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Why You Need to Attend SAPPHIRE NOW and the ASUG Annual Conference in 2018

Feature Article | April 16, 2018 by Sarah Dolan

The countdown is on, with just 50 days to go until we kick off SAPPHIRE NOW and the ASUG Annual Conference at the Orange County Convention Center in the beautiful city of Orlando, Florida.

On June 5, more than 20,000 attendees will arrive onsite and eagerly await the show floor doors opening to expose a whole world of new possibilities for the future.

We aim to bring attendees more each year — more content, more excitement, more demos, more networking opportunities, more real world experiences, to name but a few. This year is no different. As we continue to work hard in the background, planning and building this year’s event, you can feel the excitement and enthusiasm among the team, which I believe really reflects the type of conference we are bringing to attendees this year.

Here are few reasons why you should make that trip to Orlando this June; you won’t want to miss it!

An Intuitive Session Catalog

We currently have more than 1,300 sessions offered, and will continue to add more in the run up to the event. However, we don’t want to overwhelm you — these sessions are made up of content suited to every type of attendee. To ensure the most valuable experience, we are providing more specific content to choose from across all our products and solutions, within all lines of business or industries.

We have altered our filters within the session catalog, allowing you to easily navigate the session types as well as choose those sessions most related to your business. There are also a number of recommended agendas and sessions to choose from, which will help you kick start your agenda. Look out for a follow-up content-focused article in the coming weeks, which will cover the sessions in more depth.

The Show Floor Experience

The show floor spans 16 football fields; make sure you bring some comfortable shoes! With so much to see and do on the show floor, be sure to pick up one of the pocket guides upon registration, as this will help guide you to where you would like to go. You can find the General Session Theater Keynotes on the show floor, where you will hear from a number of SAP leaders, including some very special guests.

The must-attend Best-Run Theater will host SAP executives and customers who will cover more specific topics in a more intimate setting. Our show floor is also home to partner exhibitors, who will be on hand to help answer specific questions you have. This year we have five experience areas that will focus on demos and sessions around SAP products and solutions. More information on this coming soon!

There are a number of exciting enhancements in progress that we know will wow you, but we can’t let you in on every secret just yet! Check out SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference website regularly to stay informed leading up to the event.

Work Your Network

We continuously hear about the importance of networking, so at SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference we provide every opportunity for you to do so. We even allow you to connect with other attendees through the mobile app (coming soon!) before you arrive on site. This year, we have also enhanced the show floor design with some really cool features that provide the greatest opportunity to make new connections or reunite with old ones.

Not all networking has to happen on the show floor, we also want you to have some fun in a more informal setting while enjoying some great music and continue to engage with peers. This year we are excited to announce that Justin Timberlake will perform live for the SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference audience. “I got that feelin’ inside my bones” that this is all you might need to close out an extremely successful conference. Tip: make sure you pack your business cards!

What are you waiting for? If you haven’t yet registered, my advice is go do it now! If you want to know what direction your business should be taking in order to stay ahead and become best run, then there is only one place you should be this June 5-7.

Register now!

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