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Connect 2017

22nd June 2017

Connect 2017 is a free one day conference, exhibition and networking awards dinner that will connect you to the Sage user community.

Building on the success of Connect 2015, we are keeping the most-loved aspects of the event and introducing some new elements to bring you inspiring business stories and the latest from Sage, Datel and our development partners.

What to expect from Connect 2017:

  • Over 250 Sage users all under one roof

  • Top executives from Sage, including Nick Goode, Executive Vice President of Product Management

  • Inspiring business success stories from keynote speakers

  • Product updates and roadmaps for Sage 200, Sage 1000 and Sage X3

  • Hot ERP topics including cloud, IoT and mobile

  • The latest from Datel’s R&D team, including Fusion and eXware

  • 10 Sage application development partners who specialise in expanding your Sage solution

  • A customisable agenda – pick from 21 sessions covering a broad range of ERP topics

  • PwC’s Raymond McArdle and Peter Kelly will discuss some of the key issues and solutions across business transformational change, including a free diagnostic

  • Meet Datel’s implementation and support consultants

  • Dinner and Inspiring Business Awards, with after-dinner speaker Kyran Bracken

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Agenda Highlights

Format for the Conference & Exhibition

  • Registration from 9.30am

  • Morning keynote sessions from 10.30am including Nick Goode,
    EVP – Product Management, Sage

  • 21 breakout sessions to allow you to tailor your agenda, 12pm -  6.00pm

  • Expanding the world of Sage Exhibition - 9.30am – 6.00pm which includes:

    Sage Connect Hub – Meet Datel’s implementation and support consultants and Sage’s product people, view a demo or catch up with your Account Manager.

    Partner Connect Zone – Showcase of the top application solutions to expand Sage 200, Sage 1000 and Sage X3. Meet the authors and view demonstrations.

    R&D Connect Lounge – Catch up with our R&D team, check-out what they have been working on and view a demo of one of the Fusion or eXware products.

The Exhibitors

Inspiring Business Awards and Dinner

The Inspiring Business Awards will highlight businesses achievements and awards will be presented by World Cup-winning England Rugby player Kyran Bracken, followed by an inspirational after-dinner speech.

Kyran’s success on and off the pitch echoes his drive and determination to achieve. His after-dinner speech will touch on his rugby success in the 2003 World Cup final against France, being crowned champion of Dancing on Ice in 2007, and his own experiences in business and what he believes the business world can learn from rugby.

Format for the Dinner:

  • Pre-dinner drinks from 7.30pm

  • Dress code - Business Casual

  • Dinner will be followed by after-dinner speaker, England Rugby World Cup-winner Kyran Bracken

Who should attend?

Existing Sage ERP users wanting to gain more from their investment in Sage 200, Sage Line 500, Sage 1000, Sage X3 and to explore the solutions, services and support available from Datel.

Businesses considering Sage ERP applications, including Sage 50 users looking to manage and drive their growth with Sage 200 or Sage X3.

Date and location

  • Date: 22nd June 2017

  • Timings: Conference & exhibition 9.30am – 6.00pm, dinner from 7:30pm

  • Location: Chesford Grange Hotel, CV8 2LD

          - Easily accessible from M40, M42 and M69
          - 13 miles from Birmingham Airport
          - 3 miles from Warwick train station.

What you thought of Connect 2015

"Connect 2015 was a great opportunity to meet other users, members of support and addon partners. There was a relaxed feel to the day, but with a 'buzz' too. Great event." - Diane McGinn, Nichols plc.

"Impressive and well organised event." - Chris Gordon, Peter Marsh Group.

"The event was well organised and was a credit to Datel, who came across as a professional, forward-looking company. The morning keynote presentations were delivered to a high standard and were both interesting and thought-provoking." - David Hewitson, Scrivens

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