Our team flew from four different cities to attend the Magento Imagine 2019 at Wynn, Las Vegas. Shiva & I reached Vegas on Saturday evening, where Karthik and Tim arrived on Sunday. This time around, we stayed at a lovely Airbnb place in Vegas.
Hey , i am on @SouthwestAir Flight #AUS to #LAS
See you all soon. @DCKAP Team Flying from 4 cities and 2 countries #roadtoimagine pic.twitter.com/1nOIJvYher
— Karthik Chidambaram (@chatwithKC) May 12, 2019
We also carried our mascot Rhino plush toys and DCKAP branded T-shirts from India.
May 12 – Partner Summit and Pre-Imagine
May 12, Sunday, the Partner Summit started around 1 PM PST at the Wynn. We all attended the partner summit. Q1 2019 was the biggest quarter ever for Magento. One of the key takeaways from the partner summit is the importance of certifications and how it helps agencies to grow their business.
Good to see Q1 2019 is biggest quarter for @magento #MagentoImagine at partner summit pic.twitter.com/XUric2Xf1o
— DCKAP (@DCKAP) May 12, 2019
The 2019 Magento partner awards were announced for different categories. Please check the partner award winners here.
Pre-Imagine started around 5.00 PM. Limited Tickets were given. – The event was high in demand. ShipperHQ did a great job in hosting this great event, and they invited us for the Pre-Imagine. Thanks, ShipperHQ.
We wanted to go out with a bang for our last year hosting #PreImagine, and what a night it was! Thank you x1000 again to all the Sponsors – it was great to be under one roof with you all. #magentoimagine
First up, thanks to @Magement_Com, @veeqo + @JetRails! pic.twitter.com/rlMIVGe7Cf
— ShipperHQ (@ShipperHQ) May 15, 2019
DCKAP invited a few of our clients to Topgolf to spend some time with them. The clients enjoyed the game and the ambience. We had a great time playing golf and having dinner.
Thank you @Topgolf – Great Time , Meeting with Customers. #PreImagine and #RoadToImagine This is what #MagentoImagine is all about – Fun & Great Conversations. pic.twitter.com/Kxj4BTUB0a
— DCKAP (@DCKAP) May 13, 2019
May 13 – Day 1
We all gathered at 8.00 AM to set up the booth, where the breakfast was sponsored by PayPal.
Thank you @PayPal for sponsoring the breakfast #MagentoImagine pic.twitter.com/UPK5caRUWs
— DCKAP (@DCKAP) May 13, 2019
The DCKAP team attended the sessions on PWA and ‘How to choose your agency partners?’. We had a great opportunity to meet and interact with the merchants and partners at the sponsors’ marketplace. Magento U had a game which the attendees could play – win and get a free M2 certification voucher.
Stop by @MagentoU, play the game and win for a free #magento2 certification voucher! #MagentoImagine #MagentoImagine2019 pic.twitter.com/Wh9frSYKUT
— Productimize (@productimize) May 13, 2019
, DCKAP’s Magento U Authorized trainer, was featured in the Magento Imagine 2019 sponsors marketplace.
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Jayakanth, our very own #MagentoU Developer and Authorized Trainer has been featured in #MagentoImagine2019 Sponsors Marketplace. Glad #MagentoImagine is acknowledging the efforts of Magento Specialists. It is things like these which inspires and drives #DCKAP to deliver excellence. #Magento #Magento2 #MagentoCommunity #Imagine2019 #MagentoB2B #DigitalCommerce #eCommerce #retail #B2B
The day ended with a networking event.
May 15 – Day 2
The Magento masters were announced at the general session in the morning. Congrats to all the Magento Masters.We also set up a meeting with a couple of our existing customers, as well as the new prospects at Imagine.
Meet and greet, interact and exchange ideas with our solution specialists. Right here at Booth 700 in Sponsors Marketplace. #MagentoImagine pic.twitter.com/bTV752i9Pg
— DCKAP (@DCKAP) May 13, 2019
Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of Vaynermedia was invited as a Keynote speaker for the evening session. In his speech
- He outlined how he successfully outgrew his father’s wine business by running successful email campaigns and how things changed within 1 and a half years.
- He also gave some great insights on LinkedIn and how it can be used to grow business. His book titled “Crushing it” never had anything about LinkedIn, but now things have completely changed, and he sees great value out of LinkedIn.
- He also stressed the importance of content that adds value to the target audience. He believes that stories come in two forms – Entertainment and Education.
- He highlighted why video (less than 1 minute) content is valuable and how this can help reach the maximum number of people in a short span.
- One of his key points is “Don’t follow the pattern, and don’t be afraid to take challenges.”
Later, there was a legendary party at the night club and we had a lot of fun and some small discussions with our partners and customers.
Can the place be more Lit?! Also, one of the nicest things about networking is having a bond beyond business with our partners. Truly a Legendary #MagentoImagine2019 after party. #Magento2 #DigitalCommerce #ecommerce pic.twitter.com/eZ95PJVZl2
— DCKAP (@DCKAP) May 15, 2019
May 16 – Day 3
The last day at Imagine 2019 ended with only a few attendees visiting the booth, and it was just the sponsors at the marketplace. We had a few meetings scheduled already which went well, and finally, it was time to say goodbye to Magento Imagine 2019. Also, for the first time, we ran out of all the swags (rhinos and t-shirts).Also, having a huge line of products (Productimize, Cloras, flexiPIM, and QA touch) helped us to build meaningful conversations, not just with the merchants but also with the agencies.Next year Magento Imagine will be a part of the Adobe Summit at Las Vegas. Let’s embrace the change and hope that our best days are yet to come.
Thanks, Magento. It has been an amazing journey so far.
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