GATES organizers announce a leading line up of speakers and content partners for the third edition of the GATES India ICT Reseller Summit, held 12-14 September 2017 at The Heritage Hotel in Manesar, Gurgaon. The conference programme will feature keynote presentations from vendors and industry experts, a panel discussion with top channel executives, and the highly-anticipated “SmartPitch” session.
Ashish Kapahi, CEO at GATES APAC, said, “Knowledge is power. At GATES, this is an important part of our mission. The conference provides an unrivalled opportunity to hear from the most trusted voices in our business, experts on the critical issues facing the channel in India today.”
Kapahi continued: “With support from the country’s leading channel partners, this event has really become a ‘meeting of the minds’ for the industry. It’s an important information exchange, with panel discussions and workshops, for distribution and reseller executives to share ideas and insight with their peers.”
GATES’s proven concept creates an incredibly efficient business platform. The by-invitation-only event connects local reseller channel executives with top international technology vendors. The unique format hosts an informative conference with leading industry voices, arranges pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with innovative technology brands, and creates valuable networking opportunities.
Research Partners GFK, SPIRE and NAVO will each speak at GATES Summit India 2017. GfK will deliver a keynote presentation on the trends and directions impacting the channel landscape in the year ahead. Spire will share their keen analysis of the eCommerce market in India, while Navo will champion the people dimension and examine the latest in HR policies for the channel.
Dheeraj Mukherjee, Senior Director at GfK said, “GfK is proud to be a partner for the third edition of the GATES ICT India Reseller Summit. With years of experience in tracking technology markets, GfK is happy to share insights on the current trends in the Indian ICT market, and also provide a glimpse into the future of technology as emerging concepts such as smart homes and IoT becomes mainstream in the developed world.”
SMARTPITCH In a session that is both informative and entertaining, GATES SMART PITCH gives vendors a 90-second elevator pitch on their latest product. Awards are given in three categories – Best Innovation, Best Design and Best Presentation – with winners determined in real-time through live electronic voting.
WORKSHOPS These interactive sessions provide a platform to learn, share and debate on the hottest topics in India’s technology channel – smarter financing and SMB banking services, internet evolution and eCommerce expansion, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning and more.
GATES is proud to have the support of India’s leading technology trade groups, including National and Regional IT Associations.