IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - May 20, 2014) - The power of deep, meaningful connections and conversations takes center stage at Sage Summit 2014, the annual event hosted by Sage North America, taking place July 28-31, 2014, at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sage Summit 2014 is a new experience with a new emphasis: to be the most valuable business event a small or medium-sized business can attend in 2014. Whether they've been in business for 20 minutes or 20 years, Sage Summit 2014 is open to all small and medium-sized businesses across North America.

Conversations and content
Sage has offered educational conferences for customers and business partners for over a decade, focused on Sage solutions and industry information. Sage Summit 2014 expands upon that foundation with the addition of business conversations that will allow SMBs to discuss what they need to be successful, ask questions, and get answers.

"This is not your average tradeshow; it's an immersive educational experience," said Gabie Boko, EVP Marketing, Sage North America. "At Sage Summit, we will take high-level business topics and examine them top to bottom -- from the theoretical to the practical, we'll have our customers share their stories -- what challenges they've had and how they overcame them, and attendees will leave with the specific knowledge they need to better manage their businesses, to achieve the success they're hearing about from the speakers."

Sage will host conversations in the form of keynotes and sessions that center around burning topics for SMBs, such as managing risk and data security, maximizing workforce and benefits, and strengthening sales, marketing, and customer relationships. Conversations around Sage solutions will also be offered, and an on-site support center will help SMBs maximize the benefit of their current solution(s) or ask questions about what Sage solution(s) fits their business. The full list of sessions can be found on:

Featured conversations
Conversations will be facilitated by subject matter experts, the people SMBs trust and admire, in order to arm them with the tips and tricks necessary to overcome challenges and exceed goals. Speakers include small business experts, such as Rieva Lesonsky and Susan Solovic; editors and authors from top business publications, including Pimm Fox from Bloomberg, Rich Karlgaard from Forbes, and Eric Schurenberg from Inc.; thought leaders such as Associate Professor of Marketing at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and author Jonah Berger and story teller T. Scott Gross; Sage customers Abbey Color Incorporated, Catoctin Creek Distilling Company, Hammond's Candies, and RE Suspension Incorporated; and keynotes facilitated by elite business leaders, including Chairman & CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Founder of The Honest Company Jessica Alba and Cofounder of Twitter and CEO of Jelly Industries Biz Stone. Additional speaker information can be found on:

Registration and agenda
Small and medium-sized businesses are invited to register and complete their attendee profile by visiting Additional event details such as the agenda may also be found on the website. 

About The Sage Group, plc

We provide small and medium-sized organizations with a range of easy-to-use, secure, and efficient business management software and services -- from accounting and payroll to enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and payments. Our customers receive continuous advice and support through our global network of local experts to help them solve their business problems, giving them the confidence to achieve their business ambitions. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and entered the FTSE 100 in 1999. Sage has over 6 million customers and more than 12,700 employees in 24 countries covering the UK & Ireland, mainland Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, Asia, and Brazil.

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