See the itinerary of break-out sessions for next week’s premier dealer event

PCR Retail Boot Camp: The Break-Out Sessions

Next week’s PCR Retail Boot Camp will feature a host of short focused seminars for dealers throughout the afternoon.

Two strands of sessions will take place concurrently, with all sessions taking place in the Vaults on the lower floor of The Brewery. The timetable will be as follows:

Queens Vault

2.30pm-2.50pm – Westcoast: Horns or a tail – distribution, it’s not the devil you know

Established in 1984, Westcoast has grown to become one of the UK’s premier national wholesale distributors. Its focus on developing its portfolio and customer accounts has seen the Sunday Times Top Track listed company grow its profits year-on-year.

3pm–3.20pm – ARCTIC: This is why you need to explore Arctic

Arctic started out as a global manufacturer of CPU coolers, GPU coolers and case fans but has since expanded its portfolio to include noise suppression, PC peripherals, power accessories, and audio headsets. Its emphasis on quality and innovation has enabled it to emerge as one of the industry’s key players.

3.30pm-3.50pm – ESET: A product introduction

Founded in 1992, ESET is a European security software firm with over 20 years of experience in protecting digital data. It carries an extensive line of solutions protecting its clients across all types of environments and platforms, from workstations and servers to mobile devices.

4pm-4.20pm – EntaTech: Distributing IT innovation

EntaTech is one of the UK’s leading IT distributors, with over 20 years experience in the industry and a portfolio containing over 8,500 products from more than 65 vendors. As a company, it strives to provide an excellent personal service to all customers of all sizes.

Kings Vault

2.30pm-2.50pm – Turtle Beach: An introduction

Turtle Beach is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of high quality and competitively priced audio peripherals for PCs and video games consoles. Designed for the uncompromising gamer, its products give a more immersive and private audio experience.

3pm–3.30pm – CompTIA: Quick start to cloud computing

CompTIA is a global industry association that took up the reins in the UK after merging with the TCA. It stands as the voice of the worldwide IT industry and specialises in training and accrediting IT retailers and resellers in a myriad of qualifications.

3.40pm-4.00pm – VIP: New retail solutions service

With over 20 years experience in the IT channel, VIP is the UK’s largest independent distributor of PC components, peripherals and accessories. Its motto of ‘Together we deliver’ forms the core of its business strategy of working closely with its reseller and retail clients to ensure mutual success.

4:10pm-4.30pm – GData: Securing your future from banking Trojans

Although it’s one of the more recent entrants in to the UK security market, with over 25 years of experience in its market, G Data is one of the longest running security firms around. Its focus on incorporating world leading detection technologies in to its software have kept the accolades rolling in for G Data.

Meanwhile Micro-P will be presenting hourly talks in the James Watt Room detailing how retailers can reap the rewards offered by the Connected Home.

PCR Retail Boot Camp, powered by Innergie, is an exciting new conference and expo for the UK PC and IT channel, taking place on Wednesday May 2nd at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London. It is free for retailers to attend and will provide a day of conference sessions, expo showcases and networking – all designed to help dealers improve their business. In addition, all dealers who attend the event will go home with a VIP Gift Bag, including an Apple TV, worth £99.

Supporting the PCR Retail Boot Camp are Innergie (Headline Partner), Micro-P (Connected Home Partner), GData, VIP Computers, Arctic, Westcoast, Lygo/Turtle Beach, EntaTech, ESET and Zotac/Kuoda (Platinum Partners), plus AVG, AOC, Philips, Avance Technologies, Computers Unlimited, Koch Media, Autotask, Samsung, TP Link, Wasp, Synaxon, Realtime Distribution, Avance, Cisco and Hama (Gold Partners).

CompTIA, Brigantia and the Network Group are also Associate Partners of the event.

Dealers can register their interest in attending the event by emailing

A dedicated website, at, provides up-to-date information about the event. Retailers can register their interest in attending the event via the website, while suppliers can also find out more about getting involved in the conference and expo.

And don’t forget to follow our Twitter feed @PCRBootcamp.

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