ChannelNEXT24 West

2024 will be our 22nd year in doing ChannelNEXT “People First” events!

Location will be the spectacular Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler, B.C.

Welcome to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. The Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation have coexisted respectfully as neighbours since time immemorial. They have thrived on the bounty of the ocean, the rivers, and the land — living in close relationship with the world around us. Their cultures are grounded in rich, ancient traditions and evolve in a modern world. We thank them for allowing our ChannelNEXT attendees to experience the entire facility over the two-day conference.

Learn about the latest ways to grow your business in four of the hottest trends in the channel: Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence and Sustainability! You cannot have digital transformation without Cybersecurity and AI is impacting both in ways we are yet to discover. Of course, sustainability matters to our future!

After 22 years, it is still our mission to continually evolve to bring the best experiences and most relevant people-first events to our Canadian channel community! We are expecting 200 people to come together to learn, network, build business and relationships. An enjoyable experience in a spectacular First Nation’s venue in beautiful Whistler, B.C. You will learn from several leading MSPs and other experts who really KNOW your business! And, of course, amazing vendors to solve problems and make lots of money!

Sure the ChannelNEXT events will showcase a lot of educational content and solutions to make money, but the peer-to-peer social networking is where you will find the greatest value. There is nothing like face-to-face networking to build stronger relationships. Since we are in Whistler, rest assured that we will be experiencing an amazing Pub Crawl loaded with fun, food, drinks and entertainment!

ChannelNEXT will feed the mind, body, and soul!

Agenda, speakers and exhibitors will be continually updated so check back often for the latest. Register early or join our mailing list to stay up to date.

Vendor Previews Coming Soon!

Here is a brief video from our most recent event in Niagara Falls!

Event Details

Welcome to ChannelNEXT

ChannelNEXT is a uniquely Canadian channel experience focused on practical insights for the growth of MSPs, ITSPs, ISVs, VARs, vendors, and distributors. Get away from the office to a fantastic resort setting for a couple of days to experience a great blend of work, food, networking, and fun.

We'll cover four key areas:

  1. Cybersecurity solutions and best business practices.
  2. Digital Transformation in a digital-first world.
  3. The impact of Artificial Intelligence on the channel.
  4. The importance of sustainability.

Successful Managed Service Providers will share their secrets of success, focusing on effective strategies and lessons learned. Participating companies and presenters aim to provide valuable solutions and insights without sales pitches.

In the Lions' Den, vendors have three minutes to make their best pitch, allowing you to quickly assess if they are a good fit. The audience will even have the opportunity to vote for the best pitch, with cash prizes awarded!

ChannelNEXT also offers Mastermind Peer-Group sessions, allowing you to solve current pain points and experience the power of a peer network. Learn more or join a prominent peer group at Channel Partner Alliance.

Face-to-face social networking is a significant aspect of these events, giving you an opportunity to connect with industry professionals, your peers, and learn from their experiences.

Thanks to our sponsors, qualified MSPs, ITSPs, ISVs, and VARs are all welcome to attend the event for free. Special group rates are available for overnight accommodations (register early to secure availability).

If you're looking to develop or scale a sustainable and predictable managed-service recurring revenue business, ChannelNEXT is the perfect fit!

Join us and discover why our guests consistently rate us at 98 percent satisfaction. Even so, we continually work to improve the experience. For example, we like you to feel more like a participant and not just an attendee so there are several ways for you to help guide the content and questions that we tackle at the events. When you register, you will be able to submit whatever is in your mind.

Lastly, we are excited to announce the full availability of the Cybersecurity Defense Ecosystem (CDE) in Canada. This exclusive offering, available only at ChannelNEXT events, provides everything you need to build and scale your cybersecurity business. Don't miss out on this game-changing opportunity. Learn more or join the community at Cybersecurity Defense Ecosystem.

Stay tuned for updates on speakers, topics, and vendors as we continually update the information.


- 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 $395.00.

- What is minimum age of attendees?

Attendees must be 18 years or older.

- Is the event recorded?

Most of the general content sessions are recorded and will be published on the e-channelnews website. Some sessions (Mastermind peer groups) may not be recorded for privacy concerns.

- How do I book the hotel room?

Register and the hotel booking link will be sent in the confirmation email.

- How is my privacy of information handled?

We do NOT store your information after the event is closed. Registrations are handled by Eventbrite with the highest level of security. 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 the ChannelNEXT events team!