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June 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - June 12, 2015 @ 3:00 pm

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Technology Resellers and Service Companies from around the world come together in Lisbon in the ASCDI and CBE 2015 International Tech Resellers Conference.

  • Hear from the leading US and EU experts on legal and legislative issues facing our industry in the EU and US.
  • Become part of the solution by participating in an open discussion on strategies for the future .
  • Participate in manufacturer specific roundtable sessions.
  • Network at evening events with IT and Telecom Resellers.


Wednesday, 10 June, 2015

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Board of Directors Meeting 



7:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Opening Dinner Reception
Will begin with drinks at the Skybar then a lovely sit down dinner in the Terrace Restaurant!



Thursday, 11 June 2015

9:00 am – 10:00 am – Attendee Introductions, Meeting Overview and Welcome Address

10:00 am – 12:00 pmFuture proof yourself –  Erwin van Lun & Jan Hoogstrate

Get yourself ready for major changes in the Secondary ICT  Industry.  What did our industry look like 30 years ago, where do we stand now and how will the future of our industry look in 10 years time?

What happened?

What led us to come where we are today? What trends can we discover, what shifts have been made and how should we position ourselves today?

What will happen? 

Let’s look at our future world with an open mind of an explorer!  Can we discover new areas where we can play a role?

Let’s enjoy the journey to the future!

 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch at the Terrace Restaurant

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm – Best Practices and Ethics with Arthur Freierman, ASCDI Legal Counsel-  Arthur Freierman has served as CEO of EU and US corporations.  He is a wealth of knowledge on the issues that we all face every day.  

Doing business between the EU and the U.S. requires attention to a myriad of details addressing import/export regulations, intellectual property rights, and many other U.S. and EU laws and regulations.  Arthur will provide some guidelines to help you navigate in this market.  He will also give an overview of the ASCDI Ethics Process.

A not to miss session, especially for owners of companies.

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm – Business Opportunities from Microsoft- Microsoft has offerings that will enhance the offerings of resellers and tech support companies.  Sean Nicholson, OEM Refubisher & Citizenship Manager, will explain how you an become a Microsoft partner and add to YOUR bottom line.

sean nicholson photoSean Nicholson
Sean is part of Microsoft’s OEM team and runs their worldwide programs for Refurbishers – Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR) and Registered Refurbisher Program (RRP). These programs have 5000 partners in 80 countries that are increasing the value of refurbished products they remarket by adding Microsoft software and services. Sean was a member of the R2 2013 standard advisory group and has been working to promote quality reuse and recycling of electronics around the world.

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm – Coffee Break

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm – Legislative Updates- Christina Van Oostrum, Arthur Freierman, Chris Mehigan, Joe Marion

Free ICT Europe

The EU Digital Agenda-As information technology becomes more prevalent through all aspects of life in the European Union, Policy makers are setting out the roadmap for how to maximise the potential this presents for European business and consumers. Chris Mehigan will provide insight into the key areas of focus for Policy makers, their goals, and the barriers to success that must be overcome.

USA-EU Trade Negotiations (TTIP) 

Canada-EU Trade Agreement 

    Christina Van Oostrum- CEO CBEvanoostrum2



 freierman2     Arthur Freierman- ASCDI Association Counsel



 CM headshotChris Mehigan-Director, Strategic Relationships, Hume Brophy Brussels  A member of the New York Bar since 2004, Chris began his legal career working in the software industry advising companies on commercial licencing for large scale IT systems and Intellectual Property Rights. He has since left practicing law to instead help companies navigate the complex world of European regulation as Director of Strategic Relationships at Hume Brophy Brussels, a leading Public Affairs consultancy firm.


 jjmpassport - Copy Joe Marion- ASCDI CEO




7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Dinner and Evening Event
We will take a short trip to beautiful Sintra for a glamorous
evening of drinks and dinner at a castle!

Friday, 12 June 2015 – Meetings and Lunch

10:00 am – 10:45 am – Breakout sessions will be repeated twice

  • STORAGE with Steffen Miller
  • IBM with Andreas Lund Fibiger
  • HP Networking with Sheila Moore
  • CISCO with Todd Bone



 Sheila Moore
Sheila Moore from MIT is a leading supplier of HP Proliant, Interity, Compaq,  Dec AlpahServers, Digital VAX servers and spares.  Sheila will lead our HP breakout discussion.



Steffen Miller
Mr. Miller is the Managing Director of Miller Anlagen.  Miller Anlagen has over 30 years experience focusing on premium end-of-lease returns from notable manufacturers.  Steffen will lead our discussions on Storage Products.


toddTodd Bone
CEO of XS International is a leading edge provider of CISCO products and services. Since 1990, Todd has founded five companies in the IT sector including XS International, Inc., Max Commerce Inc., Renovo Group and AvarSYS. He has over 25 years of experience building technology based companies. He has worked with customers in the Public and Private sectors in the U.S. and overseas. 

andreasfibigerAndreas Lund Fibiger

President of Inside Systems, A/S.  Andreas has worked in the IT hardware trading industry since 1998 at companies such as Epoka and Ameta.  In 2007 he began running Inside Systems, a Denmark based hardware broker.  He specializes in the secondary IBM enterprise and storage markets.



10:45 am – 11:00 am – Coffee Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Breakout sessions will continue. You may switch tables or stay where you are!
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Closing Lunch Event –Terraco Restaurant Portuguese Party Buffet


If this is the first time your company has attended an ASCDI-NATD Conference, you may register at a discounted rate. Please contact us.

ASCDI and CBE Member Rate$690US
Spouse Fee – $530.00US (Includes lunch and dinner on Thursday and Friday)

 Would you like to be a SPONSOR?

From your name on the program to a full event. We can tailor a way for you to get your name out to all the attendees in an affordable fashion. Options available from $500 to $10,000. This is a great way to get your company name in front of hundreds of worldwide IT RESELLERS! For more information, contact Ruth Marion at rmarion@ascdi.com.


Please contact the Tivoli Hotel directly for your room reservations. The ASCDI Meeting nightly room rate is 175EU (single room) or 187EU (double room). This rate includes VAT and breakfast. To book your room at this rate, please email Lisa.benzedame@tivolihotels.com and copy rmarion@ascdi.com

In the email, mention you are with the ASCDI and please include: Arrival date, departure date, number of guests in your party,  number of rooms required, your name, your company, your phone, your email and credit card.


June 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
June 12, 2015 @ 3:00 pm


Hotel Tivoli Lisboa – Lisbon, Portugal
Av. da Liberdade, 185
Lisboa, 1269-050 Portugal
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