Cisco will host not one, but two Partner Summits in 2016

Cisco will have not one, but two Partner Summits, the networking company has said.

Cisco’s senior vice president of Cisco’s global partner organization Wendy Bahr made the announcement today in a blog post.

Based on what Bahr described as popular demand, the conference will be moving to a fall schedule, but not before the final spring event takes place.

In other words, the first Partner Summit will take place February 29 to March 3, 2016 in San Diego, while the second (or first inaugural fall summit) will be November 1-3, 2016 in San Francisco. After the San Francisco event, subsequent years will see one conference in the fall at various locations, as per tradition.

“I often get asked by partners why Cisco doesn’t have its internal global sales meeting, which is held every September, more closely coupled with Partner Summit,” Bahr said. “So, after a lot of careful consideration, we’ve made the decision to move the timing of Partner Summit to the fall timeframe, right on the heels of Cisco’s global sales event.”

Cisco told CDN that partners are strongly encouraged to attend both spring and fall sessions of the Cisco Partner Summit next year.

“With the rapid pace of change in the industry and the many exciting projects under development in Cisco’s roadmap, there will be new important information to share with partners at both Summits,” the company said.

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