RECOGNIZED AS THE INDUSTRY’S PREMIER EVENT; THE RECENT ITEX NATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXPO ACCLAIMED A SUCCESS20 Mar, 2014
Las Vegas, NV – March 20, 2014 – Over a thousand office dealers, MSPs, VARs, system integrators, IT professionals and resellers, looking to invest in solutions and improve tools, technologies and processes gathered at The Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino for the 14th annual ITEX National Conference and Expo, recognized as the industry’s premier event for the Channel.
“We thank all of our sponsors, speakers, exhibitors and attendees for making the recent ITEX event a success,” said Wendy Loew, Group Event Director. “The conference sessions, exhibit floor, and reception were buzzing with vendors interacting with some of the office channel’s top dealers, resellers, VARs and more.”
The 2014 ITEX Conference opened on Tuesday, March 11th with a new Executive Leadership Workshop, which featured an in-depth discussion on Igniting Revenue & Profit in 2014. A panel of experts provided in depth information on maximizing dealer performance; identifying, developing, hiring and retaining company leaders; structuring and measuring a sales force; and fully integrating marketing across all media platforms. On Wednesday, March 12 and Thursday, March 13, the conference offered comprehensive education tracks focused on Automate: Document & Workflow Solutions; Close: Sales Strategies; Converge: Managed Services & MPPS Solutions; Deliver: Competitive Service & Supplies; Engage: Marketing Strategies; and Transform: Evolving Technology & Business Models
The ITEX Expo Floor opened on Wednesday, March 13th with over a hundred vendor companies showcasing new products and services in markets including BPO, Cloud Computing/Storage, Document Management & Workflow Solutions, Financing and Leasing, Imaging Products and Supplies, IT Services, Managed Services, MPS, Marketing, Office Equipment, Printing, Sales Support, Scanning/Faxing, Security, Software/CRM, Sales Support, and so much more. Featured exhibitors included Diamond Sponsor Continuum; Platinum Sponsors DocuWare, ECi e-Automate, ECi FMAudit, LEAF Commercial Capital, MSE and Oki Data Americas.
In addition to the exhibits, imageSource Magazine awarded seven businesses with the magazine’s 2014 Perfect Image Award for outstanding achievement. The national awards were presented by imageSource Editor-in-Chief and ITEX Conference Director, Sand Sinclair to Dealer of the Year PERRY proTECH; Outstanding MPS Program to FlexPrint, Inc.; Outstanding Managed Services Program to Gordon Flesch Company; Outstanding Sales Program to Ray Morgan Company; and Outstanding Service Program to DEX Imaging, Inc.. Two new awards were presented including Outstanding Trailblazer in the Channel to Ann McCann, Marco, Inc. and Office Technology Rising Star to EDGE Business Systems.
“We were excited to recognize these outstanding businesses and dealerships that have shown excellence in office technology and document solutions,” said Sinclair. “All of these recipients showed exceptional leadership which has led to exemplary business results within the imaging channel.”
Since 2000, ITEX has showcased all aspects of the evolving office market and the growing influence of IT services by bringing together dealers, resellers, distributors, VARs, vendors, OEMs and associations to network, learn, and partner. Be sure to mark the calendar for ITEX 2015 National Conference & Expo scheduled for March 10-12, 2015 at the Rio Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. To see a recap of the 2014 event, please visit the ITEX Highlight Reel: http://www.itexshow.com/highlights/itex-2014-highlights-reel
HEARD FROM ATTENDEES AND EXHIBITORS:
“On the whole, ITEX felt great and should be considered a success – if not a great success.” – Greg Walters, Walters & Shutwell
“This is our first year at ITEX. It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet other people in our industry from a mentorship standpoint, from an education standpoint. And with all the rapid changes in technology, we’re happy to lean on the individuals who have been doing this for a long time to help rapidly grow our business.” – Rich Simons, EDGE Business Systems
“We’re very excited to be a part of the ITEX event this year. We’re showcasing Digital Signage initiative interactive as well as Omni-Channel and it’s been well received. Traffic has been fantastic and we’re looking forward to continuing this messaging and introduction into a very exciting marketplace. Thank you for all your help and we’re looking forward to continuing this successful relationship with ITEX.” – Harold Baker, Toshiba America Business Solutions
“We’re here at ITEX having a fantastic show introducing our new A4 product line that was actually introduced in June. A fantastic movement; it’s been a fantastic show. A lot of dealers came in. It’s been a great show with a tremendous turnout. The machines have been very well accepted and we’re very excited to move forward with the product.” – James Buck, OKI
“MSE is committed to providing the highest level of access and visibility to the US dealer community. ITEX is the ideal showcase to demonstrate our commitment to the channel from a technology and marketing standpoint. This is why we commit to Platinum level show sponsorship. Our continuing investment shows that MSE is excited about the future of a still-vibrant market and we are poised to help dealers thrive for the foreseeable future.” – Luke Goldberg, Senior Vice President, MSE
PRODUCED AND MANAGED BY:
ITEX National Expo & Conference is produced and managed by Questex Media Group LLC, a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider, headquartered in Newton, MA. ITEX is co-presented by imageSource, the definitive resource for the office channel. For more information, visit http://www.itexshow.com. The ITEX National Expo & Conference is produced and managed by Questex Media Group LLC, a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider, headquartered in Newton, MA. For more information, visit http://www.questex.com.