Home / Midsize Enterprise Summit Spring 2018
IT Executive
Sun, Apr 29, 2018 to Tue, May 1, 2018
Event Code: 
Venue Name: 
Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotel
Venue City: 
Venue State: 
Venue Address: 
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd
About Event Introductory Sentence: 
The Largest Gathering of Midmarket CIOs and Senior IT Executives
About Event Intro paragraph: 

A New Vision For The Midsize Enterprise CIO

IT leaders are facing pressure like never before — the pressure to determine and articulate the business value of a barrage of new technologies from AI to IoT to containers to public cloud. This pressure coupled with the need to meet the threats coming from all directions head-on is shaking the confidence of business leaders, customers and suppliers. In addition, the company data center needs to be modernized to accommodate all these coming realities. The executives best positioned to respond to this environment are you, today’s midmarket CIOs. However, a new roadmap is needed to execute at scale. To succeed, you must create a vision for leading IT within your company. As CIO, your new vision must communicate how the latest tech solutions will help your organization differentiate itself and come out on top of the competition.

About Event Format Paragraph: 


Attend Event Image 1: 
Why Attend Introductory Sentence: 
Why Attend?
Why Attend Intro paragraph: 

The Midsize Enterprise Summit saves busy midmarket CIOs the time spent making phone calls and researching new opportunities. We put you in direct contact and provide networking opportunities with more than 60 leading technology suppliers and Gartner analysts – all in a single venue, for a limited time. Connect with your midmarket peers to share pain points and potential solutions, learn about the latest technology trends yielding high-growth returns, and gain new leadership skills. The Midsize Enterprise Summit enables you to establish and strengthen many important relationships – in just a few highly productive days away from the distractions back at the office.

Product comparisons in the Solutions Pavilion.

Opportunity to build your personal brand.

No Cost To You: MES covers travel, hotel and meal costs for all who qualify.

Insight into current trends and the next generation of IT solutions.

Prescriptive and practical takeaways to set your IT department’s priorities.

Leadership and executive skills enhancement.

Independent and neutral POV facilitating real conversations.


Attend - Register to attend block: 

Attend Hotel & travel image: 
Attend Hotel & travel paragraph: 

Hotel Reservations:
Disney Swan and Dolphin Report
Hotel Room Rate: $210 plus fees and taxes
Hotel Room Link: Click Here
Check-In Time: 3:00 p.m.
Check-Out Time: 11:00 a.m.
Hotel Phone: (407) 934-4000

Ground Transportation:
The Swan & Dolphin is 30 minutes from Orlando International Airport.
A taxi is approximately $65.
Mears Transportation can also be arranged for $23 each way - http://www.mearstransportation.com/

Valet Parking is $30 per overnight stay.
Self-Parking is $20 per overnight stay.

Sponsor Become a Sponsor Text: 

Sponsor Company Sponsorship: 
Sponsor Company: 
Essential Costa Rica
Sponsor Levels: 
Sponsor Company: 
Brasil IT
Sponsor Levels: 
Sponsor Company: 
Sponsor Levels: 
Sponsor Company: 
HP Enterprise/Intel
Sponsor Levels: 
Sponsor Company: 
Scale Computing
Sponsor Levels: 
Sponsor Company: 
Information Builders
Sponsor Levels: 
Sponsor Company: 
Sponsor Levels: 
Sponsor Company: 
Sponsor Levels: 
Sponsor Company: 
Ruckus Networks
Sponsor Levels: 
Agenda Sessions: 
About Event Intro Image 2: 
Attend Event Image 2: 
About Event Format Title: 
Event Format
About Out Advisors Paragraph: 
We look to our experienced Midmarket Advisory Board to help shape the evolving Midsize Enterprise Summit agenda. This group of influential IT executives ensure that attendees are informed of the very latest industry trends, new products, challenges — and opportunities — available in the midsize market today.
Meet our estemmed Advisory Board:
About Our Advisors Select: 
Henry Chace
James Fielder
Ed Freed
Paul Furtado
Aaron Geiger
Chance Irvine
Glenn Leatherwood
John Regula
Tammy Barr
Jeff Lutes
Vennard Wright
Doug Pontious
Mary Wyderski
Jesse Crum
Ellen Christy
Nick Dell
Leslie Cothren
Derek Christopher
Jason Mason
About Event Attendee Highlights: 

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 U.S. and Canada. Hosted registration includes: 

