Our IBM Business Partners - that's you! - are key to the success of IBM Connect 2014. Every year in January, many of us make the pilgrimage to Orlando to learn, network, and have some fun in the process.
We hope you will join us in 2014 in Orlando, January 26–30, for Connect 2014! This is a year of 'new' and of 'more.' The new expanded focus for Connect 2014 is all about "Energizing Life's Work," empowering IBM clients and their employees to drive real business results. Whether it's the Lotusphere Technical Program, the Smarter Workforce track (Kenexa World Conference), or the newly-expanded Smarter Commerce track, Connect 2014 provides the insight to help IT, HR, Marketing, and business leaders from around the world transform how they work.
Connect gives you—our valued partners—the opportunity to generate new leads, close existing business and gain knowledge in Smarter Workforce, Social Business, Smarter Commerce, Digital Experience, Mobile, Cloud, Business Analytics and Cognitive Systems. Connect provides a wide variety of valuable opportunities for IBM Business Partners, including:
Learning about new technologies, sales resources, and ways to collaborate with IBM at Business Partner Development Day on Sunday, January 26
Creating new relationships and leads with attendees in the Solutions Showcase
Networking and learning from experts at the Business Partner Café
Engaging in dialogue with leaders from across IBM and industries
IBM Business Partner Early Bird Pricing
New this year - We are offering special IBM Business Partner pricing for registration to IBM Connect 2014. Take advantage of the early bird rate of $1695. Early bird pricing ends November 4, 2013. Register today!
IBM Business Partner Exhibitor and Sponsorship Package
We hope you’ll join us, and we encourage you to actively participate in Connect 2014 by becoming a sponsor or exhibitor. See and be seen by thousands of IBM clients who will attend the conference looking for solutions and expertise that you can offer.
Everything you need to participate is contained in this sponsorship guide, which outlines the full range of benefits. If you have any questions, please call +1-866-776-3670 or send an email to ConnectExhibitorSales@nthdegree.com.
An incentive for IBM Business Partners - Invite 5 Customers to IBM Connect 2014
For a limited time only, eligible IBM Business Partners can receive one (1) no-charge registration to attend the IBM Connect 2014 Conference for every five (5) End User company employees who register and pay to attend at the Early Bird or Standard Conference price (approximate maximum value: $1,995 USD). Get the details here. Send this customizable letter to your clients and prospects to use to help them justify to their management team the expenses associated with attending Connect 2014. Encourage them to register by November 4 to take advantage of the $1895 early bird registration fee.
Call for Abstracts open until October 25.
The Connect 2014 Call for Abstracts is open. We welcome IT, HR, Marketing and Business leaders to share their business story or technical expertise at Connect 2014 in Orlando, FL, January 26-30. We're looking forward to hearing what companies are doing to energize life's work to drive real business results. IBM Business Partners: submit an abstract AND invite your clients to submit an abstract before the October 25 deadline.
Sessions will focus on the following areas:
Exceptional Digital Experience/Exceptional Customer Experience
Messaging and Collaboration
Risk & Compliance
Access a variety of web-ready images to help you promote IBM Connect 2014 on your company's web pages. The zip file includes source files for translation of image text. Access artwork.
Thank you for your continued partnership. We look forward to seeing you at Connect 2014. See you in Orlando!