Photo Release -- Tech Data to Hold Spring Channel Link Conference on April 10-12 in Las Vegas

Event Focused on "Bringing You Together. Better."; Terry Bradshaw to Deliver Keynote Address

CLEARWATER, Fla., March 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced that it will host its spring Channel Link conference on April 10-12, 2012 at The Venetian in Las Vegas. The semi-annual event, expected to attract over 400 channel partners, provides IT resellers with the opportunity to network and build relationships with top industry vendors while learning practical new business-building skills. Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw will deliver the keynote address at the conference, while entertainment will be provided by former Eagles lead guitarist Don Felder and his Don Felder Band.

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"Our fall event at L.A. Live was our most successful Channel Link yet and we're looking forward to building on that momentum to provide another value-added experience for resellers," said Derrek Hallock, vice president of TDAgency at Tech Data. "With the addition of our new Fast-Track Business Development courses, Channel Link now offers more relevant industry insight than ever before. We also have another great time planned for attendees, courtesy of our top-notch keynote speaker and musical guests."

With its theme of "Bringing You Together. Better.," the spring Channel Link conference will address key areas to help resellers grow their businesses, including Cloud, consumer technology, digital signage, healthcare IT, mobility and SMB. Offered by industry-leading training professionals, Channel Link's new Fast-Track Business Development courses will allow resellers to work toward obtaining certifications and gain access to exclusive program offers by attending. Remaining on the event line-up are Business Connection Workshops offered by industry thought leaders, Tech Data Business Enablement sessions led by Tech Data executives, and breakout discussions featuring some of the industry's top vendors.

"Over the years, I have attended a number of channel events, usually coming away with one or two new concepts," said Pat Walsh of TeraCat Data Solutions. "At Tech Data's fall Channel Link event, I learned so much more – it was definitely time well spent."

To enhance the overall Channel Link experience, all registered attendees will again have access to the Channel Link Community, an online social media tool to network with fellow attendees and speakers. For registration, a schedule of events and more information, please visit the Channel Link website.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 125,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $26.5 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2012, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500®. To learn more, visit

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