On 20th September 2018, estos presented innovative and future-oriented solutions in the hardware, software and cloud sector, together with selected technology partners under the motto "innovation meets experience". 150 guests, exclusively registered and certified partners, came to the estos Partner Summit in the Jochen Schweizer Arena. They had a special day, with news about estos, exciting lectures and an eventful supporting program.
The guests received first-hand news about estos, such as about LiveChat or the Partner Program 2.0. In addition, they experienced exciting live speakers like Jochen Schweizer or Thorsten Podzimek. Towards evening, the estos partners of the year were honored. The following companies were awarded a total of six categories:
- Rising Star – Damovo Schweiz AG
- Business Partner – SPIE COMNET GmbH
- Expert Partner – Telefonbau Schneider GmbH & Co. KG
- Competence Partner – SIEVERS Group
- Project Partner – BT Stemmer GmbH
- Innovation Partner – DATEV eG
After the award of the estos Partner of the Year, the partners were able to check out the numerous activities available at the Jochen Schweizer Arena, such as bodyflying, the climbing park or the surf wave, until late in the evening. The esto management was totally satisfied with the outcome of the Partner Summit. For example, Florian Bock, Managing Director of Finance and Human Resources said: "The Partner Summit is an ideal platform for our partners. Here you can find out all the important news about our portfolio in one day. On the part of estos, many contacts from the areas of development, customers and markets, marketing, products, services and management are all together on site. The partners can find out about the latest trends in the ICT industry from our exhibitors and maintain and expand their network at the same time."
Christoph Lösch, Managing Director of Innovation and Technology, was also enthusiastic: "The Partner Summit was a complete success. We succeeded in putting together a mixture of estos topics and stimulating lectures by guest speakers that impressed our guests. The diverse opportunities of the Jochen Schweizer Arena have rounded off the day perfectly."