March 25, 2008 10:19 ET

APC Launches 'Capitalize 2008,' an Executive Partner Summit Tour Coming to a City Near You Starting March 26th

APC Is Focused on Helping Partners to Maximize Earning Potential by Linking Industry Trends to Customer Expectations and Specific Partner Capabilities

WEST KINGSTON, RI--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - APC, the global market leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, announces their 'Capitalize 2008' Executive Partner Summit tour for solution providers. These invitation-only events will deliver valuable information on changing market opportunity and APC's enhanced partner programs that will show you how to capitalize on those trends. Attendees will hear about latest industry trends from industry leading analysts from Forrester Research as well as our guest speaker and strategic alliance partners Cisco. These free seminars, which will be held in 11 cities throughout North America and Canada, are part of APC's ongoing commitment to solve the challenges customers and partners are facing in regards to power and cooling and overall energy efficiency. The seminars will provide partners with new tools, techniques and technologies that will help ensure the availability, reliability, and manageability of their customers' computer networks.

"The industry is facing power, cooling and electrical efficiency challenges severe enough to change the way customers allocate their IT budgets and how they deploy technology for decades to come," said Marc Sherman, vice president of global channel programs for APC. "Our goal of these Executive Summit events is to educate our partners on how this reality puts solution providers in a very unique position to consult with their customer on not only their IT needs, but also the physical infrastructure that supports it, where the majority of the true efficiency savings can be found."

Capitalize 2008 Executive Summit Dates and Cities:

--  St. Louis - March 26
--  Santa Clara, CA - April 22
--  Costa Mesa, CA - April 24
--  Boston - May 1
--  Washington D.C. - May 6
--  Detroit - May 8
--  Chicago - May 13
--  Dallas - May 15
--  Toronto, CN - May 29
--  New York City - June 5
--  Atlanta - June 19

Capitalize 2008 Seminars are available to executives and business decision makers within the solution provider community. Seating is limited and is offered on a first enrolled basis. For more information and to register for an upcoming seminar in your area please visit or call 800-877-4080.

About APC

In February 2007, APC and MGE UPS Systems combined to form a $3.5 billion (EUR 2.4 billion) Critical Power and Cooling Services business unit of Schneider Electric. The Critical Power and Cooling Services division offers the industry's most comprehensive product and solution range for critical IT and process applications in industrial, enterprise, small and medium business and home environments. The company's solutions include APC's InfraStruXure® data center architecture, the industry's most comprehensive integrated power, cooling, and management solution. The company's products also include APC and MGE-brand uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), along with APC-brand precision cooling units, racks, and design and management software. Backed by the industry's broadest service organization and an industry leading R&D investment, the company's 12,000 employees help customers confront today's unprecedented power, cooling and management challenges. Schneider Electric, with 112,000 employees and operations in 190 countries, had 2007 annual sales of $25 billion (EUR 17.3 billion). For more information on APC, please visit All trademarks are the property of their owners.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:
    Juli Dexter
    APC senior media relations manager
    800-788-2208 x 2373