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GAIN Net-New Solution Providers

Channel Transitions conferences are one-of-a-kind education and networking events that give you the opportunity to engage with both established and up-and-coming solutions providers. In 2014, 86.2% of attendees reported that they planned on following up with at least one sponsor after the conference.

Sponsorships are limited, so contact Business Solutions Publisher Tim Ulrich at (814) 897-9000, ext. 245, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to guarantee access to your next generation of partners.


Become a Channel Transitions Sponsor and receive:

  • All-day access to VAR/MSP executives looking to expand their business and transition from break/fix toward the as-a-Service model
  • Prominent thought leadership speaker position during general session (platinum sponsors only)
  • Host your own educational breakout session – interact with VARs, MSPs, and ISVs
  • Showcase your products during 3+ hours of dedicated exhibit time
  • Promote your company through pre-show and post-show marketing by BSM – magazine advertisements, email newsletters, email blasts
  • … and more!

For exclusive articles, videos, and highlights from recent Channel Transitions Conferences, visit the Inside Channel Transitions web page.

Sponsors & Partners


2015 Platinum Sponsors

MAXfocus is the platform of choice for the largest community future-focussed MSPs and IT support companies in the world. The MAXfocus platform empowers MSPs and IT support companies to deliver world-class IT Operations and IT Service management to their customers with a customisable set of services that has the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry. MAXfocus sits at the heart of a global community of more than 10,000 of the world’s leading MSPs and an extensive network of partners and industry leaders and delivers the commitment and investment to enable MSPs to evolve their service offerings as strategic, consultative services to their clients.

Mercury Payment Systems, a Vantiv Company, (NYSE: VNTV), is simplifying business by partnering with software companies and technology services firms to embed payment processing in front and back office applications. Mercury's commerce technology is integrated into a broad set of point of sale systems, reaching merchants through an extensive partner network of more than 3,000 point-of-sale software developers and value-added resellers. Mercury's award-winning customer service and value-added solutions help merchants streamline their business and build revenue through simple to use commerce solutions. For more information, visit www.mercurypay.com.

WorldPay As a division of The Worldpay Group, Worldpay US provides leading payments processing services across multiple verticals including grocery, petroleum, retail, restaurant, ecommerce and small business. Utilizing traditional point-of-sale technologies to mobile devices, customers can accept payments anytime, anywhere. From transaction capturing and processing to merchant acquiring, Worldpay provides insightful expertise, seamless delivery and valued relationships. We’re defining the way we work at Worldpay. Through innovation and investment, the Worldpay brand supports our desire to strengthen our focus on our customers to provide the most secure and reliable payments platform in the industry. Visit us at Worldpay.us/linkgateway


2015 Gold Sponsors

A pioneer of the POS-as-a-service business model, Harbortouch is a leading national supplier of point of sale systems, serving tens of thousands of businesses across the nation. The company's unparalleled free program enables its reseller partners to provide full-featured POS systems to restaurants and retail businesses with no up-front costs, while earning up-front commissions and lucrative residual revenue. Harbortouch’s Certified Reseller program offers the opportunity for VARs to earn even greater commissions.

Webroot delivers intelligent cybersecurity for endpoint, mobile and web to consumers, businesses, enterprises and channel partners worldwide. Through its own online management console or via integration with RMM and PSA platforms, Webroot provides cloud-driven protection that is easy to deploy, simple to remotely manage and is competitively priced. Our industry-leading ® Channel Edge® Program offers partners competitive margins, recurring revenue streams, lower operational costs, improved productivity, as well as innovative sales and marketing tools. For more information, visit www.webroot.com/partners.


2015 Networking Sponsors

GreatAmerica is a commercial equipment finance company founded in 1992. The Communications & Data Group at GreatAmerica is dedicated to understanding the IT, Managed Services, and Telecommunications industries. Our exposure to thousands of Solution Providers contributes to our ability to help our customers evolve their businesses through innovative solutions.

Moneris is EMV Ready. Are you? Partner today with the pioneer in EMV conversions with close to a decade of processing EMV transactions and supporting merchants with a seamless EMV migration process. As a payments leader, we process more than 3 billion credit and debit transactions annually for over 350,000 merchants across North America.

Contact Moneris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit monerisusa.com/EMV.

RapdiFire Tools

RapidFire Tools, Inc., bringing you Network Detective, the # 1 completely non-invasive way to perform world-class IT assessments. The Network, Security, SQL Server and Exchange Assessments, and the comprehensive HIPAA and PCI IT compliance modules are available by subscription. The Inspector appliance non-invasively connects to your client network to perform internal vulnerability port scans and detailed Layer 2/3 network diagrams.


2015 Industry Association Partners

ASCII Logo The ASCII Group IT community is made up of a supporting network of 2,000+ MSP/VARs. ASCII provides a portfolio of IT business-building services that range from turnkey marketing campaigns to a highly utilized peer-to-peer business referral and lead network. ASCII helps solution providers refocus their efforts back on revenue generating activities.

CompTIA is the voice of the world's IT industry. As a non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and companies, we focus our programs on four main areas: educate the IT channel, certify the IT workforce, advocate on behalf of the IT industry, and give back through philanthropy. www.comptia.org


RSPA accelerates the success of our members in the point of sale technology ecosystem by providing knowledge and connections. We annually host two signature events, RetailNOW® and INSPIRE® to provide live, face to face education and networking. Other member benefits include professional development & certification programming, a legal hotline, webinars, discounted shipping and event access, industry advocacy, as well as  several publications. Learn more by going to http://www.GoRSPA.org.