By Get_Specialized! on Oct 06, 2011
I remember a few years ago, that when the exhibition hall closed down early afternoon on Wednesday, I had staff members departing the event early headed straight to the airport and out of town. Having managed a 60x60 booth with 20+ staff in my past as an Oracle Partner, I understand how much work it takes to get them ready for the event and then broken down. Thank you to all the Partners who did exhibit this year.
Today with what is available in the later part of the week, you and other staff may benefit in attendance staying beyond the exhibition hall activities. In the latest Oracle OpenWorld format , Thursday is a day full of great session content and solution learning.
So be sure when you are planning your own and staffs OracleWorld attendance, be sure and take full advantage of what the latter part of the week offers from a Partner perspective:
#1 Uninterrupted Time to Learn – With your booth duty, lead collection and customer meeting duties finished, Thursday offers you a full day of session to attend and learn without interruptions
#2 Direct Expert Access – While onsite, you may might some of the top subject matter experts also accessible now that their early week campground, meeting or user group duties have also wound down.
#3 Follow-up on What You Heard – With so many announcements during the week, a couple of items probably stood out that you were planning to look at further when you got back into the office. Why wait to later email someone when there is still a full day to tap into the subject matter and review with experts in person.
#4 Network at the "It’s a Wrap" Event – At the close of Thursday, wind down at this event onsite and cement new relationships and compare notes for the week.
Look forward to seeing you at Oracle OpenWorld next year as well as Partner events throughout the year.