Thank you again for attending the IAMCP Europe Summit 2015. You can find below a short video summarising the 2015 Summit experience.
You can find photos & presentations from the event here.
We are looking forward to seeing you next year!
IAMCP Europe Summit Team
IAMCP Europe Summit
Brussels, 24-25 March 2015
The International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) Summit is an annual event that brings together up to 200 IAMCP and Microsoft BizSpark members from across Europe. It is the largest gathering of European IAMCP partners that facilitates networking, business development, and European policy discussions. Attendees will receive professional coaching from industry leaders, and discover new initiatives for market and international expansion, learn and share success stories with other partners, and gain valuable insight to the Microsoft Partner Network.
The Summit will also host the final of the European AppCup 2015, a pan-European competition featuring Windows/Windows Phone applications.
|Tuesday, 24 March|
|09:30 – 11:00||Pre-opening Breakfast
BizSpark meets IAMCP – get to know your country’s IAMCP lead and learn how IAMCP can help your business. Tables hosted by IAMCP Chapter leads.
|11:00 – 12:30||European AppCup Final
3-min long pitches by AppCup finalists in front of a panel of tech industry experts, venture capitalists, proven entrepreneurs and policy makers; followed by 3-min long Q&A. Moderated by Soha Hohnecker, Regional Marketing Manager, Microsoft Ventures.
|12:30 – 12:45||Coffee break|
|12:45 – 13:20||IAMCP Europe Summit Opening
Jean-Philippe Courtois, President, Microsoft International
Per Werngren, President, IAMCP Europe Maarten-Jan Vermeulen, Founder & CEO, Orange Tribes
|13:20 – 14:30||Networking lunch|
|14:30 – 15:45||Starting-up: Opportunities and challenges in winning customers for smallest enterprises
Wim Delbeke, Senior Director EMEA, Sales, Execution and Strategy, SMB, Microsoft
Coaching session for BizSpark members with Microsoft Exec and IAMCP partner on how to win new customers whether in the private or public sector.
|CityNext: How to move cities to the Cloud
Marie Ygge, Director Partner Strategy, Public Sector EMEA, Microsoft Ray Pinto, Senior Manager, EU Institutional Relations, Microsoft Andrea Pescino, CEO, SoftJam
Coaching session aimed to help understand the needs of European cities’ adoption of cloud solutions.
|15:45 – 16:00||Coffee Break|
|16:00 – 17:30||Building Confidence in the Cloud
Studies show that only 19% of EU businesses use Cloud services today (Eurobarometer, Dec. 2014). In several EU countries, the deployment of cloud in the public sector is at a very early stage. This session will discuss ways and means to increase EU consumers’ trust in the cloud.
BizSpark Partner Per Werngren, CEO, Idenet Michał Boni, Member of the European Parliament Nicolas Dubois, Directorate-General for Justice & Home Affairs, European Commission Moderated by Francois Lhemery, Senior Director, Public Policy EMEA, Microsoft
|17:30 – 17:45||Coffee break|
|17:45 – 18:15||The Past, Present, and Future of the Cloud
Robert Suess, GM Developer Experience Western Europe, Microsoft
|18:15 – 18:45||European AppCup Awards Ceremony
Moderated by Soha Hohnecker, Regional Marketing Manager, Microsoft. Awards presented by Antanas Guoga, Member of the European Parliament & Robert Suess, GM Developer Experience Western Europe, Microsoft
|18:45 – 20:15||Cocktail and walking dinner|
Wednesday, 25 March
|08:00 – 09:30||Breakfast – expanding into new markets
Roundtables organized by regions of interest for business expansion.
|09:30 – 10:15||The Road Ahead, Investing in Partner Success
Celine Bremaud, VP Small and Midmarket Solutions & Partners EMEA, Microsoft EMEA
|10:15 – 11:30||BizSpark Track||IAMCP Track|
|Life beyond BizSpark: Joining Microsoft Partners Network (MPN). Opportunities for Business Growth with IAMCP
Heather Doran, Senior Partner Marketing Manager, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft
|Building a Profitable Cloud Business
Luc Van Ballaer, Senior Director, Partner Strategy EMEA, Microsoft
|11:30 – 11:45||Coffee break|
|11:45 – 13:00||Thinking big from day one. Growing your business through digital marketing
Marek Zaremba-Pike, Chief Marketing Officer, BabyStep.tv – BizSpark Partner
|Doing business with Microsoft through the Microsoft Partner Network
Customer and Partner Experience
Marie Mihail, Global Customer and Partner Experience Lead, SMS&P, Microsoft Microsoft Partner Network Heather Doran, Senior Partner Marketing Manager, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Partner Technical Services Sten Færch, Director, EMEA Partner Technical Services, Microsoft
|13:00 – 14:00||Networking lunch|
|14:00 – 15:15||Pitching a business to private investors
Coaching session for start-ups and businesses with a high growth potential. Frank Maene, Managing Partner, Volta Ventures
|Tapping into EU funds
Coaching session by internal exec or external consultant specialized in EU funding
|15:15 – 15:30||Closing of the IAMCP Summit
Per Werngren, President, IAMCP Europe
|15:30 – 18:00||Networking coffee & tapas|
Accommodation on the night of 24 March will be covered for confirmed participants. We will try our best to accommodate all attendees at the Thon Hotel EU, however this will be subject to the availability of rooms. Alternatively, remaining guests will be accommodated at a nearby hotel.
HOW TO GET THERE
The IAMCP Summit 2015 will be held at the Microsoft Centre on Rue Montoyer 51, 1000 Brussels.
The International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) represents Microsoft´s best of breed partners from around the globe. The organization was formed in 1994 and provides Microsoft Partners a voice into Microsoft programs, to the IT community at large, as well as a vehicle to facilitate mutual growth and business development among partners. The non-profit organization is operated by an annually elected board of directors, and is funded through membership fees and sponsor grants.
Should you have any questions related to IAMCP Europe Summit 2015, please contact us at [email protected]