Channel@Work Title: 
Giving Back
Channel@Work paragraph: 

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.  For questions about this great initiative, please contact Carolyn Herr, Event Director Cherr@thechannelco.com

Channel@Work Image 1: 
Channel@Work Image 2: 
Sponsor Become a Sponsor Title: 
The Largest Independent Gathering of Midmarket CIOs and Senior IT Executives
Sponsor Become Sponsor Block: 
Resources Title: 
Nominate Your Top Midmarket Vendor Executives
Resources Paragraph: 

Gartner Analysts Meetings

Complimentary Appointments with Featured Gartner Analysts
Midsize Enterprise Summit provides an opportunity for IT leaders and sponsoring vendors to meet with Gartner analysts to discuss best practices for delivering quality and affordable IT services in today's challenging economic climate.  IT providers also have the opportunity to meet with Gartner to discuss their go-to-market strategy in a time where midsize enterprises are being cautious about every IT investment they make. Particpating attendees and sponsors will receive invitations via email to book their Gartner Analyst appointments.


Stay Informed

Sign Up for the 
MES CIO Newsletter
Midsize Enterprise Strategies Blog
  Midsize Enterprise Summit Content at a Glance Download 


Attend Hotel Helpful Info: 

Hotel Overview
Leave the every day behind and enter a world of wonder and enchantment at the Walt Disney World® Resort.  Located in the heart of the most magical place on earth, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort provides a truly extraordinary backdrop for your Orlando vacation or meeting.  Beautiful tropical landscaping, tranquil waterways and classic art and architecture work together to create a stunning landmark in the midst of one of the most spectacular places on earth.

Inside our magnificent Disney resort, an environment of elegance and sophistication awaits. From our spectacular lobbies and our unique restaurants, to the exotic Mandara Spa, and our incredibly comfortable guest rooms, we offer the ultimate escape just moments away from the thrill and excitement of the Walt Disney World® Resort.
Our stylish lobbies provide guests with a warm and inviting welcome and a distinct sense of arrival. Swan and Dolphin guest rooms include custom draperies, upgraded technology, and, of course, all rooms feature the incredibly comfortable Heavenly Bed®.
  • Midsize Enterprise Summit Spring 2018
  • Chris Laping, Founder, People Before Things, LLC
  • Charley Thornton, Principal, Partner & Senior Facilitator, The Brief Lab
About Event Testimonials: 
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
Attend Event Testimonials: 
"MES if the prefect blend of mid-size industry knowledge, technical solutions and peer engagement.  You leave with the feeling you belonging to a team of IT professionals who share common problems and solutions.  You establish relationships based on common themes and these relationships empower you to make better decisions."
- Mike Torrente, VP Global Information Technology, Movado Group Inc.

"This is the best event to attend for the year for any IT leader. If you can only attend 1 major event, I highly recommend making the time sacrifice for this event. Initially I felt the length of event was going to make this a tough one to attend but the amount of information, materials, networking, etc. was invaluable and well worth it."
–  Nick Alexander, Director of IT, Cumming Corporation 
"This is an event I plan on attending once every 18 to 24 months.  This is the only event I use to reach out to vendors and it has been exceptionally helpful.  As other professionals in our role I do not accept "Cold" calls or pursue email solicitations outside of this event.  Great Job MES..."
–  Michael Fontes, MIS Director, Blue Beacon International 
Sponsorship Testimonials: 
"Midsize Enterprise Summit is one of the best industry events we have sponsored.
The quality of the attendees was top notch but more importantly, they were fully open to engagement not only in meetings but at any time.  The event offered multiple venues to interact with customers.
We walked away with twice as many hot  leads as projected and were so impressed, that we have already signed up for next year.”

- Glen Jodoin, Vice President, GreenPages 
"We attend MES because the audience is very well qualified, better than any other event that we’ve been to.”
“It’s been a very successful show for us.  It’s different from other events in that you get to meet one-on-one with C-level decision makers to promote your products, services and solutions.”
“The most valuable element is the people that The Channel Company brings in.  You get to meet with decision makers and c-level executives who are engaged and eager to hear your products and solutions.”
-Ruckus Wireless
About Event Top Reasons Title: 
Top Reasons to Attend
Attend Event Top Reasons Title: 

Your Registration Pass Includes

Sponsor Event Top Reasons Title: 
Top Reasons To Sponsor
About Top reasons: 

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.


