European Convergence is back on

Hi Folks,

After breaking the bad news earlier this year that Convergence was cancelled, I glad to say it’s been re-launched in a different format.  It looks like a series of one day events spread over Europe.

 

Save the dates for Convergence 2009:
27 October – Novatel London West, London
29 October – Austria Center, Vienna
3 November – Frankfurt Sheraton, Frankfurt
5 November – Engels Conference Center, Rotterdam

Registration for the Convergence 2009 Europe events will open from 1 September 2009.

For full details see:

http://www.microsoft.com/dynamics/convergence/europe/default.aspx

The fees are substantially lower but partner pay more than customers Stick out tongue

  • That's nice, but problem arises, too - who will go where (I understand that program will be the same, only exhibitors will/may vary).

    To me, it's no matter where to go, but it could be an opportunity for us to meet  each other IRL, too... Sept. 1st is not so soon, but maybe we can share plans which city who has chosen?

  • It's good news - I hope it will be a success, but one thing is that I believe that it's too late to announce this now, unless they really put on a monster marketing campaign. I guess that the customers in London, Austria, Germany and Benelux countries will go to "their own show", but I really don't expect that many people from the other countries will.

    Like Modris, then the only reason that go was to meet up the community.

  • Actually I thought this was what they announced months ago, that Convergene was going to be replaced by smaller road shows. But I see that they are one day only?

    The MiBuSo event at one day was good, but something like Convergence needs to be 2 days. I will probably go down to Vienna though.

     

  • In reply to David Singleton:

    As for me, I start looking towards Rotterdam as an possible option...

    First, haven't been there yet Big Smile, then, in Vienna & Frankfurt there will be many German speakers, and this is a language I pitifullly don't speak at all (hope in Rotterdam it wouldn't be in Flemish - Ik spreek geen Vlaams, too Sad ) London is the most distant place for all of us from Europe...

    But, anyway, we have time still left enough - what others think? I only don't want to repeat my mistake as with MiBuSo, when I  tried to book plane tickets only 3 days ahead - there was nothing left, even Business class sold out...


  • In reply to Modris Ivans:

    @ David, I think the structure was announced a while ago but details of the dates and venues are only out.. @ Modris, When the list was published the UK looked the most apealing to me but also Rotterdam (as I have relations there). I missed the Mibuso conference as I had a family wedding to attend so I would be keen to meet up at one of the Convergence venues.

  • I was hoping that we could maybe decide on a place where they cheap connections from most parts of Europe. Personally I would prefer Rotterdam - but the place with the best and cheapest connections is London. The problem with London is that hotels are quite expensive.

    I was hoping that we maybe could meet either the night before or the night after the conference, in reality I don't care about the conference at all. The only thing that interests is to meet up with all of you.

  • In reply to Erik P. Ernst:

    Hi Erik,

    This sounds like a job for one of your interesting polls Wink

  • In reply to Erik P. Ernst:

    Erik P. Ernst
    maybe decide on a place where they cheap connections from most parts of Europe. Personally I would prefer Rotterdam

    Erik - it seems that half of the way from AMS Schiphol airport to Rotterdam one can drive on Schiphol's elevators Wink, as airport is oriented in direction we need. Rotterdam has its own airport, but you don't need to fly there - and there are much less flights.
    Well, if we supposed to go by ship / ferry, then the case is a little Big Smile bit different...

    If train ticket to Rotterdam centre costs EUR 11, that MUST be nearby... An AMS has connections to everywhere in Europe, as London, but getting from London's airports to centre isn't that easy and quick.

  • In reply to Modris Ivans:

    Yes that's what I thought. Nothing in the Netherlands is far away.

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