Record number of leading distributors to support the Canalys Forum EMEA 2023

Record number of leading distributors to support the Canalys Forum EMEA 2023

The 2023 edition of the Canalys Forum EMEA is set to be the biggest yet, with 22 of the world’s leading distributors already committed to joining the event. Distributors are vital to the Forum’s success, and their support is a testament to the lasting importance of the event in the channel community.


22 of the leading country-level, regional and worldwide distributors will join the 2023 edition of the Canalys Forum EMEA. Taking place in Barcelona from 3 to 5 October, the Canalys Forums gathers an unrivaled number of industry leaders, vendors, distributors and channel partners, with distributors playing a vital role. In 2023, we are pleased so many of the world’s leading distributors have already committed to joining the event and are looking forward to hosting their top partners in Barcelona.

Distributors are at the heart of the Canalys Forums, and in 2023 will once again connect partners to the broadest range of channel-friendly vendors, not only at our established EMEA and APAC events but also at the new Canalys Forum North America.

In EMEA, we are proud to announce we have a record number of distributor sponsors supporting the Canalys Forum in 2023, demonstrating the importance of the channel community coming together. The companies comprise many of the most significant distributors operating in the channel today, with more to be announced soon. Committed so far are ALSO, Arrow Electronics, Axiz, e92plus, Exclusive Networks, Exertis, Flex IT, GCN Group, Giacom, Infinigate, Infonet Turkey, Ingram Micro, Logicom, Orchestra, Prianto, QBS Software, SEC Datacom, SOS Software, Tarsus, TD SYNNEX, UFP International and Westcoast.

Many of the distributors have been valued supporters of the Canalys Forums in EMEA for many years. Participating distributors agree to host their partners and their return to the sixteenth edition of the Forum is a testament to its lasting importance in the channel community. Leaders at these organizations have kindly shared their feedback on the value of these events:

Eric Nowak, President of Arrow’s Enterprise Computing Solutions business, EMEA and ANZ, said, “We regard the Canalys Forums EMEA as a unique event in Europe to meet with channel partners, vendors and market players and to discuss the latest technology industry trends and strategies, and thus very much look forward to the 2023 event.”

Josh Nicholls, Director, Orchestra, said, “Orchestra is looking forward to attending the Canalys Forum EMEA 2023 and sharing our tech with the channel community.”

William Geens, Managing Director, Prianto, said, “Prianto has been a sponsor of the Canalys event for many years. Every year the speeches and presentations are top notch and we have the opportunity to talk face to face with the top leaders in the IT industry. Moreover, this is perfectly organized with the Canapii app. We will continue to be a regular partner of Canalys in the future and are already looking forward to the next event in Barcelona!”

Troels Brock, CEO, SEC Datacom, said, “I look forward to attending the Canalys Forum EMEA 2023. It’s the best platform to network with other IT industry leaders, vendors and experts!”

Andy Gass, Chief Digital Officer, TD SYNNEX, said, “The Canalys Forum is an established highlight in our calendar. The event has always played a key role in helping our industry to move forward. It’s a fantastic opportunity to interact with a broad cross-section of industry partners, and the analysis, insights and predictions from the main stage and panel sessions always provoke lively and enriching discussions. TD SYNNEX has a long, shared history with the Canalys Forum in Europe and it’s exciting to see the Canalys community growing globally.”

Dave Stevinson, CEO, QBS Software, said, “QBS is pleased to support the must-attend channel event of the year and we look forward to seeing old and new partners.”

The Canalys Forum EMEA is open for registration to channel partners now!

Save the dates

EMEA: 3 – 5 October | NORTH AMERICA: 13 – 15 November | APAC: 5 – 7 December 2023

For more information on vendor sponsorship and distributor partnership opportunities, please contact:

APAC: Gemma Edwards: 
EMEA: Eleanor Martin: 
North America: Anna Blaney:

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