosted by TBI, starts at 10 p.m. Tickets are required; register here. Colotraq is giving away $1,000 to a lucky party attendee. More details will be provided at the door. The winner will be notified by May 1 via social media.

Registered agents also are welcome to attend a dinner at Wolfgang Puck's CUT Steakhouse in the Venetian on Tuesday, April 17, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sponsored by Volta Data Centers, tickets for this event also are required. Register here.


StayPrivate (booth #3086), the London-based email security provider, will celebrate its appearance at the show by offering a luxury hamper of British food and drink. The company will send the prize to the winner's office so they can either take it home or share it with colleagues. Just drop off a business card at the StayPrivate booth. The winner will be notified the week after the show.
McAfee's Grant Bourzikas
Horizon Network Partners

Horizon Network Partners (booth #3063) has a trio of prizes to offer, including a Holy Stone HS230 RC Racing FPV drone, Samsonite Winfield 2 Hardside 28-inch luggage, and a $50 Visa gift card.

All prizes can be won by dropping off a business card at the company's booth. Winners will be drawn at 6 p.m. on April 19. Need not be present to win.


You can win a gift card from Powernet (booth #3074). Values range from $25 to $100. Stop by the Powernet booth and get a scratch ticket to see if you've instantly won the $25, $50 or $75 cards. The $100 card can be won by filling out the second-chance lotto on the back and returning the ticket to the Powernet booth or by mailing it to the address provided on the ticket. The winner will be notified within a week after the show. There are more than 200 chances to win!
McAfee's Grant Bourzikas
Tech Data

Tech Data (booth #5084) is offering up a trio of prizes, including an Xbox One X, a Ring 2 doorbell and a Fitbit Charge. Stop by the distributor's booth and complete a survey. The winner will be drawn at random from the completed surveys and notified on April 19.

Mobile Solutions

Like money? Mobile Solutions (booth #2041) will give away a $250 Visa gift card, randomly selecting the winner from those who stop by the company's booth and get their badge scanned. The drawing will be held at 5:30 p.m. on April 19; Mobile Solutions will call the winner.
McAfee's Grant Bourzikas

Vivial (booth #3056) and mGage will offer up a Google Home. Just get a short assessment done at their booth and you'll be entered in the drawing, which will take place at 11 a.m. on April 20. They'll reach out to the winner via email and/or text message.


EnergyWare (booth #3000) hopes you'll stop by their booth and enter for a chance to win a gold 256GB iPad Pro. Drop your card in the bowl. The drawing will be held at 11:30 a.m. on April 20. You must be there to claim your prize. EnergyWare is partnering with Nuage Energy for the giveaway.
Channel Partners Expo 2017
Avant Communications

Avant (a Premier Sponsor) wants to stake its claim as being the party host with the most. The master agent/distributor will host a poolside party at Tao Beach starting at 9:30 p.m. on April 19. If you want to relive your college days – the responsible ones, of course – the company is hosting a beer pong tournament where you can compete as an individual or as a team. There's non-alcoholic pong also. That's from 8-11 p.m. on April 18 at the Rockhouse in the Grand Canal Shoppes.

Register for both events here.


ZeroOutages (booth #9017) is giving away two $100 gift cards to BJ's Brewhouse. One drawing will be held on Wednesday, the other on Thursday — both at 5 p.m. Agents, VARs and MSPs can drop their business cards in a bowl at the company's booth for a shot at winning. They'll reach out if you've won.
Zanaris' Paul Rix

You can win a 12.9-inch iPad Pro from IPtelx (booth #4079 and a Signature Sponsor). Get your badge scanned at the company's booth. They'll draw a winner on April 20 and notify you via phone or email if you've won.


SIPTrunk (booth #5041) also is giving away an iPad Pro, as well as an Apple HomePod. Drop off a business card or get your badge scanned at the company's booth. You'll get an email after the drawing on April 20 if you have won.
Cisco's Scott Mohr

AireSpring (booth #6059 and a Featured Sponsor), wants to see if you're a gambler.

The company is asking you to complete a survey at their booth during expo hall hours. At 5 p.m. on April 19, they'll draw one of those completed surveys at random and give the winner the option of $500 in cash OR $1,000 to place a single bet on the roulette wheel in the Palazzo casino. You must be present to win. If you choose the latter option, an AireSpring rep will escort you to the casino floor to place your bet. Feeling lucky?

RPost (booth #3079) is giving away a pair of $500 cash prizes. Drop off your card in a bowl at their booth; the winners will be drawn at 5:45 p.m. on April 19 and 11:45 a.m. on Friday. Need not be present to win, but if you aren't you'll get a check mailed to you instead of cash.
Sumo Wrestler

WTG (booth #4021) will welcome its partners and their guests to "The Main Event" at the SushiSamba in the Grand Canal Shoppes above the Palazzo, 7-10 p.m. on April 19. Sign up to be a WTG partner by April 13 to be eligible to attend. Tickets will be available at the WTG booth.

There will be sushi. There will be carving stations. There will be treats, cocktails and networking. But best of all, there will be live exhibition sumo match between a pair of world champions!

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