Australia and New Zealand – Q1 2020

We’ve created a list of all of the events that are coming up for Telcos, Wholesalers, MSPs and VARs in Q1 2020.

Did we miss anything? Let us know by emailing marketing@emersion.com 


13th – 17th | Linux Conf| Gold Coast


13th – 14th | Microsoft Ignite | Sydney*
19th | ConnectWise IT Nation Share | Melbourne*
19th | ConnectWise IT Nation Evolve | Melbourne
25th | Customer Engagement Summit | Sydney
25th | ConnectWise IT Nation Share | Sydney
25 – 27th | Intelligent Automation | Sydney
28th | CybersecCon | Auckland
28th | ConnectWise IT Nation Share | Auckland


2nd | ConnectWise IT Nation Share | Perth
3rd | Datto Partner Summit | Sydney
4th | Salesforce World Tour | Sydney *
3rd – 6th |
CISCO Live | Melbourne [Cancelled]
9th – 11th | Technology Risk Management Summit | Sydney
17th | Salesforce Small Business Breakfast | Perth
18th – 20th | Enterprise Architecture Summit | Melbourne
18th – 20th | DEVOPs Talks Conference | Melbourne
19th | Salesforce Small Business Breakfast | Melbourne
23rd – 25th | DEVOPs Talks Conference | Auckland
24th | Salesforce Small Business Breakfast | Adelaide
24th | Datto Partner Summit | Brisbane
24th – 25th | QODE Brisbane | Brisbane
25th | Datto Partner Summit | Auckland
26th | Salesforce Small Business Breakfast | Brisbane
26th | Datto Partner Summit | Melbourne
31st – 2nd April | AWS Summit | Sydney


* Emersion will be attending this event

Scroll down for further information about each of the events mentioned here.

IT Channel Events

Microsoft Ignite

Vendor: Microsoft
Location: Sydney
Dates: 13th – 14th February
Cost: Free for IT Professionals

Microsoft Ignite The Tour brings the very best of Microsoft Ignite to a city near you. The tour provides technical training led by Microsoft experts and your community. You’ll learn new ways to build solutions, migrate and manage infrastructure, and connect with local industry leaders and peers.

Register on the event website

Cisco Live

Vendor: Cisco
Location: Melbourne
Dates: 3rd – 6th March
Price: From $500 AUD

As an IT professional, you’re at the centre of a rapidly changing business landscape. Learn how Cisco Live Melbourne will deliver the strategies to help you navigate it.

Register on the event website

AWS Summit

Vendor: AWS
Innovation Day: 31st March
Summit: 1st and 2nd April

Bringing the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn how to build a future-ready business.
AWS Summit returns to the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney in 2020, with three days of educational and inspirational keynotes, breakout sessions, and customer stories. Learn how cloud technology can help your business lower costs, improve efficiency, and innovate at scale.

Join us at Amazon Innovation Day on Tuesday, 31 March where you will hear inspiring stories from individuals and organisations who are innovating and driving change for social impact.

At AWS Summit on Wednesday, 1 April, our keynote will show how organisations are transforming using the latest cloud technology to deliver an enhanced customer experience. Continue your learning with educational breakout sessions ranging in level from beginner to advanced to help you get started on your cloud transformation journey.

Dive deeper on Thursday, 2 April with a keynote that educates on how to design, build, and deploy the latest AWS technology. Our educational breakout sessions will range in level from intermediate to expert, immersing you in architecture and code.

Find out more on the event website


ConnectWise – IT Nation Share

Vendor: ConnectWise
Melbourne: 19th Febuary (IT Nation Share and IT Nation Evolve)
Sydney: 25th Febuary
Auckland: 28th Febuary
Perth: 2nd March
Cost: Free for ConnectWise Users

IT Nation Share user groups are your opportunity to connect, collaborate, and grow with fellow ConnectWise partners. Network with industry experts, collaborate with peers, and gain knowledge through shared industry advice so you can meet your business goals quickly.

This event is yet to be announced on the ConnectWise website. As such, the dates and location are still pending. Check the ConnectWise website for updates and event announcements. 

Salesforce World Tour

Vendor: Salesforce
Location: Sydney
Cost: Free

Connect to your customers in a whole new way with the power of Salesforce Customer 360. Join us for Salesforce World Tour 2020, a fun-filled day with networking, inspiration and learning. Get hands-on with the latest product innovations that can help you create connected customer experiences. Hear how Salesforce’s community of Trailblazers are disrupting industries, shaping the future and transforming the world – and how you can too.

Visit the event’s website for further information.

Salesforce Small Business Breakfast

Vendor: Salesforce
Perth: 17th March
Melbourne: 19th March
Adelaide: 24th March
Brisbane: 26th March
Auckland: 7th April
Cost: Free

Join us at the Small Business Trailblazer Breakfast where you’ll learn how Trailblazers at growing businesses are using technology to find the right customers, win more deals, keep customers happy, and connect everything they do.

Whether your business has two people or 100, Small Business Trailblazer Breakfast has the expert advice, networking, and best practices you need to grow and scale your business.

Find out more on the events website.

Datto Partner Summit

Vendor: Datto
Sydney: 3rd March
Brisbane: 24th March
Auckland: 25th March
Melbourne: 26th March
Perth: 7th April
Adelaide: 8th April

Join Datto at the all new Partner summit series! Come along to hear the latest Datto information, participate in workshop breakout sessions and share some drinks with your team and the Datto team.

