If you “Google” on “Dynamics NAV 2016 Events” you don’t get a list that includes Directions, NAVUG Summit and NAVTechDays. No, you get a list of functions from Codeunits to subscribe to. How nerdy can a product get.
So, it is time to provide that list with some dates and locations.
WPC | Toronto Canada | July 10 – 14
Big one on my bucket list and I got so close this year to attending. Private stuff got in the way.
This year WPC (World Wide Partner Conference) is especially interesting since Microsoft will reveal more of its plans for project “Madeira” which will guide most of where they want to go with the SMB market.
Directions USA | Chandler AZ | Sept 25 – 28
Mandatory event for NAV partners in this region to get ready for Dynamics NAV vNext. The agenda is not yet presented but I expect a lot of information about how to move to the cloud and be more repeatable with NAV.
NAVUG Summit | Tampa FL | Oct 9 – 14
My favorite (sorry Luc). This end user event is a must for companies who work with NAV and want to get most out of their investment. With pre-conference training, Microsoft day-one and three days of in depth sessions this event is second to nothing.
Directions EMEA | Prague | Oct 12 – 14
This “second” Directions event is bigger than the US orriginal and I expect them to have over 1.500 Dynamics NAV proffessionals this year. Just like the US version attending is a must if you want to prepare yourself for being repeatable in the cloud.
NAVTechDays | Antwerp | Nov 17 – 18
This event feels like a highschool reunion with friends. It is at a location you know very well if you’ve attended all of the events.
Here you get the in-depth knowledge you need to work with the next version of NAV. Also very much cloud focussed with Office 365, PowerBI and Paas.
NAV Skills is a bronze sponsor so visit us at our booth and register for one of our pre-conference classes.
Which ones did you pick Mark?
Just like Per Mogensen I tried to attend all NAV events, including APAC. This is no longer possible with all the Master Classes I teach and the increasing number of NAVUG events in Europe and US. Therefor I’ve decided to follow my heart and attend NAVUG Summit & NAVTechDays.
Personally I think this is a perfect combination. NAVUG will provide me with the functional information and NAVTechDays will give me what I need as a developer.
I don’t need the marketing and sales stuff from Directions although I will feel really bad especially on the days when all of my friends are in Arizona.
My agenda for September is packed with UK, Iceland, Spain and Toronto. After event season I am working on scheduling Australia and New Zealand.
See you, somewhere…