People who are looking for a CRM solution for their company — or current CRM customers who want to stay up-to-date with the latest developments — may want to attend a CRM conference before the year is over.
Below are some of the more popular, upcoming CRM conferences.
CRM Conference Calendar: August 2012
Sage Summit - Sage Summit is a CRM conference held by Sage, a provider of CRM and ERP solutions. This year it will be held in Nashville, Tennessee. People who attend Sage Summit include both customers (C-Level, owners, business or departmental managers, product users, IT staff, system administrators) and partners (C-Level, owners, consultants, sales and marketing professionals, strategy and deployment professionals, Sage Accountants Network members, developers, analysts). In that vein, the conference is divided into two sessions:
Customer Days | August 14–17, 2012 During this week, customers can attend informative and hands-on sessions and and workshops, browse new products at the Trade Show, or run in the 5K Music Fun Run/Walk.
Partner Days | August 12–14, 2012 Partners can also attend the expert sessions and workshops, the Trade Show, partner netowrking receptions, and a partner appreciation party.
CRM Conference Calendar: September 2012
Dreamforce - Dreamforce is a CRM conference put on by salesforce.com, inc. for interested partners, executives, marketing or sales professionals, developers, service and support staff, IT professionals, and administrators. This year it will be held in San Francisco, California from September 18-21, 2012.
The salesforce.com CRM conference features informational sessions divided up by company roles, industries, and salesforce.com products. This year’s keynote speakers include Marc Benioff (Chairman & CEO, salesforce.com), Sir Richard Branson (Founder, Virgin Group), Jeff Immelt (Chairman & CEO, General Electric), Gen. Colin Powell [(Retired), Former Secretary of State], and Anthony Robbins (Entrepreneur, Author & Peak Performance Strategist).
Oracle OpenWorld – is a conference by Oracle that will be held from September 30-October 4, 2012 in San Francisco, California
Did You Miss a Conference?
CRM conferences that have already passed this year but are likely to meet again in 2013 include: Microsoft Convergence, SugarCon, the Gartner Customer 360 Summit, SAP Sapphire Now, Zoholics Zoho User Conference, and InfusionCon.
Knowledge is power, and attending a CRM conference can educate employees on new tools, techniques, strategies, and the ways in which competitors may be using CRM to their advantage. CRM conferences are also great places to network and build partnerships. Don’t forget to sign up before registration closes!