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What are the
Canalys Forums?

The Canalys Forums are major independent events for IT channel partners across EMEA, APAC and LATAM. The events bring together major technology vendors, distributors and resellers to discuss industry trends, forge new business relationships and create sales opportunities. Our emphasis on high-quality content, top-level speakers and innovative ideas and platforms has enabled us to grow and become the world's largest independent IT channel events!

Canalys Channels Forum

An exclusive event for channel community leaders in APAC, EMEA and LATAM.
Canalys is acknowledged as the foremost analyst firm in channels research and from this, we have created a unique experience for attendees. CCF gives the IT channel the opportunity to meet with the most senior executives from multiple top technology vendors in one place over just a few days. Established for over a decade, the forums are the critical connection point for the channel community in each region. Thousands of introductions and reunions take place at scheduled 1:1 meeting. Even more relationship building takes place during fitness sessions, over breakfasts, lunches and happy hours, creating many millions of dollars-worth of opportunities. The events are also a place for independent and impartial presentations, delivering insights, vision and inspiration, as well learning experiences for all delegates. Sessions are kept short and snappy to optimize attendees’ time.

2019 highlights video

CCF 2019




Our 2019 media partners

CCF 2020

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Find the full agenda, book sessions and schedule your 1:1 meetings by logging into your app.

Delegates can register for the event.

What to expect in 2020



Dedicated keynote sessions


Dedicated vendor breakout sessions
Theater panels

Theater panels

Multi-vendor panels, answering specific questions
1:1 meetings

1:1 Meetings

Schedule meetings with any delegate in attendance
Rising Stars program reception

Rising Stars program reception

Join us for the Rising Stars program networking drinks.
Channel experts share

Channel experts share

Win a speaking slot and share your stories
Spouse program

Spouse program

Canalys Festival

Canalys Festival

More than just a tech event

At Canalys we strive to ensure our events continue to be at the forefront of the industry. We make a point of developing agendas, promoting discussions and including important initiatives that aim to uplift and serve the wider industry. Our Rising Star program, which addresses the diversity gap in the IT Channel, and our Channel Partner Awards, which celebrate the year’s greatest achievements, are just 2 examples of how our events have evolved over the years. Each year we aim to bring more to the table, to keep things exciting and provide the industry with more than just a tech event!

Canalys’ Rising Stars program is an initiative across its forums that aims to ensure a more diverse group of attendees at the Canalys Forums and contributes to closing the gender gap and diversity deficit in the technology industry. Barriers to access the Canalys Forums are lowered with the provision of fully-funded places for nominees from distributors and channel partners where budgets might be a major inhibitor to attendance. This program will allow Rising Stars to connect with more senior executives across companies to form long-lasting industry contacts, providing them with opportunities to build on knowledge and experience. 

The prestigious Candefero Channel Partner of the Year awards recognize partners that demonstrate excellence in particular areas. Anyone can nominate a channel partner, including vendors, distributors and the partners themselves. Winners are announced and celebrated in a short high-energy session for all attendees at each forum.

Leading industry speakers in 2020

To be announced throughout the year! 


This year, the channel comes together at Singapore. Canalys has secured preferential rates at the venue hotel, as well as other five-star properties close by. If you are a sponsor or distributor, you can book your room, via the Canalys Event App, closer to the event date. If you are a channel partner or media partner, Canalys will be in touch regarding your accommodation booking.

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