PCR Boot Camp 2016 opens tomorrow – here’s everything you need to know

This year’s PCR Boot Camp conference and expo kicks off tomorrow (May 18th) at the Emirates Stadium in London.

The show will be jam-packed with informative talks, interesting panel sessions and interactive mastercalssses, as well as the latest products and services on show in the expo.

Each session in the Interactive Masterclass and Demo Zone will be run by an expert in their field. Delegates will be able to ask them questions, share experiences and walk away with expert advice.

If that hasn’t convinced you to signed up to attend for free, here are 16 more reasons why this event is not to be missed:

DMSL partnered with Virgin Media Business to showcase its offerings
The firm will be speaking during the Boot Camp conference sessions and also showcasing its offering at the Expo.

Win a Nitro Concepts gaming chair with Caseking UK
The specialist PC system builder will be showing off the latest products from its exclusive distribution brands. Caseking UK will also be running an exclusive competition for delegates, giving them a chance to win a Nitro Concepts gaming chair.

Richard Tubb’s marketing and social media Masterclass
Consultant and Tubblog owner Richard Tubb will be giving a Masterclass talk on marketing and social media, explaining how people of all ages are using these platforms to make purchasing decisions, and how you can market your business in new and dynamic ways using these tools.

Meet and learn from VIP Computers
The company will be showcasing its independent reseller programme, VIP Club, which has gathered significant momentum this year, including the debut of the VIP Club Roadshow this month.

NightWatcher’s £1,000 credit offer
NightWatcher will be offering £1,000 credit limit to all new accounts opened at PCR Boot Camp, plus a prize draw with the opportunity to win a 1080p CCTV Kit or NightWatcher NW750 Wi-Fi security light and some exciting give-aways on the door for new accounts. The company will also be illuminating the expo with its latest range of robotic and fixed LED security lights.

Utopia’s Craig Hume to deliver Workforce Masterclass
Entitled Empowering Your Workforce: Staff Retention And Talent Acquisition, this conference session Masterclass by Utopia’s Craig Hume will address the notion that a company is built on its staff.

CompTIA will be on hand to advise delegates
The IT industry trade association is now confirmed as an Expo Partner at the event, where it will be promoting its in-depth guides, research, insight and tools that can help dealers companies grow and improve their business.

MoreComputers.com’s Masterclass on how to maximise online sales
MoreComputers.com’s head of marketing and operations, Brian Trevaskiss will give a talk entitled ‘Sucessfully navigating online sales’, which will deliver key insights to business owners looking to supercharge their digital channels.

ESET will be presenting its latest security products and services
The security software vendor will be showcasing multiple solutions, including ESET Anti-Virus, ESET Endpoint, Data Encryption, Back-up & Recovery, Two Factor Authentication, Remote Administration, File Security, Mail Security Gateway Security, Mobile Security, Sharepoint and Virtualisation. The company will also be enticing dealer delegates to visit its expo stand with a selection of promotion items, plus sweets, pens and mugs for all.

GfK’s Carl West will deliver a market trends update
West’s ‘Knowledge is Power’ keynote during the morning conference session will see dealer delegates receive detailed information on what sectors are in decline, what’s becoming a surprise success, and how trends in the global tech sector are shaping the realities of doing business in the UK.

Qsan’s SAN, DAS and NAS lines, plus giveaways
Among the products on show during the Expo will be the vendor’s new range of SAN, NAS and DAS solutions, from entry level right through to enterprise. Qsan will also be giving away multi-adaptor USB cables for Android/iPhone devices to delegates visiting its stand on the day.

Find out how to cash in on the Connected Home revolution
Jonathan Wagstaff, UK Country Manager at Context, will reveal how retailers can make the most out of the plethora of interconnected, web enabled devices.

AMD’s games guru Richard Huddy will discuss virtual reality tech
Huddy will be hosting a session entitled ‘Virtual Reality, Gaming and Beyond’ during Boot Camp’s morning conference programme. Put simply, it’s not just gaming and tech firms getting in on the virtual reality bandwagon – when huge international media conglomerates are getting involved you know it’s going to be big.

