IT Europa and Angel Business Communications will jointly be staging a European Managed Services & Hosting Summit on 7 December 2016.
The event will build on the success of the UK Managed Services & Hosting Summit which is now in its 6th year and will bring leading hardware and software vendors, hosting providers, telecommunications companies, mobile operators and web services providers involved in managed services and hosting together with Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and resellers, integrators and service providers seeking to developing their managed services portfolios and sales of hosted solutions.
All indicators are pointing to the continued rapid growth of managed services, with the world market predicted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 12.5% to 2019, but the impact of new technologies and changing buyer behaviour in the face of evolving requirements is creating challenges for both vendors and MSPs alike. Under the theme of the Digital Dividend – The Role of Managed Services in a Digital World, the Managed Services and Hosting Summit 2016 will provide insights into how the market is changing and what it will take for MSPs to succeed as it evolves. Specific areas addressed will include the emergence and impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M, the growing importance of security, trends in service delivery and how to create value both within an MSP and for its customers.
The European Managed Services & Hosting Summit 2016 is a management-level event designed to help channel organisations identify opportunities arising from the increasing demand for managed and hosted services and to develop and strengthen partnerships aimed at supporting sales. The summit will feature a high-level conference programme exploring the impact of new business models and the changing role of information technology within modern businesses. These conference sessions will be augmented by breakout sessions within which leading vendors and service providers will provide further insight into the opportunities for channel organisations looking to expand their managed services portfolios. The event will also feature a CIO Track during which will explore what kinds of services a CIO should look to outsource, how to select an MSP partner and how best to manage and integrate both internal and external resources.
Throughout the day there will also be many opportunities for both sponsors and delegates to meet fellow participants within the Summit exhibition and networking area.
The European Managed Services and Hosting Summit 2016 will take place at the Amsterdam Hilton on 7 December 2016. MSPs, resellers and integrators wishing to attend the convention and vendors, distributors or service providers interested in sponsorship opportunities can find further information at: www.mshsummit.com/amsterdam