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SYNNEX's Annual North American Conference Sees Record Attendance

Tuesday, October 20, 2015  
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SYNNEX Corp. held its largest Inspire Conference North America Sept. 30 through Oct. 3 in Greenville, South Carolina. The annual conference, which hosted more than 2,000 suppliers, customers and associates from across the United States and Canada, was packed with presentations and business sessions, networking and team-building opportunities, and a concert by Foreigner to cap off the week.

"This year's record attendance reinforces the value this conference brings to our vendor partners and customers, as well as the appeal of Greenville as a destination," said Bob Stegner, senior vice president of marketing, North America, SYNNEX Corp. "By bringing in some of the industry's top speakers and delivering strategic business sessions and unique networking opportunities, we achieved our goal of helping attendees learn about SYNNEX's vision for excellence and how to stay ahead of the latest IT industry trends for 2016 and beyond."

The highlights for SYNNEX Inspire Conference North America included:

• Presentations by IT manufacturers such as Dell, Google, HP, Intel, Lenovo and Microsoft, including a keynote by Dell Inc. Founder and CEO Michael Dell, Lenovo North America President and Lenovo Group Senior Vice President Aymar de Lencquesaing and DreamWorks Head of Technology for Film & TV Production Jeff Wike.

• SYNNEX's Hall of Inspiration, which showed attendees how to use some of the products and services offered by SYNNEX vendors and how to apply them in areas including health care, retail settings, police and fire departments, cyber security, the Internet of Things and Big Data.

• An engaging conference keynote by Larry Winget, an icon in the world of personal development and author of six national bestsellers, including "Shut Up, Stop Whining & Get a Life," "It's Called Work for a Reason," and "People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It."

• A panel lunch titled "The Way We Inspire" for the SYNNEX F2F (Friend-to-Friend, Female-to-Female and Face-to-Face) community, which seeks to unite women from all walks within the IT industry to promote professional education and personal growth.

SYNNEX also hosted its annual Share the Magic gala on Oct. 3. SYNNEX Share the Magic is an annual fundraising initiative created by SYNNEX that provides much-needed funding for children facing challenges such as illness, abuse or neglect, and benefits A Child's Haven, Clement's Kindness, Make a Wish South Carolina and Pendleton Place for Children and Families. In its first four years, SYNNEX Share the Magic raised more than $3.6 million for South Carolina children and their families. The total amount raised for 2015 will be announced at the end of the year.

SYNNEX's 2016 Inspire Conference North America is scheduled for Sept. 28 through Oct. 1 in Greenville, Sout Carolina.

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