CT News Bureau
GATES announces the date for the next India ICT Reseller Summit: 4-6 September 2018 at Vedic Village Spa Resort in Kolkata. Now in its fourth edition, GATES will bring together international technology vendors with channel executives from across India - those important Distributors, System Integrators and Resellers that drive the channel business forward in the country.
Ashish Kapahi, CEO at GATES APAC, said: “Building relationships with key partners in the SME channel ecosystem is critical to a vendor’s success in India. With this fourth event dedicated fully to the Indian market, GATES is continuing to play a critical role in bringing new partners together.”
Ashish Kapahi continued: “Kolkata is the perfect host city for the next GATES Summit. The gateway to East India, Kolkata is a dominant cultural and business force in the nation. The city embodies the spirit of opportunity and connectivity at heart the GATES platform.”
GATES’s proven concept creates an incredibly efficient business platform. The by-invitation-only event connects local channel executives with top international technology vendors. The unique format hosts an informative conference with leading industry voices, arranges pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with innovative technology brands, and creates valuable networking opportunities.
A 3-Day Annual Summit, GATES provides ICT Vendors & Channel Executives with a range of benefits above and beyond a traditional trade show. Participants have the powerful opportunity to interact and engage with one another:
● Pre-scheduled One-on-One Meeting Format allows all participants to arrange meetings in advance to get the maximum value
● Inspiring and Informative Content: keynotes and workshops with market insights, business strategies, useful business cases and best practices
● Important Networking Opportunities where channel leaders can join their peer group, build new business relationships and hear first-hand from vendor executives and industry leaders
The GATES conference program will focus on the challenges and opportunities facing the SME channel in India as the industry keeps pace with the digital transformation. Research partners IDC, SPIRE and NAVO will again provide key insight in presentations at the event. A series of interactive workshops will provide executives an opportunity to debate and strategize about important issues impacting India’s SME channel landscape.
GATES will once again host the prestigious ICT Industry Excellence Awards 2018 at the Gala Dinner. Through live electronic voting, channel partners will recognize vendors for their exceptional channel performance in India over the past year.