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Panasonic to Host Annual Panasonic Solutions Partner Summit 2012

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Channel partners will gather to learn about new products, solutions and programs designed by Panasonic</b></i> </p>

Monday, October 15, 2012

Panasonic to Host Annual Panasonic Solutions Partner Summit 201209:00 EDT Monday, October 15, 2012 SECAUCUS, N.J. (Business Wire) -- Panasonic, a leader in delivering technology solutions for government, enterprise and SMB markets, will host the Panasonic Solutions Partner Summit 2012 on October 17-19 at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa in Phoenix, AZ. The annual meeting brings together Panasonic executives and the company's premier reseller partners, distributors and third-party software and hardware solution providers to review products, solutions and programs designed by Panasonic. Earlier this year, Panasonic underwent an organizational change in North America which created a new B2B solutions company, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America (PSCNA). This new company includes the complete suite of Panasonic solutions including unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance, retail point-of-sale, office productivity, high definition visual conferencing, visual communications (professional projectors, displays, digital signage) and HD and 3D video production. Panasonic Solutions Partner Summit 2012 will be the first time the company's channel community across all product categories will gather under one roof. Partner Summit attendees will learn about new channel programs, initiatives, products and solutions, and gain insight and information on sales strategies via presentations from Rance Poehler, president, Bill Brennan, senior director, channel sales - resellers and Sheila O'Neil, vice president, channel management, among others. Reseller and distributor partners will also have the opportunity to meet with Panasonic executives in small group sessions, forge market alliances with Panasonic third-party partners to widen their competitive advantage, and exchange new ideas and share best practices with other resellers. Additionally, Panasonic will be unveiling its top resellers for its prior fiscal year across numerous product and vertical market industries during an awards ceremony. “As a company, we've undergone a lot of changes this year to create more sales opportunities for our reseller partners,” said Brennan. “With access to such a broad suite of products, our partners can now offer their customers more robust, end-to-end technology solutions. We'll use our annual summit to engage with resellers and help them make the most out of their relationship with us.” The Panasonic Solutions Partner Summit 2012 is being brought to resellers in part by the participation and generous support of numerous sponsors including: Platinum Sponsors Havis Inc. is a privately held company that manufactures in-vehicle mobile office solutions for public safety, public works, government agencies and mobile professionals. For over 80 years, the Havis mission has been to increase mobile worker productivity with industry-leading products that are built to the highest safety and quality standards and are designed with comfort in mind. Intel is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. Gold Sponsors 3M AT&T Brother Mobile Solutions Gamber-Johnson iKey InfoCase Jive Communications Lind Electronics Marlin Finance Panasonic Finance Solutions Spencer Technologies Sprint Verizon Wireless Partner Sponsors Antenna Plus Commsoft RMS Mobile Mounting Solutions OnSIP Peerless-AV Poltys rp Visual Solutions Stratix Telogis Follow Panasonic Solutions for Business Panasonic Solutions for Business can be followed on social media channels, including Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Panasonic for Business blog. Panasonic Solutions for Business Built on a celebrated engineering foundation, Panasonic architects business technology solutions that help build a better world. Customers in government, healthcare, production, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises, large and small, depend on integrated solutions from Panasonic to help them acquire, manage and interpret the information that drives innovation. The complete suite of Panasonic solutions addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance, retail point-of-sale, office productivity, high definition visual conferencing, visual communications (professional projectors, displays, digital signage) and HD and 3D video production. As a result of its commitment to R&D, manufacturing and quality control, Panasonic engineers reliable and long-lasting solutions as a partner for continuous improvement. Panasonic solutions for business are delivered by Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, which is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC). All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Information on Panasonic solutions for business can be obtained by calling 877-803-8492 or at www.panasonic.com/business-solutions. About Panasonic Corporation of North America Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and services for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC), and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic is committed to becoming the electronics industry's leader in green innovation by its one-hundredth anniversary in 2018. In the 2012 Interbrand Annual Best Global Green Brands ranking, the Panasonic brand jumped four spots to number six: http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2012-Report.aspx. As part of its continuing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, Panasonic Corporation of North America will relocate its operations to a new eco-efficient office tower adjacent to a mass transit hub in Newark, NJ in 2013. Information about Panasonic Eco Ideas initiatives is available at http://panasonic.net/eco/ecoideas. Information about Panasonic and its products is available at www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom. Cohn & Wolfe for PanasonicDevin Kingdon, 415-365-8528devin.kingdon@cohnwolfe.comPanasonicB2B.PR@cohnwolfe.com