Telarus, a value-added distributor of data, voice and cloud services, has seen a big uptick in attendance for its annual Telarus Partner Summit, it said, logging a 35-percent increase in attendees.
Held on June 18-20 at the Stein Eriksen Resort, 400+ data, voice, and cloud providers and sales partners came to Deer Valley, Utah to conduct private meetings, listen to panel discussions, see supplier fairs, and to hear from several professional speakers, including Boyd Matheson (Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Mike Lee), Chistophe Morin (Chief ‘Pain Officer’ for SalesBrain), and Dan Shapero (CEO of ClikCloud.com).
“We are excited to see our conference continue to gather momentum and to be a valuable resource to both our suppliers and partners,” said Patrick Oborn, vice president of marketing for Telarus and chief architect of the event. “My staff worked extremely hard this year to put together a unique experience for over 400 people and that, we believe, is the difference-maker for us. We don’t leave things to chance – we play the role of ‘match maker’ to ensure that the suppliers and partners that should meet together, do.”
After two days of education and networking, the last day included activities that ranged from golf, river rafting, zip lining, alpine slides, mountain biking, hiking and spa treatments at the Stein Eriksen’s 5-star spa. The concluding banquet featured a video from the 2013 Telarus president’s club trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, a short address from Adam Edwards, president of Telarus, live music and a live feed of the NBA Finals Game 7.
“I was impressed with the angle of approach Telarus takes,” said James Warren, president at RDM Communications. “Have fun, offer a lively spirit in the evening, but let’s focus on why we traveled far distances to spend valuable time: business development! I believe your strengths have yet to register with other master agents as value props (which the agent community is desperate to have). As the word continues to get out to those who are not (yet) bringing business to Telarus, it is only a matter of time before they do.”