IT Europa's Managed Services Summit series of events is returning to Amsterdam for the second year and will be staged at the Novotel Amsterdam City Hotel on 29th May 2018.
The event will examine some of the latest developments impacting the industry and assess the impact of new compliance rules on the Managed Service Provider (MSP) sector in Europe.
Commentators have noted that, while the sector as a whole is growing, those doing particularly well have adopted best practices and are reaping the rewards of higher efficiency and better use of staff whose skills are in great demand and have better management.
This is driving a high level of merger and acquisition activity as successful MSPs aim to pick up less fortunate rivals and other types of reseller outside their home regions.
One effect of this is that Europe is a hunting ground for all these rapidly growing businesses, with 'born-in-the-cloud' firms also springing up and providing competition.
Speakers from Gartner, a leading legal firm involved in assessing GDPR impact and an M&A expert will be keynotes, addressing Europe's MSPs as evidence emerges of many of them still needing to 'up their game', particularly in their sales and customer retention.
Sponsors to-date include ConnectWise, Datto, Altaro, Duo Security, Identity Maestro, Kaspersky Lab, Park Place Technologies, RapidFire Tools, TOPdesk, Walhalla, Continuum, Kaseya and SolarWinds MSP.
most popular industry news
'Examples of success in the industry are typically male. As an industry we need to address this imbalance, to share and embrace a different success model that women can bring. The question is - how do we break the mould?'
Elsa Chen, CEO, Entanet