CMP Channel's Fifth Annual XChange Tech Innovator Offered Unique Forum for Key Channel Issues

Forward Thinking Integrators Identified Essential Technologies to Advance Their Business

MANHASSET, N.Y., Oct. 16 - CMP Channel today announced the successful conclusion of the fifth annual XChange Tech Innovators conference which focused on the marketplace's most innovative, emerging products and/or technologies. The event took place October 7-9 at the Doral Resort & Spa in Miami, Florida. XChange is the largest producer and manager of IT channel events in the industry today. The three-day event brought together more than 115 of the Channel's most unique, forward thinking integrators with the objective of helping them identify and consider alternative technologies and companies to do business with.

"XChange Tech Innovator offers the most forward thinking solution providers and vendors a platform to present, explore, discuss and partner on opportunities that not only bring innovative solutions to market, but also allow for mutual business growth," said Nancy Hammervik, Vice President, Events, CMP Channel.

Event highlights included:
o World Premieres from AMD, HP and IBM
o General education sessions
o Vendor best practices
o Tech Symposium sponsored by IBM and Level Platforms
o Tech Innovator Awards

CMP Channel's XChange Events, which are supported by sister properties CRN, VARBusiness, GovernmentVAR, ChannelWeb and the Institute for Partner Education & Development (IPED), provide vendors and Solution Providers with face-to-face opportunities to meet in an intimate setting. In 2007, the XChange Conference Group continues to strengthen its comprehensive portfolio of channel events with the GovernmentVAR State & Local Roadshow and XChange Managed Services Fall Series in Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta.

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About XChange Events

CMP's XChange Events is the global leader in face-to-face channel events. XChange Events bring together new markets, customers and revenue opportunities for solution providers and technology vendors. XChange Events offer the best recruiting, training, education and networking opportunities in three & four day events filled with keynotes, lectures, debates and discussions revolving around critical channel issues and trends. XChange Event information can be found online at CMP Channel hosts a complete suite of integrated media and business solutions whose asset portfolio includes, CRN, VARBusiness Magazine, XChange Events, Institute for Partner Education & Development (IPED), the ChannelWEB Online Network and GovernmentVAR Magazine.

About CMP Channel (

CMP Channel is the one stop shop customers turn to in order to meet their global sales channel objectives from access to execution. Through use of its family of channel solutions which include CRN and VARBusiness, the ChannelWeb network, XChange Events and the Institute for Partner Education & Development (IPED), vendors are able to accelerate sales through the channel. CMP Channel provides a worldwide answer to advertising, branding and marketing services, lead generation, market intelligence, branded and custom events, education of solution providers and best practices for vendors.

About CMP

CMP ( is a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. With the leading online, event and print brands in all technology market categories, and with services and tools that reach beyond traditional advertising, CMP shapes and influences the technology industry worldwide. CMP publishes highly respected media brands such as TechWeb, InformationWeek, ChannelWeb, CRN, EE Times and TechOnline; produces major industry events such as Interop, Web 2.0 Expo, XChange, Game Developers Conference and the Embedded Systems Conferences; and provides business information and marketing services such as the International Customer Management Institute, Semiconductor Insights and Second Life consulting for technology marketers. CMP is a subsidiary of United Business Media (, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

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