IBM Systems Technical Symposium

15 – 17 August 2017
Melbourne, Australia

Full price: AUD 1,200

Join us

Grow your skills with in-depth technical training at the Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne, Australia. Learn how you can harness the power of IBM Systems solutions to help turn your IT challenges into successes.

Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne, Australia

Get the opportunity to:

Sharpen your expertise with sessions led by IBM product and industry experts

Experience the latest technology via demos and workshops geared to all skill levels

Test-drive new products from IBM and IBM Business Partners in the Solution Center

Expand your professional network when you connect with product developers, industry leaders and IBM executives

Learn from your peers via panel discussions on real-world IT challenges and successes

Why attend?

The agenda will include more than 100 information-packed technical sessions and hands-on training delivered by top IBM developers and experts.


The technical sessions start at 09:00 on Day 1 and end at 17:30 on Day 3.


Full price: AUD 1,200

Solution Center

The Solution Center opens on Day 1 after the Keynote Session and stays open until 17:30 on Day 2.

Who should attend:

  • IT Executives & Business Managers
  • Data Center Managers
  • Technical Support Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Systems & Application Programmers
  • IT Architects
  • Hardware Planners & Capacity Planners
  • Performance Analysts
  • Systems, Database & Storage Admins
  • IBM Business Partners
  • Other IT Professionals

Speakers address topics:

  • Architecture
  • IBM Z
  • IBM AIX and IBM i
  • IBM PowerLinux
  • IBM Systems Storage
  • Competitive topics
  • High Performance
  • system Networking
  • System Software
  • Business Analytics
  • And more!

Certification testing:

The first 40 certification tests are offered complimentary to IBM Business Partners and Clients as part of the event registration. Tests are granted on a first-come-first-serve basis and by appointment only.

Appointments can be made at the IBM Registration Desk.

Keynote speakers:

Satya Sharma

Satya Sharma
Chief Technology Officer
Cognitive Systems

Clodoaldo Barrera

Clodoaldo Barrera
Chief Technical Strategist
IBM Systems Storage

Thank you to all of our sponsors

Diamond Sponsor:


Emerald Sponsors:

Vision Solutions


Advent One
ASG Technologies
•Computer Merchants

Cisco Systems, Inc.
Digital Techline Center
Lab Services

IBM Power & Storage
iT Learning Solution
Rocket Software

Enroll today!

Attendees should plan to arrive on Monday, 14th August in the evening or Tuesday, 15th August in the morning. Registration opens at 07:30 on Monday. All sessions will be presented in English and business casual attire is appropriate for all conference sessions, including evening activities.

Registration fees

The registration fee covers admission to all sessions and the Solution Center. It also covers meals, coffee breaks and networking activities mentioned in the event agenda. Individual travel expenses, lodging, incidental expenses and additional meals are not included and are the attendee's responsibility.
Registration closes August 15th 2017.

Client and Business Partner rates

Type Availability Price
Standard Rate
(IBM Clients & Business Partners)
Available until 15th August 2017 AUD 1,200

Price shown is inclusive of GST

**Paying by Business Partner Education Voucher

If you plan to use a PGI or Competency voucher for this conference, you must provide your voucher number at the time of registration. You will be notified within 5 business days if do not have a valid voucher number. If you do not have a valid voucher number, you will be billed the full registration fee.

Upon enrollment, you will receive a confirmation email that your enrollment is pending.

Hotel accommodations and event policies

Please note that you are responsible for your hotel booking and that your hotel reservation is not part of your conference registration. Hotel cancellations and substitutions must be made directly to the hotel or via the travel agency.

Crown Promenade Melbourne

Crown Promenade Melbourne
8 Whiteman St,
Southbank VIC 3006

Reservations must be made directly with the hotel.

To reserve your hotel room please contact the hotel directly via the contact details above and mention ‘IBM Technical Symposium 2017’ or 'IBM Group' to get the IBM preferred rates.

Rooms are limited so make sure to be quick!

Crown Conference Centre  room

IBM negotiated room type and rates

Please find below further information on rates IBM has negotiated for all attendees. Reservations must be made directly to the hotel.

Rate for single occupancy AUD 199.

Note: Room rates are per night and include GST. Room rate does not include breakfast.

Crown Conference Centre lobby

Substitutions and cancellations should be made using the registration application. In order to change your registration record, you will need to log back in to the registration application.

Hotel cancellations and substitutions must be made directly to the hotel or via your travel agency.

Substitutions can be made at any time.

Late cancellations (fourteen calendar days before the event) or no-shows will be charged the full tuition fee.

Air and ground transportation


Melbourne Airport
Melbourne Airport, also known as Tullamarine Airport, is located 19 kilometers north-west of Melbourne‘s central business district. There are a number of transport options for getting to the city centre from the airport.

Taxis’ are available from designated taxi ranks which are located on the ground floor outside Terminals 1 and between Terminal 2 and 3. Taxi ranks are also located on the ground floor of the transport hub outside Terminal 4.

Sky Bus
SkyBus offers two express bus services:

  • Airport to/from Melbourne city - operates 24/7, including all public holidays, running every 10 minutes.
  • Airport to/from St Kilda - operates 6am to 7pm, 7 days a week.

External links

2016 Solution Center

Join us at the Solution Center:

  • Learn about new products and services
  • Explore cutting-edge demos from IBM and top vendors
  • Meet face-to-face with hundreds of potential clients and vendors
  • Assess the competition and solidify your position in the marketplace
  • Network with industry colleagues and build relationships with important decision-makers

The Solution Center opens on Day 1 after the Keynote Session and stays open until 17:30 on Day 2.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Being a sponsor offers you:

  • An opportunity to generate revenue by closing existing deals and developing new opportunities with C-level executives, directors, managers and other decision makers
  • An environment for building brand awareness
  • A venue for presenting to potential customers
  • A space in the vibrant Solution Center where attendees can learn more about your products and services
  • Options to customize your solution space

Venue photos are owned by the designated property and are only representative of what you may see at the event.

Registration now open