Two for One – ISC West and Channel Partners in Vegas!
2019 marked another incredibly successful year for ScanSource at ISC West and the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, as our teams traveled to Las Vegas to attend both shows in the same week. They typically say “What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas.” But when it comes to ScanSource’s involvement in channel tradeshows and expos, we bring all the education and networking back with us – whether it be insights our teams gather from the hundreds of breakout sessions, getting to catch up with our valued partners, or having the chance to meet business owners and prospective new partners for the first time.
ScanSource launched ISC West 2019 in style with a VIP customer dinner at Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill at the Venetian, where partners were treated to some great food, as well as the unique experience of creating their very own, fully customizable Nike or Converse shoes. On Wednesday, ISC West officially kicked off at the Sands Expo Center, and ScanSource’s booth featured plenty of activities and giveaways to get visitors excited, including some awesome ScanSource swag, the opportunity to “roll the dice” for a pair of custom shoes, and the one of a kind ScanSource Hangover Recovery Bar, complete with water, chewing gum, ibuprofen, BC Powder, and eye drops. After all, this was Vegas. The booth also served as a great location for one-on-one meetings with customers, and the team also had the chance to visit several of our partners’ amazing and interactive booths on the tradeshow floor. No tradeshow or event is complete without a great Corporate Social Responsibility component. In that spirit, ScanSource employees were proud to participate in the Mission 500 Security 5K/2K on the second to last day of ISC West, which, amidst the glitz and glam of Vegas, gave us a chance to take some time to give back to families in need.
Just a few short blocks down the Vegas strip at Mandalay Convention Center, the Channel Partners Expo was also in full swing. The ScanSource Channel Growth Pavilion, presented by Intelisys, featured several neat areas to engage with partners, from small meeting pods and a professional headshot studio, to solutions white boarding sessions and a full-service video production studio. Throughout the expo, several ScanSource leaders had the chance to take the spotlight, including Intelisys Co-Founder, Rick Dellar, who spoke during the Channel Partners Founder’s Forum panel, ScanSource Senior Vice President of Marketing, Ansley Hoke, who participated in the Powering Possibilities in a Changing Channel panel, and Intelisys Channel Manager, Christine Sanni, who moderated the Channel Partners Thunderdome: SD-WAN panel. On the last day of the expo, we were thrilled to receive the Channel Partners “Channel Maker Award for Masters & Distributors,” which provided a great ending to what was already a successful week.