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.

We also carried our mascot Rhino plush toys and DCKAP branded T-shirts from India.

Magento Imagine 2019 - DCKAP Swags

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.

 

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.

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.

May 13 – Day 1

We all gathered at 8.00 AM to set up the booth, where the breakfast was sponsored by PayPal.

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 Imagine 2019

Magento U had a game which the attendees could play – win and get a free M2 certification voucher. 

Jayakanth, DCKAP’s Magento U Authorized trainer, was featured in the Magento Imagine 2019 sponsors marketplace.


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.

Magento Imagine 2019 - Magento Masters

We also set up a meeting with a couple of our existing customers, as well as the new prospects at Imagine.

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.”

Magento Imagine 2019 - Garyvee

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.

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).

Magento Imagine 2019

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.

Magento Imagine 2019 - DCKAP products

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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