Tech Data to Host Fall TechSelect Partner Conference in Los Angeles

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CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced it will host its Fall TechSelect Partner Conference from November 6-9, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California. The event, expected to attract over 350 channel partners, will focus on innovation and provide the TechSelect community with training, tools, and networking opportunities to profitably grow their business. TechSelect, a national community of solution providers with proven leadership in the IT industry, promotes unique cooperation between solution providers, vendor partners, and Tech Data to deliver the business training and technology solutions necessary to foster membership growth and success.

"The TechSelect Partner Conference provides industry-leading content and networking opportunities for our channel partners," Pete Peterson, senior vice president, U.S. Sales at Tech Data. "TechSelect connects solution providers with some of the industry's top vendor partners, opening up new ways to create business opportunities and share profitable growth strategies, while also providing a platform to discuss the latest technologies in the IT channel. We look forward to another great event with our TechSelect members in Los Angeles."

The TechSelect Fall Partner Conference includes the following key focus areas:

  • Innovation Workshops
  • Peer-to-Peer Panel Workshops
  • Vendor Training Workshops
  • Vertical Expansion Sessions focused on cloud, mobility, and the public sector

Featured speakers at the event include J.B. Wood, president and CEO, Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA), who will share insight from his book, Consumption Economics, and Robert B. Tucker, president and founder of The Innovation Resource, who will lead a session titled "Driving Growth Through Innovation: How Leading Firms Are Transforming Their Futures."

"The Fall TechSelect event showcases Tech Data's commitment to the channel and to the TechSelect community," said Marty Andrefski, president, Integra1. "The TechSelect Partner Conference is valuable for my business because of the education, profit-building opportunities, and networking. Tech Data continues to deliver value with each TechSelect event, and we are glad to be a part of such a wonderful community."

Since 2008, the TechSelect community has embarked on goodwill campaigns to thank and support the cities who graciously host its Partner Conferences. To date, the TechSelect community has raised over $100,000 in monetary and product donations to help various charities that benefit special needs children, abuse survivors, children's education and advancement, humanitarian causes, and more. Charitable organizations supported by the TechSelect community include Kids Cops and Computers, The American Red Cross, Barbara Sinatra Children's Center, The Russell Home for Atypical Children, Morgan's Wonderland and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Earlier this year, Tech Data launched its enhanced TechSelect Community Portal, available exclusively to TechSelect members. The portal includes more robust applications, mobile device capabilities, and simplified navigation, providing a resource library for solution providers, important details about upcoming events, reseller partner locator information, and vendor microsites.

To learn more about TechSelect, visit or call (800) 237-8931, ext. 84529. Follow TechSelect on Twitter at @TechSelect. For registration, event agenda, and more information, please visit the TechSelect Website.

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