This week the sixth Meet Magento Germany took place in Leipzig, Germany and the whole place was buzzing with excitement as Meet Magento reached a new attendance record with over 550 attendees with merchants, developers, partners and community members! Once again the passion from the attendees and the Magento ecosystem proved that Meet Magento is THE eCommerce event to attend in Germany.
Bas Nawijn, Head of Sales EMEA, opened the conference with his keynote and talked about the current growth Magento, as the number of Magento stores has doubled in the past year and the range of available extensions grew over 73 percent. Following Bas, Vinai Kopp, Manager of Developer Education & Evangelism, gave a short perspective on Magento 2 and introduced the new versions Magento Community 1.7 and Enterprise 1.12.
This year Meet Magento Germany not only grew its attendance record, but it also featured more sessions and sponsors than ever before, and also provided larger rooms and more exhibition and catering space to maximize its networking opportunities. Attendees raved about the exciting content and increased networking with over 25 breakout sessions in three different tracks provided a range of different topics for merchants, developers and partners and 26 sponsors introduced their products and services in the exhibition area. The first day ended with even more networking at the legendary After Party at Moritzbastei, sponsored by Skrill.