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 2019

CSF will take place from 16 to 17 October in Barcelona. With around 300 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.


16 Oct




  • CSF attendees arrive


  • Canalys Festival
  • Attendees party at world-famous Camp Nou stadium


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 2019 sponsors

    Platinum sponsors

    Gold sponsors

    Bronze sponsors


Our 2019 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


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


1. Managed security services: the future or just hype?
2. Threats to the distributor landscape
3. The risks and opportunities of controlling customer data
4. Generalists versus specialists in the cybersecurity channel
5. What is the next catalyst that will drive security sales?
6. How is the role of the CSO evolving in the hybrid IT world?
7. The language of selling security to the CSO
8. Endpoint security and network security – what’s next?
9. Re-imagining the idea of “solutions”






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




Our 2019 media partners




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

  • Growth

    Partners need to demonstrate strong organic revenue growth and be able to demonstrate plans for continued growth in 2019.

  • Diversity and Inclusion

    Partners need to show how a technology solution has had a positive environmental or social impact.

  • Cloud

    Partners will need to show outstanding performance and proven success in selling cloud. Partners will be judged on how their organization has developed a successful cloud computing practise.

  • Innovation and transformation

    Partners will be judged on how their organization has transformed to remain competitive.

  • New technology

    Partners will need to demonstrate which new technology and solutions their organization has implemented and demonstrate a successful project they have deployed.

  • Threat fighter


  • Managed Securities Services partner






At Canalys we believe in equality for all. At our events we are committed to creating an environment that is diverse and inclusive. We want to create a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof) or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate on any conference platform, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Participants violating these rules may be penalized or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.




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

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