VirtualEvents365 Online Events to Help Tech Data Showcase Latest IT Solutions

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CGS VirtualEvents365 will produce a continuously running virtual event designed to showcase Tech Data’s OEM partner solutions for its global customer base. The interactive online event will offer a comprehensive conference program, product-specific exhibits, social media and networking forums that will deliver value for both marketers and their clients.

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Tech Data Large Partner Virtual 365 Showcase

VirtualEvents365, a business unit of Computer Generated Solutions, Inc. (CGS), has been selected by leading IT products distributor Tech Data® (http://new.techdata.com) to design and host an interactive virtual event community event aimed at showcasing OEM products and services. The “Tech Data Large Partner Virtual 365 Showcase” comprises a comprehensive, multi-track conference center and focused exhibit booths that will be continually available (24 x 7 x 365) to Tech Data’s tens of thousands of U.S. IT reseller customers. The online event, which is expected to open soon, will also incorporate social media and discussion forums to enhance visitor interaction and collaboration.

“We look forward to working with Tech Data to produce this innovative event,” noted Michael Wilding, SVP of Technology Solutions and Training at CGS. “We applaud their leadership and creativity in leveraging this technology to support their key business partners and drive demand for their products. With clear benefits for all involved, we are pleased to be a part of their continued success.”

“Tech Data helps hundreds of the industry’s leading manufacturers and software publishers grow their businesses by developing marketing strategies to identify, target and successfully recruit new IT reseller partners,” said Tech Data Vice President, Marketing Services Katie Dumala. “One way we do that is through a comprehensive series of traditional, face-to-face partner conferences attended by thousands of IT resellers nationwide throughout the year. The virtual forum created by VirtualEvents365 is a strong complement to those events. It creates an environment that will enable us and our vendor partners to engage even more IT resellers and help them learn about the latest technologies and new business opportunities from the convenience of their home or office computer.”

To produce the Tech Data partner showcase, VirtualEvents365 will combine its advanced technology and integrated professional services that will provide IT reseller attendees with an advanced, interactive online event with global reach. The platform will utilize the latest in web, social media, and collaboration technologies to deliver a unique business experience through the highest level of consistent high speed, streaming rich media available. By addressing the time, cost, and other limitations of traditional events, the Tech Data showcase is expected to result in effective demand generation for Tech Data and its partners.

About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ GS: TECD) is one of the world’s largest distributors of technology products from leading IT hardware and software producers. Tech Data serves more than 125,000 IT solution providers in over 100 countries. Every day, these resellers depend on Tech Data to cost-effectively support the technology needs of end users, including small and medium businesses, large enterprises and government agencies. Ranked 102nd on the 2009 FORTUNE 500(R), Tech Data generated $22.1 billion in net sales for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2010. To learn more, visit http://www.techdata.com.

About CGS VirtualEvents365
CGS VirtualEvents365 is the global leader in virtual event solutions for corporate events, demand generation marketing events & launches, corporate e-learning, virtual job fairs, virtual conferences and virtual tradeshows. This innovative platform builds on the 25 years of experience CGS has in developing technology-based solutions for over 3,500 organizations worldwide. Learn more at http://www.virtualevents365.com.

About CGS
For over twenty-five years, CGS has enabled global enterprises, regional companies and government agencies to drive breakthrough performance through technology. With global delivery capabilities, expertise across leading platforms and deep experience in multiple industries, CGS has become the IT partner of choice for thousands of organizations worldwide. CGS delivers a wide array of proprietary and third-party business applications, technology and business services, outsourcing solutions and learning & communications platforms. Headquartered in New York City, CGS maintains a worldwide presence with 20 offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.cgsinc.com.

VirtualEvents365 is a service mark of Computer Generated Solutions Inc.
Tech Data and the Tech Data logo are registered trademarks of Tech Data Corporation in the United States and other countries

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