By Mark Collins, vice president, partner organization at Cisco Canada
2019 was a record year for Cisco Connect Canada, our annual customer and partner conference series. Across eight events, almost 7,000 attendees from more than 2,100 companies walked our show floors, interacted with our sponsors and joined us for sessions on today’s top technology and business trends.
Some of you reading this were there beside us, demonstrating how your managed services and expertise can transform our technologies into business outcomes.
From a switch, you deliver employee productivity. From network security, you deliver peace of mind. From video solutions, you deliver the world.
That is a story more than 80 of you told at events across Canada last year and, with our 2020 Cisco Connect series ready to kick off, I hope even more of you decide to make 2020 the year you join your customers at Cisco Connect Canada.
Why? Here are four of the reasons you should sponsor Cisco Connect Canada this year.
Where else will you get to interact with thousands of technology innovators and decision makers? CIOs, Directors of Technology, Engineers, Network Administrators … all these and more joined us at Cisco Connect Canada in 2019.
Dedicated networking opportunities
All Cisco Connect events offer dedicated networking breaks specifically so these attendees have the time to meet with you and understand how you can help their business. One of our attendees had this to say about their experience in 2019: “Being at Cisco Connect enables you to network with like-minded people and vendors. I come here and make it a point to talk to the vendors and other clients to find out what others are doing in the same place.”
A growing audience
Cisco Connect Canada events continue to grow each year, giving you unprecedented access to a targeted, local audience of technology buyers and influencers.
Cisco Connect Canada events are scheduled in six major municipalities in 2020, from Halifax to Vancouver (…and stay tuned for more cities to come). No matter your time zone, there’s a Cisco Connect Canada event that’s relevant for your business:
Vancouver – February 27, 2020
Sheraton Wall Vancouver Centre
Calgary – April 7, 2020
Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
Halifax – April 15, 2020
Halifax Convention Centre
Toronto – October 15, 2020
Toronto Congress Centre
Ottawa – October 27, 2020
The Westin Ottawa
Montreal – November 26, 2020
Palais des congres de Montreal
Learn more about Cisco Connect Canada – read the 2020 sponsorship agreement and prospectus or visit the 2020 Cisco Connect Canada website – and decide if we are the right partner for you. But I suspect you’ll find tremendous value in joining us, and your customers, in 2020.
And for a limited time – all first-time sponsors receive 10% off their sponsorship package. Simply mention that you read about the promotion on ChannelBuzz.