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Channel Partners 101

This is a list of the top-performing direct sellers and agents in the connectivity and communications channel. These organizations are sales-driven and customer focused, delivering value around service provider, cable provider and business-class communication solutions. 

Applications are now open until April 30. 

Channel Partners CP 101 Awards

Circle of Excellence

The Circle of Excellence is presented each year by the Channel Partners Conference & Expo to channel leaders who embody channel excellence. These thought leaders strategically invest in channels so high-performance partners can create business value for customers. This award honors executives for their vision, innovation and advocacy of the indirect technology and communications channel. Circle of Excellence members separate themselves from their competitors by their investment in the channel with resources aimed at supporting partners to help them better serve customers and bolster their value. The Circle of Excellence is presented each year at the Channel Partners Conf. & Expo and featured on our Channel Futures media site.

Circle of Excellence Awards

Channel Futures Circle of Excellence inductees are honored at a beautiful dinner during Channel Partners Conference & Expo.

DE&I 101

Channel Futures DE&I 101 (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 101) recognizes individuals from diverse and multicultural backgrounds who are driving diversity, equity and inclusion in the IT and connectivity channels through their words, actions and leadership. These individuals are propelling their organizations forward when it comes to innovation, business growth and customer/supplier connections.  Nominees must complete an extensive application to qualify. The list is compiled annually by the editors of Channel Futures with guidance provided by our DE&I advisory board and other industry leaders.

Channel Futures DE&I 101 Awards

Channel Futures Channel Influencers

The Channel Futures 50 Influencers of the Year is awarded to the industry’s top-performing executives in the technology and communications channel. These senior leaders represent the future of the channel. They are recognized as the year’s highest achievers in areas of strategic thinking and innovation in indirect sales channels. Channel Futures Influencers of the Year are a cross section of industry leaders that occupy the highest level of their organizations. 

Channel Influencer Awards

MSP 501

Now in its 14th year, the MSP 501 is the IT Channel’s first, largest, and most comprehensive survey and ranking of managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide.

Each year, the MSP 501 recognizes some of the biggest and most successful managed service providers in the world. See 2021 winners. 

The NextGen 101 honors industry-leading managed services and technology providers who are driving a new wave of growth and innovation for the tech channel via the groundbreaking solutions they deliver for their customers. Keep a close eye on these companies; they are the MSPs to watch! See 2021 winners.

MSP 501 Awards

MSP 501Gala

MSP 501 winners are honored at our annual MSP 501 Awards Gala during the MSP Summit. A celebration dinner and awards ceremony to honor Channel Futures' named top managed service providers in the world.

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