I’ll be in Paris this year, and I won’t be alone! DattoCon has quickly established a reputation as being the conference for European IT Solution Providers and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to attend.
Over 750+ MSPs, IT Solution Providers and industry leaders from across 20 countries are expected to be in attendance. It’s an event you do not want to miss!
What’s happening at DattoCon19 Paris?
I attended DattoCon18 Barcelona last year, and it’s fair to say that the event received rave reviews. The Datto team put together a great event. It was full of practical, real-world learning opportunities for IT business owners.
This year, at DattoCon19 Paris, we’re promised 3 days of training sessions and speakers. This will include executive keynotes, technical product training, and peer forums.
You can expect to hear from industry experts like Robin Robins, MSP marketing expert, and Magnus Lindkvist, one of the world’s leading futurologists. To get a feel for what to expect, check out Magnus’ book Everything We Know is Wrong: The Trend Spotters Handbook
The DattoCon19 Paris sessions are geared toward decision-makers and leaders. Therefore, these sessions are for you if you’re interested in further developing business strategy, operational processes, and growth initiatives.
If you’re an Autotask user, then DattoCon19 Paris is the new home for Autotask Community Live. The event becomes a 2-in-1 gathering of the Datto and Autotask user communities.
In addition to the main conference, there will be opportunities to attend Boot Camp sessions for you or your colleagues.
The deep dive pre-conference training including t
- the Autotask PSA Accelerator Boot Camp
- Datto RMM Boot Camp
- Networking Technologies Boot Camp
- BCDR Ransomware Recovery Boot Camp.
I know plenty of IT business leaders who bring members of their team to take advantage of these Boot Camps. They’re a great opportunity to get your team trained up by the experts.
Business Networking at DattoCon19
But as I’ve so often said before, the real value in these events is not just the speakers and sessions. It’s the conversations that you have over drinks. The people you meet in the hallways. The vendors you meet in the exhibition hall.
All credit to Datto. Rob Rae (vice president of business development) and his team at Datto have recognised this and excelled with the networking aspect of DattoCon19 Paris. This is an event that gives you the time and actively encourages you to mingle with your peers and build new relationships. Rob says that “Providing our partners across Europe with access and opportunity to network with other partners is important for helping them to build distinct competitive advantages, new revenue opportunities, and efficiency gains.”
I interviewed Rob last year for my podcast to hear What the Datto and Autotask Merger Means for MSPs Worldwide. Check out that interview in TubbTalk #26.
The value of networking at DattoCon19 Paris is not to be underestimated. I’ve spoken to many MSP leaders who were in two minds about making the investment in attending this type of event. After they had made the trip, it was a revelation to them. In terms of the feedback I hear from attendees, it is often along the lines of “I picked up so many ideas from fellow attendees”.
Check out my tips on 3 Ways to Succeed At Networking before attending the event.
How Can I attend DattoCon19 Paris?
DattoCon19 Paris takes place on 21st-23rd October 2019 at the beautiful Palais des congrès de Paris, 2 Place de la Porte Maillot, 75017 Paris, France.
The Palais des congrès de Paris is an amazing venue with superb conference facilities that need to be seen to be appreciated.
You can register for DattoCon19 Paris at https://paris.dattocon.com/. Tickets costs €299.
Spending time out of the office is a big ask for any MSP owner. The rewards of attending the right events are rich.
I used events like DattoCon to help me accelerate the growth of my own MSP business.
DattoCon19 Paris has established itself as a must-attend event on the European MSP calendar.
I hope to see you there!
Are you going along? Leave a comment below or get in touch so that we can say hello in person in Paris!