Crackdowns on bribery and corruption are increasing and it’s becoming incumbent for IT vendors, distributors, solution providers — the whole supply chain — to ensure they are doing business with the right partners. GTDC CEO Tim Curran’s latest blog examines the risks involved with doing nothing and why an anti-bribery/anti-corruption (ABAC) platform makes sense.

GTDC CONFERENCE NEWS
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2017 Summit EMEA: Experience Distribution’s Value in Vienna

Join the leaders of today’s top distributors June 13-14 in Vienna, Austria, for GTDC Summit EMEA to strengthen your partnerships and channel results. Access the latest regional research on market opportunities and celebrate the fastest-growing and top-selling vendors in distribution with our European Rising Star Awards. For more information and to register, click here.

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Gracias for a Great LATAM Conference
Our GTDC LATAM 2017 Summit, held February in Miami, delivered an agenda full of thought-provoking conversation regarding a region ready for growth. Marcos Casarin of Oxford Economics and Juan Manuel Gonzalez of Frost & Sullivan delivered economic outlooks, while Howard Davies of CONTEXT and Gernot Teufel of GfK spoke to technology and business sales trends. If you missed out, we’ve got you covered—download all the presentation materials to learn how the digital transformation is setting up Latin America for long-term industry success with best practice examples and ideas around disruptive technology opportunities.
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Save the Date: GTDC Summit, September 6-7 in San Francisco
Mark your calendar now to attend the premier annual event in the IT distribution industry. The 17th annual GTDC Summit is scheduled for Sept. 6-7 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport.
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South Africa-Based Pinnacle Joins the GTDC Roster
The GTDC board of directors has approved Pinnacle, a South Africa-based distributor, as its newest member. Pinnacle, founded in 1993, offers a wide variety of leading technology brands and also manufactures its own Proline range of servers, PCs and notebooks to meet the specific needs of the African market. Collectively, GTDC members drive more than $130 billion in annual sales across North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Pinnacle and all members enjoy a wide variety of benefits, including high-level engagement on industry issues, increased visibility with the channel’s leading and newest vendor partners, and opportunities to help influence policy and program input across the industry.
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Earn Your Distribution Diploma from the GTDC
With a number of diploma-based distribution industry training sessions and quarterly webinars, the GTDC offers a wide variety of educational options to learn more about the value distribution can bring to your business. Visit our Education page for complete details on upcoming in-person and online sessions to learn more about the benefits of working with a distributor.
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RESEARCH REPORTS
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Latin America Gets the GTDC Research Spotlight
The latest GTDC research report, “LATAM in 2017,” examines what technologies and new business models have Latin America poised for an IT spending increase, but also where leading distribution, vendor and industry analyst executives exercise caution. Download the report to get all the details, including thoughts on the impact of possible trade actions U.S. President Donald Trump may make.
New Survey: Share Your Thoughts On Potential Trade Conflicts
Whether you’re a distributor, vendor, reseller or industry analyst, the GTDC wants to hear your opinion about potential trade conflict and economic ramifications around the world. Help us and make your voice heard by completing this brief survey now.
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Research Partner Columns

Read the latest analysis of the IT distribution space from GTDC’s database partners CONTEXT, GfK, and The NPD Group, as well as a guest column from Credit2B:

GfK: Gaming & Virtual Reality – Mainstream, or still Niche?
NPD: I Wouldn’t Do That if I Were You – The Surveillance Market
Credit2B: GTDC’s Virtual Credit Exchange to Manage Risk, Reduce Costs
CONTEXT: What Makes a Channel Marketing Program Effective

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RESEARCH REPORTS
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