This year, the SpecPage User Days took place in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, hosting a total of over 100 participants. Guests were greeted with a one-and-a-half-day program, including several presentations and talks with industry experts and users, which covered a wide spectrum of hot topics in the recipe-based food processing industry throughout the event.
This event, which takes place once a year, offers our long-standing users a one-of-a-kind opportunity to become acquainted first-hand with the newest developments and enhancements of our SpecPage software solutions. After the event, we offered a one-and-a-half-day training, giving participants a chance to try the SpecPage applications hands-on and to share their experiences.
SpecPage CEO Severin Weiss personally greeted the guests and gave a short welcome speech. Following Weiss’ presentation was the first speaker, Klaus Schmid, Executive Vice President & Managing Director Europe of 1WorldSync, who presented the topic “The Evolution of Product Content Distribution.” His presentation was well received and found high praise among the visitors. Afterward, the visitors took a break and used the time to share experiences and network over lunch.
The afternoon program was split up into two different focus areas, a SpecPDM and a GTIN Connector track, so that users could benefit from individual subject interests. Both sections included a series of short presentations by SpecPage experts, as well as a Haco Success Story, which provided a varied and entertaining format to the program. Even Severin Weiss took the opportunity to introduce the GTIN Connector and Supplier’s Guide Roadmap in a personal presentation.
The focus areas reconvened for the last presentation given by Dr. Udo Spiegel, where he covered the topic of Global Innovation Management – Challenges and Processes – closing the day with a final question and answer session, which was met with great enthusiasm by the users in attendance.
Sales Director DACH, Michael Bimberg, concluded the official part of the first day with a closing speech. Afterward, visitors again had a chance to network over an open-ended dinner and get-together.
Day 2 started early in the morning order to thoroughly prepare the guests with input throughout the first half of the day. Along with additional SpecPage experts, another user case was presented. A presentation about Global Compliance Management was given in collaboration with Decernis Chief of Business Development & Strategy.
Severin Weiss concluded the presentation series. At the close of the User Days, he remained to answer user questions.
The participants took the last opportunity to exchange ideas over a group lunch as the event was winding down. For some users, the event segued into the Training Days, which continued into the following day. During this time, users were able to gain hands-on experience and to share their experiences with each other.
The presentation and event resonated well with the participants. In the final user questions session, we gained excellent feedback and received constructive criticism which will be implemented to optimize our User Day offerings. We especially received accolades for the captivating presentations and the informative exchange.
We are already looking forward to User Days 2018, where we will again be able to share our experiences and knowledge with you, and learn from the exchange to keep improving.