Directions EMEA 2018 Learning Opportunities


Directions EMEA is the best place for Microosft Partners to gain cutting-edge knowledge about ERP and CRM integration within Dynamics 365 Business Central. 

Directions EMEA 2018 content is a series of learning paths created as a response to the knowledge needs of Microsoft Partners and ISVs that face the challenge of reinventing their business. The conference sessions address various groups of Partners and Dynamics professionals including leadership, sales & marketing, development, implementation, consulting, and project management.

"Know-how" gained at Directions EMEA will definitely be a crucial stimulus for future business growth, increased productivity and sales as well as effective collaboration within the Partner channel. Each of the following learning path features an expert(s) on the topic who will provide cutting edge training and information.

 

Under these links you can see the sessions:

 

MAIN LEARNING PATHS AT DIRECTIONS EMEA 2018

  • New to Dynamics 365 Business Central 

Are you struggling with how to make the transition to Business Central? This learning path will have sessions that help you get up-to-speed, learn how to successfully transition customers from other systems, and maximize your investment!

  • Migrating Your Existing Offering

Is adapting to a new product and business model putting stress on your business? Do you know when and how to make the investment? Learn some of the common pitfalls, how to invest, common mistakes to avoid, and how to be profitable while you migrate your existing offerings in this learning path.

  • Latest Innovations on Dynamics 365 Business Central  

With all of the change in the channel and technology, how can you keep up? Where can you find the best information? In this learning path you will learn about Power Apps, Extensions, Modifications, Development 2.0, and new functionality to give you a leg up on your competition!

  • Marketing and Sales 

Do you have the resources and knowledge to demo best practices? Is your sales and marketing team able to optimize offers in your vertical space? Learn tips and tricks that can help you stand apart from your competition in this learning path.

  • Bundling a Solution Offering 

How can you stay relevant? Which industry should you target? How can you start building your own IP? In this learning path you will focus on the technical aspects and go-to-market strategy of creating and improving your solution offering through apps and services, including how you can leverage the Microsoft stack (Business Central, Office 365, Azure).

  • Improving Your Professional Services

How can you find the right talent? Do you need help improving billable time, customer satisfaction, or applying application features to customer needs? Hear real examples of how people in the channel have trained, staffed, managed customer conflict, and streamlined their upgrades and implementations in this learning path.

 

 

KEYNOTES, SESSIONS, PRESENTATION TRACKS, WORKSHOPS AND ROUNDTABLE/TOWNHALL DISCUSSIONS, EXPO...AND NETWORKING

Directions EMEA offers a variety of engaging options for learning and knowledge sharing for attendees.

  • 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.

  • General 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.