“Focus on the journey, not on arriving at a certain destination.” Chris Hadfield, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
It’s all systems go for Kinexions ’17, which will take place Oct. 9 – 13, 2017, in Florida at the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes. With a theme of Where are you on your supply chain planning journey?, this year’s Kinexions promises to be bigger and better than ever. If you don’t know what Kinexions is, let me fill you in. Kinexions is the premier annual event for our RapidResponse® user community, including our customers and partners. Offering two full days of networking, inspiring keynotes, informative general sessions and a variety of breakouts delivered by customers, product experts and partners, Kinexions ’17 will offer something for everyone – regardless of where they are on their supply chain journey. Now, for the top 5 reasons to attend Kinexions ’17…
1. Supply chain stories that inspire
There’s nothing like hearing RapidResponse success stories – live. This year, we have an impressive lineup of customer speakers, with twice as many customer breakout sessions as 2016! The mainstage will come alive with presentations from leading innovators, including Honeywell, Schneider Electric, DJO and Lippert Components. You can check out the full agenda here.
2. Out-of-this-world keynote speakers
We’re delighted to welcome astronaut Chris Hadfield as one of our keynote speakers. Called “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong,” Colonel Hadfield continues to bring the marvels of science and space travel to everyone he encounters.
Our second keynote speaker is Matthew Spooner, research director at Gartner. With more than 20 years of experience working in global supply chain management roles, covering a wide range of supply chain functions in many different business sectors, Matthew will fill us in on the latest in advanced sales and operations planning.
3. Network. Network.
Every year Kinexions offers an excellent opportunity for RapidResponse users to network with their supply chain peers. Kinexions ‘17 will be no exception. Attendees will have the chance to connect with and learn from others at the many sessions, social events and breaks. The Discovery Zone Expo Hall will be the ideal place to chat.
4. Fun, exercise and a touch of Supertramp
Learning and networking are great, but you’ve got to make some time for some fun and kicking up your heels. Kinexions ’17 offers up a healthy helping of entertainment and activities, including a 5K fun run, early morning yoga, welcome reception and our Customer Appreciation Evening at the House of Blues.
The iconic band Supertramp gave us classic hits, such as “Give A Little Bit,” “Dreamer,” “Take the Long Way Home,” and “The Logical Song,” and more. Roger Hodgson, singer-songwriter and co-founder of Supertramp will take the stage at the Customer Appreciation event, treating everyone to an entertaining evening of live music.
5. More opportunities for RapidResponse learning
If you do take the trip to Kinexions, you might want to hang around for some RapidResponse post-conference training. Attendees can take advantage of two full days of hands-on, in-person training at 50% off the regular price. We’ll also offer Kinaxis Certification testing all available exams at no charge.
There are many other reasons customers return year after year to Kinexions. Learn more at the Kinexions ’17 website.