MPower 2012 event recognises and rewards Mitel's APAC channel for performance and growth

Sydney, Australia –  20 September, 2012

MPower 2012 event recognises and rewards Mitel's APAC channel for performance and growth

Mitel PARTNERprogram takes channel accreditation to the next level

Mitel® (Nasdaq: MITL, TSX: MNW), a leading provider of unified communications and collaboration solutions, yesterday hosted its annual MPower partner conference in Vietnam at The Park Hyatt, Ho Chi Minh City. Billed as Mitel’s premier channel event in the APAC region, the two day conference played host to presentations from Mitel C-Level executives and recognised the contribution the channel has made to Mitel’s 43% growth in APAC since the last event in 2010.

Gwilym Funnell, vice president for Mitel Asia Pacific, kicked off the two day event with a welcome address, with Mitel’s Chief Technical Officer Jim Davies delivering his vision and forecasts for the technology marketplace in the region.

Gwilym said, “Mitel’s priority is to help customers find the most effective unified communications and collaboration solutions. Channel partners are given a platform through MPower to learn more about changing communications needs and technological advancements, which will help them realise our customers’ communications strategy.”

The event was also an opportunity for Mitel to underline its commitment to its partners via the recently enhanced Mitel PARTNERprogam. All authorizedPARTNERS will be certified on the latest solutions and releases, with full support from marketing and sales to ground-up technical development.

Sara Hellon, head of channel marketing for International Markets at Mitel said, “Mitel customers rely on quality service and support from Mitel-authorised partners. We’ve recently introduced a new PARTNERprogram that goes the extra mile to ensure Mitel partners can offer their customers improved support and service by maintaining a level of sales and technical accreditations. Not only that but they can specialise their accreditation by vertical market and or specific solution to deliver a superior result for their customers.”

Further highlights of MPower 2012 included breakout sessions on the latest developments on Mitel such as the hybrid Mitel 5000 CP, and Mitel contact centre solutions developed in partnership with MPower sponsor prairieFyre.

To top the event off Mitel hosted the annual awards dinner recognising partners who have excelled over the past year.These included:

  • Mitel Asia Pacific Region Prize for Innovation (Existing Channel) awarded to Ethan Group
  • Mitel South Pacific Most Significant Project awarded to Essential Data + Voice
  • Mitel South Pacific Top Performing Channel awarded to TT Group
  • Mitel South Pacific Fastest Growing Channel awarded to Voice Print Data

Mitel MPower 2012 sponsors include SimpleRoam, AAPT, Brightstar, Phybridge, Extreme Networks, OAISYS, Sennheiser Asia, Radiance Communications, prairieFyre Software, Red Box and Plantronics.           

 

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Contact Information

Duncan Miller, media relations, Mitel International Markets, Tel: +44 (0) 1291 612 646, duncan_miller@mitel.com

Elizabeth McKenzie, Red Agency for Mitel Australia, 02 9963 7721, elizabeth.mckenzie@redagency.com.au