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Countdown to Sage Summit

By Mandy Richardson

Read our countdown to Sage Summit UK - we are bronze sponsors of the event.

With less than three weeks until the big event, Washington Frank International is counting down the days to the Sage Summit!

This year we’re proud to be Bronze Sponsors of Sage Summit UK on April 5 & 6 2017 at ExCeL London! Are you going to the event? If not, there’s still time to register – and you will definitely want to go when you see what Sage Summit UK has in store for you. We’ll be there, too!

Visit us in booth B13 for giveaways and to try your hand at Unlock the Box for prizes! Don’t forget your business cards! Drop your business card in our bowl for a chance to win dinner on us at The Shard.

For the first time, Sage Summit is coming to the UK, and after much success in Chicago in 2016, it’s sure to be just as popular. Anticipating over 5,000 small-to-medium-sized businesses to be represented at this event, Sage Summit is not to be missed for any businesses in any stage of development.

Our Top Picks

If you have taken a look at the Sage Summit website, you know that you can create your own schedule for the day, choosing from hundreds of keynotes and breakout sessions. Day one is accountant and partner day, while day two is for all attendees. With so much to choose from, we’ve gone ahead and selected our must-see sessions to help you plan your day!

Image of ExCeL London.

Image credit: ExCeL London www.excel.london

Day 1: Accountant and Partner Day at Sage Summit

The Benefits of Partnering with the UKs Largest Technology Company | April 5 @ 11:00

Speakers Christian Taylor, Geoff Watson, Nigel Platt and Christopher Tucker will walk you through the opportunities available when you’re a Sage partner. This session should be seen by new partners and those thinking of becoming a partner.

Time to Get Your Head Out of the Clouds? Think Again | April 5 @ 2:00

Why should you invest in building a cloud business? Cloud is getting a lot of attention, and customers rather purchase services not servers. That means predictable recurring revenue, faster growth, and new customer acquisition.

There is Nothing Auto About Enrolment. Pensions for Everyone, Explained | April 5 @ 3:00

Pensions are complicated business. The Pensions Regulator, Pension Providers, and Sage discuss the challenges of the process of enrolment and how to stay ahead of the curve. This session is hosted by Henry Tapper, a leading expert in the UK on Pension.

Starting or Scaling Up? Digital Marketing Explained | April 5 @ 4:00

Marketing – it’s really important. A panel of expert marketers talk about the importance of your approach and presence online. The them is: Being Present, Being Person, and Being Actionable. Speakers include Yvonne Cheung from Google, Kevin Alderson from Sage, and Mike Best and Lee Hatch from Ogilvy.


Image of ExCel London events in progress. Image credit: ExCeL London www.excel.london

Day 2: All Attendees at Sage Summit

Making Your Hospitality Business Even More Successful | April 6@ 11:00

Hear from the leading Hospitality Industry experts: Bernard O’Neil, Karina Coen, and Dermot Reid of FixHub. This session will focus on solutions for capacity management, labour scheduling, and maximization of productivity.

Retail experts – Driving the Clicks | April 6 @ 1:00

What is the future in retail? Successful ecommerce experts share tips on advice and opportunities. Hear from Tristan Chiappini of PPRO, David Duke of VisualSoft, Phil Krouse of eBizmarts, Emma Forward of Royal Academy of Art, Dave Newton of WeGotTickets, and Liz Leigh-Bowler of Sage.

Sage People: Managing and supporting your greatest asset – people! | April 6 @ 3:00

People make business possible. Adam Haile, CEP of Fairsail talks about the rise of the “People-Centric Company: from Personnel to HR to People. You can also hear from other Sage customers as to how you’re using Sage People to sort their needs!

Not ‘Always’ on the High Street? | April 6 @ 4:00

Yes, online sales are skyrocketing, but in this session, you’ll learn why customer loyalty and in-store experience are still so essential to success. Our expert panel of retail gurus are here to talk to you about success stories and technology to consider. Experts include June Yee Felix from Verifone, Vivian Galligan from Elavon, Rob Straathof from Liberis, and Liz Leigh-Bowler from Sage.

About the Venue

ExCeL London is located less than 1 mile from the London City Airport and features on-site parking to accommodate 3070 cars. If you’re heading there via public transport; the facility is located on the DLR and can be accessed from 2 DLR Stations – Custom House and Prince Regent. For more information, check the ExCeL London Website.

Where to Dine?

Feeling Casual? Then check out the Bridge Burgers & Dogs. Offering burgers and pork dogs, coleslaw and beef brisket, and the veggie bite with Portobello mushroom. Fresh bread baked on-site.

Trying for Breakfast? Bagel Factory is your stop for fresh bagels, snacks, and coffee.

Just Need a Vegetable? Take a look at chop’d featuring salads, soups, and wraps.


We hope you learn a lot from the Sage Summit UK and please feel free to share your stories and photos with us on Twitter @Washington_Frk using #SageSummit. See you there!

If you’re looking for a new role, take a look at our current Sage vacancies here or register and upload your CV so we can consider you for a suitable vacancy before it gets advertised.

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