Canalys is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive company and to improving D&I at its events together with our sponsors and participants.

Our 2019 Supporters

We recognize the Canalys Forums, like the tech industry, has a gender-gap and diversity deficit. Attendance at the Canalys Forums for distributors and resellers is based on seniority of job role and is invite-only. The audience, therefore, mirrors the diversity deficit in our industry.

Our new ‘Rising Stars’ Program aims to encourage the most talented, up and coming, people at resellers and distributors to attend the whole event, including a special drinks reception, by offering fully-funded* event places.

By offering fully-funded* event places we aim to lower barriers to entry and encourage a broad range of next-gen, high-potential people in the channel.

We are keen to motivate more women to participate in the event, and we also recognize that diversity is not always based on physical/visible attributes.

Winning a place will be an amazing chance to:

·         Learn from industry leaders

·         Share inspiring ideas

·         Meet your ‘Rising Star’ channel peers

·         Broaden your networks in the channel to help your future career

·         Enjoy a spectacular location


Winners of ‘Rising Star’ places will be the highest-potential people identified by their nominators in sales positions, business development, account management, marketing, communications and business intelligence. They must have strong potential and have demonstrated superior performance.

Anyone involved with the event can nominate. The person might be from the same company or a partner company.

A diverse, global governance panel from Canalys will oversee the nomination process, reviewing submissions on a case-by-case basis. Canalys may further interview candidates or nominees if further information is required to substantiate the nomination.

*Each place requires a nominal EUR 100 registration fee 


Please provide details of relevant contact within the nominated partner