Join us at the Global Partner Summit for the chance to hear from AWS leadership about the future of the business and what is coming next for the AWS Partner Network (APN). Here, you will have the opportunity to learn from the success of your fellow partners, participate in sessions focused on developing new skills, and discover insights into growing your cloud practice with AWS.

The Global Partner Summit will arm you and your team with information that is tailored to your goals as an APN Partner, including discussions on driving increased revenue with AWS, how to gain a greater competitive advantage, and how the APN can help expand your business. This event is free and exclusive to APN members and will not be available to general attendees.


The Global Partner Summit is open to all AWS re:Invent attendees employed by AWS Partner Network (APN) member organizations as of November 29, 2016. This event is a free benefit of APN membership and does not require any additional registration fees.

Sessions at the Global Partner Summit cover a wide range of topics relevant to executives, sales managers, and technical professionals. We encourage partners from all levels and disciplines to attend.

Click here to register for AWS re:Invent. To register for the Global Partner Summit, please identify yourself as an APN member during AWS re:Invent registration. Admittance will be validated by your company’s email address domain.

Global Partner Summit Agenda

Global Partner Summit is designed to bring together AWS partners of all skill levels to connect, engage, and learn more about AWS. Please visit the Global Partner Summit catalog here to choose the sessions you would like to attend and reserve a seat in the sessions of your choice. You may mix and match your sessions across tracks, breakouts and chalk talks based on your needs and interests.

Day 2

Tuesday, November 29

9:30am – 11:15am

Global Partner Summit Keynote

Join this keynote, hosted by Terry Wise, to hear about how the AWS Cloud is enabling new and innovative customer use cases, how innovation is creating long term value for the partner ecosystem, and how AWS is investing in partner success. You will also hear from Andy Jassy, James Hamilton, Mike Clayville and Dave McCann.

11:30am - 12:30pm

Breakout Session and Chalk Talks

12:30pm - 2:00pm


2:00pm - 5:30pm

Breakout Sessions and Chalk Talks

Sessions Offered

Breakout Sessions

These one-hour breakout sessions are led by AWS subject-matter experts and/or top AWS customers. These sessions are an informative mixture of presentations, demonstrations, and guest speakers. Choose from a specific track tailored to your learning needs: business, segment and four technical tracks (SI, ISV, 300-level, 400-level).

The business track is ideal for business management, marketing or partner executives. The sessions will cover topics such as the APN Journey, partner differentiation, how to engage with AWS, and specific tools and resources for go-to-market activites.

The segment track will be targeted at specific solutions and verticals. Sessions will include information on verticals and segments such as healthcare, financial services and media, security, storage, migration, IOT and Big Data.

Four technical tracks are available.

The SI technical track will contain specific material for partners that are Systems Integrators. Topics include support for Windows, tips for SAP customers, container powered migrations, and the secret to SaaS.

The ISV technical track will cover AWS Marketplace and AWS Quickstart, tips on passing technical validations and continual cost optimization and hybrid architecture design.

The 300-level technical track will offer Blockchain on AWS, IOT, data privacy and extending Hadoop and Spark to the AWS Cloud.

The 400-level technical track will address EC2 networking and high availability, Amazon Aurora, managing sensitive data in the cloud and building complex serverless applications.

Chalk Talks

Chalk talks take a deep dive into AWS technical details. Global Partner Summit Chalk Talks will be led by AWS technical engineering teams. Attend these interactive AWS technical sessions with 12 topics to choose from which are available at multiple times to fit your schedule.