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The ASCII Group Announces New Content, Cities and Leading Keynote Speaker for 2017 IT SMB Success Summits

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Bethesda, Maryland– September 20, 2016 — The ASCIIGroup, the leading membership-based community of independentMSPs, VARs and solution providers, is pleased to announce updates to its 2017IT SMB Success Summit Series including a new keynote speaker, conferencecontent and event cities. Having become the premier series of events for ITsolution providers to attend, The ASCII Group is extending its reach in ninemarkets across North America.  With acontinued focus on education, collaboration, networking, and engagement, the2017 series will also concentrate on driving the advancement of IT services.

Each Summit welcomes hundredsof Managed Service Providers as well as key industry leaders and marketinfluencers. Now in its seventeenth year, the Success Summits are once again ontrack for record attendance with the central theme highlighting growth andadvancement.

“The events enableour industry to reconnect and learn. At each event we see that light bulbmoment happen, either through a new peer introduction, a newly discoveredvendor opportunity or through a new service ASCII provides to help lower theoverall burden on the MSP. The mission of our Summits continues to focus onhelping solution providers further their business by leveraging the power ofthe ASCII Community,” said Jerry Koutavas, President, The ASCII Group.

The 2017 Summits will includeeducation, innovative industry presentations, a cutting-edge vendor solutionspavilion, and an exclusive ASCII members-only meeting. The Summit Series isdesigned for qualified industry IT professionals and MSPs, and is targetedtowards those looking to increase revenue and enhance their current businessmodel.  Admission is free for ASCIImembers.

In addition to informative andreal-life best practice addresses from ASCII members and thought leaders, thespecial guest speaker for 2017 is Frank Abagnale, acclaimed subject of thebook, movie and Broadway play, “Catch Me If You Can”, and one of the world’smost respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and securingdocuments.    

“85{cd933a35b4dea5d347db3c1b94e2678db2fa666034d5c43bfb6d103821efc580} of ASCII members reportedrevenue growth in 2015, and our Summits, in conjunction with our other programsthat save them thousands of dollars annually, remain a highly engagingopportunity for the membership,” said Alan Weinberger, CEO, The ASCIIGroup.  “Summit participants said theirtop business reasons for attending include their desire to educate themselveson potential industry opportunities, to learn about new products and programs,and the need to seek out face-to-face partnerships with attending vendors, sowe remain committed to joining together the best and brightest vendors with thetop MSPs in North America.”

For further information on the ASCII IT SMB SuccessSummits in each city, please visit Follow ASCII on social media@asciigroup and #ASCIISUCCESS.

2017 Summit Cities:

·       Houston, TX                           February 22 – 23

·       Orange County, CA                March 29 – 30

·       Boston, MA                             April 26 – 27

·       Columbus, OH                        May 17 – 18

·       Toronto, Canada                     June 21 – 22

·       Newark, NJ                             July 26 – 27

·       Chicago, IL                              August 30 – 31

·       Miami, FL                                September 27– 28

·       Washington, D.C.                    October 25 – 26

About The ASCII Group, Inc:


The ASCIIGroup is a vibrant reseller community of independent MSPs, VARs, and othersolution providers.  Formed in 1984, ASCII has more than 70 programs thatprovide turnkey cost-cutting strategies, innovative business building programs,and extensive peer interaction.  ASCII members enjoy benefits such asmarketing support; educational information; group purchasing power; increasedleverage in the marketplace; and multiple networking opportunities. Theseprograms enable ASCII members to increase revenue, lower operating costs, andgrow service opportunities.  Learn more at or by calling 800-394-2724.




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