When the first ITEX show was held 20 years ago, the focus was on providing the traditional copier and printer industry a forum to showcase new products and solutions. More importantly, it was for dealers to network and learn from vendor-neutral educational classes, and from each other. For two days, Xerox, Canon, Ricoh, Sharp, Epson, and all the other industry vendors and dealers came together, all playing in the same sandbox, to share their best practices, discuss the state of the industry, and to contribute forward-thinking insights.
Over time, printers morphed into MFPs, complimentary services began emerging within the print community, the IoT swayed influence towards convergence, and more complex solutions were introduced to office technologies. Before we knew what was happening, office equipment dealers became business solutions providers (BPS).
At ITEX we saw the future and decided it was time to make the sandbox larger. And so, in 2017 the creation of our tagline “Own the Office, Piece by Piece” was conceptualized. It was born from the ever-increasing demand to provide resellers and distributors with an all-encompassing hub for office technology. Like a confluence of streams all meeting up to form a river, today our show is comprised of Managed Print, Managed IT, Unified Communications, Document Management, Reseller Automation, and Smart Workplace. These silos are no longer considered strange bedfellows, although the learning curve from point A to point B still cuts a wide berth.
Therefore, ITEX steps up and delivers that missing gray matter needed to connect the dots and clear the fog. ITEX 2020 has once again coordinated the most influential thought leaders to deliver the most timely and captivating topics of the year. Led by dealers and VARS, the information they’ll share will have you walking away with an arsenal of knowledge to not only grow your business but to elevate and shine above your competition.
A few of the ITEX 2020 sessions and panel discussion topics include:
- If You’re Not Already a Top Dog in the Channel, You Can Be!
- Dex, Staples, and the Growth of the Mega Dealer: What’s on the Horizon for the Independents?
- Becoming Services-Led: Grow by Leaps and Bound Over Your Competition
- Why VoIP? Go from Zero to Hero—Learn How to Partner, Sell, Service, and Profit
- Dressing Your Business for Sale! 8 Things You Need to Do to Get the Most $$ Out of Your Blood, Sweat, and Tears
The ITEX 2020 breakout-session schedule will soon be posted. Keep a lookout at www.ITEXshow.com.
ITEX 2020 will take place from April 14 – 15 at the Gaylord Palms & Resort, Orlando, Florida.
To register for your pass, visit the ITEX registration page.