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The Top Vendor Parties at SAP Sapphire NOW 2019

Exploring the game-changing technologies that will drive your business’s digital transformation is serious business. So is modernizing your SAP architecture without disrupting the critical business processes that your business relies on. But SAP SAPPHIRE NOW doesn’t have to be all work and no play.

In addition to the official keynotes, a Lady Gaga concert, and exhibit hall happy hours, there’s also a host of vendor parties where you can catch up with your colleagues, meet new people in your field, and unwind after a long day of insightful sessions.

We researched and collected the top vendor parties that are open to SAPPHIRE attendees. If you know of a great event we’re missing, please let us know in the comments section.


4th Annual SNP at SAPPHIRE Kickoff & Cocktail Party: The Hottest Party in The Coolest Place

May 6, 6:30 – midnight

Start your week off STRONG at the ICEBAR with fiery bartenders and smoking cocktails while networking with customers, partners and SAP executives.

SNP is SAP certified and an SAP OEM Partner. SNP customer engagements have included some of the largest and most significant mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.


NetApp and IBM Customer Networking Reception

May 6, 7:00 – 9:00

Join NetApp and IBM to discover what it means to unleash your data for better business results while you perfect your golf swing at Topgolf, Orlando’s high-tech driving range. Food and drinks are on them. 

NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. They provide a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with their partners, they empower global organizations to unleash the full potential of their data to expand customer touchpoints, foster greater innovation, and optimize their operations. 


Pre-Sapphire Kickoff Party with Westernacher and RED

May 6, 7:00 – 9:00

Join Westernacher’s supply chain experts and their co-hosts at RED for a night of drinks and fun to celebrate the opening of SAPPHIRE!

Westernacher provides global business and SAP consulting, serving medium to large sized enterprises striving for innovation, operational excellence and profitable, sustainable growth. RED is the largest global staffing agency totally focused on the SAP eco-system. 


Cocktail de Bienvenida!

May 6, 8:00 – ???

 Join Seidor at Tapa Toro for a night of tapas, sangria and have a fun night before the biggest SAP event of the year. [details]

Seidor is a multinational IT services firm and SAP software partner with offices in TX, FL, MI, NJ and CA.  We offer a wide portfolio of products and services covering enterprise software, consulting, infrastructure, implementation, development, and support.


NetApp Happy Hour – Vino, Vino, Vino

May 7, 2:00 – 4:00

Get the party started early with Netapp’s daily mid-afternoon happy hour at booth #1031—today, featuring vino, vino, and a little more more vino. 


T-Systems Happy Hour

May 7, 4:00 – 6:00

Visit Booth #2042 to learn about end-to-end SAP solutions over cocktails

With a footprint in more than 20 countries, 37,500 employees, and external revenue of 6.9 billion euros (2018), T-Systems is one of the world’s leading vendor independent providers of digital services headquartered in Europe.


SAPPHIRE NOW Happy Hour – Sponsored by Winshuttle, Rackspace, and LiveArea

May 7, 6:00 – 8:00

Join Winshuttle, Rackspace, and LiveArea for cocktails, snacks, and networking with your Sapphire peers at Spencer’s for Steak and Chops in the Hilton Orlando.

Winshuttle simplifies SAP business processes by providing automated solutions for data movement, workflow applications and data governance.

Rackspace accelerates the value of the cloud. They meet you where you are and get you where you need to go, helping you realize the power of digital transformation without the complexity and expense of managing it on your own.

LiveArea is a global commerce services provider for B2C and B2B brands. We bring digital commerce to life with strategy, design, technology, and digital marketing.



May 7, 7:30 – ???

Be transported to the hottest Havana club, right in Orlando!  Join Utopia at B.B. King’s Blues Club to enjoy live music, cold drinks and appetizers with your fellow SAPPHIRE attendees.

