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D&H DISTRIBUTING TO HOST THIRD ANNUAL "TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE: MID-WEST" ON 8/22

Suzanne Mattaboni
Suzanne Mattaboni Communications
For D&H Distributing
(610) 261-4560
suzgm@aol.com

For Immediate Release:

D&H DISTRIBUTING TO HOST THIRD ANNUAL "TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE: MID-WEST" ON 8/22
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- The Distributor Will Deliver Top-Flight Speakers Plus a New "Solutions Spotlight" with Alternating Sessions on Cloud & ProAV, Bringing Partner Enablement to the Mid-West -

HARRISBURG, PA - August 14, 2019 - D&H Distributing, a major provider of SMB and consumer technologies to the North American high-tech channel, announces it will conduct its third annual "2019 Technology Conference: Mid-West" for its partners on August 22 at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, Lincolnshire, Illinois (Chicago area). Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., seminars begin at 9:30 a.m., and the exhibit floor is open from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The Chicago-area show is part of D&H's effort to expand its trade event value proposition to additional geographies, allowing new sets of customers to benefit from the educational and engagement opportunities that these events deliver.

The conference will offer Intel's Director of Partner Sales Programs Todd Garrigues as a special speaker, in addition to a keynote from Innovation Evangelist, Wall Street Journal best-selling author, and IT industry expert Tiffani Bova, to expound on the concepts of business growth and customer experience. In addition, the event will include an interactive group discussion on cloud opportunities with D&H's Vice President of Cloud Jason Bystrak, and a rotating schedule of manufacturer-led sessions from pioneers such as Cisco, Intel, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, and Sophos.

This year, D&H will add a new "Solutions Spotlight" in the exhibit hall, where 15-minute sessions will be conducted during floor hours. Presentations will alternate between a session on how to leverage D&H's newly relaunched Cloud Marketplace platform by Jason Bystrak; and another from the director of D&H's ProAV Business Unit, Peter Hurley, outlining opportunities to profit from digital signage, video walls, projectors, audio products, and collaboration tools.

In addition to the manufacturers mentioned above, the exhibit hall will spotlight innovations from Acer, Aruba, Brother, Buffalo, Creative, Dell, Kingston, Logitech, and many more industry-leading providers of mobile and wireless offerings, networking products, components, accessories, collaboration tools, and electronics created for a range of SMB and vertical markets. Manufacturers who are new to the Mid-West conference this year include exciting D&H partners such as Airtame, Axcient, ConnectWise, Dropbox, ESET, Poly, Ubiquiti Networks Inc, Webroot, and Winegard. D&H Distributing will also offer giveaways including a grand prize of one $500 AMEX gift card, five $300 AMEX gift cards, and a special prize sponsored by Belkin of two autographed Patrick Kane hockey jerseys, spotlighting the local Chicago Blackhawks. Attendees must be present to win.

The distributor is unveiling its "D&H Event App" at the Mid-West conference, which attendees can use to build their schedules, receive activity notifications, locate manufacturers on an exhibitor map, provide their feedback through a variety of event surveys, post photos and comments via a live feed, and earn leaderboard "badges" for a chance to win a MOTA Jetjat Ultra drone.

"We're honored to continue to provide a growing roster of educational sessions for our partners based on the needs and feedback we've been gathering through our engagement and outreach with MSPs and VARs," began D&H's Vice President Of Marketing Jenn Walcott. "Our technology conferences have developed into a vital forum for our customers. Not only can they find out about the most cutting-edge trends directly from our manufacturer partners, they can immerse themselves in interactive sessions, roundtables, and select hands-on seminars crafted to ensure their success in this evolving market. We want our solution providers to have a competitive advantage, and we're willing to create in-depth, authoritative content from industry forerunners in order to see that happen. The Mid-West event extends that value across the country, introducing even more innovation and convenience through new formats and platforms."

The Agenda for the D&H 2019 Technology Conference: Mid-West:

8:30 a.m.Registration opens

9:30 a.m.SME Speaker: Todd Garrigues, Director of Partner Sales Programs, Intel
Intel's Big Bets and How to Embrace Them

10:30 a.m.Cisco - Delivering Solutions That Drive SMB
Intel - Business Computing Transformation

12:15 p.m.Lenovo - Discover Think Products with a Category Expert
HP - Reinvent the Office of the Future with HP and their Security Solutions for Every Workflow

1:15 p.m.Microsoft - Are You Ready to Make the Shift to Windows 10?
Sophos - Cybersecurity Made Simple

2:00 p.m.Keynote Speaker: Tiffani Bova
Building Your Growth IQ - How to Create an Inspired Customer Experience, Optimize Sales and Make Smarter Business Decisions

3:00 p.m.D&H - Maximizing the Cloud Market Opportunity: Group Discussion with Jason Bystrak and D&H's Cloud Team

4:00 - 7:00 p.m.Exhibits Open

4:15 p.m.Cisco - Delivering Solutions That Drive SMB
Intel - Business Computing Transformation

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.Dinner Buffet Open

5:15 p.m.Lenovo - Discover Think Products with a Category Expert
HP - Reinvent the Office of the Future with HP and their Security Solutions for Every Workflow

6:00 p.m.Microsoft - Are You Ready to Make the Shift to Windows 10?
Sophos - Cybersecurity Made Simple

Visit dandh.com/midwest for information. D&H reseller and MSP partners can contact their representatives at (800) 340-1001 or see www.dandh.com to become a D&H customer. Attendees and D&H customers can use the #DHTC19 hashtag.

About D&H Distributing

D&H Distributing believes the most important element of doing business is developing relationships for mutual success. The company continues to build upon its 100-year-old culture by providing its manufacturers, co-owners, and partners with the utmost customer care, consultative guidance, and multi-market expertise. As one of North America's leading technology distributors, it delivers a wealth of enablement resources and hands-on support services that empower resellers in the IT channel.

The company engages with solution providers, integrators, and VARs to meet current business challenges, as well as forecast their evolving, real-world needs and prospects for lucrative growth opportunities. D&H maintains a special focus on independent VARs expanding their competencies in areas such as hosted and cloud services, the modern mobile workplace, comprehensive SMB server networks, and cross-market expertise across the small business, education, healthcare, and government verticals, to name a few. The company's value proposition includes professional marketing resources, a new transactional service model, dedicated Solutions Specialists, and a highly-lauded webcast training venue; plus reseller engagement events such as technology trade shows, roundtable opportunities, training "track" sessions, and hands-on "lab" sessions.

The distributor is headquartered in Harrisburg, PA, in the US; and in Brampton, Ontario, and Vancouver, British Columbia, in Canada. Additional warehouses are located in Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; and Fresno, CA. Engage with D&H toll-free at (800) 340-1007, via www.dandh.com, or follow the distributor's Facebook and Twitter feeds, https://www.facebook.com/DandHDistributing/ and @dandh.

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