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You're invited: Ingram Micro Showcase 2016 – NZ EARTHQUAKE UPDATE
Thu, 3rd Nov 2016
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New Zealand's largest IT industry roadshow is knocking on our doors.

Ingram Micro's Showcase 2016 offers vendors the best opportunity of the year to demonstrate their newest solutions, technologies and products and connect with resellers of all sizes in the country's three main cities.

Ingram Micro NZ managing director, Gary Bigwood affirms the theme for Showcase 2016, ‘Switching On', is about not just Switching On new technologies, but also growth and revenue for vendors.

“From end point to data center core, all technology has a place at Showcase,” Bigwood says. “This annual event is your opportunity to exhibit your products and solutions to the people who count: The New Zealand partner community, and to show how technology really is changing the way New Zealanders live, work and play.

Bigwood says Switching On at Showcase is also about doing more business - and doing it better.

“Use the Showcase opportunity to connect with 2,000+ reseller decision makers in just three days, organise your own meetings or close deals,” Bigwood says. “There is also an Apple iPad to win for the top 5 resellers that bring along staff and end customers in the highest numbers.

And this isn't to mention the enormous lead generation opportunity the event offers participants. With more than 2,000 end users and 4,300 resellers attending on an annual basis over the last three years, it's a key enabler to finding new customers or nurturing those leads you've encountered previously.

The keynote session

Ingram Micro have already confirmed a number of renowned industry-leading speakers, all following the common theme of digital transformation and how this is taking place both internationally and in New Zealand.

Some of these speakers include:

  • Dr. Michelle Dickinson aka Nanogirl - a background in Biomedical and Materials Engineering have combined her interests in both biology and materials science to give her a unique insight into how nature and technology can learn from each other for future scientific developments.
  • Acting Chief Economist at Westpac, Michael Gordon - his responsibilities include currency and interest rate strategy, coordinating the team's inflation, growth and financial market forecasts, and conducting a variety of research.
  • Industry Economist at Westpac, David Norman - responsible for monitoring and providing insights on a wide range of industry and regional subject areas.
  • Founder of The Mind Lab by Unitec, Frances Valintine - an educator for over 20 years and in the past three years her organisations have taught over 100,000 school students, 2,000 teachers and worked with 250 New Zealand organisations.

There are a number of sponsors for this prestigious event, some of which include:

Throughout the event there will be keynotes, sponsor presentations, breakout sessions and vendor updates. This is in addition to the opportunity to take advantage of a range of one-off Showcase product deals, special showcase-only pricing and unique product bundles available only during Showcase.

Ingram Micro New Zealand has postponed the Wellington and Christchurch Showcase events following this week's earthquakes and flooding, with questions over freight issues and a desire to free up shipments for relief supplies among the factors cited in the postponement.

Auckland will go ahead as planned on Wednesday the 30th of November.