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Swyx Partner and Technology Conference 2018:

Highlights include strategy to become European UC Champion; new product portfolios and results of annual reseller awards

13.09.2018 • Press release • London

First insights into a new product portfolio for Swyx partners and the corporate strategy of the unified communications specialist on its way to become Europe’s UC Champion – these were some of the highlights that Swyx presented as part of its annual Partner and Technology Conference held in Hanover on the 6th September.

Growth of the Swyx family – introduced at Schloss Herrenhausen

The conference programme, with it the audience and speakers from all over Europe announced several exciting innovations and portfolio extensions for its resellers. In addition to Swyx, also the Dutch company, Within Reach Group, that merged with Swyx in the summer and the recently acquired, French Centile Telecom presented their product and service portfolios, which are now available to Swyx partners as additional revenue streams.

Many new Swyx partners

In total, over 400 partners attended the event including IT specialist trade and system houses from Iceland to Italy who sell Swyx as their first choice for business communication in the SME market and compared to last year the number of new prospective partners in attendance doubled.  The impressive scenery of Schloss Herrenhausen created a great atmosphere to get to know future partners and exchange views on technological innovations, the market and joint growth opportunities.

Product portfolio expanded and SwyxON successfully launched

After the merger with the Within Reach Group and its subsidiary Voiceworks as well as the acquisition of the French Centile Swyx CEO, Dr. Ralf Ebbinghaus explained the new growth opportunities created through the expanded portfolio and next steps. “You won’t have expected the new opportunities created by a wider product range, which we can now offer customers additionally through Centile and Voiceworks – today we may surprise you several times!”
An initial summary of SwyxON, the UC solution from Swyx's own cloud, was equally positive. After only half a year 130 partners have decided to sell SwyxON and already 10.000 users rely on the Swyx high quality of service from a German datacentre.

Centile and Voiceworks introduce portfolio

Christoph Wichmann, Chief executive of Voiceworks Germany, presented the online meeting solution Coligo and the capabilities of white label offerings to resellers, who will profit from further portfolio extensions. Together with Voiceworks Swyx now offers its own SIP Trunks. Managing Director Bertrand Pourcelot presented the cloud solutions for service providers for Centile, which together with Swyx also welcomed a number of major customers from Finland, France and Italy to Hanover.

Market Place and Swyx Partner Awards 2018

As part of the conference Market Place the attendees also had the opportunity to get in touch with Swyx’s prestigious technology partners.

The presentation of 28 Swyx Partner Awards not only continued a valued tradition, but represented the pinnacle of the Swyx Partner and Technology Conference as Marco Crueger, Vice President Sales, pointed out: “We were delighted to welcome a full house to the castle in Hanover, with interested future Swyx partners and committed participants from companies that have been working with Swyx for many years. Above all, however, we are proud of the next steps - together with our partners and the new colleagues from Voiceworks and Centile, we can offer a portfolio of solutions that will serve the wishes and requirements of our customers even more comprehensively. This opens the way for us to become the European UC Champion. One more reason to thank our partners with the Swyx Awards for the consistency of their cooperation, dynamic growth and support.”

Partner Awards Germany

Just like last year, especially successful German UC dealers were again able to enjoy the Swyx Partner Awards for outstanding achievements.

Partner Awards International

Of course our successful International UC dealers were also able to celebrate the Swyx Partner Awards.

Schloss Herrenhausen

Schloss Herrenhausen in Hanover provides an impressive backdrop for this year's Swyx Partner and Technology Conference.

Opening by Dr. Ralf Ebbinghaus

Dr. Ralf Ebbinghaus, Managing Director of Swyx Solutions GmbH, opens the event in a full auditorium.


Marco Crueger, Vice President Sales of Swyx Solutions GmbH, leads the enthusiastic audience through the exciting program.

Swyx marketplace

On the marketplace Swyx partners take the opportunity for intensive exchange with Swyx technology partners.

Swyx Meeting

One of the numerous various presented at the conference is the new collaboration solution Swyx Meeting.

Channel Talk

Interactive Channel Talk enables partners to ask questions directly to the management of Swyx, Voiceworks and Centile. (from left to right: Marco Crueger - VP Sales Swyx Solutions GmbH, Christoph Wichmann - Managing Director Voiceworks GmbH, Dr. Ralf Ebbinghaus - Managing Director Swyx Solutions GmbH, Martin Claßen - Managing Director Swyx Solutions GmbH, Bertrand Pourcelot - Directeur Général at Centile Telecom)