Connecting Vendors & Business Solutions Providers
May 15th-17th, MGM Grand, Las Vegas
ITEX 2017 brought the show back with a bang and things are only on the rise for the 2018 show!
For ITEX 2018, exhibitors can expect more show floor space, more exhibition hours and can’t-miss partnership opportunities. Attendees can expect our vendor-neutral education for the entire dealership, stellar networking opportunities and inspiring, intuitive keynotes.
The 2018 show will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 15th – 17th.
View our tentative schedule below:
May 15th, 2018 – Setup Day
May 16th, 2018 – Show Day 1
May 17th, 2018 – Show Day 2 (half day)
Check Out Last Year’s Show Recap
This year’s Imaging and Technology Education Exposition (ITEX 2017) saw a triumphant return to its Las Vegas hometown with increased attendance, turnkey vendor neutral education, and a large presence of traditional office equipment vendors. Read below for more highlights of ITEX 2017!
Google and HP Keynotes
ITEX 2017 kicked off each morning with inspiring keynote addresses from Hewlett-Packard (HP) on day one and Google Inc., on day two. The HP keynote was hosted by Director, Kenneth Thibault addressed the “State of the [Imaging] Industry” with a look at current industry trends and insight on the direction it will take over the next few years. On day two, Adam Fish, Partner Lead at Google gave his keynote titled “Growing Your Business with Digital in a Mobile-First World” over coffee and pastries. He discussed best practices according to Google and the core components of a high performing digital acquisition channel. The keynotes set the tone for the intuitive education to come throughout the day.
The show hosted five unique educational tracks targeting specific titles within the dealership: Industry Trends and Market Outlook, and Managed Services and Beyond for dealer principals; Sales Growth and Management Strategies for sales managers; and Service Operations and Benchmarks for service managers. The fifth and most unique track was hosted by ITEX 2017’s media sponsor, the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), and provided dealer principals the opportunity to earn a certificate in IT Security. Nearly 30 participants went home more knowledgeable about protecting their customers’ data and with a shiny new certificate to show for it.
Another highlight of the show was the Perfect Image Awards (PIA) where dealerships are recognized for their work in six categories and one exceptional dealership crowned Dealer of the Year. Impact Networking was awarded for the Most Outstanding Managed Print Services, Prosource was awarded for their Outstanding Managed Services, Kelly Imaging Systems was awarded for their Outstanding Sales Solutions, Gordon Flesch Company for their Outstanding Service Program, Loffler Companies for their Outstanding Marketing Program, and Imagine Technology Group awarded for its Outstanding Customer Service. Finally, FLEXPRINT took home the crown jewel of the PIA as the 2017 Dealer of the Year.
Motorcycle and Giveaways
Not only was ITEX 2017 full of award giveaways, but the show also featured a motorcycle giveaway, caricatures, and opportunities to win cold, hard cash. Clover Imaging Group gave away a brand-new Harley Davidson motorcycle as a part of their GreenSweep program. One lucky dealer rode off into the sunset on the 800-pound motorcycle displayed at the front of the show floor. TTR Shipping had a fun and unique giveaway with a live caricature artist capturing attendees’ likenesses for them to take home. The show itself brought back its Great ITEX Giveaway (GIGA) with two drawings of $1,000 each and other exhibitors hosted their own cash giveaways on the show floor as well. Needless to say, everyone attending ITEX was a winner in their own way.
ITEX 2017 has begun its ascent to reclaiming its former glory and prestige in the business technology channel. Stay tuned to find out what the 2018 show will bring!
ITEX 2018 will be hosted at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 16th and 17th. We look forward to seeing you there!