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Recap of the First Four 2018 Power BI World Tour Events

  • 1.  Recap of the First Four 2018 Power BI World Tour Events

    Top Contributor
    Posted Sep 28, 2018 04:30 PM

    The first four stops of the 2018  Power BI World Tour wrapped up in September. Hundreds of attendees showed up to Melbourne, Sydney, Charlotte and Copenhagen to learn from local experts and connect with other Power BI users.

    The agendas were filled with great content, speakers and plenty of opportunities for networking.

    Some highlights from each location included:

    Melbourne, Australia - 21 - 22 August

    • Highest attended sessions were Power BI Performance Tips and Techniques presented by @Victor Isakov and Why Your Charts Suck and How to Fix Them presented by @Darren Gosbell
    • General session presented by Andrew Coates, one attendee said:  "I really got a lot out of the introduction and General Session. It showed the enthusiasm of the keynote speakers" "Inspiring speakers who love Power BI"
    • Having so many "heavy-hitters" presenting. Lots of PUG Leaders and MVPs were able to attend.
    • "Speakers were very knowledgeable and topics were relevant. Lots of valuable information shared." – 2018 Melbourne attendee


    Sydney, Australia - 28 - 29 August

    • Highest attended sessions were Tips and Tricks with Power BI presented by @Greg Nash and Advanced DAX by @Reza Rad
    • Panel session led by @Matt Allington that wrapped up the day was great. It was fun to see the experts sharing their opinions and ideas.
    • "The content and sessions were the highlight for me, particularly the technical sessions on the second day which I found very informative and valuable." – 2018 Sydney Attendee


    Charlotte, North Carolina - August 28 - 29

    • Highest attended sessions were Let's Talk About Your Model- Data Modeling Techniques for Power BI presented by @Greg Baldini and Advanced Tips and Tricks to Becoming a Power BI Pro presented by @Tommy Puglia
    • Advanced topics to select from and the expertise and insight into the future of the product provided by the speakers
    • Table Topics during lunch for networking
    • An Ask the Experts Panel with Microsoft and MVP's to close the conference
    • One Charlotte attendee noted, "The sessions were the best part. Having people from the community who do this as part of their job and not just in theory was fabulous. I felt like I was getting "insider" knowledge."


    Copenhagen, Denmark - 11 - 12 September

    • Highest attended sessions were Storytelling & Interactive Reports with Power BI Bookmarks and Drill-through Presented by Saswata Acharya and Marc Lelijveld and Power BI + PowerApps + Flow: Introducing Power Platform Presented by Andrea Martorana Tusa
    • Power BI Shootout to end the event was high energy. @Erik Svensen won with his PowerBImon
    • "Pre-conference training helped me significantly enjoy conference more." – 2018 Attendee


    Upcoming 2018 PowerBIUG Events Near You

    There is still time to register for the remaining PowerBIUG events in 2018. Click each city name to see more information.

    Power Summit Phoenix – October 15 - 18, 2018

    Power BI World Tour Seattle – October 29 - 30, 2018

    Power BI World Tour Montreal – November 14 – 15, 2018

    Power BI World Tour Dallas – November 28 – 29, 2018

     Dubai Power BI Day -  November 13, 2018

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    Program Manager