Tech Data to Host Spring TechSelect Partner Conference in Orlando

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CLEARWATER, Fla., April 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced it will host its spring TechSelect Partner Conference on May 14-17, 2014 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Fla. With its theme, "Tradition builds a timeless community," the event will commemorate the community's 15th anniversary. The TechSelect community are proven channel leaders in the IT industry who come together to share best practices and growth strategies. A unique cooperation between solution providers, vendor partners, and Tech Data, the TechSelect community delivers business training and technology solutions necessary to foster membership growth and success.

"Celebrating 15 years as a community and 40 years in business, Tech Data is excited to announce the spring TechSelect Partner Conference in Orlando," said Pete Peterson, senior vice president, U.S. Sales at Tech Data. "Over the last 15 years, TechSelect has grown into one of the channel's most collaborative communities, helping solution providers do more, learn more, and become more—together. Focused on innovation, enablement, education and networking, the event will feature thought leaders from around the country discussing important trends and opportunities in the marketplace. We look forward to seeing our TechSelect community members at the upcoming event."

The spring TechSelect Partner Conference will focus on new ways to enrich solution providers' businesses and skill sets. The exclusive event will include breakout sessions and business-building opportunities focused on four of TechSelect's pillars: Marketing, Services, Culture and Leadership. Identified in conjunction with the TechSelect Advisory Council, the pillars provide guidance to members on focus areas to grow their business.

The event will feature Debbie Maier, founder of The End Result, who will conduct a training workshop focused on sales, leadership skill development and customer service excellence. Additionally, Mark Scharenbroich, founder of the Nice Bike principle, will be featured as the keynote at the event, focused around making meaningful connections in life and in business.

Since 2008, the TechSelect community has raised over $125,000 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. Focused on philanthropy as a centerpiece to its community founding, TechSelect partners with charitable organizations in the host cities of its events. The spring TechSelect Partner Conference will raise money for Edgewood Children's Ranch—a place where boys and girls of Central Florida are given a chance to live and attend school in a safe and loving environment. Built in 1966 on 110 acres, the mission of the Ranch is to change the life of children in need and their families by helping the children get rehabilitated and back to their appropriate level of school.

To learn more about TechSelect, visit or call (800) 237-8931, ext. 84529. Follow TechSelect on Twitter at @TechSelect.

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 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.8 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2014. 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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