The Sixth Anniversary of This Fall Event Features Multiple Microsoft Seminars Focusing on New Launches, Plus Nascent Technologies, Win 8 Devices and More
HARRISBURG, PA – Leading North American computer products and consumer electronics distributor D&H Distributing announces it will host its sixth annual Mid-Atlantic Fall Technology Show on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, PA. The event is expected to attract 1,000 attendees from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, DC, consisting predominantly of VARs and solution providers. Registration opens at 11:00 a.m., with seminars running from 12:00 to 6:45 p.m., and exhibits open from 3:00 until 8:30 p.m. Registration is free for D&H customers.
More than 100 manufacturer partners will participate, including new D&H partners FAVI Entertainment (makers of the “SmartStick” HDTV streaming devices), Promise Technologies (SMB, SOHO and hybrid-cloud storage), and Biscotti Inc. (SmartTV camera phones), each of which will be spotlighted in D&H’s latest Emerging Technology Pavilion.
The 2012 fall show will include seven seminars from industry powerhouse partners, some in the midst of major market initiatives. These include Microsoft (doing sessions on Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, and “the new office”), Cisco, Intel, HP, Lenovo and SMB Nation. Additional exhibitors include Acer, ASUS, Canon, Creative, Epson, Hauppauge Computer Works, JVC, Kensington, LG Electronics, Logitech, NVIDIA, Philips, Ricoh, Toshiba, Samsung, WatchGuard and more.
Microsoft will host an enhanced “Device Bar,” giving attendees access to a collection of live ultrabooks, notebooks and tablets devices, including Windows 8 models, so resellers can become familiar with the “look and feel” of such machines. Units to be demonstrated at the Device Bar include the Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook, ASUS Eee B121 slate, ASUS UX31E Zenbook Ultrabook, Lenovo U300S Ultrabook, Samsung Series 7 Ultrabook, Samsung 900X Ultrabook, and the Toshiba Portege Z835 notebook.
The show floor will offer a series of specialty exhibits, including a D&H Solutions Booth manned by Beabloo and featuring its digital marketing solutions; plus the D&H Partner Services booth. At the D&H Cares booth, attendees who donate non-perishable food items or a $5.00 contribution can earn raffle tickets for a prize. All the proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey, PA.
Other prizes include a Case Logic 29-inch rolling duffel estimated to be worth $190 for one lucky winner at each of the seminars, and a Grand Prize Windows 8 tablet from Microsoft (model to be announced). D&H customers will be granted special, one-day only pricing on the exhibit floor, as is the norm at the distributor’s trade shows—which in addition to offering valuable content, have always been sales-oriented opportunities.
“We’re in the midst of two large-scale releases from Microsoft, and the Ultrabook and tablet trends are still going strong. Those two elements make it a particularly exciting time to present a comprehensive product showcase,” said Mary Campbell, D&H’s vice president of marketing. “We love making the most of market developments at these shows. Our resellers count on us to bring the newest technologies directly to them in a venue where they can touch, test and thoroughly inspect them in the presence of their manufacturers. When we hit a catalytic, market snapshot moment like this, the experience D&H delivers at our trade events is hard to duplicate elsewhere.”
The agenda for the D&H Mid-Atlantic Fall Technology Show is as follows:
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Lenovo Server Solutions for your SMB Customers
1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Microsoft: Introducing Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Cisco: Maximize Profits with Cisco Networking Solutions
3:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
3:00 - 3:45 p.m. HP: Taking the Work Out of Selling HP Workstations
4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Intel: Ultrabook Evolution with Windows 8
5:00 - 5:45 p.m. Microsoft: Discover a Whole New Office
6:00 - 6:45 p.m. SMB Nation: Pivot or Perish – The Need for Reeducating Yourself!
D&H customers can contact their representatives at (800) 340-1001 for more information or register online at www.dandh.com.
About D&H Distributing
As the nation’s leading technology distributor, D&H provides a wealth of resources to empower solution providers and consultants, delivering a broad selection of SMB categories, products and applications. The company’s offerings span server and infrastructure, SOHO and mobile applications, consumer electronics and gaming. D&H’s multi-market expertise, account-dedicated sales teams, sterling service and flexible financing options are unmatched in the industry.
With an impressive 94-year history serving as a trusted advisor to the reseller channel, D&H has been able to consistently reinvent itself based upon changing market conditions. The company prides itself on creating business partnerships with an astute focus on ease-of-doing-business, relationships, value, performance and service.
D&H was named Cisco’s Worldwide Small Business Distributor of the Year for 2010, won the Microsoft Licensing Operational Excellence Award seven years running and was named Microsoft’s OEM Distributor of the Year. The company ships out of five separate locations in North America, including its US headquarters in Harrisburg and its Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario. Additional US warehouses are located in Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; and Fresno, CA. Call D&H toll-free at (800) 340-1001 or visit www.dandh.com.
SOURCE: D&H Distributing