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Synaxon adds Cisco CTO Alison Vincent as keynote speaker for 2016 conference

Senior technical executive to paint a picture of how technology visions can be turned into real-world business and growth opportunities for member companies

Warrington, 16 March 2016 – Synaxon, the UK’s leading dealer services group, has revealed that Alison Vincent, Chief Technology Officer for Cisco UK and Ireland, will be one of the keynote speakers at its annual member conference in Nottingham this summer.

Vincent will speak on the subject of Digitisation at the Tomorrow’s World-themed event, explaining and how Cisco is helping to accelerate the pace of change and enabling partners and customers to monetize new technologies.  As well as Vincent, this year’s conference agenda will see the conference addressed by Gulf War veteran and best-selling author, journalist and broadcaster, John Nichol, and security lead at MAXfocus, Ian Trump. Cisco will also be one of the main sponsors, along with distributor Ingram Micro and LogicNow (the publisher of MAXfocus).

In addition, two of the UK’s top distributors, Tech Data and Entatech, along with IT business management software leader, Autotask, have been confirmed as Gold sponsors. Microsoft will be sponsoring the gala dinner on the first night of the conference. Three of the market-leading printer vendors, Brother, Canon and Ricoh, have also been confirmed as exhibitors, along with Western Digital Inbay, B-Silque, and Dansk Computer Centre.

Mike Barron, UK Channel Director of Synaxon UK, says: “Having Cisco’s support once again speaks volumes for the quality and status of the Synaxon UK Conference.  It has become a must-attend event, at which our members and supplier partners can gather knowledge, exchange views and feed off the energy and enthusiasm of the whole channel. Technology is all about making tomorrow’s world a better, brighter, more efficient and more enjoyable, and it will be great to have Cisco, one of the industry’s leading technology innovators, taking centre stage on a Synaxon platform once again.”

The Synaxon UK Conference takes place at the East Midlands Hotel and Conference Centre in Nottingham, on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 June.

Now in its sixth year, the group’s member conference has become a key networking event for channel companies. Over 300 pre-arranged meetings took place a last year’s event and thousands of informal conversations were held at exhibition booths and during the gala dinner. Synaxon’s team has already started work on booking one-to-one meetings between exhibitors and members and companies that wish to attend are advised to contact the organisation as soon as possible.

Registration for the event is now open at:  www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/synaxon-uk-national-conference-2016-registration-20681988384?ref=ecount

More information can be found on the Synaxon website at http://synaxon.co.uk/events/2016-conference/.

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About Synaxon
Synaxon is Europe’s largest grouping of independent IT resellers and system houses. It provides a range of services that enable resellers to enhance their marketing and build a strong presence in their chosen market and take full advantage of the extensive stock-holding and supply-chain capabilities of distributor and vendor partners. Synaxon partners have exclusive access to the unique EGIS (Enterprise Global Information System) on-line purchasing and information platform, through which they are able to locate, check availability and order products from Synaxon supplier partners. In addition, Synaxon provides a range of pro-active marketing services which reseller members can use to drive sales activity.

Synaxon is already well-established in Germany, where it has nearly 3000 partners that generate around €3 billion of gross external sales annually, representing 15 per cent of the German market. Through EGIS, these member partners have access to more than 200,000 products from over 200 distributors. Synaxon UK was established in September 2008 (fully launched in January 2009) and now has a UK reseller membership of 630 independent resellers with combined revenues of around £700 million of gross external sales.

For more information about Synaxon contact:
Derek Jones, Managing Director, Synaxon UK
Tel: 0844 481 5844
Mobile: 07589 582 1548