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Jury's Inn - Hinckley Island Hotel

Watling Street


LE10 3JA

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As one of the highlights on the IT channel calendar, the award-winning SYNAXON National Conference for 2019 will focus on New Horizons – build a better future with Synaxon.

Conference logoThe business technology sector is arguably the most exciting and dynamic with new innovations driving business change in all aspects of the industry. And like the industry we have carved a name in over the last decade, SYNAXON are always identifying and implementing ways in which we can evolve and improve. Therefore, come and join us at our annual gathering where we're sure to be unveiling some exciting new plans for the future.

Conference highlights:

  • Over 250 member attendees

  • 55 exhibitors

  • 1000’s of productive one-to-one meetings

  • Industry leading keynotes

  • 16 x Vendor& SYNAXON workshops

  • VIP Speaker (Gerald Ratner)

  • Exciting SYNAXON UK updates

  • The legendary SYNAXON gala dinner! With infamous entertainment to be announced

The 1-2-1 meeting app has been a huge success since we introduced it a couple of years ago and it's back again this year. It was viewed over 10,000 times, and over 1,000 meetings were arranged via the popular service. We are looking to further enhance the app for 2019, with the expectation of reaching even more delegates and to build on the phenomenal success of previous years.

Following feedback we will be bringing you a new conference experience, centred around smaller and intimate access to our vendor and distribution partners and a greater emphasis on workshops. This new format means that not only will you get to speak to the leaders in the technology sector but will also have the opportunity to gain the knowledge you need to drive your business forward.


  • 8.00am - Registration

  • 9.00am - Introduction (Simon Meredith) and Welcome Address (Derek Jones).

  • 9.15am - Synaxon Update - SYNAXON AG CEO Frank Roebers

  • 9.35am - SYNAXON Product Manager Introductions

  • 10.00am - Headline Sponsor Keynote

  • 10:45am - Workshop 1-Minute Elevator Pitch

  • 11.00am - Comfort Break

  • 11.15am - 16 x workshop Sessions

  • 1.10pm - Lunch

  • 2.00pm - 16 x Workshop Sessions

  • 4.15pm - VIP Guest Speaker - Gerald Ratner

  • 5.00pm - Closing Address

  • 7.00pm - Gala Dinner Reception Drinks

  • 7.30pm - Gala Dinner & Entertainment

  • Late - Event close

About the Workshops

Designed to give members the greatest access to the leaders in the technology sector, our workshops will be split across 4 rooms with each workshop running at least twice throughout the day. In addition to the sponsor workshops from companies such as Microsoft, Avast, TechData and Databeat, we will be running a number of workshops talking about the exciting new developments happening within SYNAXON UK and the opportunities this presents to our members as we gear up to adding much more value to the IT Channel and Dealer community.

VIP Guest Speaker - Gerald Ratner

Gerald Ratner

The riches to rags and back to riches entrepreneur talks with typical candour and a great deal of humour about the rollercoaster journey. He even raises a smile when he produces The Sun’s list of the ‘50 biggest mistakes of all time’ - in which his is ranked top!

Gerald’s comments at an IOD conference ranked top of The Sun’s list of the ‘50 biggest mistakes of all time.’ He now says that comparing his product to M&S prawn sandwiches (which cost the same but lasted much longer) cost him a billion pounds – “which in those days was a lot of money.”

Gerald Ratner took over the family jewellery chain in the mid-80s, becoming one of Britain's best-known businessmen. He transformed it from 130 stores with sales of £13m to a public company with 2,500 stores and sales of over £1.2bn. By 1990, Ratner’s was the world's largest jewellery retailer with profits in excess of £120m.

Following a widely reported gaffe in which he compared his products to M&S prawn sandwiches, Gerald was forced to sell the business. Reduced to virtually nothing and shunned by banks and prospective employers, he eventually picked himself up and clawed his way back - first with a health club then with geraldonline. The internet jewellery business is now the largest in the sector, perhaps presaging a return to the high street.

About the Venue

Selected for the intimacy and Jury's Inn at Hinckley Island in Leicestershire, is a 4-star hotel and offers a stylish and modern venue which following an £11 million investment programme in 2016 has been completely transformed. The meetings rooms have seen the greatest transformation and can comfortably accommodate 1,000 delegates. The combination of space, updated product, ample parking and central and accessible location make it one of the UK’s most convenient conference venues.

As always, access to the event is FREE for subscribing SYNAXON members for both daytime and evening events* and with a limited number of tickets available for non-members for the daytime conference.

Register today to secure your place and be a part of our biggest and best conference to date.

Keep checking our website, which will be updated as and when we have news and more information to tell you.

Any questions please contact the team on: 0300 304 7844 or email:

We look forward to seeing you there!

*One room is included which can be twin, double or single occupancy, additional rooms will be charged at £129

Please be aware that SYNAXON has paid for all accommodation in advance, this cost will be passed on to you if you cancel within 48 hours of the event.

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