Read the FAQ below and join us in Vienna. 

If you have any other questions, please let us know at info@directionsemea.com


You can register as early as on the pre-conference day, October 8. We also invite you to join us for the welcome reception on that day from 18.00 to 21.30. On the first conference day (October 9), you can register from 7:00 to 9.00. The Keynote starts on Monday at 9:00. We request you for timely arrival. The last session on Wednesday (October 11) finishes at around 16:30.

This year, the conference program has been extended with additional sessions on October 7 and October 8.



  • October 7 and October 8 - Pre-conference Training (requires separate registration and payment)
  • October 8 - Registration / Welcome Reception (18:00 - 21:30)
  • October 9 - Registration (from 7:00)
  • October 9 - Official Opening/ Keynote 1 (9:00) -  the doors closed to the keynote room
  • October 11 - Emd of sessions, Closing (16:30)

To learn more about hotels visit https://www.directionsemea.com/venue. On the page, you will find a link to a selection of hotels offering discounted prices for Directions EMEA attendees and guests.

The conference fee includes:

  • Participation in all sessions. 
  • Lunch (Oct. 9, 10, 11) and evening receptions (Oct 8, Oct, 9, Oct 10) as well as coffee breaks snacks and beverages severed during the day. 
  • Shuttle-bus service if required on the Community Celebration Party.
  • Participation in the Theme Dinner on Oct. 10 including all on-site attractions, meals and beverages.
  • Access to the exhibition area.

According to EU law we are obliged to charge VAT locally for admissions to events (B2B Services). For EU VAT regulations below: 


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. For payment use Austrian VAT no. ATU73809649.

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

The number of attendees is estimated to exceed the number from last year in the Hague, which was 2200.

In 2017, a new platform was implemented to manage sponsor and attendee registration, therefore attendees that did not take part in the 2017 event might be required to enter all information anew.

The Directions EMEA group discount is applicable to each company which registers 5 or more employees as a group.

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.

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

Yes, it is possible to change your registration so that a colleague can take your place at Directions EMEA 2019. There are no additional costs and you can use the registration portal. 

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 5 no refunds will be given after cancellation.

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

Once you have registered, you will be able to view your registration information by logging into the Directions EMEA 2019 registration site using the user name and password you entered at the time of registration.

The Microsoft workshops have limited capacity, and they are available on a first come, first served basis.

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 you arrange 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.

The mobile app that 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 a week before the conference. 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 with your feedback.

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

For information on sponsor packages, read the Sponsor Package Overview which is available on this page. 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.

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.

Address details and deadlines will be sent in separate emails to sponsors

The delivery should be sent with the following information:

  • Event Name: Directions EMEA 2019
  • 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)

Any items that you wish to hand over personally, should be delivered to Daya Keur and will be accepted only until the deadline set before.

Please, just let us know via sponsor@directionsemea.com that you have sent your material for booths. We also request you to keep deadlines. 

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. 8), walking dinner during the Exhibition (Oct. 9) and Theme Dinner (Oct. 10). All meals include beverages. Should you have any specific dietary requirements, please indicate this at online registration.

The venue is a surprise! We will take you to the seaside. Let’s meet on October 10 to network and enjoy meeting together!