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Greetings and “Nee how” from Shanghai!

SAP TechEd ’07 Shanghai was held on Nov 6-7 in Shanghai, China.  This marks the first ever SAP TechEd in China, and by all counts the sold out event was a huge success.  (See photos below.)  Initial targets were to achieve attendance of 700 this first year.  In fact, the event was placed in “sold out” status the week before the event because of the strong response from the China market. With over 1,200 attending, 48 journalists participating, outstanding keynote presentations by Peter Zencke and Ike Nassi, a warm introduction from Shang-Ling Jui, NetWeaver and enterprise SOA lecture sessions, in-depth hands-on sessions, solution pods, and excellent partner offerings, attendees were treated to a first class TechEd event.

Congratulations to the project team for planning, managing, and executing an outstanding, professional event that generated the same energy and buzz that SAP TechEd is known for in all locations!   Fantastic job!

We’re rounding the corner to the finish line.  See you all in Bangalore!

Best regards,

Chip

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Shanghai, Pudong looking across the Huangpu river to the Bund. The SAP TechEd venue is the building on the river with the large “globe” on the side.

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Front entrance to the SAP TechEd venue — the Shanghai International Convention Center

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Some avoided lines by registering a day early

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Keynote stage and seating are ready to go!

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Crowds gathering for the keynote

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Peter Zencke delivers a compelling keynote to the TechEd Shanghai audience

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Hands-on room ready

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An engaging press conference with 40 local and regional journalists posing insightful questions to Shang-Ling Jui, Peter Zencke, Ike Nassi, Lee Boon-Lee, and Mark Yolton

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Attendees joining a lecture session

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SAP TechEd attendees meeting in the shadow of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower outside

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Attendees walking to their next session

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Deciding which session to take next

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The map and schedule wall

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Attendees used badge ribbons to connect with other attendees on important topic areas

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A very popular Hands-On session draws a “standing-room-only crowd eager to learn more about SAP NetWeaver and enterprise SOA

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Day 2 — a sunny day in Shanghai. The Oriental Pearl TV Tower

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Attendees enjoy lunch in the dining hall

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Instructors helping answer in-depth questions during a hands-on session

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Instructors working with hands-on participants

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SAP Solution Pods for follow up questions

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