Top Tech Distributors and Vendors Meet to Address Emerging APAC Opportunities
Global Technology Distribution Council brings together regional industry leaders in Singapore to focus on supply chain advances and fast-evolving market demands
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GTDC – The Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) hosted its inaugural Organizing Meeting and Vendor Workshop in Singapore on March 14th. Technology distribution leaders and vendor partners convened to gain a clearer picture of the latest APAC trends while taking advantage of networking opportunities with peers and analysts. GTDC members drive more than $150 billion in annual product and services business across the globe.
Participating distribution leaders in the GTDC APAC event in Singapore included:
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“This meeting gave us a great opportunity to further promote the importance of distribution at the center of the overall supply chain,” commented GTDC CEO Tim Curran, who presented details on the industry today as well as in regard to emerging developments. “Vendor partners from diverse industry sectors learned about deeper ways to partner while being able to share new service requirements relevant to all participants. In the end, it’s about channels and end customers – ensuring they all receive the best possible services relative to what technology is ultimately meant to do: solve problems, improve efficiencies and support better productivity.”
Among the event highlights: Oxford Economics’ Oliver Salmon, lead economist, covered the global and Asian economic outlook in 2018; an executive panel centered on common misunderstandings and pain points specific to distributor-vendor partnerships; and breakout sessions hosted by Quadmark, the GTDC’s industry education partner, focused on executive-level distribution training and the omnichannel opportunity in India and Southeast Asia.
“We saw great enthusiasm about the GTDC establishing a presence in the Asia-Pacific region,” commented Peter van den Berg, GTDC general manager of Europe and APAC, who participated and helped lead the meeting. “It’s amazing to see how far distribution has come since the days of pick, pack and ship. While these fundamentals are still critical, the movement to provide increasingly dynamic services is now rapidly progressing to keep pace with all the innovation worldwide. Distributors are a key force in this era of dramatic transformation, and our APAC event attested to this global reality.”
About the GTDC
The Global Technology Distribution Council is the industry consortium representing the world’s leading tech distributors. GTDC members drive more than $150 billion in annual worldwide sales of products, services and solutions through diverse business channels. GTDC conferences support the development and expansion of strategic supply-chain partnerships that continually address the fast-changing marketplace needs of vendors, end customers and distributors. GTDC members include AB S.A, ABC Data, Almo Corporation, Arrow Electronics, Compuage Infocom Ltd., Computer Gross Italia, D&H Distributing, ELKO, Exclusive Networks, Ingram Micro, Intcomex, Logicom, SiS Technologies, SYNNEX, Tarsus, Tech Data, TIM AG and Westcon-Comstor.
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