Future growth

Join the event where decisions are made that will influence your growth in 2020

Independent event

Experience a unique, independent event model with distributors and their partners at its heart 

1:1 meetings

Be part of 700+ 1:1 meetings between partners, established and new

Senior executives

Use focused time to target the most senior executives from cybersecurity channel partners 

Leading vendors

Listen to hard hitting, thought-crunching sessions from leading cybersecurity vendors

Canalys insights

Hear provocative insights from Canalys analysts in keynotes and theaters


Take part in intense debates in panels and lightning talks

New opportunities

Align your business to new opportunities and partnerships in Europe  

Partner awards

Discover the new Threat Fighter and MSSP winners in our Channel Partner Awards

Canalys festival

Enjoy an amazing Canalys Festival at the famous Camp Nou soccer stadium

CSF 2021

CSF will take place from 16 to 17 October in Barcelona. With around 200 channel partner delegates, networking will be at the forefront of the event, allowing senior decision-makers from vendors, distributors and channel organizations to connect in a focused environment.

The agenda will use the knowledge and independent analytical content provided by Canalys analysts in its Cybersecurity Analysis service. Canalys data shows that the EMEA cybersecurity market grew 10.5% in 2018, driven by a 15% growth in network security, pushed by a refresh cycle and the need to secure hybrid-IT environments. “There is significant change in the market as to the role of the channel. This is driven by changing customer buying behavior with cloud adoption and new subscription and consumption models,” said Canalys Principal Analyst Matthew Ball. “Understanding the speed of this transition is critical, as is the support from vendors and the strategies needed to adapt.”

Stay tuned for a more detailed view of the themes and topics we will be exploring in 2019.


17 Oct




  • Canalys sunrise activities
  • 1:1 meeting opportunities
  • CSF opening keynote session


  • Lunch, CSF panel sessions
  • 1:1 meeting opportunities
  • Closing session and awards


  • CSF networking drinks
  • Airport transfers



Our 2021 sponsors


Our 2021 distributor partners



Theater panels

Theater panels

Multi-vendor panels, answering specific questions
1:1 meetings

1:1 meetings

Schedule meetings with any delegate in attendance
Sunrise Run

Sunrise Run

Sunrise Yoga

Sunrise Yoga

Canalys Festival

Canalys Festival



Guest keynote

Guest keynote

Lightning talks

Lightning talks


Why should you be there?


new and established vendors with the channel


Canalys content


a community together


growth opportunities


explore your challenges


business relationships


Tackling critical issues

In panels, theaters and keynotes



Leading industry speakers in 2019







Come together in one of Barcelona’s top hotels - luxurious surroundings that Canalys Forums are known for.

SOFIA Barcelona

Plaça de Pius XII, 4, 08028 Barcelona, Spain





Channel Partner of the Year awards

The Candefero Channel Partner of the Year awards recognizes channel partners for their superior performance in particular areas. Nominations can be made by channel partner, including vendors, distributors and customers.

All nominees are required to go through a simple acceptance and verification. Shortlisted candidates in each category were further interviewed by telephone by a Canalys analyst and may be profiled in future reports. Award winners will be announced at the corresponding events at Barcelona, Bogota and Taipei in 2019.


Award categories

  • Threat fighter

    This award aims to recognize a channel partner that has invested in developing its own cybersecurity skills, including vulnerability discovery, threats stopped and investment in cybersecurity skills.

  • Managed Securities Services partner

    This award will recognize a channel partner that has invested in building a broad managed security services portfolio.





Canalys is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive company and to improving diversity and inclusivity at its events together with our sponsors and participants. Canalys’ Rising Stars program is a global initiative that aims to ensure a more diverse group of attendees at the Canalys Forums and contributes to closing the gender gap and diversity deficit in the technology industry. The Rising Star program will offer fully funded places at the forum to nominated “rising star” resellers. Fully funded places will lower any barriers to entry and encourage a broad range of participants.




Please join us for the only event dedicated to the cybersecurity channel now!

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please fill out the form below. You can also email us directly at csfemea@canalys.com. Thank you.

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