A Microsoft- and Intel-sponsored “Touch Experience Lounge,” Cloud and SMB Seminars, and Innovative Products Distinguish the Closing D&H Trade Show of its 95th Anniversary Year
Major North American computer products and consumer electronics distributor D&H will hold its Mid-Atlantic Fall 2013 Technology Show on October 30, 2013 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, PA., from 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The show, which is expected to attract upwards of 1,000 reseller attendees, marks the finale of D&H Distributing’s reseller trade event schedule for its 95th anniversary year. More than 125 vendors will participate in the show, which will include seminars from Cisco, Intel, Microsoft (two sessions), HP, Lenovo and Cloud Nation. Other exhibitors include Acer, AMD, ASUS, Creative, D-Link, Epson, Kaspersky Lab, NVIDIA, Ricoh, Samsung, Toshiba, WatchGuard and Western Digital, in addition to a roster of component and electronics vendors.
Manufacturer partners making a first appearance at the Mid-Atlantic Fall Show include HDMX (Bluetooth audio), Huawei (networking), IRIS (scanners), Location Based Technology/PocketFinder (GPS), OGIO (notebook bags), OSD Audio (speakers), QFX Electronics (headphones), Smart IT/OXX Digital (audio), Southern Telecom (cameras, tablets), VisTablets (tablet accessories) and ZyXEL (networking).
Intel and Microsoft have joined forces at the show to present a 40-by-40-foot “Touch Experience Lounge,” which will serve as a hub in the center of the exhibit floor. This feature is an extension of Intel’s ongoing “Experience Tour,” visiting 14 North American cities this fall, designed to help attendees become more familiar with the devices, applications and capabilities facilitated by a touch-based paradigm. The exhibit will introduce business drivers and real-world usage scenarios at a comprehensive “device bar,” including assorted Microsoft Windows 8 models, which will teach resellers how such items can best be incorporated into their customers’ businesses. The lounge will familiarize resellers with touch capabilities, including those associated with Microsoft Windows 8-enabled products from major device manufacturers, putting these touch-based units right into the hands of the resellers who need to sell them.
The D&H Solutions booth will spotlight services offered through D&H’s Solutions Web Page. The booth will show clips from more than 40 videos created by the D&H Solutions Specialist Team on topics such as server builds, power protection, software solutions and more.
In addition, D&H Cares (the distributor’s employee-run charitable foundation) will conduct a raffle to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA. Attendees can enter by donating either $5 or a non-perishable food item. The winner will receive a 50-inch display television.
Speaking of winners, the show will also feature a prize for one attendee at each seminar consisting of a Case Logic 21-inch upright roller. The Grand Prize of the event is a Lenovo ThinkPad Twist convertible Ultrabook. As always, resellers will receive special, show-day-only pricing on orders taken at the show.
“This event will be full of intriguing elements, from the centralized, laid back lounge experience, to various Halloween-themed specials our vendors are preparing, right on to cutting-edge educational sessions,” said Mary Campbell, vice president of marketing at D&H. “It’s a fitting wrap-up for what has been a flourishing year for our customer base, in which many VARs are reporting increased revenuesand are looking forward to their next opportunities.”
The agenda for the Mid-Atlantic Fall 2013 Technology Show:
11:00 a.m. Registration Opens
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Cisco - Security Solutions for the SMB Reseller
1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Intel - Experience the Power Within
2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Microsoft - Touch Wins: Drive the Next Era of Computing with Powerful Windows 8 Devices
3:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Microsoft - Get to Modern: Transform Your Business with Microsoft
4:00 – 4:45 p.m. HP - The HP Elite Experience: We Make it Matter Together!
5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Lenovo - Learn to Leverage the Lenovo Touch Portfolio and Help Identify New Opportunities for Your Business!
6:00 – 6:45 p.m. Cloud Nation - 30 Days to a Cloud Solutions Practice
8:30 p.m. Exhibits Close
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 95-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 ships out of five separate locations in North America, including its US headquarters in Harrisburg and its Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario. For more information, visit www.dandh.com.
SOURCE: D&H Distributing