D&H Distributing added Houston to its 2019 trade events roster with the Oct. 24 Technology Conference South West, to be held at the Houston-area The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center.
The inaugural South West conference will include a keynote presentation from Jay Baer, best-selling author and president of the marketing firm “Convince & Convert” plus a seminar from Industry Analyst Tommy Wald, the “MSP CEO” and president of TW Tech Ventures LLC, a site dedicated to helping MSPs grow their businesses. Manufacturer seminars will be presented by Cisco, Intel, HP, and Microsoft. More than 55 D&H manufacturer partners are slated to participate, including Acer, Brother, Creative, Epson, Intel, Poly, Lenovo, Logitech, NETGEAR, Sophos, and more.
The conference will also feature a visit from Emmitt Smith, champion NFL rusher and Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals superstar, who will officially open the exhibit portion of the show with a 4:15 “Technology Kick Off.”
D&H customers who register for the conference by Friday, Oct. 11 earn a chance to win one of 30 D&H-exclusive “meet and greet” sessions with Smith sponsored by Dell, which includes an autographed keepsake. Winners must be present at the conference to participate and will be notified by Oct. 17 with further details. In addition to the Dell meet and greet, attendees can earn a chance to win an autographed football sponsored by Intel and Microsoft by dropping their business cards into boxes at either of these manufacturers’ booths. Emmitt Smith will be at the Dell booth from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m., accessible to all attendees.
D&H will host a series of booths focusing on the company’s service offerings, including on ProAV, D&H’s Cloud Solutions, and its Partner Services marketing. The conference will highlight the ProAV category via a partner enablement roundtable.
“The expansion of D&H’s Technology Conference series to the South West region is part of our evolving go-to-market strategy, in which we extend superior customer engagement experiences, enablement resources, and support to an ever-growing scope of partners,” said Jenn Walcott, D&H vice president of marketing. “This new venue is one of our most exciting trade events yet, including exciting celebrity opportunities and dynamic, compelling speakers. These elements enhance an exhibit hall full of the cutting-edge solutions and trends that will drive the IT industry forward.”
Registration is free for D&H partners, who can register at www.dandh.com/southwest. Partners can contact their representatives at (800) 340-1007 or visit www.dandh.com. to become a D&H customer.