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2015 FALL CONFERENCE IN MONTREAL

September 29, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - October 1, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

 montrealMEETING OVERVIEW:  

Technology Resellers and Service Companies will be gathering in Montreal on Tuesday, September 29 – Thursday, October 1 to share business knowledge, do some deals and have a lot of fun.  We invite members and non-members to join us!  We will be offering two tracks at this conference – one for brokers and one for executives.  You can choose to attend the broker track, executive track or both tracks on the Registration form. 

If you would like to attend the BROKER TRACK, the member rate is $495.00 per person.  The BROKER track begins on Tuesday, September 29 at 6:00 PM (cocktail party) and ends on Thursday, October 1 at 12:00 PM. 

If you would like to attend the EXECUTIVE TRACK, the member rate is $495.00 per person.  The EXECUTIVE track begins on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 PM (cocktails and dinner) and ends on Thursday at 6:00 PM.  

If you would like to attend BOTH tracks, the member rate is $595.00 per person.  If you attend BOTH, the program would begin on Tuesday, September 29 at 6:00 PM (cocktails) and end on Thursday, October 1 at 6:00 PM.

Spouse/Companion rate for evening events only is $195.00 per person.

Please Note:  As we get closer to the Conference Dates, you will be sent a link to our scheduling software and be able to make pre-arranged appointments with other attendees.

THE FULL SCHEDULE LOOKS LIKE THIS:

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 – Broker Track Begins

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – ATRIUM – Welcome Reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres – If you came in early to attend pre-scheduled appointments tomorrow, start networking early!  Come by and pick up your name badge, a cocktail and a bite to eat! 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – LE GALLERIE (lower level) – Meet those you want to meet!  Walk away with a deal or two! (continental breakfast)  And…visit the GLOOPT Station and make a video!  SPONSORED BY…

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10:30 AM – 12:00 PM – THE RAMP – One of the values of the ASCDI is the fact that many of us are competitors, who work together. A shared vision. To prove that point, we are going to be building a bridge. LITERALY.

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM – All are invited for lunch and a beer!

1:45 PM – 3:45 PM – High Tech Rally – A race through the streets of Montreal using iPADS and a proprietary MapApp. All about communications and decision making. We leave from the hotel at 1:45 PM.

4:15 PM – 5:45 PM – Roundtable Discussions on:

EMC/Storage – With Steffen Miller – Automne

HP – With Sheila Moore – Room 303 – McGill

IBM – With Thomas Carr – Hiver

Services – With Brad Askew – TBD

Telecom – With Andrew Roach – Room 302 – Mont Royal

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM – LA GALLERIE at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal – Cocktail Reception and Dinner – This event is for BROKERS and EXECUTIVES.  All registered attendees are invited to a spectacular evening in Montreal!  This will be an evening you won’t forget! SPONSORED BY…

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM – ETE – Ethics Session and Breakfast -Arthur Freierman, ASCDI Legal Counsel, will review the Code of Ethics and answer any questions you might have.  This session is mandatory for applicants, new, and non-members.  It is a great review for existing members as well.

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM – ETE – SEMI-ANNUAL ASCDI GENERAL MEMBERSHIP (breakfast will be served) and a SPECIAL PRESENTATION brought to you by the ASCDI Charity Foundation:

Steve MamanJewish Schindler’ rescues Iraqi girls from slavery – Montreal businessman Steve Maman is battling the Islamic State militant group with a campaign to free young women and girls from sexual captivity.

 

 

 

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Many of our products have become commodities.  So how can you sell more?  One way to distinguish yourself to your customers is to know your product better than the rest and to be able to offer them knowledge on the future.  Welcome To The Future of Storage with Jon Toigo, author of 15 books and thousands of articles on IT subjects!  Maybe storage is not a commodity after all.  Maybe all arrays are not the same.  Maybe you can save your customer from being locked into an endless cycle of warranty and maintenance agreement upgrades that cost as much as the original box. 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Tangent Knowledge Systems, Richard Farrell, will debunk the time-honored beliefs and strategies that organizations hold so dearly and expose the obscene cost of sales that they blindly operate under. Content is nontraditional, contrary and designed to be a wake up call for all organizations on how to sell, strategize and position their companies to meet the harsh realities of the information economy, and the challenging economic climate of today’s marketplace.  For more information about Richard Farrell, please click here:

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM – Broker Track Ends and Executive Session Lunch Session Begins.  SPONSORED BY…PCSOS-Logo

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM -Andrew Shore, Esquire – When you say “AscdNatd” you think of the battles we are fighting on behalf of resellers and service companies everywhere.  Andrew Shore, the “architect” will be there with a talk about US Congressional Bill-YODA, EU Trade Talks-TTIP, the Lexmark repurposing case and inside scope from DC. A Legislative Update on Yoda, TTIP and Lexmark.

 

 

 

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – George Levesque “Hire slowly, Fire Fast”  – Having the leadership skills to recognize when it’s time to remove destructive employees, and doing so swiftly.  It’s about making the right People decisions. 

 

 

 

 

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – BEST PRACTICES.  Arthur Freierman, Association Legal Counsel and Frank Llaca, Esq., Association Chairman will present some best practice ideas meant to help our members AVOID problems.   

 

 

 

 

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Automne – Happy Hour BRAIN DUMP.  Cocktails, finger food and an open discussion of all attendees about the current state of the industry, where it is headed and how they are preparing their companies for the future.  Sponsored by…

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Hotel Information:

The ASCDI has selected Hotel Omni Mont-Royal for this conference.  The group room rates are $209.00 CANADIAN or $165.00 USD per night.  To book a room on line, please click the link below:

CLICK HERE TO BOOK A ROOM AT THE GROUP RATE

Details

Start:
September 29, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
End:
October 1, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Venue

Hotel Omni Mont-Royal
1050 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Phone:
514-284-1110
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