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Five Reasons to Attend SugarCon 2016

by Katie Liesmann on April 14, 2016

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If you use SugarCRM, there is no other event more tailored to your organization than SugarCon. SugarCon is a gathering of Sugar users, visionaries, leaders, and developers who want to transform their businesses, network, learn and have some fun. Here are five reasons we think you shouldn’t miss it:

1. Get More Out of Sugar

Each year, SugarCon chooses several topics (known as tracks) to focus on to help you get the most out of the event. By attending these sessions you can learn to get more out of your CRM system including best practices, training, and examples relevant to your industry. 2016 agenda included sessions on:

  • Transforming your business using cutting-edge technologies
  • Improving your CRM strategy
  • Customizations and integrations across several industries and use cases
  • In-depth explorations of the newest Sugar capabilities
  • Interactive group learning sessions

2. Giveaways

At SugarCon you can expect to get free swag from all the sponsors on the trade show floor (think sunglasses, t-shirts, and snacks). There are usually drawings for items such as gift cards or coveted electronic devices. Last year, attendees who visited every sponsor booth were entered into a drawing for a bunch of cool prizes. SugarCon is also a great opportunity to take a Sugar Certification exam for free (the usual $225 fee will be waived).

3. App Throwdown

At The App Throwdown, there is an exciting atmosphere as the audience learns about five of the most creative SugarCRM apps of the year and votes for their favorite. See our summary of The App Throwdown in 2015 here or see this year’s submissions so far here.

4. Road Map Sneak Peek

This is the only place you will ever get access to a sneak peek of Sugar’s product roadmap. Each year there are several demo stations set up for attendees to explore the unreleased versions of Sugar and test them out. This a great chance for you to give feedback on the product and maybe even impact future releases.

5. Location

Just like last year, SugarCon 2016 will be hosted in San Francisco. If you take advantage of your time, you can visit The Golden City for business and for a getaway. We recommend going for a stroll around the hilly streets, snapping pics in front of the Golden Gate Bridge, and taking a ride on the nation’s oldest cable cars.

Golden Gate Bridge

2016 SugarCon took place on June 13 - 16 at the Hilton Union Square.

For more info on SugarCon or to register using W-Systems' special promo code, reach out to us here.