9 Tips for Citrix Summit for newbies and veterans!We asked Summit veterans to share tips for Citrix Summit newbies (and not-so-newbies) to get the most from their experience and you followed through with some excellent advice!

Most notable are the tips for comfort and utility, networking, and planning. Enjoy:

  1. “Network with other partners, vendors and peers! This is a unique opportunity where many experts are gathered in one spot.” – Robert McDonald @robbmcdon
  2. “Go to social events during Summit. This way you get in contact with people. Use Twitter (#CitrixSummit) to find out where the events are.” – Niek Boevink @nboevink
  3. “Use the planner to plan ahead, if from other continents bring compatible power converter and a power strip to easily charge your devices” – Martijn Hulsman-Sebastian
  4. Make sure to attend the closing Partner Appreciation Party! It’s awesome :-)” – Bas van Kaam @BasvanKaam
  5. “Wear comfortable shoes and only carry what you need on you. By the end of the day that bag gets heavy.” – Adam Gamble ‏@AdamInTheCloud
  6. “Make time to visit the expo floor and see as many partner solutions as you can. Truly some great tech to help accelerate your Citrix deployments.” – Sean Donahue @SeanDo40
  7. “The conference halls are large, and you’ll spend a fair amount of time on your feet. Pack comfortable shoes.” – Neil Spellings @NeilSpellings (Neil’s written an entire Guide to Citrix Summit Las Vegas for more “unofficial” tips.)
  8. “Use the citrixsummit.com planning site & onsite mobile app to get to as much as you can- it’s a conference packed with learning opportunities. Sessions, XenCity, Real World Pavilion, expo, labs and networking lunches – lots of learning in a short window!- Penny Gralewski @VirtualPenny
  9. “Tip #1 Sales cycles are nearly 60% over before a customer ever contacts a vendor. Citrix provides FREE marketing tools and complete demand generation kits to help you build pipeline. Come see our breakout session and visit us in the expo. We’ll get you hooked up! Tip #2 If you’re sitting on 11 and the dealer’s up card is a 6…. never mind, I’m a lousy gambler! See you in Vegas!” – Kyle Benson @KyleBenson

Two new opportunities

Before you go, we have a tip for attendees new and experienced – make sure you take advantage of two very cool new opportunities this year:

2. Customer Experience Booth and sessions where you can explore unique Customer Experience 1-on-1 consultations, see your customers’ Citrix journey in comics and whiteboard your Customer Experience Pitch Practice.
Have your own two cents to add? Please do so in the comments!
One last tip – with so much in store for you at Summit – if you haven’t already, register now!

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Pssst…if you are participating in the Summit Las Vegas mobile app game, earn points by entering “Networking” in the game section!