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Media Alert: Leaders from Microsoft, Slack, Zenefits and More Head Up AppDirect Cloud Service Commerce Conference

September 10, 2015

Third-Annual Partner Summit Hosts Traction Conf, Broadens Focus on Strategies for Driving Growth Across Global Cloud Ecosystem

San Francisco, Calif., September 10, 2015 – AppDirect, the leader in cloud service commerce, has announced that its annual industry event, the Partner Summit, will take place October 6th through 9th, 2015, in San Francisco. The only industry conference focused on cloud service commerce, the Partner Summit brings together cloud service providers and developers to discuss best practices and strategies for monetizing cloud services. This year, AppDirect is partnering with Traction Conf and will feature speakers from technology industry leaders that include: Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad, Eventbrite Co-Founder and President Julia Hartz, AppDirect Co-CEO and President Daniel Saks, as well as executives from service providers Telstra, Deutsche Telekom, Swisscom and many others.

The four-day summit will focus on strategies SaaS developers and service providers can employ to monetize cloud services and the different distribution models that companies take at various stages of growth. The third day of the event will be co-presented with Traction Conf, a movement that brings founders, C-suite executives, and experts from leading tech companies to teach startups how to get, keep and grow customers and users at scale.

What: AppDirect Partner Summit

When: October 6 – 9, 2015

Where: InterContinental San Francisco
888 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Who should attend: Business and technology leaders from SaaS companies and service providers.

Why attend: Learn go-to-market and monetization strategies from cloud services developers and distributors

Attendees can register and find more information about AppDirect’s Partner Summit here:

About AppDirect:

AppDirect is the cloud service commerce leader making software and products accessible globally. The AppDirect cloud service commerce platform unites providers, developers and consumers of cloud services into a single ecosystem. This makes it easy for businesses to find, buy, manage and monitor cloud services from a central location and delivers new opportunities to distribute, sell, and market cloud services. AppDirect-powered marketplaces, billing and distribution, and reselling services help providers – including Telstra, ADP, Samsung, Deutsche Telekom and others – connect millions of businesses to solutions from Microsoft, Google, Box and more. AppDirect is headquartered in San Francisco with global offices. Learn more at

About Traction:

Traction Conf is a movement that brings founders, c-suite and experts from leading tech companies to teach startups how to get, keep and grow customers and users at scale. Traction Conf is founded and run by Launch Academy, a startup hub and pre-accelerator, and R&D Tax Advisory Firm, Boast Capital. Learn more at

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