This exclusive partner event will feature a panel discussion with the Datto team, a session on transitioning from Helpdesk to customer experience, the latest information on the state of the channel, and more.

View the event details here. 

Customer Engagement

Customer Engagement Summit

Vendor: Pega
Location: Sydney
Date: 25th February
Cost: Free

What separates winning brands from just-OK brands? Customer experiences. But moving the dial from mediocre to holy-s!#@-is-that-even-possible experiences takes more than great people. It takes great technology.

Join us in Sydney to hear from experts and global brands who are achieving breakthrough results with AI-driven customer engagement and intelligent automation. Discover how they’ve automated processes, cut costs, and future-proofed their technology investments – and how you can do the same quickly and repeatably – with our unified platform.

Register on the event website. 

Developer Focused

Linux Conference

Vendor: Linux
Dates: 13th – 17th January
Location: Gold Coast
Cost: From $1099

Starting as CALU (Conference of Australian Linux Users) in 1999, the conference will be entering its 21st year in 2020.

Linux.conf.au is a conference with a focus on Linux and the community that has built up around it and the values that it represents. It is a deeply technical conference convering topics varying from the inner workings of the Linux kernel to the inner workings of dealing with communities.

Each year the conference attracts between 500-800 attendees making it one of the most popular grassroots open source conferences in our region.

Run by volunteers, linux.conf.au is a not for profit conference that aims to provide attendees with a world-class conference at a down to earth rate.

View more on the event website

Enterprise Architecture Summit

Vendor: IQPC Events
Dates: 18th – 20th March
Cost: From $2,599.00 AUD

Enabling Disruptive Innovation By Re-Thinking Architecture Practices, Improving Business & Customer Empathy, And Strengthening Leadership Buy-In

Transform Your Architects First’; in order to support digital transformation effectively, Enterprise Architects have a new imperative to disrupt their own practice, not just the business.

Traditional approaches no longer stand up in agile environments, and the business is finding it harder to relate to static frameworks and models. Enterprise Architects now have to find ways to reassert their value, role, and relatability to stakeholders and executives within rapidly changing business contexts.

The 3rd Enterprise Architecture Summit is back to navigate these challenges; along with a new set of cross-industry experts who will be taking conversations to the next level, each providing a targeted focus across 6 key themes, all of which seek to enable improved outcomes in support of rapid organisational change.

Register on the event website

Devops Talks Conference

Melbourne Workshops: 18th March
Melbourne Conference: 19th – 20th March
Auckland Workshops: 23rd March
Auckland Conference: 24th – 25th March

DevOps is tools, processes, culture, technology, way of working, way of collaborating, breaking down silos.. and the list goes on and on. Come and hear from the people who live and breeze all things DevOps, the war stories and the learnings.

Come, network and talk to people who might be already doing what you are just planning to do, it might help you avoid some mistakes. Even if you pick up one idea, avoid one mistake or learn one new thing it’s worth investing your time and coming to the DevOps Talks Conference!

Register on the event website here.

Business Innovation

QODE Brisbane

Dates: 24th – 25th March
Location: Brisbane
Vendor: Messe International
Price: From $60 AUD (Earlybird)

A fascinating glimpse of the future in twenty presentations across two days

Let’s face it -we’re all obsessed by technology.  We might not understand how it works, but we use it more and more, and we’re keen to know what the future holds.  QODE’s global experts have identified those technologies that will most change your life, your career, society’s wellbeing and the environment. Opinionated presentations and spirited discussions -insightful, stimulating, challenging and always entertaining.

Register on the event website here

Emerging Technologies

Intelligent Automation

Vendor: AIIA Events
Location: Sydney
Dates: 25th – 27th February 
Cost: From $3,399.00 AUD

In the Digital Age, Intelligent Automation and emergent technology is becoming an investment priority for many. With investment projected to increase from $12.5 billion today to $232 billion by 2025  (Appian), driving effective Intelligent Automation is a crucial discussion to retain competitive edge.

However, emergent technology poses numerous challenges, such as lack of integration with existing legacy technology, lagged enterprise-wide buy-in and operational complexities.

With this in mind, the renewed Intelligent Automation 2020 brings pioneering industry leaders to incite dynamic discussions to share learnings in overcoming common pressure points in scaling RPA and progressing their Intelligent Automation Journey

Find out more on the event website here


CybersecCon 2020

Vendor: Chillisoft
Location: Auckland
Date: 28th Febuary
Cost: Free

Cybersecurity has been taking centre stage around the world, with cyber-attacks becoming more prominent and their complexity more and more difficult to protect against. Thus, the imperative for cybersecurity experts to share their knowledge and experience with NZ businesses.

Find out more on the event website here

Technology Risk Management Summit 2020

Vendor: IQPC Events
Location: Sydney
Date: 9th – 11th March
Cost: From $2,999.00 AUD

Australia’s First and Only Conference Dedicated for Business, Technology and IT Risk Professionals

While organisations ramp up investment in cyber security solutions to improve threat management, the practice of quantifying, prioritising and managing cyber threats, system outages and third party exposures as business-critical risks is in its nascency in Australia.

With the CPS234 regulation on the horizon, an expanding technology risk perimeter to deal with and fragile customer sentiment to manage, a proactive, risk-based approach around securing technology assets is critical to drive sustainable business operations and innovation. 

In response to this, the Technology Risk Management Summit 2020 will showcase the most revolutionary technology risk management strategies and frameworks Australia has to offer. Do not miss the opportunity to learn best practice technology risk management strategies to improve frameworks, governance and cultural collaboration in your organisation!

Find out more on the event website here