FAQs


The following questions have been answered below. If you have any other questions, please let us know at info@directionsemea.com

QUESTIONS

  1. What is included in the conference fee for a regular attendee?
  2. How should the VAT and reverse charge procedures be handled?
  3. How many attendees are expected and from which countries?
  4. Do I have to enter all information anew when registering as a returning attendee?
  5. What is the group discount?
  6. How do I register as a group?
  7. Do I need to register all employees at the same time to obtain the group discount?
  8. How will the discount be calculated and granted?
  9. How do I create a group for my employees?
  10. Can someone else take over my registration and is cancelling possible?
  11. What is included in the Guest Pass?
  12. Can I invite my customers to Directions EMEA?
  13. How do I view or change my Conference registration information?
  14. How do I register for Microsoft’s workshops?
  15. If any special services for sponsor booth setup are required who can I address to?
  16. How information is to be communicated during the conference?
  17. When, where and how long sponsor videos will be played?
  18. What can we use as a bag insert?
  19. What meals will be provided at Directions EMEA 2017 ?
  20. What is the venue for the Theme Dinner?

 

ANSWERS:

What is included in the conference fee for a regular attendee?

 The conference fee includes:

  • Participation in all sessions except for Microsoft workshops. PLEASE NOTE: Microsoft workshops require additional registration, this will be separately handled by Microsoft.
  • Lunch (Oct. 4, 5, 6) and evening receptions (Oct 3, Oct, 4, Oct 5) as well as coffee breaks snacks and beverages severed during the day. 
  • Shuttle-bus service on the Theme Dinner Day.
  • Participation in the Theme Dinner on Oct. 5 including all on-site attractions, meals and beverages.
  • Access to the exhibition area.

How should the VAT and reverse charge procedures be handled?

Admission to events, exhibitions and conferences in the EU is subject to VAT in the country where the event takes place. This is because within the EU, the place of supply for a number of services related to events is generally deemed to be the Member State in which they take place. Directions EMEA has been registered as a VAT payer in Spain under the NIF number N8267534I.

For details on VAT and reverse charge, please visit: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/taxation/vat/how_vat_works/vat_on_services/index_en.htm

How many attendees are expected and from which countries?

The number of attendees is estimated to exceed the number from last year in Prague, which was 1759. We expect approximately 2200 attendees.

Do I have to enter all information anew when registering as a returning attendee?

 

In 2017, a new platform has been implemented to manage sponsor and attendee registration, therefore it might be needed to enter all information required anew.

What is the group discount?

The Directions EMEA group discount is applicable to each company which registers their employees as a group. If 3 or more employees from the same company register as a group, the admission can be purchases with a relevant discount. For details concerning the discounts rates for groups consisting of 3-5, 6- 10, 11 + members, please go to http://www.directionsemea.com/group-discounts. The discount is always calculated per person. It is possible to split the amount payable, so the invoice can be also issued per person. This option should be selected at registration.

How do I register as a group?

When registering the first employee, you have to declare of how many attendees the group will consist of. Click "Add another person". The company data for the additional attendees will be entered automatically. The first person registered will be the primary contact for the group. The primary contact is relevant only if you want to add employees at a later time.

If you want to create more than one group for your company, please contact registration@directionsemea.com.

Do I need to register all employees at the same time to obtain the group discount?

It is not required to register at the same time.. If other employees register later and are added to the existing group, the discount will still be calculated, however for the admission rates valid on the day of registration. Please, make sure that such registrations are done via the primary contact.

How will the discount be calculated and granted?

The discount will be applied during the registration checkout and it is calculated per person.

Can someone else take over my registration and is cancelling possible?

Yes, it is possible to change your registration so that a colleague can take your place at Directions EMEA 2017. There are no additional costs.

Every attendee can cancel his/her registration and get a refund. The refund will not include the transaction fees for paying and refunding.

NOTE: After September 1 no refunds will be given after cancellation.

What is included in the Guest Pass?

The Guest Pass is for people who only would like to attend the two expo receptions and the Theme Dinner (for example, spouses). Please, keep in mind that guests are allowed to enter into the Conference area and lunch facilities during the event. The Guest Pass is only available at the Registration Desk during Directions EMEA 2017.

Can I invite my customers to Directions EMEA?

Directions EMEA is a Dynamics NAV partner conference and people who register will have to enter the Microsoft Account No. during registration. Therefore, only partners are invited to attend

How do I view or change my Conference registration information?

Once you have registered, you will be able to view your registration information by logging in to the Directions EMEA 2017 registration site using the user name and password you entered at the time of registration.

How do I register for Microsoft’s workshops?

The details for registration will be announced by Directions EMEA as soon as information is provided by Microsoft.

If any special services for sponsor booth setup are required who can I address to? 

For any type of special booth services, please send your request directly to sponsor@directionsemea.com.

The Directions committee will decide upon supporting the request and help arranging the necessary additional agreements for additional services (if possible).

The management of additional services (as well as related invoicing) will be handled directly between the sponsoring company and the respective service provider. All special services must be agreed directly between the sponsoring company and the respective service provider.

The Directions EMEA Committee will support you, but will not be directly involved in such agreements and activities.

How information is to be communicated during the conference?

A mobile app, which you will be available from respective app stores, will be used as the main means of communication. Download information and credentials will be sent to you by email. Details will be provided on the Directions EMEA website. As last year, within the mobile app, you will find a complete list of all attendees, sponsors and speakers, speakers’ bios, session and workshop schedules, which is important because no booklet will be provided. By means of the mobile app, you will be also able to compose your own track, evaluate sessions and provide us your feedback.

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter or join us at our linkedin group site. Please, share with us your comments, videos, photos and ideas. Let’s get connected!

When, where and how long sponsor videos will be played?

For information on sponsor packages, read the Sponsor Package Overview which is available at our website. Diamond, Platinum & Gold Sponsors‘ videos will be shown before each Keynote as well as in the exhibition area whereas Silver and Bronze Sponsors‘ videos  in the exhibition area. The videos will be muted in the exhibition area. The videos should last  maximum one minute.

What can we use as a bag insert?

There are no specific requirements on bag insert except for its size – it cannot be bigger than the A4 format and spacious. Please, keep also in mind that there are many sponsors and each of them have the possibility to place BI into the bag. Sponsors usually provide company leaflets.

When and where should bag inserts and sponsor materials for booth be delivered?

Detailed information will be provided by Directions EMEA team members responsible for sponsorship.

The address of Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center is:

Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center,

Avenida de Aragon No. 400

Madrid 28022 Spain

 

Delivery should be sent with the following information:

  • Event Name: Directions EMEA 2017
  • Number of colli.
  • Purpose: bag insert or sponsor booth (please, mark packages explicitly; this will enable us to distribute your materials appropriately)
  • Sender (incl. contact person details)

Please, just let us know via sponsor@directionsemea.com that you have send your materials.

 

What meals will be provided at Directions EMEA 2017 ?

For each conference day, 2 coffee breaks and lunch have been planned. Extra meals will be served at evening events including a welcome reception (Oct. 3), walking dinner during the Exhibition (Oct. 4) and Theme Dinner (Oct. 5). All meals include beverages. Should you have any specific dietary requirements, please indicate it at online registration.

What is the venue for the Theme Dinner?

Let’s feel the ambiance of Spain. This year we are not having a party in a club, we are having a fiesta at a Spanish hacienda ! Let’s meet on October 5 to network and enjoy meeting together !