Align


September 19-20, 2019
Atlanta
Westin Buckhead Hotel

Attendees


Educate, network and celebrate. Since the founding of Apex HCM, our annual users’ conference provides attendees the most cost effective and ROI productive environment to learn more about Apex HCM products, discuss industry best practices, meet new colleagues and reconnect with old friends. No other two day industry event provides you as much practical knowledge, energy and fun as Align.

Align delivers educational content geared for all levels of Apex HCM users from basic to advanced power user. Sessions range from traditional product training to roundtable discussion sessions to industry best practices workshops. Attendees to Align 2018 rated the quality of the content and education they received a 3.6 on a 4.0 scale.

Agenda


Thursday, September 19, 2019
Start time: 7:30am (breakfast/registration)
General Session 
– CEO Opening
– Keynote Speaker
– Product Roadmap
– Supporting Our SBO’s

Breakout Sessions
– Roundtable Discussions (Tips & Tricks, Growth Strategies, Threats & Opportunities, Competition)
– Product Sessions (New features, 2-hour advanced users product training sessions, Basic product training on: GO, MyGO, Time, ACA, Hire on the Go, Onboarding)
– Operations (Banking Practices, Taxes, HR/HCM Overview, Import/Export Data)

Apex Bash in Buckhead – 7:00pm – night

 

Friday, September 20, 2019
General Session
– Customer Panel
– Customer Awards Recognition

Breakout Sessions
– Roundtable Discussions (How to Hire, Growth Strategies, Marketing Ideas, Managing Sales )
– Product Training Sessions (New Features, 2-hour advanced users product training sessions, Basic product training on: GO, MyGO, Time, ACA, Hire on the GO, Onboarding)
– Operations (Contingency Planning, Cybersecurity, Exhibitor Showcase, Best Practices, Competitive Intelligence)

Concluding Session and Raffle (End time: 3:30pm)

Exhibit hall with 15-20 Apex HCM partners and service providers will be open throughout the duration of the conference.

Apex Support Genius Bar will be open by appointment from noon September 19 through 3:00pm September 20.

 

Stay tuned for more agenda details and specific session topics.

Registration


Apex HCM has a slightly different pricing structure this year. We are still offering Early Bird rates, but we are also introducing volume pricing to allow you to save more money by having more staff members attend. Early Bird Registration ends 5/17/19. Register soon to make sure you get the best discount!

# of Registrations Regular (ends 7/30/19) Late
1-2 $645 $695
3+ $545 $695

 

CLICK HERE to REGISTER

Logistics


Align 2019 will be held at the Westin Buckhead, a 4-star rated hotel and ranked as one of the top business hotels in Atlanta and recently completed a full renovation of all 365 guestrooms and meeting spaces.

Apex HCM has negotiated a discounted rate via our room block. To receive this discounted rate please CLICK HERE

Transportation from Hartsfield Jackson Airport – the Westin Buckhead stands one block from a MARTA station. The MARTA train can be found in the baggage claim area at the airport.  Follow the signs.

Taxi cabs, Uber, and Lyft all provide car transportation from Atlanta Hartsfield to the Westin Buckhead. Estimated cost – roughly $50 depending on time of day and service level.

 

Networking


Year after year, attendees report that the most value they gained from attending Align was the new colleagues they met and existing relationships the conference helped strengthen. Tough to put a dollar value on possessing a network of colleagues that are collaborative and knowledgeable.  Your own personal community to go to for help with problems or brainstorming an idea.  Align enables you to immediately meet hundreds of payroll industry professionals, just like you, from across the country.

 

Social


So should you send staff to a conference for the party? You bet!  Payroll can be a tough and stressful business.  Apex HCM understands the work and responsibility our clients carry everyday.  A chance to socialize with colleagues across the industry, exchange war stories and have some fun is an aspect of Align that veteran attendees look forward to every year.

Treat yourself and your staff to a good time.

Reasons To Attend


Attending Align 2019 may be one of the most ROI productive investments your company might make this year. Staff that attend Align return to their workplace more knowledgeable, productive, and possesses an expanded network of industry colleagues for help and new ideas throughout the year.

