Anixter's Channel Partner Summits Give Security and Network Integrators an Edge in the Marketplace

Aug 09, 2011, 07:30 ET from Anixter International

GLENVIEW, Ill., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anixter announces the launch of its Channel Partner Summits, an integrator-focused event that discusses the latest solutions surrounding IP-based physical security solutions to address the need for migration, interoperability and convergence.

Join manufacturers and end-users at this 10-date nationwide event to learn about products, technologies and best practices in the rapidly evolving security market. At this event, you'll learn from leading experts who will share insights on network and security strategies for unparalleled competitive advantage. The Channel Partner Summits are designed to explore the major trends affecting the network and security markets—from consolidation and interoperability to standards compliance and shifting technologies—to help customers make the best choices to ensure their networks remain secure and future-ready.

"The growing complexity of the security market is increasing the need to adapt to new technologies in order to remain competitive," said Matt Powers, Anixter's Technical Director of Security Solutions. "Because product and technology offerings are becoming more diverse, it is important for integrators to learn the fundamentals of interoperability and how market pressures and changing technologies are affecting demands."

Experts from Anixter, security consultants, manufacturers and end-users will come together to provide a complete discussion of the featured topics. The half day event will include:

  • A keynote presentation from a representative of Connex International, a well-known security consultant who helps certify integrators on manufacturers' programs
  • Anixter technical professionals with expertise in infrastructure that supports networking and security solutions
  • A live panel discussion made up of industry experts including end-user representatives
  • A mini tradeshow featuring product manufacturers that are developing the latest technologies and applications
  • A casino themed event reception and networking.

The Channel Partner Summits will be hitting the following cities:

August 23, 2011

Denver, CO

August 25, 2011

Salt Lake City, UT

August 30, 2011

Omaha, NE

September 27, 2011

Pittsburgh, PA

September 29, 2011

Boston, MA

October 11, 2011

Austin, TX

October 13, 2011

Memphis, TN

October 27, 2011

San Diego, CA

November 15, 2011

Indianapolis, IN

December 8, 2011

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

To register for Anixter's Channel Partner Summits, visit

About Anixter

Anixter International is a leading global distributor of communication and security products, electrical and electronic wire & cable, fasteners and other small parts. The company adds value to the distribution process by providing its customers access to 1) innovative inventory management programs, 2) more than 450,000 products and over $1 billion in inventory, 3) 231 warehouses with approximately 7 million square feet of space, and 4) locations in 269 cities in 51 countries. Founded in 1957 and headquartered near Chicago, Anixter trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AXE.

SOURCE Anixter International