The Ultimate Guide to CRN Xchange San Antonio
Whether you work for a managed service provider (“MSP”) or simply want to learn more about future-proofing your business, you may be interested in attending a one-of-a-kind conference called CRN XChange San Antonio. Occurring from March 1 to March 3, CRN XChange San Antonio is the largest independent gathering of premier solution providers and technology suppliers in IT. The conference offers a terrific mix of high-profile keynote speakers, thought-provoking executive sessions, outstanding networking opportunities, and more.
Ultimately, CRN XChange San Antonio can be just the thing to take your business to the next level. In this guide, we will share everything you need to know about attending the conference, including who is attending, the agenda, things to do in San Antonio, and the sheer value that you’ll get by attending.
Who is Going?
CRN XChange San Antonio is for MSPs, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and others who want to learn more about future-proofing their business. We are living in a period of technological disruption, where up-and-coming technologies are drastically changing business models and how we conduct our business. MSPs are even under fire, with Mark S. A. Smith, the owner of Bija Company, arguing that approximately 70 percent of MSPs will be gone by 2021.
Whether his prediction is accurate or not, the conference is especially relevant for MSPs who are trying to navigate these technological transformations. The Channel Company, which puts on CRN XChange San Antonio, intuitively recognizes this fact. They have put together a slate of outstanding speakers and fascinating executive sessions.
But along with the stellar programming, CRN XChange San Antonio is so valuable because of the high-quality guest list. Prior CRN XChange events have had a who’s who of attendees. For instance, 94 percent of prior attendees have held C-Level, VP, or Director titles. 55 percent of attendees have revenue over $3 million and 46 percent of attendees derive more than 30 percent of their revenue from managed services.
In sum, you are going to want to meet your fellow attendees. Your peers at CRN XChange San Antonio will be smart, driven, and ready to meet you. While there is no guarantee that you will make a sale or make a lucrative long-term connection, CRN XChange conferences attract a high-quality list of attendees that could potentially springboard your business.
What is the Agenda?
To put it simply, the Channel Company is offering outstanding programming at CRN XChange San Antonio.
There is a stacked roster of intelligent speakers who are extremely passionate about the future of technology. Some of these keynote speakers include Kevin Eastman (a motivational speaker and former NBA coach and executive), Shannon Huffman Polson (a former U.S. Army captain and author), Karl Palachuk (an author, blogger, and MSP consultant), and Bob Skelley (CEO of the Channel Company). These speakers come from a wide range of backgrounds, yet they can provide an immense amount of knowledge on everything from technology to leadership.
You can find the full agenda of CRN XChange San Antonio by clicking here. Looking at the agenda, you can see that there are plenty of sessions on a wide range of topics. For example, you’re in luck if you are interested in learning about cybersecurity. On March 2, Drew Sanford (director of sales and engineering at Connectwise) is leading a solutions track session on cybersecurity MSP best practices. On March 3, you can attend a solutions track session titled “The Power in Cyber Resilience.” It is led by Greg Luebke, who is an MSP account manager at Webroot.
These are just two examples, but the fact remains that CRN XChange San Antonio is putting forth an A-list programming slate. Whether you are interested in cybersecurity, why the top MSPs are thriving, strategies to efficiently store customer data, or something else, you are sure to find some panel or speaker discussing it at the conference.
Things to do Near the Conference
Beyond the keynote speakers, panels, and networking opportunities, CRN XChange is a great opportunity to explore San Antonio. Because the conference is three days, you will have several opportunities to check out much of what San Antonio has to offer.
CRN XChange San Antonio is taking place at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country. The hotel is a 20-minute drive north from the San Antonio International Airport. The hotel is near some of the most exciting attractions in the greater San Antonio area. For instance, if you are looking for some fine dining and shopping, we encourage you to check out the Shops at La Cantera. It is an open-air regional shopping mall that has a wide range of stores and restaurants. If you are looking to get outside, feel free to visit the Natural Bridge Caverns. These are the largest known commercial caverns in the state of Texas. Their beauty will awe you. And if you are looking for some good old-fashioned fun? Check out Six Flags Fiesta Texas or SeaWorld.
These are just some activities near the conference venue. Going into the city of San Antonio itself, you can visit the River Walk or the Alamo. CRN XChange San Antonio is close to the city of Austin, giving you another option if you are so inclined.
And as for the hotel itself? It offers everything from a nine-acre waterpark with a 1,100-foot lazy river to six restaurants and a luxury spa. Staying at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country, you will be well rested, entertained, and ready to get the most out of the conference.
The Value of Attending
Ultimately, attendees of CRN XChange San Antonio can capitalize to drink up empowering content while making virtually unmatched connections. Not only that, but the conference presents a unique opportunity to meet industry thought-leaders (and potential clients) in one place.
To put it another way, CRN XChange San Antonio offers a number of opportunities that can help your business grow. For instance, if you work for an MSP and want to get expert channel trends and predictions, you will be able to find them. If you are looking for higher-level advice on how you can achieve your professional goals, you will also be able to find it. Combined with an audience of high-achievers, you are sure to meet some interesting people in San Antonio.
As the host of the event, the Channel Company has pulled out all of the stops. Their overall objective is to make CRN XChange the most educational, thought-provoking, and fun conference out there. The Channel Company has held several CRN XChange conferences and it uses its prior experiences to make future conferences even better. By choosing to attend CRN XChange San Antonio, you can be confident that you will capture significant short and long-term value for your business.
While there are plenty of technology and futurist conferences out there, CRN XChange San Antonio stands above the rest. It can be one of the best investments that you make this year.
If you are interested in attending CRN XChange San Antonio, you will need to apply. You can do so by clicking here. If you work for an MSP, you can also apply to attend future shows as well. To learn more about the conference itself, click here.