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SuiteWorld18: Customers to Take Center Stage and Share Their Secrets for Navigating Business Growth

Posted by Barney Beal, Content Director

Returning to Las Vegas for its second year in a row, SuiteWorld18 is offering more than ever with world renowned speakers, a dynamic exhibition space and real-world advice on managing business growth. Whether you’re a SuiteWorld first timer or seasoned veteran, you’ll want to read what’s in store at this year’s conference. Below, check out our guide to getting the most out of your SuiteWorld18 experience.


All Eyes on NetSuite Customers

NetSuite will once again be showcasing some of its fast-growing customers and this year, the attractions are more interactive, more shareable and more famous than ever.

Groupon, the daily deals subscription website, is featuring a giant wheel of luck game and offering attendees the chance to win prizes such as Groupon coupons and deals of the day to local Las Vegas attractions. Loot Crate, the subscription box service for gamers and geeks, will be running a game that gives attendees the chance to win signature Loot Crate goodies.

Attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with star athletes in the Steiner Sports Spotlight on the Expo Hall Floor. NBA legend Bill Walton will be on hand Monday during the welcome reception, Yankees World Series hero Bernie Williams will meet with fans on Tuesday, April 24 from noon to 2 p.m. and former NBA All Star Dennis Rodman from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25.

The show floor itself will be bigger than ever as well, with 125 partners, the most yet.

How to Give Back

This year, there are many ways for attendees to give back to the community.

Hosted by Oracle NetSuite’s Social Impact team, the 5th annual Hackathon 4Good event will take place on Monday, April 23 and will bring together more than 100 developers, customers and partners. They will develop innovative prototypes to address the challenges posed by nonprofit customers Abilities Centre and Girl Scouts of the USA.

In addition, attendees are encouraged to write letters of support to children going through cancer treatment at Alex’s Lemonade Stand on the Expo floor. While at Alex’s Lemonade Stand, attendees can post about the booth to social media with hashtags #GiveBack2Alex and #SuiteWorld18. If we reach our goal of 3,000 social media shares, NetSuite will donate $10,000 to Alex’s Lemonade Stand to support its mission to find a cure or childhood cancer.

Keynote Speakers You Won’t Want to Miss

Every SuiteWorld comes jam-packed with informative sessions, networking opportunities and keynotes – this year is no different.

On Tuesday’s opening keynote, Oracle NetSuite Executive Vice President Jim McGeever will explain the latest NetSuite offerings and share inspirational customer growth stories. McGeever will welcome special guests including designer, stylist and editor Rachel Zoe, who will share the story of how she grew her fashion collection into a style empire and fashion destination and Kara Goldin, founder and CEO of hint, who will share hint’s growth journey and plans for the future.

Executive Vice President of Development Evan Goldberg will follow up on Wednesday with a deep dive into the progress NetSuite has made in expanding the product.

On Thursday, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Marketing Jason Maynard will give the closing keynote and offer exciting new ways NetSuite will help customers grow. Maynard will then sit down with Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Laker legend and NBA Hall of Famer, for a wide-ranging conversation about his playing career, success as a business man and current role as president of basketball operations for the Lakers.

Women in Business 

Samantha Ettus, author of The Pie Life, a self-improvement playbook for women in the workplace, will guide a Women in Business luncheon on Tuesday, April 24 with female leaders running NetSuite. Panel members will discuss their personal and professional challenges and triumphs.

Grow Global, Grow Commerce 

SuiteWorld18 offers two new ways to help businesses grow.

The NetSuite Store will return, complete with NetSuite gear and items from our customers to bring home or buy for yourself using NetSuite’s SuiteCommerce InStore point of sale system. Once you’ve made those purchases, stroll next door to the Commerce Connect & Grow, where you can get updates, meet with NetSuite commerce experts and see the latest demos on how to grow your commerce business.

Businesses going global will get a chance to learn from NetSuite and their peers over in the International Café, hosted by NetSuite’s international team, where they can learn best practices about taking a business global and network.

Rock Out

Once again, SuiteWorld welcomes the Royal Machines and special guests, who will perform at the Hard Rock Hotel on Wednesday, April 25. Opening for the Royal Machines will be the Suite Crüe, an all-NetSuite band who may have a special guest of its own.

Shareable Social Media Moments 

SuiteWorld was created to be shared. Attendees will get additional selfie and Instagram opportunities throughout the conference but you won’t want to miss the art installation from Corkcicle, the maker of stylish wine and beer chillers and other drinkware. Other innovative installations that make for great social media posts include: a Grow Beyond mural, a Fun Wall, a LOL wall, Grow Dome and more.

Throughout the event there will be more than 200 breakout sessions, hundreds of partners, Birds of a Feather networking sessions, SuiteGuru meeting sessions, pre-event trainings and more.

SuiteWorld18 will be held at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, April 23-26, 2018. For more information, visit www.netsuitesuiteworld.com.