Top 10 channel events for 2008

A list of the Australian channel's finest social moments this year

  • The national Synnex Alliance roadshow hits the road and hundreds of resellers flock in to peek at the latest and greatest products.

  • A group of Cisco's leading local channel partners descended on Honolulu, Hawaii for the vendor's annual Partner Summit.

  • HP treated members of its enterprise servers and storage certification program to a cruise through the idyllic Italian countryside in some of the world's best sports cars.

  • Over 1000 Microsoft channel partners flocked to Port Douglas on Queensland's Sunshine Coast to attend the software giant's 2008 Partner Conference

  • The second annual ARN IT Industry Awards at the Sydney Hilton Hotel handed out 21 awards across seven categories ranging from Vendor, Distributor and Reseller of the Year to Hall of Fame inductees, Personal Excellence and Green IT.

  • Ten of Samsung's leading print partners headed to Bali to witness the regional product launch.

  • Cellnet takes a bunch of IBM partners on helicopter pub crawl to the Hunter Valley.

  • Lenovo's top performing Australian and New Zealand partners faced fearsome lions, leopards, rhino, buffalos and elephants during an expedition to Kruger National Park in South Africa.

  • Ingram Micro’s national ExpoTech road show broke record attendance figures in both Sydney and Melbourne, attracting close to 1000 resellers at each.

  • More than 500 Intel partners converged at the Grand Hyatt in Bangkok, Thailand for the 2008 Solutions Summit.

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