April 29, 2018 to May 1, 2018
Orlando, FL

The Largest Gathering of Midmarket CIOs and Senior IT Executives

MES is the Midmarket IT executive event of the year. No other event can offer IT decision makers with exclusive access to more than 80+ top vendors, seasoned Gartner analysts and an elite group of peers. Our unique format enables attendees to maximize their valuable time out of the office by building significant relationships and gaining critical knowledge – in one trip.  Working with Gartner, our strategic collaborator, enables us to deliver – without question – the industry’s best content available to the single largest annual gathering of midmarket CIOs. Expertly curated content includes demonstrations of cutting-edge products, services and new technology solutions designed to boost productivity and accelerate ROI. Senior-level IT executives leave this two and a half-day conference with the latest research, technology advancements and innovative best practices needed to build forward-looking IT strategies.


Top Reasons to Attend


Expert advice. Meet one-on-one with highly regarded Gartner analysts to discuss the issues facing your midmarket business today.

Network. Engage with IT midmarket peers and vendors.

Award-winning vendors. Experience the Midsize Enterprise Summit XCellence Awards, highlighting the show's best technologies and solutions.

Innovation. Hear about the latest products and solutions from a variety of vendors through private boardroom appointments.

New technology. View products and services and meet one-on-one with top and emerging vendors at the Solution Pavilion.

Maximize Your ROI.   Build strong partnerships and get the competitive intelligence you need to drive revenue.


What Our Attendees Say

This summit was the best conference I've been to in a long while.  In less than three days I was able to find information that would have normally taken 6 months of web searching.  The best part was it put me face-to-face with the vendors I wanted to hear from and it wasn't all a sales ploy..”
― Michael Grosse, CTO, Sullivan University System
 I have never been to an event that offered such great networking as well as group feedback on current products and trends. I would highly recommend MES events to anyone that is thinking about going.” 
― Dane Holman, IT Director, McGowan & Co.
MES provides me with exposure to technology solutions that I would not otherwise have access to or may have considered. I get a chance to validate strategy with my peers while learning about their challenges and approaches.  Having direct access to Gartner industry insights is awesome.
 Brian Celardo, IT Director, Birch Family Services
At first, I wasn't sure if my company and my situation would translate well to MES. Once I started networking with my peers at the summit, I found many others in almost identical business situations and facing the same issues I deal with - getting proper IT budget, how to efficiently manage a small IT workforce - and exchanging knowledge with them was invaluable..”
 Robert Vinagray, CIO, Burma Bibas, Inc.
“MES is by far one of the best events for gathering information about the latest technology trends, discussing solutions for SMB's challenges, and last but not least finding out how various vendors can help you solve those challenges.” 
 VP of IT, College Loan Corporation

MES Spring 2018 Premier Sponsors


Outsource Brazil




MES Spring 2018 Event Sponsors

Cambium Networks
Cato Networks

Event Format


MES Advisory Board

Henry Chace
CIO, Burns & Levinson LLP
James Fielder
Vice President of Information Systems, Farm Credit Services of Illinois
Ed Freed
IT Manager, Summit Polymers
Paul  Furtado
Paul Furtado
Vice President of Information Technology, Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies
Aaron Geiger
Aaron Geiger
Chance Irvine
Chance Irvine
VP, IT Operations and Infrastructure, Proxibid, Inc
Glenn Leatherwood
Glenn Leatherwood
Manager of Internet and Portal Technologies, Valmont Industries
John Regula
SVP/CIO, Woods
Tammy Barr
Tammy Barr
VP IS/CIO, Continental Mills
Jeff Lutes
Jeff Lutes
VP of Technology, Orlando Magic
Vennard Wright, WSSC
Vennard Wright
CIO, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)
Doug Pontious
BI Analytics Executive, Amerisure Insurance
Mary Wyderski
VP of Technology, Professional Service Industries, Inc.
Jesse Crum
Director of IT and CSO, Knoxville Hospital & Clinics
Ellen Christy, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Ellen Christy
SCIO - Housing & Economic Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Nick Dell
IT Manager, Midway Products Group
Leslie Cothren, IT Director, Universal Mental Health Services
Leslie Cothren
IT Director, Universal Mental Health Services
Derek Christopher, CIO, Hines & Associates
Derek Christopher
CIO, Hines & Associates
Jason Mason, Managing Director, Infrastructure and Operations, Hanley Wood
Jason Mason
Managing Director, Infrastructure and Operations, Hanley Wood

Mike Cisek
Mike Cisek
Research Director, SMB Infrastructure & Operations, Gartner
Joe Mariano
Joe Mariano
Senior Research Analyst, Gartner
Neil Wynne, Gartner
Neil Wynne
Senior Research Analyst, Gartner
Robert DeMarzo
Robert DeMarzo
SVP, Event Content and Strategy, The Channel Company
Chris Laping, Founder, People Before Things
Chris Laping
Founder, People Before Things, LLC
Robert Rhame, Research Director, Gartner
Robert Rhame
Research Director, Gartner
Charley Thornton, The BRIEF Lab
Charley Thornton
Principal, Partner and Senior Facilitator, The BRIEF Lab

Apply to Attend

Are you an IT Leader in a midsized company?  Register for Midsize Enterprise Summit.  There is no cost to apply and no cost to attend, if you qualify.  We host qualified midmarket IT buyers from the US and Canada. Hosted registration includes: 

Giving Back

Channel@Work is our way of giving back to the community that has given us so much over the past three decades. This charitable arm of The Channel Company’s events group is designed to bring the IT community together to connect and give back to the local communities that host our events.
Our team identifies local charities and coordinates efforts with our committed vendors, solution providers, and other IT executives to contribute time and donations to make an impact with a worthy cause.  Check back soon for information on the Channel@Work opportunity at Midsize Enterprise Summit Spring 2018

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