1. Product Training – sessions for all skill levels will make your more productive using Apex HCM technology.
2. Industry Best Practices – learn new ways to be more cost efficient, operationally streamlined and customer focused.
3. Revenue Opportunities – discover new products and services you can provide to your clients to drive satisfaction and revenue streams.
4. Networking – meet people in your same job from different companies across the company and establish new collegial relationships you can leverage for help and ideas throughout the year. Most Align attendees report that the relationships created and strengthen at Align is one of the most important reasons to attend.
5. Roundtable Discussions – many sessions based on open conversations between payroll service bureaus discussing their issues and ideas.
6. Fun – the payroll industry can be stressful and difficult at times. The annual Align “bash” is always anticipated and enjoyed by attendees. In 2018 the entire Align conference marched as a second line parade through the streets of the New Orleans French Quarter and then partied the night on Bourbon Street. The 2019 party event will be a bash as well.

Sponsors


We also understand the challenges you face trying to consistently deliver this service in an increasingly complex landscape of ever-changing rules, regulations and technology.  At Apex HCM, we care as much about personal service as you do and are committed to providing you with the resources you need to scale your business without having to sacrifice the very competitive advantage that got you where you are today.

We also understand the challenges you face trying to consistently deliver this service in an increasingly complex landscape of ever-changing rules, regulations and technology.  At Apex HCM, we care as much about personal service as you do and are committed to providing you with the resources you need to scale your business without having to sacrifice the very competitive advantage that got you where you are today.

Agenda


Thursday, September 19, 2019
Breakfast & Sponsor Setup – 7:30am – 8:30am
General Session 
– CEO Opening
– Keynote Speaker
– Product Roadmap
– Operations Update

Breakout Sessions
– Roundtable Discussions (Tips & Tricks, Growth Strategies, Threats & Opportunities, Competition)
– Product Training Sessions (2-hour Advanced Users, New Features Overview, Basic Product Training)
– Operations (Banking Practices, Taxes, HR/HCM Overview, Import/Export Data)

Exhibit Hall with Apex HCM partners and service providers will be open throughout the duration of the conference. All exhibitors will be in a high traffic zone that attendees will travel throughout the conference. For 2019, not only snacks, but lunch will be served near the exhibitor area.

Apex Bash in Buckhead – 7:00pm – night

 

Friday, September 20, 2019
General Session
– Customer Panel
– Customer Awards Recognition

Breakout Sessions
– Roundtable Discussions (How to Hire, Growth Strategies)
– Product Training Sessions (New Features Overview, Basic Training)
– Operations (Contingency Planning, Cybersecurity, Exhibitor Showcase)

Breakout Sessions
– Roundtable Discussions (Marketing Ideas, Managing Sales)
– Product Training Sessions (2-hour Advanced Users)
– Operations (Exhibitor Showcase, Competitive Intelligence)

Concluding Session and Raffle 3:00pm – 3:30pm

Exhibit Hall with Apex HCM partners and service providers will be open throughout the duration of the conference. All exhibitors will be in a high traffic zone that attendees will travel throughout the conference. For 2019, not only snacks, but lunch will be served near the exhibitor area.Exhibit hall with 15-20 Apex HCM partners and service providers will be open throughout the duration of the conference.

Apex Support Genius Bar will be open by appointment from noon September 19 through 3:00pm September 20.

Registration


If you are interested in sponsoring Align 2019, please request a sponsor sponsor packet from Victoria Crucet

Logistics


Align 2019 will be held at the Westin Buckhead, a 4-star rated hotel and ranked as one of the top business hotels in Atlanta and recently completed a full renovation of all 365 guestrooms and meeting spaces.

Apex HCM has negotiated a discounted rate via our room block. To receive this discounted rate please CLICK HERE

Transportation from Hartsfield Jackson Airport – the Westin Buckhead stands one block from a MARTA station. The MARTA train can be found in the baggage claim area at the airport.  Follow the signs.

Taxi cabs, Uber, and Lyft all provide car transportation from Atlanta Hartsfield to the Westin Buckhead. Estimated cost – roughly $50 depending on time of day and service level.

Reasons To Exhibit


There are a lot of great reasons to be a 2019 Align Sponsor. Just a few are listed below:

  • Unique Opportunity to Reach Payroll Service Providers
  • Connect with Decision Makers
  • Great Opportunity for Business Development and Networking