CompTIA Expands Networking Opportunities at Breakaway 2009 with Peer-to-Peer Discussion Groups for Technology Resellers and Solution Providers

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The small group setting is ideal for capturing great ideas and best practices that will make an immediate impact on business.

Technology resellers and solution providers who attend Breakaway 2009 will have even more opportunities to network with their industry peers, CompTIA, the leading trade association for the information technology (IT) industry, announced today.

More than a dozen industry insiders will facilitate a series of peer-to-peer discussion groups targeted specifically for resellers and solutions providers at Breakaway, the premier event for the North American IT channel.

Breakaway is scheduled for Aug. 3 - 6 at the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. The reseller peer-to-peer session is set for 10:15 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4. The free session is open to all Breakaway reseller and solution provider attendees.

"Breakaway is known as the place where IT channel leaders come together, and the new peer-to-peer program is a great way for business owners to share their experiences and tap the advice of others," said Kelly Ricker, vice president, events and conference, Breakaway. "The small group setting is ideal for capturing great ideas and best practices that will make an immediate impact on business."

Among topics open for discussion at the peer-to-peer session are:
•Strategies to develop new opportunities in the SMB market.
•Best practices in protecting your existing customer base.
•Breaking into new vertical markets.
•Getting more and better end-user leads to enable growth.
•Building effective partnering relationships with other resellers.
•Surviving the recession by cutting costs without affecting customer service levels.

Each year Breakaway attracts senior executives from companies at the forefront of technology innovation and the business and channel partners they rely on to bring products and services to market. The conference provides a setting for exhibitors and attendees to learn new ways to grow their businesses, gain insight into the latest industry trends and form new partnerships.

This year's conference also features the CompTIA Educational Foundation's Third Annual Creating Futures Charity Golf Classic on Aug. 3 at the Rio Secco Golf Club in Las Vegas. Proceeds from the charity event will benefit the Creating Futures program, which provides training and certification opportunities to populations who have historically been under-represented in the IT workforce, including U.S. veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, at-risk youth and dislocated workers.

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Steven Ostrowski
Director, Corporate Communications


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