Agenda and Focus Topics


Directions EMEA is designed to help partners respond to product developments effectively by providing them with layered, cross-disciplinary and inspiring knowledge.

The Directions EMEA program will address the needs of Dynamics partners serving the SMB market by offering totally more than 160 sessions and 40 workshops

The hundreds of options for obtaining the most up-to date information and learning will cover everything related to:

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV (former versions and the latest Tenerife)
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business edition
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM

The content extends to other products, the knowledge of which is a prerequisite for gaining a competitive edge on the SMB market, including Office 365 integration, PowerApps, Power BI, Power BI Azure Services, Cortana Intelligence.undefined

 

The focus of this year's conference is the launch of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business edition and the challenges all Dynamics partners have to solve in sales, marketing, financials and operations, in order to successfully transform their business.

In the view of product integration, this year’s Directions EMEA 2017 addresses not only NAV but also CRM partners. It will provide an in-depth understanding of the new customer engagement apps within the Business edition: Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales and Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Marketing becoming available in preview in July. In addition to Keynotes, at least 3 out of 10 session tracks have been planned to cover the topics related to CRM and Microsoft Business edition for Sales and Marketing. 

Introducing the innovative cloud-based solution as well as new integration features of Microsoft Dynamics NAV Tenerife, Microsoft will deliver inspiring breakout sessions, keynotes and deep-dive training workshops.undefined

* For details, please see the session schedule on the home page. This agenda has been published to enable you to plan your stay in Madrid.

* For workshops, separate registration is required. The opening date for registration will be announced in the coming weeks.  

 

Keynotes, Sessions, Presentation Tracks, Workshops and Roundtable/Townhall Discussions, Expo...and Networking

 

To accommodate for various information and learning needs, Directions EMEA offers a variety of learning options including:

  • Keynotes

Direction EMEA keynotes provide breaking announcements for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV world. In three keynotes the top management of Microsoft will show the course ahead. The latest technologies and future business developments around Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business editions (Financials, Sales and Marketing) are the themes.

  • Sessions

More than 160 sessions are on offer. High-skilled, deep-dive sessions for consultants and developer in the areas Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business edition, as well as inspiring sessions for marketing and sales persons or trail-blazing sessions for executives. Top presenters / developers / MVPs / consultants in these areas worldwide present these sessions.

  • Presentation Tracks

All major ISVs showcase their solutions and new developments at Directions EMEA. The Directions NAV exhibition area is the ideal place for more in-depth and detailed information about ISV solutions. This year's Directions EMEA will provide a forum for more than 70 sponsors from the NAV and CRM, as well as Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business channels.

  • Workshops

Workshops are an inspiring opportunity to learn first-hand from the top developers, MVPs and consultants who create Microsoft Dynamics products. During these workshops you can “work” on your computer with the newest versions and technologies and test your knowledge in practice.

  • Townhalls/Roundtable discussions

Discuss with the executives and MVP’s in all areas. More than 15 Townhalls have  already planned.

  •  Expo and networking

One of the most valued benefits of Directions EMEA is the opportunity to meet Microsoft representatives and your peers in person, exchange ideas and share knowledge. For Partner and ISV companies, Directions EMEA is a unique venue to showcase their solutions and discuss their offerings with their existing and potential networks as well as to respond to questions from the community. At Directions EMEA, you can finally meet people you collaborate with on a daily basis via email...  

Benefit from the sessions and meetings and do not forget about the Theme Dinner that is a great chance to socialize with over 2000 Dynamics friends.