WELCOME TO THE HBPC 2017! The Handheld Business Partner Conference

The Handheld Business Partner Conference (HBPC) is an event held exclusively for Handheld’s worldwide business partners. It’s where we come together to network, drive progress and identify new opportunities for profitability. 

This year the partner conference will be held at the Quality Hotel Friends in Stockholm, Sweden. The event starts with a networking welcome happy hour on the evening of May 17th. On Thursday May 18th we will run a jam-packed conference day finishing off with a nice dinner event.

We’re focused on showing you the latest technology advancements and preparing you for key trends in rugged hardware and mobile computing. Join us for a glimpse of the future: it’s rugged. 

Short agenda overview

These below are the main event hours. The full agenda is available here

17 May, Wednesday evening:
18:30-21:00, Networking Welcome Happy Hour in the Partner Showcase area, including drinks and food.

18 May, Thursday:
08:30-17:00, A jam-packed conference day. Coffee breaks in the Partner Showcase area.
19:00-late, Finishing off with a nice dinner event + entertainment

19 May, Friday:
No set agenda. Open for short meetings

The Event topics and speakers
Our external speakers, coming from  Android Enterprise (Google), u-blox, SOTI, Azima DLI, VDC Research and more will give you the latest industry trends of the rugged handheld market and you will learn more about what works in sales, marketing and deployment of rugged computer solutions.

Handheld speakers will provide you with the most recent news from Handheld, including the latest products and updates plus the Handheld roadmap moving forward.

Attendees will find that they gain valuable information about market directions that can inform their planning. 

This year, we’ve again brought together a world-class assortment of industry leaders to offer insight in moving your business forward. 

And, we’ve listened to previous years’ customer feedback and added a product discussion break-out session: Engage with the Handheld product development team to discuss your requests and needs for upcoming products.

THE AUDIENCE

The HBPC is open to any member Handheld Business Partner network. Attendees come from more than 30 countries and represent many of the most successful Handheld Business Partners worldwide.

Handheld resellers are hardware vendors, system integrators and software providers. They come from broad spectrum of industry verticals, like geotech, military, transportation, field service, logistics and public safety industries. The roles/job titles represented are mostly at senior management level.

At the HBPC, you’ll network with mobile computing leaders and visionaries, coming together to generate plans for expanded growth and increased market share.  

Registration

Register for the HBPC2017 here. We’ve reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate, which is guaranteed until 7 April. For more information about the hotel and how to book your room, see our event venue page.

Besides your travel expenses and hotel room there are no cost for Handheld partners.

Still not convinced? See what previous attendees had to say:

"The HBPC was exceptionally well-organised event with welcoming and easy atmosphere. We participated for the first time and it gave us a lot of connections and information in order to create fruitful business partnership in Handheld community."

“As every year, the conference was very well organized, with reputable speakers. The dinner event was very amusing with great entertainment.”

“Excellently presented and a very informative conference, well worth attending especially as a relative newcomer to Handheld.”

“It was the meeting of all professional people in our rugged business, THE place to be with very high skilled external speakers. Very exciting!”

“Thank you for organizing an excellent event! It was good opportunity to know the latest from Handheld and network with Handheld’s worldwide business partners and discover new business opportunities”

"An efficient day packed with useful information. A mixture of exciting new technical stuff, serious business and just the right amount of fun"

"Nice and professional event - very well organized - warm welcome - in a good location - good mix between update on products, new products, other stuff... - good mix between work and pleasure - so only positive comment from my side."

"One of the best partner conferences I have experienced." 

Nothing beats face-to-face interactions

There’s no replacement for face-to-face interactions. Propel your business growth by networking with innovative partners, Handheld team members and mobility experts from across the globe.

Mobile Technology has never been so dynamic. Product discussions, product roadmaps, and state-of-the-industry reports help you plan for the future and provide the best solutions for your customers.

But the HBPC is not all business. Enjoy Swedish cuisine, bright Stockholm evenings, entertainment, and conversations with your fellow attendees. 

If you'd like to learn more about previous events, take a look HERE