Utopia, Inc. is a global Enterprise Data Solutions provider that leverages its proprietary Enterprise Data Lifecycle Management™ (EDLM™) methodology. It serves customers in multiple industries, including oil & gas, mining, utilities, manufacturing, high tech, consumer goods and retail, with unique methodologies to deliver significant cost savings and improvements that help unleash the true potential of the enterprise. 


NetApp Happy Hour – Scotch & Soda

May 8, 2:00 – 4:00

Get the party started early with Netapp’s daily mid-afternoon happy hour at booth #1031—today, featuring scotch and soda. 


Winshuttle Customer Cocktail Bar

May 8, 4:00 – 6:00

Visit the Winshuttle booth (#2113) to hear customer success stories over cocktails—and get a cool silicone drink cup to remember the occasion. No registration required.


Datavard Happy Hour

May 8, 4:30 – 7:00

Relax and unwind with fancy cocktails, yummy snacks and some great networking!

As an SAP partner for nearly 20 years, Datavard has helped companies across the globe turn their data into business assets. They rovide innovative solutions for data management, system landscape optimization, system housekeeping and archiving.


NetApp VIP Reception

May 8, 7:00 – 10:00

Join NetApp at Del Frisco’s and enjoy a variety of specialized hors d’oeuvres, exceptional drinks, cigar rolling, and a bourbon smoker while you chat with NetApp executives and data experts.


Symmetry and United VARs SAPPHIRE NOW Cocktail Party

May 8, 7:00 – 9:00

Establish connections with fellow partners and SAP customers in a casual, yet energetic atmosphere. Listen to the live DJ outside on our private patio. Enjoy delicious appetizers. Or try their signature Symmetry Blue Martini cocktail served in an oversized snifter.

Symmetry™ manages complex SAP® implementations on a global scale for more than 200 of the world’s leading enterprises in challenging and heavily-regulated industries such as healthcare, financial services, retail, manufacturing, automotive and beyond.


PwC Networking Cocktail Reception

May 8, 7:00 – 10:00

Join PwC for a unique and special evening at Bar Louie, a relaxing place to socialize, network and enjoy custom drinks, local craft beer and wines, as well as sample some of Bar Louie’s signature apps and offerings.

PwC’s SAP Consulting practice sponsors and participates in a number of events and webcasts that address the financial, regulatory, tax, strategic, and SAP technology issues that company executives and industry stakeholder face.


Syntax Soiree

May 8, 8:30 – ???

Join influencers and decision makers in the IT and SAP community at Howl at the Moon. Treat yourself to some great networking and a whole lot of fun at this dueling piano bar! Become part of the show while you sing, clap, and dance along with piano players for an experience you won’t soon forget.

Syntax (formerly FIT) is a global IT solutions provider of managed cloud services w/ 40+ years experience hosting SAP & Microsoft apps for clients.


NetApp Happy Hour – Mules, Margaritas, and Minis

May 9, 2:00 – 4:00

Kick off the Lady Gaga preparty with Netapp’s daily mid-afternoon happy hour at booth #1031—today, featuring mules, margaritas, and minis. 


Tricentis Booth 1045

Any time the exhibit hall is open

Ok, maybe this won’t deliver the immediate gratification of the other options we’ve listed here (unless you win one of the electric guitars we’re giving away). However, it will bring you tremendous relief (and rewards) over the long term.

Whether you’re focused on SAP S/4HANA migration or broader Agile, cloud, and digital transformation initiatives, booth #1045 is the place to be! From lightning talks to rock stars, see what we have planned and save a spot with one of our SAP testing experts.

As you upgrade your SAP architecture to embrace new technologies, Tricentis’ #1 SAP test automation platform will help you move fast and NOT break things. Ultimately, this means fewer emergency meetings to figure out why some critical process has come to a standstill—and more celebrations to mark key milestones in your digital transformation journey.

Want to learn how Tricentis can help you accelerate innovation while reducing risk (and lowering costs)?