Inforum 2009: A Real Event for You, Our Customer, in a Virtual World
August 27, 2009
Today we announced Inforum 2009, Infor’s annual user conference to be held October 20 and 21. This year, we are hosting the event virtually – something new for us. Our team has worked hard to make sure the conference will continue to deliver the value you have come to expect from Inforum – including plenty of opportunity for education, networking and even exploring the expo hall. Holding the event in a virtual environment actually provides even more opportunity to interact with Infor experts, partners and other customers by attending keynotes and educational sessions; exploring how our products help you drive business innovation in the Infor Solutions Expo; and connecting with peers in Networking Square. Inforum 2009 will include approximately 90 sessions in 14 different tracks representing Infor’s major solution areas.
Why a virtual event?
Infor is dedicated to providing an annual meeting for customers that includes education and also gives users the opportunity to discuss how your use of Infor solutions helps drive business innovation across your organization – and that is what Inforum is all about: connecting and learning.
This year was challenging because the current economic conditions have resulted in reduced (or eliminated) travel and education budgets. Because we design and sell software to the mid-market, companies that are the backbone of the global economy, we understand our customers are hard hit with the realities of this downturn. By holding Inforum as a virtual event this year, anyone can attend with minimal financial investment or disruption to your work schedule. For only $49 you get the full Inforum experience, including the keynote address by Infor Chairman and CEO Jim Schaper, educational sessions on Infor’s product roadmaps, solution-specific training and customer case studies, networking opportunities through scheduled and spontaneous chat sessions, as well as an expo hall filled with representatives of Infor and our partners – ready to talk with you and provide product demonstrations.
Unique benefits of a virtual Inforum
Hosting an event that isn’t bound by the limitations of today’s travel budgets and time pressures isn’t the only benefit to our virtual conference. Because the event is on-line, you can attend sessions at their scheduled time or at your leisure on-demand throughout the event – and even after the event concludes.
Virtual Inforum is not meant to replace our face-to-face events. It is a direct response to many of our customers facing the challenges of the economy. We help thousands of customers achieve the flexibility to adapt to changing market conditions, and Infor is no different. The current economy prevents most customers from traveling to the event, so we are bringing the event to you. The look and feel of Inforum will remain intact, with an exciting virtual world that will let you explore, learn and interact with one another.
Registration for Inforum 2009 will open on September 14, and the official conference website is available now. I hope to see you there.