Tech Data to put focus on Microsoft Azure and mobile devices at Vendor Engagement Weekend

October 1, 2014

Basingstoke, 1 October 2014 – Tech Data is to stage its first Vendor Engagement Weekend this coming Saturday at Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire, giving SMB-focused resellers the opportunity to talk to vendor partners face-to-face and see and hear and see the latest solutions and services demonstrated.

The event, which takes place on Saturday 04 October, will be the first run by the company since it renamed the regular series of partner and vendor gatherings – which were formerly known as SME Training Weekends – to better-reflect the content and activity that takes place over the course of the day.

Stewart Hayward, Marketing Services Director at Tech Data, said: “We changed the name in response to the feedback we’ve been getting from attendees on the true value of these events. They are really much more focused on two-way engagement and developing those relationships. Sales and technical training continues to be one of the many benefits of attending though, along with the opportunity to meet our own staff and find out about the other services we offer and ways in which we can make it easier for resellers to do business.”

Microsoft will have a strong presence at the event. Key themes at Heythrop Park will be Microsoft Azure and the latest Lumia with Windows Phone devices. There will also be presentations on the opportunities presented by Windows 2003 end-of-support next summer.

In addition, Tech Data will be demonstrating the latest additions to its popular Virtual Environments concept, and running a taster session of its Public Sector Tendering Workshops. There will be presentations from leading industry voice, CompTIA, including a Quick Start Session Guide to The Art of the Deal, and training sessions from Cisco and from both the HP Print and HP PC Systems teams. A number of other leading vendor partners will also be exhibiting at the event, including Toshiba, TP-LINK and Xerox, with more to be announced soon.

Tech Data has been running its successful weekend events for over a decade and continues to stage at least four of them a year, at different locations all over the UK and Ireland. They are free to attend for resellers, but places are limited. As well as a full day of presentations and interaction, Tech Data provides dinner, entertainment and accommodation for attendees on the Saturday evening.

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Andy Dow
Group Marketing Director
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