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CRE Partner Sales Kick Off & Marketing Summit| March 4-7, 2024 | Manila, Philippines 

It wasn't just any event – it was a celebration of ideas, a playground for innovation, and a place for family reunion. The CRE Partner Sales Kick Off & Marketing Summit was held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila for the very first time and it was well-attended by different VARs from the AP South. Here's a quick rundown of the 4-day event organized by Dassault Systèmes. 


Day 1. Welcome Reception 

A warm welcome dinner greeted us last March 4 to kickstart the whole event. It was great seeing everyone come to the Philippines and eager to explore the city. From casual networking to singing and dancing, the night was filled with joy and excitement. 


Day 2. Sales Kickoff | Awards Night

As a surprise opening performance, Dassault Systèmes Singapore team wowed us with their hidden talent in drums. And speaking of hidden talent, Computrends also showcased some hosting skills as we co-hosted (by Mr. Geordan Ong) and welcomed all speakers and attendees who joined us here in Manila. 

For the opening remarks, (up to down, left to right) Mr. Benjamin Tan, Mr. John Kitchingman, Mr. Gian Paolo Bassi, and Mr. Samson Khaou of Dassault Systèmes shared their excitement for the updates for SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE Works, and also inspired us for a better business year together. 

Led by 2 panels of esteemed experts, each session delved deep into strategies and global trends this 2024, fostering a rich exchange of ideas and thought-provoking discussions. With engaging presentations, interactive Q&A, and real-world examples, the panelists illuminated key challenges and opportunities that focuses on our industry. 


With the theme -- The Night of Heroes and Champions, everyone came in their best dress as their favorite superheroes and gladiators. We also co-hosted (by Mr. George Ong) the evening from announcing all the winners to dancing the night away, we all surely had a fun night.  



Day 3. Sales Kick Off | Marketing Summit

The second part of the panel sessions took place on our third day, discussions emphasizing on business transformation and sustainability. The panelists provided diverse perspective, leaving us inspired and enlightened to explore and address important issues together.  

In the afternoon, we continued with the Marketing Summit led by Dassault Systèmes Singapore Marketing Team, Mr. Justin Periera and Nicholas Lee. 


Day 4. Marketing Summit 

The last day was a continuation of the discussions about marketing trends and marketing plans for 2024. It was a fruitful 4-day event in Manila and we can't wait to accelerate growth and transform businesses this year. 


Credits to Dassault Systèmes and other VARs for some of the photos posted. 


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