Event Sponsors: 
Cato Networks
Cambium Networks
Ki Teknology
Arctic Wolf
Technology Evaluation Centers
Perfiles Tecnologicos
KMC Controls
Black Hat
vCom Solutions
The Comtel Group
Act Minds
Borba & Lewis
Concerto Cloud Services
Reduxio Halski
Event Speakers: 
Mike Cisek
Joe Mariano
Neil Wynne
Robert DeMarzo
Chris Laping
Robert Rhame
Charley Thornton
Vivek Swaminathan
Niel Nickolaisen
Amy Blankson
Vennard Wright
Doug Pontious
Aaron Geiger
Mary Wyderski
Joe Bassani
Lisa MacKenzie
Tammy Barr
Attend Top Reasons: 

Are you an IT Leader in a midsized company?  Register for the 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 U.S. and Canada. Hosted registration includes: 


Venue Zip Code: 
Resources Top Reasons Title: 
Get Social
Resources Top Reasons: 
Follow @theMidmarketCIO on Twitter Join the Midsize Enterprise Summit Group on LinkedIn

Contact Information

Vendors & Solution Providers - Sponsorship
To become a sponsor, please contact:

Carolyn Herr, Event Director at cherr@thechannelcompany.com or 949.223.3644

IT Executives - Attendance
For more information about attending MES, pleast contact:

Tracy Fischer at tfischer@thechannelcompany.com or 516.726.2932

Channel@Work - Giving Back Charitable Initiative
To learn more about our Midsize Enterprise Summit project and how to participate, please contact: cherr@thechannelcompany.com or 949.223.3644

Sponsor Awards Intro Sentence: 
Midsize Enterprise Summit XCellence Awards
Sponsor Awards Paragraph: 

      Come experience the best of the best.

     The Midsize Enterprise Summit XCellence Awards recognize the best technologies and solutions in the midsize market today. 

      2017 Categories:

  • Best Midmarket Solution: Hardware

  • Best Midmarket Solution: Software

  • Best Midmarket Solution: Services

  • Best MES Newcomer

  • Best Executive Presentation

  • Best Boardroom: Premier Sponsors and Event Sponsors

  • Best Solutions Pavilion Booth Strategy: Premier Sponsors and Event Sponsors

  • Best Solution Provider

  • Best International Vendor

  • Best of Show: Premier Sponsors and Event Sponsors

Sponsor Awards Image: 
Sponsor Top Reasons paragraph: 

► New Customers. Secure immediate sales opportunities to build your pipeline.

► Thought leadership. Demonstrate your company’s mid-market focus to this highly targeted group of senior-level IT executives.

► Knowledge. Listen to what your customers have to say about the midmarket and your products.

► Intelligence. Accelerate your business by making important connections and gathering current market intelligence.

► Awareness. Increase brand awareness by positioning your brand to senior midmarket business leaders.

About Event Attendee Title: 
Apply to Attend
Event status: 
Sponsor Awards Award: 
WINNER: 2017 Best Midmarket Solution: Hardware
WINNER: 2017 Best Midmarket Solution: Software


WINNER: 2017 Best Midmarket Solution: Services
 WINNER: 2017 Best Midsize Enterprise Summit Newcomer
WINNER: 2017 Best Executive Presentation
WINNER: 2017 Best Boardroom - Premier
WINNER: 2017 Best Boardroom - Event
WINNER: 2017 Best Executive Presentation

WINNER: 2017 Best Solution Pavilion Booth Strategy - Premier

WINNER: 2017 Best Solution Pavilion Booth Strategy - Event
WINNER: 2017 Best Solution Provider
WINNER: 2017 Best in Show - Premier
WINNER: 2017 Best in Show - Event
WINNER: 2017 Best Vendor Spotlight
WINNER: 2017 Best International Vendor 
About Event Testimonial title: 
What Our Attendees Say
Sponsor Premium Sponsor Title: 
MES Spring 2018 Premier Sponsors
Sponsor Our Sponsor Title: 
MES Spring 2018 Event Sponsors
About Our Speakers Title: 
Featured Speakers
About Our Advisors Title: 
MES Advisory Board
Attend Event Testimonial title: 
Attendee Testimonials
Agenda IT University Title: 
IT Security University
Sponsor Testim title: 
What Our Sponsors Say
Hide Speakers: 
Hide Agenda: