Tech Data to Host Spring Channel Link April 8-10

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CLEARWATER, Fla., March 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced it will host its spring Channel Link conference on April 8-10, 2014 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. The semiannual event is expected to attract over 500 channel partners. With its new theme "Where opportunity meets inspiration," Channel Link provides IT resellers with a platform to discover vendor partner enablement programs, unsurpassed networking opportunities and tips on how to best leverage Tech Data—all while gaining fresh insights on what's new in the IT channel.

"Channel Link provides IT resellers with the knowledge, tools and networking opportunities to enable profitable business growth," said Brian Davis, senior vice president, Marketing at Tech Data. "Through our best-in-class business development courses, enablement sessions and breakout discussions, we are providing channel partners new ways to extend their reach in the IT channel. We look forward to hosting our valuable channel partners at Spring Channel Link in April."

The spring Channel Link event will feature keynote speakers Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg from ESPN's Mike & Mike, as well as entertainment by award-winning stand-up comedian, actor and author, Jim Gaffigan.

The event will address key areas to help resellers grow their businesses, including cloud, mobility, consumer technology, communications, digital signage, healthcare IT and SMB. Technology Zones, Tech Data Pavilions, and a high-energy Technology Expo will also be featured, as well as breakout discussions featuring some of the industry's top vendors. Highlights will include:

  • Business Development Courses: These engaging and informative courses enable solution providers to become well-versed in the industry's most in-demand technologies and markets. Solution providers will walk away with fresh insight on how to move their business forward this year and beyond.
  • Tech Data Business Enablement Sessions: Presented by Tech Data executives, these discovery sessions give resellers invaluable insight on how to best leverage Tech Data support and services in order to grow their business faster and more efficiently. Topics include mobility, cloud, credit, the data center, and more.
  • Women in the Channel Luncheon: Celebrating diversity and inclusion, this popular luncheon provides an opportunity to discuss best practices and experiences with successful and influential women in leadership within the channel. Now in its fourth year, this inspiring event will feature keynote speaker Christy Wyatt, chief executive officer, Good Technology.

"Channel Link is one of the most valuable events in the IT channel because of the resources it provides," said Barry Kelly, president and chief executive officer at Kelser. "I look forward to networking, learning about the latest technologies and discovering new business solutions. Channel Link offers the right mix of leading-vendors, education and ways to leverage our partnership with Tech Data."

To enhance the overall Channel Link experience, all registered attendees will have access to the Channel Link Community, an online social media tool to network with fellow attendees and speakers. For registration, a schedule of events and more information, please visit the Channel Link website at

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 120,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $25.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2013. It is ranked No. 119 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies." To learn more, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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