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IN PICTURES: Channel Flashback 2005 - Where are they now?

This was a happening year. There are group shots aplenty, some great trips, mad parties, huge conferences. Are you amongst the many pictured today?

  • Adobe’s circus-themed 2005 annual channel awards were held at the Metro Theatre. Here’s the Adobe crew doing it in red-nose style

  • Adobe’s circus-themed 2005 annual channel awards were held at the Metro Theatre. Happy winner’s included Express Data NZ’s Lou Nunn (left) and MagnumMac NZ’s Kirsty Forsyth (right) pictured with Adobe’s Craig Tegel.

  • Adobe’s circus-themed 2005 annual channel awards were held at the Metro Theatre. Xcellerate IT’s Daryl Dean took out the Best Hat Award.

  • Adobe’s circus-themed 2005 annual channel awards were held at the Metro Theatre. Are you in the crowd here? Providing the acrobatic entertainment were The Zimboyz.

  • Bluechip Infotech held it annual golf day at the prestigious NSW Golf Club in La Perouse. Leading Edge Electronics’ sales manager, Lee Scott, teed off on this one.

  • Bluechip Infotech held it annual golf day at the prestigious NSW Golf Club in La Perouse. Bluechip boss, Johnson Hsiung, led his team to victory against the other six teams of four.

  • Open Channel Solutions held a festive season cruise of Sydney Harbour. Enjoying themselves were OCS’ Scott Morrow, Novell’s Geoff Craig, Manoj Gupta and Daniel Padilla.

  • Cocktails, gala dinners and go-kart racing were some of the highlights of the recent Hitachi Data Systems True North Partner trip. This is a great group shot of partners on the grounds of the Sheraton Mirage Hotel on the Gold Coast.

  • Cocktails, gala dinners and go-kart racing were some of the highlights of the recent Hitachi Data Systems True North Partner trip. Reseller Global Storage took out TrueNorth Partner Of the Year. Managing director, David Duncan, accepted the award.

  • This was one of our favourite ‘social’ stories of 2005: Volante’s Melbourne-based Kim Gray is pictured driving off in a BMW Z4 covertible valued at $85,000 after winning an HP channel sales incentive. Nice one, Kim.

  • Former world surfing champion, Barton Lynch, had his hands full when 90 IBM and Lenovo partners descended on the Gold Coast for the annual Know Your IBM event. Here’s a bunch of ‘em hangin’ five.

  • Victorian-based dealer, Online Computer Systems, took out top gong at the Sage Group 2005 partner awards. The winning team (from left): Sage’s ACCPAC’s Sascha Ambrose with Online Computer Systems’ Sarah and Frank Garth, Vinod Nathoo and Sage Australia MD, Alan Osrin.

  • AppleCentre Ivanhoe in Victoria was named best AppleCentre in Australia at a special awards night on Hayman Island. The store, also known, as Desktop Power had a full complement of staff on hand to receive the award. They are pictured with AppleCentre manager, Melissa Vereker (front row, centre).

  • Four teams made up of 24 riders from ChannelWorx put their bodies on the line to complete the taxing Mont 24-hour Mountain Bike Race in Canberra. The aim was to do as many laps as possible. Apparently, this mob signed up to do it all again the following year.

  • Vendor and channel players alike gathered in Sydney’s swanky Establishment for the annual ARN IT Industry Lunch. ARN President and Publisher, Susan Searle (back to camera), is pictured chatting with guests.

  • Vendor and channel players alike gathered in Sydney’s swanky Establishment for the annual ARN IT Industry Lunch. IDG managing director, Don Kennedy, hosted a table.

  • Vendor and channel players alike gathered in Sydney’s swanky Establishment for the annual ARN IT Industry Lunch. ARN Associate Publisher, Jessica Ross, also hosted a table.

  • Vendor and channel players alike gathered in Sydney’s swanky Establishment for the annual ARN IT Industry Lunch. Some of the crowd looks on

  • VExpress honoured Ezycom Solutions and Open Group Communications at its annual partner conference. Pictured is the prize-winning team: Ezycom Solutions’ Eric van Eeghen; Top performance’s Vince Berriman; Telstra Business Systems’ Dave Carden; VEXpress’ Steve Jones; Alcatel’s Robert Carnell; Communications Plus’ Vicki Pearmine; Legendary Tasmanian woodchopper, David Foster; Reliance Communications’ George Minucos; and VExpress’ Michael Harte.

  • Westan Australia and Fujitsu PC Australia took 24 resellers to Australia for the vendor’s Annual Lifebook Club Conference. Here’s some of them in Auckland’s Minus 5 bar.

  • Westan Australia and Fujitsu PC Australia took 24 resellers to Australia for the vendor’s Annual Lifebook Club Conference. Here’s the rest chilling out in Auckland’s Minus 5 bar.

  • More than 30 Acer distributors and resellers converged on China as an annual reward for winning Diamond Class status. Were you there?

  • More than 30 Acer distributors and resellers converged on China as an annual reward for winning Diamond Class status. Brilliant Computer Services’ Naomi and Colin Mackinnon checked out Beijing.

  • Cisco treated partners, customers and staff to its annual Networkers event on the Gold Coast. About 1300 people donned a plethora of crazy hats to mark the end of the three-day conference at Dreamworks. Here’s selection of mad hatters.

  • Cisco treated partners, customers and staff to its annual Networkers event on the Gold Coast. About 1300 people donned a plethora of crazy hats to mark the end of the three-day conference at Dreamworks. Here’s selection of mad hatters.

  • Cisco treated partners, customers and staff to its annual Networkers event on the Gold Coast. About 1300 people donned a plethora of crazy hats to mark the end of the three-day conference. Here’s some more happy partygoers.

  • Cisco treated partners, customers and staff to its annual Networkers event on the Gold Coast. About 1300 people donned a plethora of crazy hats to mark the end of the three-day conference. And a final trio ready to smile for the camera.

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