ConnectWise IT Nation: What Happens In Orlando…
Plenty of education — and numerous parties — await more than 1,100 MSPs and VARs that are set to attend ConnectWise IT Nation (Nov. 4-6, Orlando). When they’re not busy learning about managed services, recurring revenue strategies, business management and cloud computing opportunities, the IT Nation attendees will unplug at the following bashes. Take a look.
First, a little background: Most of The VAR Guy’s readers know about Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), Cisco Partner Summit and other vendor-led channel partner conferences. Most major channel events cover topics like product margins and certifications, but MSP-centric conferences like ConnectWise IT Nation (formerly ConnectWise Partner Summit) show IT service providers how to run their businesses better. And in the managed services market, partners (VARs and MSPs) are actually the host company’s customers.
Oh, and The VAR Guy almost forgot to mention: MSP conferences are filled with parties. Lots of them.
Looking for an Invite: The VAR Guy is still trying to sort through the IT Nation evening schedule. But it’s safe to expect the following…
Friday, November 5: The Club ConnectWise evening includes at least three parties:
Saturday, November 6: The Off the Grid party. No tweeting, photos or online reports allowed. Hmmm… this could get interesting.
Also worth noting, The VAR Guy hears a range of vendors will also host hospitality suites throughout the conference. The hosts are expected to include:
Meanwhile, The VAR Guy is recharging from recent trips to N-able Partner Summit, Avnet-IBM Partner Summit and SMB Nation. But our resident blogger expects to be fully energized for the ConnectWise IT Nation conference. Oh, and he may actually do some work at the event as well.