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An APN Partner’s Guide to re:Invent 2016

re:Invent 2016 is just around the corner! We can’t wait to see and connect with APN Partners from around the globe. This year we’re offering even more breakout sessions throughout the week (along with the option to reserve your seat), and similar to last year, we have a number of events and options tailored to APN Partners that I’d like to make sure you’re aware of prior to your trip.

The AWS Global Partner Summit

The AWS Global Partner Summit will be held on Tuesday, November 29th. Join us and attend business and technical sessions that are tailored to topics specific to AWS Consulting and Technology Partners; hear from AWS leadership during the Global Partner Summit keynote and learn about the growth of the APN and the successes we’ve seen in our global partner ecosystem, along with key updates from the APN Partner Program; and connect with APN team members and fellow APN Partners.

This event is free and exclusive to APN Partners.

Summit Agenda:

9:30am – 11:15am: Global Partner Summit Keynote

Join this keynote, hosted by Terry Wise, to hear about how the AWS Cloud is enabling new and innovative customer use cases, how innovation is creating long term value for the partner ecosystem, and how AWS is investing in partner success. You will also hear from Andy Jassy, James Hamilton, Mike Clayville and Dave McCann.

11:30am – 12:30pm: Breakout Sessions and Chalk Talks

12:30pm – 2:00pm: Lunch

2:00pm – 5:30pm: Breakout Sessions and Chalk Talks

We recently published a blog highlighting all of the technical sessions we’ll be holding at the Global Partner Summit. Check out those sessions here!

Haven’t Yet Registered for the Global Partner Summit?

There’s still time, and a limited number of spots left. To register for the Global Partner Summit, log into the re:Invent portal, and click on “Purchase Registration Items” to add Global Partner Summit to your registration. Adding the Global Partner Summit is free of charge.

AWS Booth – APN Partner Kiosk

Do you have questions about how to work with the APN? Would you like to discuss technical questions with Partner Solutions Architects (SAs)? We encourage you to visit the APN Partner kiosk within the AWS booth, located at re:Invent Central. The kiosk will be staffed with APN team members who can answer your questions about all things APN!

In addition to visiting us at the APN Partner kiosk, we encourage you to connect with other APN Partners who will be sponsoring booths within re:Invent Central. Check out our full list of sponsors here.

AWS Training and Certification Offerings at re:Invent

AWS Training and Certification is an important part of your journey as an APN Partner, and our AWS Training & Certification team are offering a number of opportunities to get trained and certified while at re:Invent. You can view all of the different AWS Training opportunities here, but we wanted to call out a few specific sessions to take a look at:

New Solutions Training for Partners: AWS for Windows

There’s still room to register for this workshop that focuses on AWS best practices that align AWS case studies and solutions with Windows and Microsoft application challenges faced by small/medium and enterprise businesses. Register today before space fills up!

Elevate Your Expertise – Get AWS Certified at re:Invent

Want to validate your expertise on AWS? Does your company have an AWS Certification requirement to meet APN compliance? Take an onsite exam and validate your technical proficiency on AWS. We encourage you to schedule your exam in advance so you can pick your ideal exam time.

Can’t Join Us at re:Invent?

Don’t miss a beat, even if you aren’t able to join us at the event! Follow the @AWSreInvent handle for live tweeting throughout the entire week. And our team will be live tweeting from the @AWS_Partners handle throughout the Global Partner Summit and throughout the week.

We also have a live stream that you can sign up for now by clicking here.


For those of you joining us, visit the AWS re:Invent 2016 playlist on YouTube to learn about the re:Invent campus, keynote viewing options, and many other topics pertinent to attending the event.

We can’t wait to see you next week at re:Invent!