Fortune Technology will exhibit its notebooks and all-in-ones
The company will have a selection of hardware on display at its stand during the event’s Expo session, in addition to having its Key Account Managers on hand to answer any questions or queries delegates might have.

Hannspree’s new touch screen products and monitor giveaway
Among the products on show will be the new HannsG touch screen monitors and Hannspree’s ever-evolving HANNSpad series of Tablet PCs. Not only that, Hannspree will be giving Boot Camp dealer delegates a chance to win the new HannsG HT273HPB 27” Touch Monitor, which boasts advanced 10-Point touch control and Full HD credentials, offering one of the highest levels of performance on the market.

It’s at the Emirates Stadium
PCR Boot Camp 2016 will take place at the Emirates Stadium in London on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016. The new venue – in the heart of North London – will offer delegates and expo partners easily-accessible, top-class facilities in what will be Boot Camp’s sixth year. Getting to the Emirates Stadium is simple, London’s comprehensive public transport system will take you within a few minutes walk of the ground. Both Arsenal and Holloway Road Stations (Piccadilly Line) are around three minutes walk from the ground.

The 6th annual PCR Boot Camp South will bring together 250+ of the leading small to medium sized resellers, retailers and systems builders in the PC retail industry, all of whom are looking to discover new ideas, make new connections and stay at the forefront of innovation in tech retail.

As usual, the morning will kick off with a conference, which will include a number of talks from industry experts, as well as panel sessions that will inform, educate and inspire on topics directly relevant to technology dealers.

The afternoon expo will provide a platform for attendees to check out the latest products and services on offer, network with peers and do business with manufacturers, distributors, buying groups and more.

Registration – 9:30am
Conference – 10am
Lunch – 12:30pm
Masterclasses – 1:15pm
Expo Drinks Reception – 4pm
Click here for a more detailed rundown of the day

Getting to Emirates Stadium is simple, London’s comprehensive public transport system will take you within a few minutes walk of the ground where clearly located pedestrian signs will help you find your way on-street.

Tube and Rail: Both Arsenal and Holloway Road Stations (Piccadilly Line) are around three minutes walk from the ground.

Finsbury Park (Victoria / Piccadilly Lines and overground rail) and Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line, North London Line, overground rail) stations are around 10 minutes walk from Emirates Stadium.

Kings Cross is the main station for overground rail and is also served by many underground lines. To get to the stadium from Kings Cross connect with the Piccadilly Line to Arsenal Station or the Victoria Line to Highbury & Islington.

Bus: Buses are fast and convenient with connections passing the ground on all sides. Main bus stops are located on Holloway Road, Nag’s Head, Seven Sisters Road, Blackstock Road and Highbury Corner. Direct, high frequency services from much of north and central London travel within five minutes walk of the ground.

Address: Emirates Stadium, Hornsey Rd, London, N7 7AJ

Parking: Please note there will be no available parking at the Emirates Stadium. However, there are some nearby parking options, including Sobell Centre Car Parking (Pay & Display) at Sobell Leisure Centre, Hornsey Road, London, N7 7NY, as well as Drayton Park Railway Station, Highbury, N5 1N, whic has residential parking
After 2pm (permitted between 10am-2pm).

PCR Boot Camp 2016 has a range of Expo Partner packages available for vendors and distributors looking to engage with the UK’s PC and tech retailers, resellers and system builders. The event offers an unparalleled opportunity to meet both existing customers and secure new business.

To become a Boot Camp Expo Partner, contact Jennie Lane at jlane@nbmedia.comor call her on 020 7354 6000

PC and tech retailers, resellers and system builders can now register to attend Boot Camp 2016 completely free of charge. All delegates will get the chance to learn during the conference session, then meet new and existing distributor and vendor partners during the afternoon expo. It is, quite simply, unmissable.

Exhibitors for PCR Boot Camp 2016 include DMSL/Virgin Media Business as Headline Partner, VIP Computers, M2M Direct, AOC, Philips, Caseking, BullGuard, Nightwatcher and ESET as Gold Partners, and Terra Computer, Qsan Technology, Hannspree, CompTIA and Fortune Technology as Silver Partners.

For more information about PCR Boot Camp 2016 and to register to attend for FREE, visit www.pcrbootcamp.com.

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