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2021 / EMEA / LATAM / APAC

Bringing independent vision to channels community leaders

The Canalys Forums

The Canalys Forums are the largest independent pan-region events for channel partners, distributors, and senior vendor management. They bring together the IT channel to network and discuss the industry’s latest news and topics.

Our aim is to provide the IT channel with independent and impartial content while creating a platform for vendors to educate the channel. We use forward-thinking business solutions, such as our event management platform Canapii, to ensure every delegate’s agenda is tailored and all event details are in one place.

Meet with global channel leaders at the Canalys Forums 2021

We are back for 2021! The Canalys Forums is bringing new formats to virtual, with two days of live insight, expert-led breakout sessions, engaging Q&A, and interactive meeting opportunities with the most senior leaders in our channel community.


19-21 October 2021
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16-18 November 2021
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For vendors and distributors registration please get in touch.



Frequenty asked questions

We have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and engaging with all interested event parties. However, with countries moving in and out of lockdowns there continues to be uncertainty around the pandemic and we believe a digital event is in everyone’s interest. This decision allows Canalys to plan our events with confidence and will enable attendance from all our attendees, regardless of where they are in the world.

Canalys Forums EMEA: 5-7 October
Canalys Forums LATAM: 19-21 October
Canalys Forums APAC: 16-18 November

You can expect two days of live insight, expert hubs, interviews, breakouts, presentations, engaging Q&A and interactive matchmaking meeting opportunities. In addition to this the platform will offer on-demand content and networking opportunities over the period of the week.

Global registration will go live in July. Please look out for communications with registration details and links.

We have taken learnings from our 2020 events and implemented several exciting new changes to the events in 2021. The event will offer a variety of different types of content, most of which will be shown live to promote enhanced engagement throughout the event dates, all of which will be recorded and delivered on-demand to replay at delegates convenience: expert hubs, interviews, breakouts, presentations.

Our event platform, Canapii, has supported hundreds of events in 2020 and will be supporting the Canalys Forums once again. Canapii has evolved into one of the leading virtual event platforms and will bring you gamification, live Q&A, polling, simultaneous translation, a personal agenda builder and much more!

Yes! The channel needs to connect, and we have plenty of sponsorship opportunities available. Vendors joining it yearly are perceived by the community as channel centric and committed to its future. Contact us to discuss the packages available. The sooner you join us the more influence you can have in the planning stages.


At Canalys, we believe in equality for all. At our events we are committed to creating an environment that is diverse and inclusive. We want to create a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof) or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate on any conference platform, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Participants violating these rules may be penalized or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.