Where to Hang Out With 1,000 Managed Service Providers
Managed service provider partner summits are becoming quite the rage. In addition to industry summits hosted by CompTIA, MSPAlliance and MSPSN, the list of vendor-hosted events (ConnectWise Partner Summit, N-able Partner Summit) continues to grow. Do some quick math, and more than 1,000 managed service providers will be attending partner and vendor events this fall.
N-able, for one, just announced the agenda for its annual Partner Summit (Oct. 22-24, Dallas). According to a blog entry from N-able VP Bryan O’Connor, the company expects more than 500 partners and vendors to attend. Yes, I’ll be among those in the audience — blogging live from the event. Plus, I’ll moderate a session on emerging trends. Here’s a look at the complete agenda.
Meanwhile, more than 700 ConnectWise partners are expected to attend that company’s summit September 17-19 in Orlando. Registration for the ConnectWise Partner Summit appears to be sold out.
If you’d like to potentially meet at an upcoming managed services event, send me a note (joe [at] ninelivesmediainc.com). My calendar for the next few weeks includes:
- September 4-7, Chicago: MSP Revolution.
- September 15-19, New York: Interop. Not exactly a managed services event, but plenty of IT news to cover, including some surprising moves by Lenovo.
- September 17-19, Orlando: ConnectWise Partner Summit 2008.
- October 22-24, Dallas: N-able Partner Summit.
More dates to come.