Q: Who will attend?
A: Nominated Vendors, Distributors, as well as nominated MSPs, ITSPs will attend this event. As we merged two Award Ceremonies into one evening, only the best of the best IT Companies in Canada will be invited to attend this event. This is one Dinner Gala to celebrate. We call it officially the Reseller Choice Awards & 50 Best Managed IT Companies Awards Dinner Gala.
Q: What is cost to attend?
A: Each Vendor and Distributor who ranked in top 3 will receive one ticket to attend for free. Each additional ticket will cost $199. Please complete the form on this web site.
Q: Can I invite my channel partners to vote for me?
A: Yes, we encourage it! Simply send them the link to this web site! choiceawards.ca Some companies insert “Vote for Me” banners ads in their e-mail signatures and send invitations. Some post on their partner portals. It is all up to you how/if you get out your vote.
Q: Where will the Awards Ceremony be held on February 1, 2018.
A: We currently have The Old Mills resort in Toronto reserved (Same location as we had last year). However, we are exploring some other interesting venues and this may change. The final location will be in Toronto and will be confirmed no later than November 30th, 2017.
Q: Do I really need to be dressed in a Tuxedo or formal dress?
A: No, but it is an awards gala and a good opportunity to dress up. At the very least, please wear proper business attire as we will be taking lots of pictures for you to also use for your promotional purposes. Our team will be dressed in Black Tie formal wear.
Q: How do I get nominated, if I am not listed?
A: Contact one of your Canadian Channel Partners to go to this web site and vote choiceawards.ca. During the process, then can easily add/nominate your company name in any appropriate category or categories. Once done, we will approve and everyone will be able to see your company listed and vote for you!
Q: How can leverage my win, if I win?
A: You can start by sharing the good news with your channel community. You should share with your colleagues and management. Post your win with your pictures on social networks. Write a press release and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Book an ecnTV news interview at the awards ceremony. This is on top of all the publicity that we do to share the news of the winners and rankings with the entire Canadian channel of over 8,000 partners and extended exposure to our complete database of over 65,000 channel partners! In short, do whatever you wish to amplify your good news. It is not every day you win an award that is 100% voted on by the channel partners!
Q: How will I know how I ranked?
A: The top 3 ranking will be published. Throughout the year, we do more in-dept articles on each category and may list the rankings of all vendors. However, you may request your rank by contacting us with your request at email@example.com
Q: Can I bring my colleagues or spouses?
A: Yes, we encourage it, to join in the celebration of your great work! You may purchase tickets for $199 each. It includes dinner and drinks.
Q: How long will the Awards Ceremony last?
A: We usually start around 6 PM as everyone arrives and gathers in a welcome reception. Then we have dinner around 7 PM. Then the Reseller Choice Awards ceremony starts around 8 PM and lasts for about 45 minutes. Then, we start the second awards ceremony for Canada 50 Best Managed IT Companies that lasts for about 45 minutes. Then, we continue the celebration until about 11 PM. Vendors do not have to stay back for the Canada 50 Best Managed IT Companies, but it is a great opportunity for you to network with the top 50 channel partners in the country! Please do not drink and drive!
Q: What will be the entertainment?
A: We will have cool band and dancing is encouraged! The after-event cash bar will also be opened!
Q: What is the Channel Manager Summit about?
A: Each year, we host a pre-event to the awards ceremony, starting at noon for lunch! It’s the Channel Manager Summit. Click on the tab to see more details. This one afternoon will be jam-packed with the best information to help in your channel development planning. You will also experience a powerful Vendor Mastermind Peer-to-Peer session where you get to solve one of the biggest challenges that you have in the channel! Many great speakers will be there to share their insights! It is free to attend! It’s our way of thanking you by helping you to learn and get some valuable insights into building the best channel partner ecosystem. Learn more at channelnext.ca or register on this web site.
Q: What is the 50 Best Managed IT Companies Awards about?
A: It is where we recognize and celebrate Canada’s top 50 VARs, MSPs, ITSPs and ISVs for have the very best business practices. Please see www.bestmanageditcompanies.com for complete details. Each candidate must complete a 200 question assessment test and 50 companies with the highest scores win the award. It is probably one of the most difficult awards that any VAR, MSP, ITSP, IS, ISV can win. It may also be the highest recognition that any channel partner can earn. The actual purpose of the assessment test is to help all channel partners to benchmark their business practices strengths and weaknesses so they may improve! Building a bigger, better, stronger and smarter channel is our mission! Learn more at channelnext.ca or register on this web site.
Q: Have more questions?
A: E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org