irections emea 2023 lyon
1-3 November 2023

Directions EMEA 2023

Directions EMEA is the "Go To" place where Dynamics partners share the future. It's the preferred global community for collaborating and learning from Microsoft, MVPs, ISVs, VARs and their peers. The focus is on helping the SMB market unlock its full potential in technical, business development and strategy with ERP, CRM, and Cloud solutions, including the Microsoft Power Platform, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, and Azure.


Supply Chain & Manufacturing with Dynamics Panel

15:00 - 15:45 Gratte Ciel 1&2 Back to event schedule

A panel discussion between leading experts in Dynamics Manufacturing discussing important innovations and trends affecting manufacturing clients today and how Dynamics can take advantage.


James Crowter

Chairman or Directions4Partners, CEO of TecMan & Clever Dynamics and Microsoft MVP

Benefiting from 25 years of experience in implementing, customising and supporting Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and its predecessor Navision and now the rest of the Microsoft Biz Apps stack, I'm passionate about how technology can drive business growth through consistent and efficient processes whilst giving new levels of insight through reporting and AI. Between my day job of leading one of the UK's biggest SME focused Dynamics partners I have the privilege of being Chairmen of Directions, a association of more than 1200 Dynamics partners worldwide and a Microsoft MVP for Business applications.

Martin Karlowitsch


As CEO of NETRONIC, I help SMB organizations to gain operational agility with visual scheduling. I am responsible for NETRONIC's strategy, for innovation, and for our go-to-market. As such, I am the driving force behind providing visual scheduling extensions for Dynamics 365 Business Central. I am the host of the Business Central Manufacturing Show (podcast) and author of the "State of Business Central and Manufacturing" report. In my spare time, I am a passionate (and successful) youth football coach and a passionate (and not very elegant) skier.

Robert Jolliffe

President of Sabre Limited | Manufacturing Expert

Rob graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor’s of Engineering in the early 90s. He has read “The Goal” at least 4 times, “Lean Thinking” at least 3 times, and has seen Star Wars more times than he can count (Han shot first!). He is an avid collector of music and, using “The Rolling Stone Top 500 Album List” as a guide, has managed to buy 490 of the 500 best albums of all time (as CDs - the rest are out of print).

Sune Lohse

Chief Strategy Officer, Abakion

Sune is a Senior solution Architect and Manufacturing & Supply Chain expert with the Business Central team at Abakion. Sune has +20 years of experience with Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Business Central in various roles within consultancy, product development, sales & presales, business development and management.