ChannelNEXT WEST (In-Person)

2023 will be our 21st year in doing ChannelNEXT events!

So many changes have occurred over the past few years. We’ve learned a lot, and we’re returning to two-day events in 2023! You will have a truly Canadian experience of the best business education and peer-to-peer collaboration in a fun setting.

It is our renewed mission to bring bigger, better, and smarter in-person events to our Canadian channel community than ever before! ChannelNEXT will feed the mind, body, and soul!

You’ll certainly learn about the most recent insights, information, and solutions to assist you and your clients with digital transformation and cybersecurity! Currently the two hottest topics in the market.

However, channel partners also want more collaborative experiences and deeper insights from their peers and industry experts who truly understands their business. As such, we will deliver more high-value content based around best business practices from other successful MSPs in Mastermind Peer-to-Peer collaborative settings!

Our Mastermind peer-group sessions will delve deeper to help you overcome challenges. If you like it, inquire ask about joining a permanent peer-group to meet and collaborate whenever you want! These peer-group sessions will also dig into to address real-world pain points like hiring and retaining talent, scaling and expanding managed services, acquiring new customers, and, of course, dealing with all cybersecurity issues.

Did you know that the thousands of MSPs, MSSPs, VARs, and ITSPs who take our assessment each year teach us a lot about best practices? Take the free assessment to find out exactly what it is. We will bring this collective business intelligence to our ChannelNEXT channel community.

You will find the best vendors that are channel centric! Exhibiting vendors offer cutting-edge solutions in all of the hottest categories, such as cybersecurity, remote work, networking, cloud computing, and overall digital transformation. Cloud Distributors will also be present to demonstrate a broader range of Managed Services SaaS solutions.

The Cybersecurity Defense Ecosystem is now available in Canada! And, it’s only available at ChannelNEXT events. Why is this a big deal? It is your ONE-STOP SHOP for everything you need to start and scale your cybersecurity business. It’s a game-changer if cybersecurity matters to you!

We’ll be adding more content as the event approaches, so check back frequently or join our mailing list to stay up to date. Is there any specific content, suggestion, or supplier you’d like to see? Please let us know! We make every effort to tailor events to the specific needs of our attendees.

Event Details

The primary goal of ChannelNEXT is to provide practical insights on how MSPs and vendors can achieve greater success together.

We'll concentrate on four areas:

1. Cybersecurity solutions and education including compliance, insurance, and best practises.
2. Everything digital transformation.
3. Peer-group collaboration.
4. Social networking.

We'll hear from a panel of successful managed service providers as they reveal their secrets of success in a candid talkshow setting. What factors contribute to the success of some MSPs over others? What is effective and what is ineffective?

With no sales pitches, the participating companies and keynote presenters strive to give the best solutions, insights, and value to managed service providers (MSPs). Only experts who are directly related to the channel and who "live" on the channel's frontlines are asked to speak. Individuals that have a solid understanding of the requirements of MSPs.

The fast-paced Lions' Den, where vendors have three minutes to make their best pitch, will be provided. This is the quickest and most pleasant method to find out if a vendor is a good fit. You will be able to vote for the best pitch, and there will be cash prizes awarded!

Mastermind Peer-Group sessions and Masterclasses are also held at ChannelNEXT, bringing together channel partners and vendors for life-changing experiences. Strengthening commercial ties (as well as personal ties) is achieved through this unique learning, collaboration, and exchange of ideas environment.

The emphasis of these get-togethers is always on face-to-face social networking opportunities. In the case that you've attended a ChannelNEXT event before, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about.

MSPs, ITSPs, ISVs, and VARs are all welcome to attend for no cost. (Overnight accommodations at special group prices are available.)

ChannelNEXT was created to be a smaller VIP event where everyone is welcomed in a fun and safe setting. Previous guests have given us a 98 percent satisfaction rating. We are constantly striving to improve the overall experience.

If your aim is to establish or scale a sustainable and predictable managed-service recurring income company as a VAR, MSP, ITSP, or ISV, ChannelNEXT is a perfect fit!

Keep checking back as we update the calendar with the most up-to-date information on speakers, topics, and vendors.

Join us early before we get started to enjoy a meet and greet over breakfast snacks. For many, this is the first time meeting others in-person since the pandemic hit. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

We will interview (in a talk show format) leading MSPs and experts from the local region to explore their secrets of success. We will discuss failures, challenges, successes and best practices.

What are the best MSPs doing and not doing to future proof business? Questions are encouraged from the in-person and online audiences.

Select vendors will take the stage in a short talk-show or presentation format.

We discourage the usual slide-deck presentations to focus on what's most important! These 15-minute sessions are engaging and brings the audience into the discussion. It's also live-streamed.

This is NOT a typical trade show. Vendors will be in the ChannelNEXT "marketplace" to showcase their products over lunch. Vendors also join channel partners at the lunch tables. Everyone connects at their own pace and some vendors do give away prizes and swag. We also do news interviews with vendors and MSPs.

It's a marketplace to browse, learn and talk while eating and drinking. For the latest line up of vendors see the sponsors on the event's landing home page.

Start of the Live-Stream Afternoon session.
Each vendor gets 3 minutes to make their perfect sales pitch to both, the in-person and online audiences. Channel partners can quickly assess if the vendor can be a fit for their solutions' portfolio.

Everyone in the audience will receive a link to instantly vote for their favourite pitch. Simply make your selection and done. You can also contact the vendors of interest to receive more information.

And you get a chance to win $500 cash as a "thank-you-for-voting".

Get together with a group of your peers to discuss your pain points and solutions. If you have never experienced a Mastermind peer-group before then you are in for a treat! You will be amazed how this can help you solve most of your problems. Vendors can also join the discussion so everyone can help each other. A expert facilitator will guide everyone through the fun and thought-provoking journey.

Check out the testimonials from our web site to see what your peers are saying. 

Join us for some great food, drinks and entertainment.

Discover the various vendor hospitality suites.

Peer groups meet over breakfast for their morning mastermind session!

Various vendor keynotes and panel discussions.

More masterclasses and peer-groups meetings

Vendor expo, prize giveaways and awards.

Who may attend this event in-person for FREE?

All types of channel partners (MSPs, VARS, ITSPs, Solutions Providers) as well as extended partners in the ecosystem (digital transformation consultants, telcos, digital agencies, accounting firms, consultants). After you register, we will review and notify you accordingly.

Are you a vendor or distributor?

You will need to qualify for a guest pass. There is a fee for this. Are you an independent software vendor (ISV)? You may attend this event for free but some restrictions apply.

How do I attend this event in person?

Register. We will send the location details to all qualified registrants.

How do I cancel my attendance?

If you have registered and cannot attend, please cancel. That allows us to invite another person from the waiting list. There is a no-show fee of $250.

What is minimum age of attendees?

Attendees must be 18 years or older.

Is the event recorded?

Much of the general content sessions are recorded and automatically sent to those who registered to the event. Some sessions may not be recorded for privacy concerns.

How is my privacy of information handled?

We do NOT store your information on the system after the event is closed. Registrations are handled by Eventbrite with the highest level of security. Nothing stays accessible through the Internet. We do not share your information with anyone. If you want to connect with a vendor or others, you must exchange your details with them directly and we provide a tool for you to easily connect and request more info.

Pledge for diversity and inclusion:ChannelNEXT is a welcoming environment for everybody. We take equality and diversity very seriously. Our events are completely safe zones, and no negative remarks or behaviour are tolerated. We have a strict policy of no tolerance!

Still have more questions?

Contact ChannelNEXT anytime!

Event Details