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New technology exhibition returning to the Ricoh Arena

One of the UK’s leading exhibitions dedicated to new technology is returning to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry this month.
Vendors from across the UK and Europe will be showcasing their latest products at CRN Partner Connect in the Jaguar Exhibition Hall on Thursday, May 16.
Resellers from all over the UK are expected to attend the one-day exhibition to find out more about the exploding business appetite for mobility and the most in-demand technology, as well as hear keynote speeches from top industry executives.

Sara Yirrell, editor at CRN UK, said this was the third successive year the exhibition had been held at the Ricoh Arena and new features had been introduced for 2013.

She said: “It has become increasingly more apparent that resellers are not just networking with their vendor partners, there is also a need to network between reseller to reseller.

“That’s why this year, Partner Connect will feature Speed Networking for delegates to walk away from the event with a handful of contacts and strengthen their network and service offering because who knows when you might need an engineer on-site that day when you’re in the south and your client is based in the north?

“We will be launching new Technology Zones focusing on cloud services, network and communications, printing and peripherals, software and apps, and infrastructure and devices so all areas are covered for those working in this exciting and ever-evolving industry.

“We have again enticed some of the world’s biggest vendors to exhibit and give a keynote presentation, and they will be revealing their product roadmaps and demonstrating their latest technology at the event.

“This event is also a perfect opportunity to network with small to mid-size resellers and running alongside the exhibition is our speakers programme.

“Representatives from BlackBerry, HP, Microsoft, McAfee and Samsung Mobile will be giving their respected insights into the mobile technology roadmap in our new Mobility Innovation Theatre which will give delegates the opportunity to find out more about their latest developments and also get a hands-on feel of their devices at special showcase stands.

“The success of CRN Partner Connect lies in the fact we bring together re-sellers, distributors and vendors in one place to meet, talk and do business and we are looking forward to another successful exhibition.”

Chris Owen, senior events manager at the Ricoh Arena, said this exhibition was a great way for visitors to generate business opportunities.

He said: “New technology is an industry which is constantly evolving and attending CRN Partner Connect is the perfect way to stay in touch with the latest products and services. “The exhibition provides the ideal environment to network with the decision-makers as well as meet key personnel in the industry and to find out more about applying the latest technology products to your business.”

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