Thank you for joining the Integrator Partner Seminar 2013

90 participants from 23 different countries participated in this years partner event within protection, substation and distribution automation in Helsinki on June 16 - 19. The theme of the seminar was Easiness in being a valued partner of ABB.

"The seminar took place on the top of the world"

We shared interesting three days together in the Integrator partner seminar 2013. The event begun with introducing the new Value Provider Program (VPP) to the partners. The VPP program enables the external channel partner to achieve countable benefits while sharpening the competitive edge by using ABB substation automation and protection products. During the days of the seminar we also learned about new business opportunities based on ABB products, heard useful case studies presented by the partners and deepened our knowledge on new products features. On the afternoon of the first day we opened our IPS exhibition area with a cocktail event. In the exhibition all the latest products of the protection, substation and distribution automation were on display.

The lighthouse of Suomenlinna fortress
The seminar culminated on the last day when the business and technical tracks took place. The participants were divided into two groups with a choice to take part in either business discussions or the technical track. In the business discussion room each partner made an opening about their views of the business now and in the future. Partners received feedback to their views from other partners and ABB personnel. The technical track deepened the knowledge into the new offering and to the configuration tools with the lead of the product managers.

The evening events gave us a chance to relax and also an opportunity to discuss and share experiences between the participants. On the first night we made sightseeing around Helsinki. The real highlight of the evening program was our boat trip under the rainbow to Suomenlinna fortress, the Unesco World heritage site.

NJK boat club's flag became the Finnish flag in 1918. During IPS this former boat club served as a restaurant for our main evening dinner
Presentations from the seminar can be downloaded from the link on the right hand side together with the download links to the photos taken by the professional photographer.

I wish you all success with your business together with ABB and am looking forward to meet you at the next year's
Integrator Partner Seminar in Heidelberg, Germany, 13-15 May 2014

Elina Hakkarainen
On behalf of Substation Automation Products and Distribution Automation