Why attend?

Since 2007, Canalys Channels Forums have been the source of trusted insight for channel partners, distributors, vendors and the mid-market media. Each member of our broader channels community takes away critical updates, insights and, often, partnership agreements.

The Canalys Channels Forum was awarded the Silver prize for best "Corporate Event" in the Conference Award 2017

The Canalys Channels Forums are major independent events for IT channel partners across EMEA, APAC and LATAM. The events bring together major technology vendors, distributors and resellers to discuss industry trends, forge new business relationships and create sales opportunities. It provides IT vendors with the opportunity to develop business through a combination of presentations, 1:1 meetings and networking with delegates. They are a great opportunity for channel partners to learn from independent analysts about the important industry trends that will affect their businesses in the short and medium term. Our inaugural event in 2006 had 200 attendees and last year, in 2016, we invited a total audience of over 3,000 people to our events that were hosted in 3 different regions of the world (EMEA, LATAM and APAC). Our emphasis on high-quality content, top-level speakers and innovative event ideas and platforms has enabled us to grow and become the world’s largest independent IT channel events.

"Excellent detail in entry - equal focus on the "big picture" but also the smaller details making the event memorable for participants.”

"The creative and digital focus is key in this event, as is keeping it fresh for the attendees with new ideas coming through (yoga and running groups). They also listen to feedback from their sales channel and react. Given the nature of the event the 1:1 meetings and networking events are a dissect as per the feedback. Great event organising.”  

If you are a channel partner serving the mid-market

This event has been carefully designed to give you the best value for your time as it delivers both learning and networking opportunities. Channel partners can request an invitation by registering at the Canalys channels community web site, Candefero.

If you are a distributor

Picking winning trends during industry transitions has been the bedrock of success for distributors. All the different sessions and workshops will provide you with an ample opportunity to benefit from our analysts’ knowledge and advice.

If you are a vendor targeting the mid-market

Regardless of size, an effective channel approach is vital for success in the mid-market. Expanding your partner program often means meeting and qualifying new partners. Canalys Channels Forums serve this purpose as only selected channel partners are invited to attend and have most of their travel costs funded by Canalys.

If you are a member of the media serving the mid-market

Attending members of the press gain full access to the forums, including the CCF gala dinner and a dedicated press reception. If you are interested in becoming a media partner, register here.