Our team enjoyed ITW in Chicago and we’ve got some highlights to share with you!
Founded in 2008 by a group of telecom carriers, ITW (International Telecoms Week) is the annual meeting for the global wholesale telecoms industry, providing a platform for attendees from around the world to meet and network. Here’s our recap:
what we loved
ITW attendees ranged the entire business spectrum in which marketing, sales, engineering, and management positions we all well represented. ImagIT’s international coverage peaked a lot of interest from both attendees and exhibitors. The fact that we can service many major international cities and the US and Canada is very appealing to international partners. ImagIT makes working together easy by streamlining points of contact to one accounting department, one field service department, and one account manager as opposed to using different companies throughout the U.S. or in international locations.
We estimate that there were around 140 exhibitors and 6000 or more attendees (many of which were decision makers). The event appeared to be at full capacity (as was the case last year) and every continent was well represented. Overall, this is one of the best stateside international IT conferences and this year didn't disappoint. One of our objectives is to continue to grow our European partnerships and ITW has been helpful in accomplishing that goal.
On Wednesday night i3forum hosted a networking cocktail party at the Swissôtel, a great choice of venue. The party had a relaxed atmosphere, which was great after such a robust conference, and was very well attended. We really enjoyed this event!
what could be improved
We would like to see the show layout be a bit more condensed, this show spans two hotels and several floors making it somewhat hard to navigate. We also wish there would have been more networking opportunities.
ITW was an enjoyable event and we will continue to grow the relationships that developed. If you missed us but would like to discuss synergies, lets schedule a time to chat, we're always working to line up progressive meetings during our travels!
Drop us a line and we will get something on the books for:
- Channel Palooza - June 13-14 in Austin, TX
- DattoCon - June 18-20 in Austin, TX
- ASCII Success Summit - June 27-28 in Ann Arbor, MI
Please look out for our next Conference Recap on the Trust X Alliance Invitational.
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