April 19, 2012 12:00 ET

Sage Summit 2012 Conference to Break New Ground With Unique "Sage City" Business Networking and Education Event

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IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2012) - Sage North America today announced the opening of registration for its annual customer and partner conference, Sage Summit 2012, to be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN August 12-17, 2012. This year's event will deliver innovative new networking opportunities along with high quality business and technical education.

Sage City is a new, one-of-a-kind event that will enhance the Sage Summit 2012 experience. It is the ultimate collaborative meet up that enables attendees to build and foster relationships during the conference that will continue to develop in the future.

To get away from the traditional conference approach where attendees gather for a keynote then disperse to lectures, Sage City provides a networking infrastructure that allows attendees to easily connect with like-minded professionals to focus on the issues that are most important to them. Attendees guide their own networking experience through a combination of structured topics, small discussion groups, and social media tools where shared real-world knowledge, common interests and business concerns are front and center to the experience. Sage City will be facilitated by Certified Speaking Professional Sarah Michel, a networking expert, and will serve as the kickoff to the customer conference. Sage Business Partners will be in attendance to gain deeper customer insight, share experiences, and moderate small group discussions.

In addition to Sage City, Sage Summit 2012 offers a wide range of workshops, learning tracks and entertainment events, including an exclusive night for Sage customers at the Grand Ole Opry.

"Our annual Sage Summit conference is an important part of the Sage customer experience, connecting us even more closely with our business partners and customers to share company news, educate, and most importantly listen to our community," said Sage North America Chief Executive Officer Pascal Houillon. "We are especially excited about Sage City, an interactive networking opportunity for all conference participants. Customers have asked us for more networking opportunities, and this event is sure to go above and beyond their expectations."

Partner-only conference days are August 12-14 and customer conference days are August 14-17. Partners are invited to stay for the entire event to co-host the conference for their customers. Online registration for customers and partners is available until the start of the conference. To register and for additional Sage Summit 2012 information including payment plan options and the full conference schedule, please visit, follow on Twitter @Sage_Summit and on Facebook.

About Sage

Sage is a leading global supplier of business management software and services for small and midsized businesses. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs more than 12,300 people and supports more than 6 million customers worldwide. For more information about Sage in North America, please visit the company website at

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