Computer 2000 to Sponsor CRN Channel Forum at GITEX

Published September 27th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Company Press Release: 


Dubai — Computer 2000 LLC, the Middle East operation of the Global TechData Group, is to sponsor the CRN (Computer Reseller News) Channel Forum at GITEX 2000. The company has announced that it will be working with the event’s organizers, ITP, to bring key new business value to computer product, service and solutions providers attending the unique annual IT reseller event. 


“The CRN Channel Forum has become firmly established as a major regional event for leading players in the Middle East’s information technology industry to work together in bringing the latest solutions to market in the most effective manner,” said Steve Lockie, managing director of Computer 2000. “This year’s event will undoubtedly attract even more attention from the regional IT industry.” 


With an attendance of some 4,000 resellers and solution providers from around the Middle East at last year’s event, the TechData CRN Channel Forum is an important part of the annual GITEX technology exhibition, an event established as the world’s third largest IT show.  


Backed by ITP’s CRN magazine, the IT industry’s leading reseller channel publication, the Forum provides a platform for resellers to meet, attend technology training, sales and support seminars and to gain new strategic insight into the latest developments in the IT industry.  


“The Forum has become widely recognized by resellers as a key annual event, and acts as a focal point for them in their planning and business development for the coming year,” said Robert Serafin, managing director of ITP. “Computer 2000’s participation brings not only the powerful TechData brand to the event, but gives us a strong partner for the event which helps us to define an even more compelling value proposition for resellers visiting GITEX.” 


The TechData CRN Channel Forum at GITEX 2000 will be the fourth year in which the event, which coincides with and complements the massive regional GITEX information technology exhibition, will be held.  


The event is the only dedicated regional forum for companies operating in the Middle East’s fast-growing and dynamic information technology solutions industry, and is set to run from the 29th October 2000 to the 1st November.  


Computer 2000 LLC is a member of the $17 billion NASDAQ listed Tech Data group (TECD), the leading global provider of IT products, logistics management and other value-added services. The Fortune 500 company and its subsidiaries serve more than 100,000 technology resellers in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.  


Computer 2000’s extensive service offering includes pre- and post-sale training and technical support, financing options and distribution and logistics management services.

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