Siemens announced today they will be moving their annual channel conference from the traditional October slot to January 2009 where they will present a host of awards to include Siemens Distributor of the year.
This move of date compliments Siemens move to a total distribution model from Oct 1st 2008.
Leon Mangan, Siemens Channel Sales director said , “Since our decision to move to a total distribution model on October 1st there has been a host of activity within the channel to attract the Siemens tier 1 business including the setting up of Siemens Reseller Forums/Councils by the Distributors. Siemens aim is to support all our VAR’s (whichever forum they align to) with up to date information about products, promotions, marketing initiatives and education.
Furthermore, any announcement about who will win Siemens Channel Awards for 2008 (including distributor of the year) will be announced in January at our Conference.”
The venue for this event will be announced shortly.