CRMUG Summit EMEA 2017

Our inaugural CRMUG Congress in Stuttgart in May was a great success, so we’re planning another one for next year.

The name will change slightly to reflect the fact that this will be more like the main annual “Summit” event, so our first CRMUG Summit EMEA will take place at the RAI in Amsterdam on April 4th-6th 2017.

We will have more than 50 breakout sessions for educational content, member showcases, Microsoft influencer discussions and partner presentations across the three days. We are hoping for around 200 CRMUG attendees – people just like you who use, customise, build and develop their CRM systems. We will also be running the AXUG and NAVUG Summit events in parallel, and there is likely to be some content which is relevant across all these products, including topics such as Power BI, change management, and data governance.

There will be lots more news and information to share once planning is underway, but the first thing we need to do is to gather your suggestions for the session content which is the heart of an event like this.

Call for content

We need your help!

Our Summit events are a fantastic example of everything Dynamics Communities stands for – “by users, for users”. This means we want to provide the content you really want to hear, for every job role relating to CRM from everyday sales and service users to senior decision makers, from power users to administrators and developers. Our members also tell us that they always learn loads from each other’s experiences as well, so sharing your own story as a CRM customer is a great way to help others along their own roads to CRM success.

The website for the Summit EMEA event has a section for Session Proposals where you can suggest a session topic. This might be a subject you would like to hear more about, or perhaps an area you know really well that you would be able to share with other members. It could be something that helps people just starting out with their system, or something deeply technical, or simply a showcase of your own CRM journey. All submissions will be considered by the Summit planning committee (made up of chapter leaders and others from several European countries) so that we can come up with a final agenda for the whole event.

Please help us shape the best possible event for all our members by proposing sessions as soon as possible!

Supersize Me!

This year’s Congress event saw 80 attendees with a choice of about 3 different breakouts at any one time, for a total of 18 content sessions across 2 days.

Next year we are aiming for 200 people choosing between 6 topics per time slot, for around 50-60 sessions across 3 days.

The extra rooms we have available to run in parallel mean a greater choice of content, and we can offer a wider range of topics, including things that might be more specific to a particular vertical industry sector, or organisation size, or a very technical audience. With enough people, even if only 5% choose a particular session, that’s ten like-minded people in the same room sharing and learning from one another. The extra time spent in three days means more content, as well as more networking time to get to know your peers better, meet new people, find out about more of our partner sponsors and their solutions.

This will definitely be one of the best opportunities in Europe for learning about Dynamics products and networking with your peers. Save the date now, and follow our twitter account @CRMUGUK for updates.