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Amsterdam Excel Summit 2018 opens registration

Registration is open!

Our fifth Amsterdam Excel Summit has opened for registration!
June 7, 2018: The Amsterdam Excel Summit 2018
June 8, 2018: The Amsterdam Excel Summit post-conference Masterclasses

Two masterclasses

This year our outstanding event will feature two post-conference masterclasses (on June 8):
The Excel Business Modeling Masterclass
Master your data with PowerQuery

Jan Karel Pieterse
Tony de Jonker

Updated: Speaker line up and two masterclasses

The Amsterdam Excel Summit and The Amsterdam Excel Masterclass

Speaker page updated

Our fifth Amsterdam Excel Summit is scheduled!
June 7, 2018: The Amsterdam Excel Summit 2018
June 8, 2018: The Amsterdam Excel Summit post-conference Masterclass

I promised to keep you posted, so….

We’re in the middle of creating a great program. I have updated our list of speakers.
Mind you, the list is not complete yet as we’re waiting for the information from the Microsoft Product Managers who are going to speak at our conference.

Two masterclasses

Also, I can reveil that we will offer two separate masterclasses on June 8!

More to follow soon.

Jan Karel Pieterse
Tony de Jonker

Live blog Amsterdam Excel Summit, Day 2

Our second day of our Amsterdam Excel Summit has started!


Our pretty banner 🙂

Coffee first!

Guy Hunkin from Microsoft showing off all things new in Excel 365

Our enthusiastic audience

Jon Peltier getting ready for his presentation

Frederic le Guen showing all sorts of nice details about Power Query (Get And Transform)

Proof of being present…

Charles Williams bringing us up to speed with all the different technologies to automate Excel

Oz explaining when (and when not!) to use PowerQuery

Lunch time!

Gašper Kamenšek with a great demo of bing maps and PowerQuery

Henk Vlootman scratching his head to figure out how to answer a hard question…

But providing the answer of course!

I was there too!

Sometimes work prevails…

Our French speaking attendees (and speaker)

Tips and tricks by mister tip himself; Tony!

Ken telling us what Power BI was like in 1990

Which raised a few questions!

Who wants to play “assistent”?

It’s not hard, it’s easy!

O, really?

Sudhi from Microsoft preparing for his talk

Together with his colleague Jakob

The full goup!

And a very warm thank-you to our presenters!

Live blog Amsterdam Excel Summit, Day 1

We’ve started our Amsterdam Excel Summit today. Here are some pictures!

Gašper Kamenšek talking about streaming datasets

And his audience is with him all the way!

Oz du Soleil getting ready for his presentation…

Time for a break…

Talking shop with our Charting wizard…

Top view of the coffee corner

Our Wizard of Oz, bashing the %$#!$ out of crap data!


Obligatory food pic

Stacking up the good stuff!

Introducing our Charting Wiz Jon Peltier…

Jon, explaining how to do things properly when it comes to preparing your data for charting in Excel.

David Hoppe, preparing for his class

Taking apart a full blown Excel dashboard down to the tiniest tidbit!

The Excel VBA Masterclass: We got outstanding Attendee feedback


Alas, all good things come to an end and our Excel VBA Masterclass is no exception to that rule. We had two days crammed full with VBA information.

Event summary

The atmosphere was vibrant and enthusiastic as our group selfies show:


and at the end of day one, most attendees even stayed longer in order to be able to spend extra time trying to solve one of our challenging assignments:



On top of all this, we received excellent feedback from our attendees. Read all about the event feedback here.