The Partner Connections Event News

The Partner Channel and Dynamic Partner Connections Collaborate to Offer More Learning Opportunities

By Bethany Foyt

The Partner Channel has hosted a sales, marketing, and leadership-focused event from 2004 to 2012 called The Partner Event, and then hosted The Partner Connections Event with Dynamic Partner Connections in 2013 and 2014. Now The Partner Channel and Dynamic Partner Communities are collaborating in a new way to provide training and educational sessions specifically for Microsoft Dynamics Partners at PreGAME to Summit this October 12-13 in Reno, NV and The Partner Channel is offering The Genius Series: Marketers Excel into Geniuses starting this September. Read the full press release here.

#TPCE14 Update from St. Louis: Great Views, NFL Game Ticket Winners, and Sunrise Scramblers

By Bethany Foyt

The last day a half has been so chock-full of good times and fun happenings at The Partner Connections Event 2014 (#TPCE14), I’m not sure how to condense it into a short article.

You know what they say- pictures say a thousand words, so we’ll give that a try…

_DSC7163#TPCE14 Sponsor Reception took place Monday evening on the 20th floor of the Renaissance Hotel and man, what a view. Not only were attendees wooed by the beautiful chandeliers and nummy assortment of pastas, but by our amazing event sponsors. Learn more about each of their companies and products here:




Pat Gibson from Plumbline Solutions and Meghan Burner from Click Dimensions were our proud winners of NFL tickets to the Rams vs. 49ers. Rumor has it, Pat gave his tickets to his employees and Meghan opted to bring along her boss. Sounds like all had a great time, even if the home team didn’t pull it off.


An eventful evening didn’t stop attendees from getting up at the break of dawn for a little exercise this morning. A great thank you to deFacto Global for sponsoring and hosting the Sunrise Scramble this year and other than a slight mist, the rain stayed away!


Amazing Keynote, Great Q&A with Hal Howard, and a Tornado Watch

By Bethany Foyt

The first day of The Partner Connections Event 2014 has already been filled with an inspiring keynote, informative and well-attended sessions, fun Q&A lunch with Hal Howard and Andy Hafer, and networking with event sponsors in the hall. The tornado watch in effect until later tonight has no affect on the energy at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis! Check out some pictures below and read more about the keynote here.

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Best Practices for Attending an Industry Conference

By Bethany Foyt

With The Partner Connections Event  only ONE week away, we thought it time to freshen up on a few tips and best practices and one of our presenters for the event, Ken Thoreson, was kind enough to share his article with us. Read below and make sure to join us in St. Louis, October 13-14!

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#TPCE14 Speaker Highlight: Meet Peter!

By Bethany Foyt

Peter MatejcekPeter Matejcek is an expert in video- ALL kinds…short, long, interactive, animation, interview, you name it. He says, “If you can record it- that is my love!” He is also passionate about digital media strategy, finding new ways to communicate online.  

Having seen Peter in action via online video and on conference calls, I can say his energy and passion for video is contagious, which is why having him join us at The Partner Connections Event 2014 will be a treat. Learn more about Peter and join us in St. Louis, October 13-14!

#TPCE14 Speaker Highlight: Meet Adrianne

By Bethany Foyt

Adrianne MachinaAdrianne Machina is an expert in all things marketing and owner of her marketing firm, Tornado Marketing. We’re delighted to have this expert join us at The Partner Connections Event 2014 (#TPCE14) to present, “Why Campaigns Fail – Fixing the Impact Points that Make or Break your Marketing Campaign Success” and “10 Step Checklist for Your Website Redesign”. Take a moment to learn more about Adrianne and all she offers to our event…

#TPCE14 Speaker Highlight: Meet Murray!

By Bethany Foyt

Murray FifeMurray Fife is an expert in Microsoft Dynamics® AX and as his signature line states, is also well-known for being a…“Curator, Author, Pitchman, Microsoft MVP & Mediocre Programmer”. Murray loves training, entertaining, and amazing people…which should make for a fun mix during his session, “Delivering the Killer Demo”.

Take a moment to learn more about Murray and plan to join us in St. Louis!

‘Stuffy’ is NOT on the Agenda for #TPCE14

By Bethany Foyt

Amie Sauvan, Senior Channel Marketing Specialist at Perceptive Software, shares some great feedback about The Partner Connections Event 2013…

I recently had the opportunity to attend a partner event as an “observer” assigned to bring back with me some best practices to apply in our own partner ecosystem. I had never attended the event before and wasn’t even certain that there would be best practices to return with and share, but fortunately this ended up being a successful event in my eyes and I did indeed glean some valuable insight, while having fun in the process. Here are several areas that I thought the organizers excelled at, making attendees feel included and expected, all of which fostered event intimacy for the partners:

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#TPCE14 Speaker Highlight: Meet Chris!

By Bethany Foyt

Chris ElmoreChris has a great reputation of being an amazing presenter and one that we’re especially excited to see in action at The Partner Connections Event 2014! He’ll be presenting “Change is Stupid- Learn 5 Strategies that (Probably) Won’t Kill You or Your Team” and “The Best Presentation of Your Life”, which is based on one of his books. Learn more about Chris here and join us in St. Louis!

#TPCE14 Speaker Highlight: Meet Cheryl!

By Bethany Foyt

Cheryl SalazarWe are very excited to have Cheryl Salazar (and her beautiful South African accent) join us at The Partner Connections Event 2014 to present 50 Marketing Tips in 50 Minutes AND 20 Throwback Marketing Tips…Where Are They Now?

Learn more about Cheryl and plan to join us October 13-14 in St. Louis!

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