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Senior speakers from Microsoft, Citrix, Lotus, Progress, Computer Associates, Cable & Wireless, Lucent, Alcatel, Enterasys/Cabletron, Cisco, Nortel, HP, Sun, IBM, Wyse, Thus, PSINet, NetStore, Vistorm, Lost Wax, Crimsonwing, Eurodata, Buyonet, WebGenerics, PictureTel and Norwood Systems will be on the agenda this May at reed Exhibitions newly-launched e-Channel event.

The value-added channel is in an unprecedented state of flux. The e-commerce and managed services boom, coupled with the need to compensate for depleted product margins, is causing huge numbers of value-added resellers to reinvent their businesses.

Ch@nnel 2001 magazine, successor to The VAR magazine, was launched last year in recognition of this change. Now, with more than 10 years of channel reporting behind it, the magazine has joined forces with sister organisation Reed Exhibitions and sister publication MicroScope, to introduce a brand new conference and exhibition, to address independent solutions providers, old and new, as they come to terms with their changing environment and increased market competition.

From managed service provision to mobile commerce, and broadband services to e-business integration, E-Channel 2001 will present all the information, debate and contacts the new economy channel needs to redirect their businesses and secure future profitability.

With a cutting-edge seminar programme, planned and managed by the launch editor of Ch@nnel 2001 magazine, Sue Norris, E-Channel is much more than an exhibition.

Areas for debate will include:

- Why has the ASP market stalled?

- Where will the hosting model stop?

- Why the value-added channel has failed to embrace e-commerce

- What does the future hold for software licensing?

- The death of the PC

- The road to 3G mobile communications

- Missed opportunities in e-business integration

- Where is the evidence of convergence today?

- Moving into services – a survival model

Taking place on May 21-23 at London’s brand new smart venue, ExCeL, in London’s Docklands, E-Channel has it all. From the ASP, e-business and info-security villages, and staff management and marketing clinics, to the crystal ball-gazing keynote sessions featuring the cream of today’s IT industry, E-Channel has every angle well and truly covered. Solution providers will be able to consult with the experts on mobile technology, find out more about missed opportunities in storage services, and set up a whole diary full of meetings with people they’d never normally manage to see in such a short space of time.

And, with the latest, state-of-the-art communications technology, including a truly wireless LAN and a plethora of Web kiosks, E-Channel’s carefully chosen ‘smart’ venue means visitors hardly need feel they are spending time away from the office.

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E-Channel event manage, Reed Exhibitions:

Dilip Patel: 020 8910 7840



E-Channel 2001 is the first event of its kind to target the independent value-added solution provider community in the new economy. Organised by leading event company Reed Exhibitions, in close association with Ch@nnel 2001 magazine, the show combines both content and exhibition excellence. The extensive and topical seminar programme has been entirely editorially-led, managed by magazine editor Sue Norris. Visit

Ch@nnel 2001, published by Reed Business Information and successor to The VAR magazine, was launched in October 2000, in recognition of the substantial changes that are sweeping through the independent value-added solution provider community. The magazine, launched by Sue Norris, former editor of The VAR magazine, covers the most critical issues affecting the solution provider community today, from what angle to take on the managed services market, to how to corner a niche in the overcrowded e-commerce solutions industry. The magazine is now edited by Dominic Turnbull, formerly of Integration magazine. Sue Norris is now freelance, and consulting editor to the publication. Visit

ExCeL, the venue for E-Channel 2001 next month, had its grand official opening in just January of this year, providing London with a brand new, state of the art exhibition facility with some 90,000 square meters of event space and the latest technology and communications facilities to keep visitors and exhibitors connected throughout their time at an event. The complex has already hosted some 25 events, ranging from the Toy and Hobby Fair to ‘Forecourts of the Future’, since it first opened its glass doors last November. It is located in London’s Docklands development, right on the waterside and a stone’s throw from Canary Wharf. As well as being highly accessible – by road, rail, air or river – the new venue boasts the latest in hi-tech infrastructure. It bills itself as a ‘smart’ venue, and cost £250 million to erect, taking 12 years of planning but just 18 months of intensive construction. Visit

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