ITEX 2018 introduced a new concept of ‘Own the Office, Piece by Piece’, intertwining the five primary components of office technology, including managed IT, document management, unified communications, office solutions, and managed print. From top-notch education, networking opportunities, and attendance just shy of 1,400, ITEX 2018 proved to be the must-attend event of the year.

SYNNEX was a gold sponsor this year, represented by David Donnan, Business Development Representative. “The ITEX show has been extremely important from a SYNNEX perspective because it’s allowed us to meet face-to-face copier dealers all over the U.S. [that] we normally would not have a chance to meet. That’s been really important in helping grow our SYNNEX business, especially with managed print services.”

David Donnan’s testimonial offers insight about how exhibitors viewed the networking opportunities ITEX provided, as ITEX is a one-stop destination for vendors, dealers, and MSPs alike.

Jay Verno, President of Hagen Business Machines, walked the expo floor as an attendee. Hagen Business Machines is traditionally a copier dealer. In the past four years, they have transitioned to become a managed services company, encompassing the ITEX slogan, emphasizing the importance of transitioning into new industries.

When asked about his ITEX experience, Verno stated “we come to ITEX to find out about what’s happening in the industry, and really to get best practices from our peers…in the past we’ve been to other different organization’s shows, but what we’re finding is the education component of ITEX is really far superior than the other shows that we’ve gone to…you get to really weigh in and see what the presenters [are] talking about, but also get the feeling of how the actual topic is related to not just what they’re telling you, but also to the other people in the room.”

Verno’s industry experience, ranging from traditional dealer to transitioning into a managed service provider, represents the intertwining and equally significant components of the “puzzle”.

The ITEX team is busy planning the 2019 event, with significant additions, including an Expo Floor Power Hour Lunch along with further networking opportunities, both on and off the show floor. ITEX 2019 is set to take place at the MGM Grand, on April 23 through April 25, 2019.

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