SAP Large Enterprise World Tour 2009 brings “Strategies for Success in the New Reality” to Johannesburg

JohannesburgCustomers, partners, influencers and prospects are expected in big numbers to convene at the SAP Large Enterprise World Tour, on 2 to 3 June 2009 at Gallagher Conference Centre, Midrand – a regional customer conference hosted by SAP Africa.

The SAP World Tour is taking place in more than 70 cities spread over 50 countries. This global road show has reached more than 240 000 customers, partner and influencers over the last five years, providing businesses with information on how SAP solutions can help companies of all sizes successfully transform business challenges into opportunities and meet the demands of their industry and market.

The worldwide event theme for 2009, “See Your Way Clear: Strategies for Success in the New Reality”, explores how companies can achieve transparency in every area of their operations to be best-run businesses in today’s challenging economic environment. Attendees will learn how to harness the power of technology in order to run lean operations, capture greater market share and gain transparency in their operations.

The tour is designed to enable dialogue with influencers, customers and prospects – along with members of the SAP ecosystem and parties interested in partnering with SAP. Through interactive formats; including industry- and product-specific breakout sessions, participants will learn how the SAP business software solution portfolio can help companies adapt more quickly to changing market needs, differentiate against tougher competition, execute growth strategies in an international environment and maximise results with existing resources while continuing to concentrate on core business competencies and maintain close customer relations.

The event features a welcome address by SAP Africa’s managing director, Pfungwa Serima, and Joseph DiVinna, described as a “polymath” by The Economist, for his cutting-edge approach to strategy development. Joe DiVanna is a thought leader and speaker to global business audiences and currently directs the Cambridge think-tank for business and financial services.

In the afternoon, participants will have the opportunity to choose from a number of different breakout sessions to further engage in conversations about: CIO priorities for being a best run business in the worst global economy; talent management; how do you make sure you’ve got the right people “on the bus”; illuminating possibilities by shining a spotlight on every facet of your business, etc.

“The SAP Large Enterprise World Tour continues to be a successful local event – that in a small setting, based on the specific needs of our South African companies, SAP can truly work with its customers, prospects and partners to discuss how technology enables companies to derive increased understanding and visibility, so they can meet the ever-increasing need to be more transparent and accountable,” said Simon Carpenter, director: Strategic Initiatives at SAP Africa.

“At the Johannesburg Large Enterprise World tour, SAP will explore new and essential strategies for using technology to gain the strategic clarity necessary for success in the business world today.

The SAP Large Enterprise World Tour offers customers and partners throughout the world a local event similar to SAPPHIRE, the company’s annual international customer conference. The tour provides attendees with an opportunity to network with peers, industry partners and SAP executives, and receive valuable first-hand updates on SAP and SAP BusinessObjects solutions.

For further information on how to book, please contact Sotirios Dramalis on +27 11 319 7496 or e-mail him on sotirios.dramalis@sap.com.


SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software (*), offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes and in more than 25 industries to become best-run businesses. With more than 82 000 customers in over 120 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE, under the symbol “SAP”. For more information, visit http://www.sap.com.

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