Bethesda, Maryland – September 20, 2016 -- The ASCII Group, the leading membership-based community of independent MSPs, VARs and solution providers, is pleased to announce updates to its 2017 IT SMB Success Summit Series including a new keynote speaker, conference content and event cities. Having become the premier series of events for IT solution providers to attend, The ASCII Group is extending its reach in nine markets across North America. With a continued focus on education, collaboration, networking, and engagement, the 2017 series will also concentrate on driving the advancement of IT services.
Each Summit welcomes hundreds of Managed Service Providers as well as key industry leaders and market influencers. Now in its seventeenth year, the Success Summits are once again on track for record attendance with the central theme highlighting growth and advancement.
“The events enable our industry to reconnect and learn. At each event we see that light bulb moment happen, either through a new peer introduction, a newly discovered vendor opportunity or through a new service ASCII provides to help lower the overall burden on the MSP. The mission of our Summits continues to focus on helping solution providers further their business by leveraging the power of the ASCII Community,” said Jerry Koutavas, President, The ASCII Group.
The 2017 Summits will include education, innovative industry presentations, a cutting-edge vendor solutions pavilion, and an exclusive ASCII members-only meeting. The Summit Series is designed for qualified industry IT professionals and MSPs, and is targeted towards those looking to increase revenue and enhance their current business model. Admission is free for ASCII members.
In addition to informative and real-life best practice addresses from ASCII members and thought leaders, the special guest speaker for 2017 is Frank Abagnale, acclaimed subject of the book, movie and Broadway play, “Catch Me If You Can”, and one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and securing documents.
“85% of ASCII members reported revenue growth in 2015, and our Summits, in conjunction with our other programs that save them thousands of dollars annually, remain a highly engaging opportunity for the membership,” said Alan Weinberger, CEO, The ASCII Group. “Summit participants said their top business reasons for attending include their desire to educate themselves on potential industry opportunities, to learn about new products and programs, and the need to seek out face-to-face partnerships with attending vendors, so we remain committed to joining together the best and brightest vendors with the top MSPs in North America.”
2017 Summit Cities:
· Houston, TX February 22 – 23
· Orange County, CA March 29 – 30
· Boston, MA April 26 – 27
· Columbus, OH May 17 – 18
· Toronto, Canada June 21 – 22
· Newark, NJ July 26 – 27
· Chicago, IL August 30 – 31
· Miami, FL September 27 – 28
· Washington, D.C. October 25 - 26
About The ASCII Group, Inc:
The ASCII Group is a vibrant reseller community of independent MSPs, VARs, and other solution providers. Formed in 1984, ASCII has more than 70 programs that provide turnkey cost-cutting strategies, innovative business building programs, and extensive peer interaction. ASCII members enjoy benefits such as marketing support; educational information; group purchasing power; increased leverage in the marketplace; and multiple networking opportunities. These programs enable ASCII members to increase revenue, lower operating costs, and grow service opportunities. Learn more at or by calling 800-394-2724.
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