Consumer electronics and SMB technology products distributor D&H will conduct its third annual “2019 Technology Conference: Mid-West” on Aug. 22 at the Chicago-area Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, Lincolnshire, Ill. The show is part of an effort to expand D&H’s trade event value proposition to additional geographies, allowing new sets of customers to benefit from the educational and engagement opportunities that these conferences deliver, the company said in a statement.
The conference will offer Intel’s Director of Partner Sales Programs Todd Garrigues as a speaker, in addition to a keynote from Tiffani Bova, innovation evangelist, Wall Street Journal best-selling author and IT industry expert, who’ll talk on the concepts of business growth and customer experience. The event also features a rotating schedule of manufacturer-led seminars from Cisco, Intel, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft and Sophos.
This year, D&H will add a new “Solutions Spotlight” in the exhibit hall, where 15-minute sessions will be conducted during floor hours. It will feature a presentation from the director of D&H’s ProAV Business Unit, Peter Hurley, outlining opportunities to profit from digital signage, video walls, projectors, audio, and collaboration products.
In addition to the manufacturers mentioned above, the exhibit hall will spotlight innovations from Acer, APC, Brother, Buffalo, Creative, Dell, Kingston, Logitech, StarTech.com, Targus, and more providers of mobile and wireless offerings, components, accessories, collaboration tools, electronics and networking products. Manufacturers new to the conference this year include Airtame, Axcient, ConnectWise, Dropbox, ESET, Poly, Ubiquiti Networks Inc, Webroot, and Winegard.
D&H will also offer giveaways including a grand prize of one $500 Amex gift card, five $300 Amex gift cards, and a special prize sponsored by Belkin of two autographed Patrick Kane hockey jerseys, highlighting the local Chicago Blackhawks. Attendees must be present to win.
The distributor is unveiling its “D&H Event App” at the Mid-West conference. Attendees can use the app to build their schedules, receive activity notifications, locate manufacturers on an exhibitor map, provide their feedback through a variety of event surveys, post photos and comments via a live feed, and earn leaderboard “badges” for a chance to win a MOTA Jetjat Ultra drone.
“We’re honored to continue to provide a growing roster of educational sessions for our partners based on the needs and feedback we’ve been gathering through our engagement and outreach in the marketplace,” said D&H’s vice president of marketing, Jenn Walcott. “Not only can they find out about the most cutting-edge trends directly from our manufacturer partners; they can immerse themselves in interactive sessions, roundtables, and select hands-on seminars crafted to ensure their success in this evolving market.”
Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., seminars begin at 9:30 a.m., and the exhibit floor is open from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Visit dandh.com/midwest for information.