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Networking Galore at HR 2013

Every great conference comes equipped with multiple networking opportunities and HR 2013 is no exception. Not only does the event have 32 hours of educational sessions, 112 sessions, and 98 speakers, but it also has 6 distinct networking events. Here are some of the highlights:


Tuesday, February 26, 2013 – 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 – 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Sit down one-on-one with the leading experts to ask questions and get detailed, authoritative answers.

Social networking lounge

Brand new at HR 2013! Dedicated networking lounge provides a relaxed and comfortable environment in which to meet other attendees and blog or tweet about the event.

Luncheon roundtables

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 – 11:45 am – 1:15 pm
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Thursday, February 28, 2013 – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Sit with your colleagues by topic area, industry, or job function and discuss solutions to your most difficult problems. Learn about the projects your colleagues are tackling, what strategies they’re using, and why.

Speed networking

You’ve heard of speed dating, now try speed networking! Participants will have 5 minutes to make their initial introductions and converse before moving on to meet another contact. An emcee will provide instructions and keep things moving.

Customer discussion forums

Rub elbows with attendees who are working on the same projects as you. Moderated by a speaker, these sessions are a unique opportunity to discuss your toughest projects and initiatives with a like-minded audience. See all forums »

Evening receptions

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 – 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Interact with the best and the brightest minds working with SAP software. Build a lasting network of peers and meet with leading product and service vendors.

This conference is dedicated to SAP HR customers – it’s all HR education, all the time, for 3 ½ days. Don’t miss out on your one opportunity this year to get the HR education you need and to meet and network with other SAP customers who are working on very similar projects!

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      Author's profile photo Jarret Pazahanick
      Jarret Pazahanick

      I think networking is an underrated part of any conference and for me personally it is one of the biggest benefits especially in a day in age when you meet so many people via social media or interact from thousands of miles/kilometers apart it is nice to meet people in person.

      Shameless plug as I will be at the Ask the Expert session so stop by and say hi and if anyone would like to save $400 on the conference they can use this special discount code.

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      Former Member

      Personal meeting is the ultimate cool medium, in the McLuhan sense.

      Author's profile photo Luke Marson
      Luke Marson

      Hi Ray,

      Some fab points here and I can't agree enough with Jarret that networking is an extremely valuable reason for attending a conference like this, either as a customer or consultant.

      Like Jarret, I am also part of the Ask The Experts session on Wednesday and also doing a Talent Management Q&A at the SAP Press bookstore on Tuesday evening (which conflicts with Ask The Experts unfortunately). These are great opportunities for customers to ask experts about those burning questions that they have.

      Best regards,


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      Former Member

      Agree...we are becoming so accustomed to high-definition/low-immersion theater that person-to-person interaction takes on added value!

      As an example, remember when we used to get so annoyed by a lot of phone calls? Well...Just Call Someone Already