The Canalys Channels Forum is a major event for IT channel partners across the APAC region. The event works to bring together major technology vendors, distributors and resellers to discuss industry trends, create sales opportunity and forge new business relationships. This year the event was held in Taipei, Taiwan from 2-5th December 2019 and David Cameron attended to represent Diverse Services.
Day 1: 3rd December
After arriving the evening prior and checking into the hotel, the first day was full of exciting sightseeing adventures. Gathering early at the hotel lobby, the group headed to Jioufen to explore. This small town was relatively isolated although quickly developed due to the gold rush in the early 1900s. During the Qing Dynasty, the village housed nine families where ‘nine portions’ were often requested when shipments arrived to the small town – later becoming the name of the village. The tour of Jioufen continued with a stop at The Amei Teahouse for a delicious lunch before the next activities began. These included a visit to the Longshan Temple and also the Taipei 101 Observatory, being one of the world’s tallest buildings at a height of 508 metres high. The group continued onto a late dinner at 101 Ding Xian, one of Taipei’s finest seafood restaurants before finishing up the day with a visit to the Shilin Night Market.
Pictured: Viewpoint from Jioufen.
Pictured: Taipei 101 Observatory Building
Day 2: 4th December
The next morning began with an optional sunrise cross-fit session bright and early at 7.00am for guests to start their day nice and relaxed. Following this, the Forum commenced at 9.00am with the keynote session including opening remarks and sponsor acknowledgements. After lunch, the day continued with the theater, panel sessions and 1 on 1 meetings that could be booked through the event app between attendees. After dinner, the evening festivities began with networking drinks and followed by the CCF Festival. Finally, the after party was hosted at Little Creatures Taipei providing a little slice of home to end the night.
Day 3: 5th December
The final day of the Forum began with an optional sunrise run or yoga session, allowing guests to make the most of their morning before attending the Forum. The theater, panel session and 1 on 1 meetings continued today through to lunch time, the final opportunity for guests to meet with representatives from vendors, distributors and resellers. After lunch, the Channel Expert Sessions, Candefero Channel Partner of the Year Awards Ceremony and closing keynote concluded the event. Following this, guests slowly headed back to their hotels before making the journey home in the evening or following morning.
Pictured: Jioufen Police Station.
Pictured: Dessert from Humble House hotel in Taipei.