GATES ICT Reseller Summit Unites India’s SME Channel Community
GATES ICT Reseller Summit concludes at the Heritage Village Resort and Spa in Manesar, Gurgaon with over 250 top executives from the ICT industry. Now in its third year, GATES Summit brought together leading channel partners from 43 cities in India for over 650 prescheduled 1-on-1 meetings with senior executives from international technology brands.
GATES Summit was supported by DBS SME BANKING as Platinum Sponsor; DAHUA TECHNOLOGY and TOSHIBA as Gold Sponsors; HGST and TECHLY as Silver Sponsors. Also supporting the event was TAITRA, Tai- wan’s foremost non-profit trade promotion organization, leading a delegation of 10 vendors with the prestigious “Taiwan Excellence” designation.
Organizers of the 3-day event expressly focused on India’s burgeoning SME segment, inviting those value-added distributors, system integrators and resellers who specialize in serving the middle market. In addition to a showcase of innovative products and solutions targeting the SME segment, the GATES conference program aimed to address their critical information needs. A workshop from London-based REGENT PARTNERS, for example, was a deep dive on merger & acquisition activity in the space, discussing the key value points that shape these transactions.
Ashish Kapahi, CEO of GATES, said: “Despite a challenging year in India, with demonetization and GST implementation, the channel remains quite optimistic about the SME segment. We’re using the GATES platform to empower the channel to seize these opportunities with the right products, partners and knowledge.”
Kapahi continued: “Attendees really value our investment in executive education. This year we dedicated much of the conference program to issues like smart financing, leveraging vendor MDF and cloud evolution. These are hot topics for VADs, SIs and resellers operating in the SME market.”
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