Channel Partners Conference & Expo 2019 Award Winners Announced

Best in Show, Channel Maker and Channel Partners Choice winners at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo were determined on the basis of partner and show attendee input.

Buffy Naylor, Senior Managing Editor

April 12, 2019

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2019 award winners

CHANNEL PARTNERS CONFERENCE & EXPO — Channel Partners Thursday announced its 2019 Best in Show, Channel Maker and Channel Partners Choice Award winners.

The awards presentation took place at The Channel Partners Studio in the expo hall at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, held in Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Best in Show winners are selected by Channel Partners Conference & Expo attendees along with a panel of editors. Show-goers were able to vote for their favorites in six categories by way of a mobile app, online or by stopping at the Channel Partners booth. A new category, Best Mascot, was added this year.

The Best in Show winners were:

  • Best New Exhibitor: Zailab

  • Best Booth Design, 10×20 or Larger: Vonage

  • Best Booth Design, 10×10: Solaborate

  • Best Giveaway/Promotion: Reinvent for a year’s supply of bacon through Bacon Freak’s Bacon of the Month Club

  • Best New Product (tie): Ribbon Communications Kandy Cloud and Telarus anticiPAY

  • Best Mascot: SUSE Geeko Chameleon

Four Channel Maker awards were also presented. Channel Maker awards go to carriers, cable companies, master agents, distributors and next-gen solution providers 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 Channel Maker winners were:

  • Carriers & Cablecos: AT&T

  • Masters & Distributors: TBI (master) and ScanSource (distributor)

  • Next-Gen Solution Providers: CallTower

Channel Partners Choice Awards recognize suppliers for innovations in their channel programs. Nominations for the awards are submitted by partners.

Our 2019 Channel Partners Choice Award winners were:

  • Intermedia (nominated by Global Online Computers)

  • Reinvent Telecom (nominated by ComDirect Inc.)

  • SaaSMAX Corp. (nominated by RB Hall Associates)

  • Vonage (nominated by CrosStar Network Solutions)

  • Zailab (nominated by Everest Recruting)

The Channel Partners Studio, site of the awards ceremony, is sponsored by LogMeIn.

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About the Author(s)

Buffy Naylor

Senior Managing Editor, Channel Futures

Buffy Naylor is senior managing editor of Channel Futures. Prior to joining Informa (then VIRGO) in 2008, she was an award-winning copywriter and editor, then senior manager of corporate communications for an international leisure travel corporation and, before that, in charge of creative development and copywriting for a boutique marketing and public relations agency.

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