Sage Summit 2017 Revamped Into Series of Local Events

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I don’t have many details but it looks like you can wave bye-bye to the “largest gathering of small and medium businesses in the world”. The Sage Summit conference appears slated to be replaced by a series of local tour stops. The Sage Summit website now refers to the event as Sage Summit Tour and lists several local stops.

Update 11-2-2016: Sage has changed their Sage Summit  site ( https://www.sage.com/sage-summit/ )  so it now displays information for their upcoming Paris event November 28-29, 2016 which may mean the site image I captured (above) was not yet ready to be fully deployed. The company has not yet released any official information on their Sage Summit Tour and consultants I spoke with were unaware of it.

Sage is presently displaying 9 stops on the Sage Summit Tour:

  • Sydney, Australia – March 2017
  • Toronto, Canada – June 2017
  • Paris, France – November 2016
  • Berlin, Germany – March 2017
  • Singapore – March 2017
  • Johannesburg, South Africa – March 2017
  • Spain – February 2017
  • Atlanta, USA – Spring 2017
  • London, UK – Spring 2017

The Sage site indicates:

In 2017, Sage Summit evolves into the Sage Summit Tour, the world’s most essential series of events for entrepreneurs and business builders. For businesses of all sizes, whether established for 20 minutes or 20 years, this is a must attend event for thought leadership, inspiration, and learning. Rich in relevant content, meaningful networking, expert mentoring and product knowledge, the Sage Summit Tour offers the most personalized, interactive, learning experience on earth. Business builders, build on!

 

 

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Sage Summit 2016 (Chicago) Offers $99 Registration Fee to 2015 Attendees

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Shortly before the close of their annual Sage Summit customer conference Sage emailed those attending with this special offer for Summit 2016 which is July 25-28, 2016 in Chicago, IL .

Register now, and save on next year’s Sage Summit 2016 in Chicago for only $99*.
Take advantage of our generous discount and book your Sage Summit 2016 experience now! It’s never too early to start planning for tomorrow’s success.
*Offer valid for Sage Summit 2015 customer and partner registrants only. Not valid on any other attendee types. Expiring August 30.

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Sage Summit 2015 Attendance: 7,260

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Sage Announces 7,260 Attendance for Summit 2015

Sage today announced 7,260 attendees at their Summit 2015 conference which is slated to kick off today 7/27/15 with a partner day. Tomorrow 7/28/15 the conference will officially open with a keynote from CEO Stephen Kelly.

The attendance announced is pretty close to the initial 7,500 Sage estimate (though a few thousand short of the 9,500 the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau had posted on their site). Considering the warm temperatures and sweltering humidity in New Orleans during July 2015 (81 degrees at 6am – “feels like 106” at 1pm – the turnout appears exceptional.

Overall coordination appears much improved over prior conferences. Satellite registration at the Hilton went smoothly with only a few lines to contend with.

The conference App has seen heavy usage and seems likely to be a huge aid to Sage in connecting attendees.

If you are not “on the ground” in New Orleans – you can watch many of the keynotes online

Sage Adds Microsoft , Mastercard as Summit Sponsors

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With their annual Sage Summit conference less than three weeks away Sage’s conference website lists the return of Microsoft as a Diamond sponsor. Mastercard   returns this year as a Platinum sponsor.  The conference kicks off Tuesday July 29, 2015 with  The Sage Conversation keynote on navigating a changing world with Sage CEO Stephen Kelly, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), and Deepak Chopra.

Five Weeks Until Sage Summit: $99 Registration Discount, 7,500 people plus Colin Powell, Deepak Chopra

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With 5 weeks until Sage Summit 2015 there are some updated attendance numbers from Sage. According to a channel mailing expect 7,500 people in addition to 150 exhibitors at Sage’s conference.

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Sage Unveils Entrepreneur Of The Week/Year Sweepstakes

summit_entrepeneurSage North America is hosting an Entrepreneur of the Week / Year sweepstakes in the run up to their July 27-30, 2015 Sage Summit conference.

The Sweepstakes begins at 7:00 am Central Time (“CT”) on March 23, 2015, and ends at midnight CT on July 10, 2015 and is open to anyone who is a legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia and has reached the age of majority in their respective state at or before the start of the Sweepstakes. Employees and family members of employees of Sage Software, Inc. and its related companies and agents are not eligible.

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Sage Summit 2015 Will Be “Global”

Inspire Tour Cancellation

Yesterday’s notification from Sage that certain of their remaining Inspire Tour meetings had been cancelled also disclosed  new information about their upcoming Sage Summit 2015.

From the email sent to select participants:

…this year it’s going to be Sage’s biggest event ever! We’re going Global and it’s going to be amazing! With Sage Summit 2015, you will have a fantastic opportunity to connect in person with amazing entrepreneurs who power the economy, create jobs and help countries prosper. Imagine our customers, prospects, partners, and the entire Sage ecosystem from around the world — all together at one single, dynamic event, which will be bigger, better and more inspiring than ever before..

Based on this description we expect to see more products and offerings from around the world spotlighted at Sage Summit 2015 in New Orleans on July 27-30, 2015.

Sage Accountants Network Success Story

I met Bo and Paul while they were waiting for a taxi on the way out of Sage Summit 2012 in Nashville. They’ve documented the impact that attending Sage Summit had on their business.

Sage Summit Vegas – Sponsorships Now Open to Sage Partners

In what I believe is a first – Sage North America will allow partners to sponsor and exhibit in their trade show area. Previously the show only accepted sponsorship from those companies selling software products to end users. During the first few iterations of Sage’s inaugural customer conference partners were barred / discouraged from attending unless they also were accompanied by one or more of their customers.

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Sage Summit Registration Opens April 9, 2014 – Sans Full Agenda

According to this Tweet from the official Sage Summit account partners will be registering on April 9, 2014 for the annual Sage North America Summit conference with only a limited view of the conference agenda. According to Sage more details on the agenda will then be revealed in May.

And, no, we don’t have any  details to share about the conference.