Celebrate 30 Years of Championing Competition with COMPTEL
Sunday March 20, 2011
Join COMPTEL Board Members and staff – both past and present – and individuals who have played a defining role in the development of the competitive communications industry to celebrate the association’s 30th anniversary.
The 30th anniversary party, which features a buffet and open bar, will take place Sunday night, immediately after the opening night reception in the exhibit hall.
The party will kick off with a brief ceremony honoring our VIP guests. After that you’ll be treated to a performance by Pete Dale and the Dealmakers – a band made up of employees at packet optical technology vendor BTI Systems Inc. The Dealmakers are not your average corporate band – last year they competed in several venues across the United States to qualify for the prestigious 2010 Fortune Battle of the Corporate Bands, which pits the best corporate bands in North America against each other. The Dealmakers were the first and only Canadian band to quality for this unique event, which took place in October 2010 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. During the competition, Tom Brodeur, BTI’s director of Global Support Services, was named Best Drummer.
The Dealmakers, which are led by Pete Dale, BTI’s vice president of Sales for the Americas, perform a mix of rock and roll, blues and soul. During their 30th anniversary performance, the band will have a number of special surprise guests join them on stage.
To get a taste of The Dealmakers’ style, check out the video of the band’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performance below.
The 30th anniversary celebration will continue throughout the COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2011 show. On Monday, March 21, the opening session will include special giveaways and other activities commemorating the milestone, as well as a keynote address by Internet pioneer Vint Cerf, currently the chief Internet evangelist at Google.