The Lake Companies View of Inforum 2017

This year’s Inforum 2017 was held in New York City at the Jacob Javits Center. The Lake Companies was on hand as one of the event sponsors, and were joined along with other manufacturing industry experts, SyteLine users, customers, Infor Partners and Infor employees.  The event was packed with product announcements, educational sessions and workshops, giving users an inside look at the latest innovations.

While the event was run much better than Inforum 2016, the concerns from many of last year’s sponsors, who decided to forego being a sponsor at this event, echoed the vast conference center walls.

This year’s conference attendees were given a single venue for everything Inforum. That was compared to 2016 when users who had to deal with NYC traffic as they were sent by bus to a variety of hotels in NYC for product related sessions. As mentioned, 2017 was definitely an improvement in that regard.

You also missed Grammy award winning Bruno Mars who rocked the last evening of the event!

Bruno Mars Concert Houston

Source: Brothers Le via Wikimedia Commons

Undoubtedly the best benefit we had was that Inforum gave us an excellent chance to hear from a number of our customers, including their successes, their needs and of course, to just catch up and find out how they are doing personally. After all, a user’s conference is an opportunity to talk to others, exchange stories and enjoy the company of so many people we have gotten to know over the years. Our group of seven who attended happily took advantage of that.

For those who missed out, there are still a number of local user conferences on the schedule yet this year. We will be attending conferences in Pittsburg, Western New York and California, the first of which will be early August in New York. If you would like to talk and network with other SyteLine (CloudSuite Industrial) users, let us know and we will put you in touch with the event organizers.

Also, The Lake Companies is going to put on another SyteLineCon event later this year. It will be scaled down a bit from last year, but will have excellent content for all attendees. Keep an eye out for more information.

For 2018, there will be the annual SUN Conference in Dallas, TX and Inforum 2018 will be held in Washington DC.

We hope to see you somewhere on the conference trail!!