As Phil mentioned in a previous blog announcing dates, we are full steam ahead with Australia Partner Conference 2016.
One of the local benefits of being a Gold or Silver Partner with Microsoft in Australia is the access to Australia Partner Conference tickets, see the details below on eligibility to ensure you can access tickets as soon as available and secure your spot.
My organisation has a Silver or Gold Competency – am I eligible?
All Partners that have paid Competency fees in Australia since the conclusion of APC 2015 (September 3, 2015) are eligible for one or two pre-paid tickets.
- Gold Competency Partners (two prepaid tickets)
- If you attained or renewed your Competency(s) in Australia and have paid your fees since 03/09/15, you are eligible for two prepaid tickets to APC 2016
- Silver Competency Partners (one prepaid ticket)
- If you attained or renewed your Competency(s) in Australia and have paid your fees since 03/09/15, you are eligible for one prepaid tickets to APC 2016
Your Primary Program Contact can view your invoice history by signing in to the Partner Membership Centre, selecting the “Orders & Benefits” menu and clicking on “Review Program Purchases”.
APC 2016 Pre Paid Competency tickets FAQ
I want to register ASAP but anniversary date is not until later months
If you are keen to register as soon as possible for APC 2016 but your competency anniversary date is not until later months (June/July/August), the APC portal will allow you to submit a conditional registration and once we receive payment of your competency fees the ticket(s) will be released.
My organisation has a Cloud Performance Competency and was not required to pay program fees – am I eligible?
The Cloud Performance Competencies allowed Partners to achieve Competency status free of charge. Unfortunately, unless program fees are paid we are unable to offer a pre-paid APC 2016 ticket entitlement – Partners in this situation are encouraged to purchase their tickets whilst still enjoying substantial savings over the standard Competency fees.
Competency Partners – If you’re a Competency partner with an upcoming Anniversary Date, make sure you meet all Competency requirements and are able to renew (inc. fee payment) in time. Partners can renew up to 90 days prior to their Anniversary Date – I always recommend renewing early, leaving it to the last minute can lead to disappointment. See the Competency Checklist for tips on your renewal.
Non-Competency Partners – Attaining a Competency is a great way to accelerate the growth of your business – it’s also one of the most cost effective ways to attend APC 2016. Learn more about Microsoft Competencies here. If Competency doesn’t make sense for your business model, I highly recommend purchasing tickets to APC 2016 once available.
Whether you’re an existing Competency Partner, a soon-to-be Competency Partner, wish to purchase tickets, or simply want to stay up to date with the latest APC 2016 news.