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Early bird pricing available through March 16.

Join us at Accelerate May 7-9, 2018 at The Wynn Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV to learn more about how Lenovo’s latest products and programs provide partners the tools they need to grow their business.

Whether you’re a seasoned Accelerate veteran or a newbie, Accelerate 2018 is bigger, bolder and will have you engaging more than ever before. 


What is Accelerate, and who should attend?
  • Accelerate is Lenovo’s annual channel partner forum designed to equip our channel partners with the tools they need to be successful. Regardless of company size, Accelerate is the ideal forum for all channel partners to learn how they can grow their business. Whether partners are focused exclusively on client devices, data center offerings or sell a mix of both, Accelerate offers unique breakout sessions and education opportunities to learn more. 
Why you should attend?
  • Accelerate is your chance to meet with and hear from Lenovo’s top channel executives to learn more about our strategy, sales initiatives and channel programs, solution offerings and receive hands-on access to our product portfolio. 
  • Hear from Lenovo sales leaders and alliance partners to identify and explore new opportunities for business growth.
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2017 Event Highlights by the Numbers




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Monday, May 7

12 - 5 p.m. - Registration

12 - 2 p.m. - Lunch

1 - 2:45 p.m. - DCG Executive Session with Stef Bockhop and Kirk Skaugen

1 - 5 p.m. – PC Breakout Sessions & DCG Breakout Sessions

3 - 4:45 p.m. - Canadian Partner Session

6:30 - 9:30 p.m. - Evening Event

Monday Sessions

Accelerate will kick off on Monday afternoon with PC and Data Center breakout sessions. Partners are also invited to join the DCG Executive Session with Stef Bockhop and Kirk Skaugen at 1:00 pm. Our evening welcome reception will be held at Encore Beach Club at The Wynn. You will be able to personalize your agenda and select those breakout sessions most relevant for your business when you download and register to use the Accelerate event app. 

Monday's Welcome Reception

Our welcome reception will be held at Encore Beach Club at The Wynn Monday evening. Join us for the opportunity to network with 1,200+ attendees including Lenovo executives, distributors, alliance partners and resellers from across North America and Latin America. 

Tuesday, May 8

7 - 8 a.m. - Breakfast

8 – 10:30 a.m. - General Session

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - PC and Data Center Breakout Sessions

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. - Lunch

1:30 - 5:30 p.m. – Breakout Sessions

6:30 - 10:00 p.m. - Evening Event

Tuesday's General Session

Get ready for a stellar line-up of key Lenovo Executives to share with you exciting news around product innovations and announcements, channel strategy and programs, and industry trends. All presentations are designed to educate and prepare you to grow and expand your business and sales.

Tuesday's Evening Reception

For our closing evening reception, Lenovo has reserved a portion of Top Golf for our guests. You will have the chance to network with your peers, Lenovo executives and subject matter experts and have some fun at Top Golf.

Wednesday, May 9

7 - 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast

8:30 – 10:15 a.m. – PC and Data Center Breakout Sessions

10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. – Closing General Session

Wednesday's General Session

Don't miss Wednesday's general session where you will hear from our special guest speaker. We will also recap what you’ve heard from Lenovo executives in this high-energy closing general session.


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Jennifer Jolly

Accelerate 2018 Co-host

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Matt Zielinski

Senior Vice President, Lenovo
President, Lenovo North America

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Stefan Bockhop

Executive Director of Channels
NA DCG Lenovo

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Cliff Gumkowski

President, Corp Vice President/GM,
Data Center Group Solutions & Sales


If you are interested in being a sponsor of Accelerate 2018 please contact Ann Panaro at

Why should you sponsor at Accelerate 2018?


Channel Partner attendees 


hours of networking time at evening events


hours of hands-on, product showcase time


say event was of high value and relevant to their business


plan to attend again


plan to do more business with Lenovo

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Lenovo would especially like to thank Intel and Microsoft for their assistance in putting on this event.


Download the FAQ document to view the details about the event including registration fees, transportation, meals, onsite check-in, hotel extensions and more.