WPC 2014 is just around the corner!
Although we are not participating at the event this year, we thought it’s a good idea to highlight our experiences at the event from previous years and a general view of what to expect.
Simply put, WPC is an annual worldwide event held for Microsoft’s partner community to network and learn about Microsoft’s plans for the upcoming year. You can also learn from other partners, embrace new skills and techniques, and gain insight into the latest product innovations.
This year, Microsoft has put together a new concept called The Commons, which combines the educational sessions, networking areas and exhibit hall. It includes three following categories:
• Expo: This area consists of exhibitors and sponsors that provide information of what’s new and what’s next.
• Connect: Connect is perfect area to build connections with Microsoft and other partners. If you want to request meetings reserve tables beforehand, you can do so via the Connect online Meeting Schedule tool, or you can just request a table on spot for the next available time.
• Theater: These are twenty-minute sessions that will bring key Cloud profitability experts and sponsors for a powerful presentation. This is a perfect opportunity to gather some ideas to make your own presentation impactful. It will make your marketing message to the point and powerful.
There will be over 100 exhibitors attending the event with almost 100 sponsors. Key sponsors include Dell, HP, Trend Micro, and Intel. For a list of all the sponsors and exhibitors and their booth numbers, click here.
If you do not have the time to experience everything at the event, we strongly recommend you to at least attend the keynote session. It might be tempting to skip it as it was for us, but it’s during this session that you will get to hear the important updates on Microsoft’s plans for the upcoming year. The Vision Keynote is on Monday and Wednesday mornings so book that on your calendar! Also to note, the Keynote speakers listed on the WPC 2014 official website is outdated so please refer to Microsoft’s official page to see who the Keynote speakers are.
Lastly, make sure to plan your days there to get the most out of your investments and have a great time!