Who should attend REKEN?
Users of our Oracle E-Business Suite or SAP solutions
All experience levels – beginning, intermediate, or super users
Any Excel4apps product user or technical team member!
Technical team members (IT, Financial Systems)
Your registration includes access to:
Need to make a case to attend this year’s REKEN conference?
Glad you asked! “Reken” – pronounced rek-uh n – is Afrikaans for “to calculate, account, figure, number”. It’s related forms include bereken (count) and rekeningkunde (accounting).
When selecting a conference name, we wanted it to be unique – like our users – and pay homage to the company’s South African roots. Afrikaans is one of the official languages of South Africa.
REKEN2018 will be held at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA) – the Excel4apps’ Americas headquarters. We know you’ll love our hometown as much as we do! Read more here.
Any Excel4apps product user or technical team member is encouraged to join us.
- Users of our Oracle E-Business Suite and SAP solutions including:
- Oracle Users – GL Wand, Journal Wand, Budget Wand, Reports Wand and Report Distribution Manager
- SAP Users – GL Wand, Planning Wand, Reports Wand, GLSU and Report Distribution Manager
It is for all experience levels – novice, intermediate, or super users.
Technical team members (IT, Financial Systems) or others that wish to learn more about how to best utilize our products are encouraged to attend.
Connect with Wands users just like you from across the globe and various industries. You will have the opportunity to meet and learn from other users and our expert team of solution specialists, support, development and leadership. We’ll also have several special guests who will help to ignite your professional development!
Come learn, share, and connect with fellow Excel4apps users and our own product experts in a combination of keynotes, Excel tips and tricks sessions, breakout tracks for Oracle E-Business Suite and SAP solution users, as well as networking and fun!
We’re currently not accepting sponsor or exhibitor inquiries, but if you’re interested in possibly joining us in the future, email REKEN@excel4apps.com, and we’ll keep you posted!
The average weather in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this time of the year is a high of 76°F/24°C and low of 57°F/13°C. For the most up-to-date weather, click here. Be sure to check the forecast when you are packing your bags!
Business/business casual is suggested for the day conference sessions and smart casual is suggested for the evening receptions – think jeans, blazers, button-ups, blouses!
In addition to the 30+ session offered at REKEN, dedicated training courses on our Oracle GL Wand and Reports Wand solutions will be offered for novice, intermediate and superusers.
Certified Public Accountants who attend the MrExcel general sessions will be able to earn CPE credits.
Our team is working hard to bring you two-full days of exciting content, training, takeaways, networking and fun. Once we put the final touches on the REKEN agenda, you’ll be the first to know!
There are several sessions that may require advanced registration. We’ll keep you posted once the agenda is released!
It’s true! The early bird catches the worm. Be sure to register by August 10, 2018 to lock in our Early Bird rate of $599 USD per person. You’ll save $200! After that, registration will be $799 USD per person.
Your registration includes access to two full-days of 30+ educational sessions, keynotes, networking, evening receptions, daily breakfast, lunch, snacks and fun! Travel, airport transfers, and accommodations are not included.
At this time, group discounts are not available.
Yes, if you need to pay by check, be sure to select “Invoice” on the payment form during the registration process.
We don’t want you to miss out but we also understand schedules change. All cancellation requests must be submitted via e-mail to REKEN@meetingexpectations.com. Refunds will be issued within 30 days.
- Request received on or before Friday, July 13: $75 cancellation fee
- Requests received between Friday, July 13 – Friday, August 31: 50% will be refunded
- Requests received after September 1: No refund available
Yes! Substitutions are permitted. To transfer your registration please submit your request along with your confirmation number and your colleague’s name via email to REKEN@meetingexpectations.com on or before Friday, September 14, 2018.
Sure! You may register onsite but we encourage you to register in advance so we can plan for your arrival!
Only full conference passes are available.
We got you covered! From daily breakfasts, breaks, lunches and evening receptions – you won’t have to worry about having an empty stomach.
Not a problem! Let us know your dietary preferences or special requests during the registration process and we’ll take care of it!
Excel4apps’ Americas headquarters is based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA). It’s where we live, play and work hard to bring YOU phenomenal solutions! With award-winning restaurants, a vibrant cultural scene, a booming technology industry, world-class museums and universities, miles of riverfront trails and amazing attractions, there’s plenty to explore for all visitors. Check out our recent accolades and things to do here.
Excel4apps has reserved a block of rooms at the conference venue – Westin Convention Center Hotel, Pittsburgh. The discounted room rate is $189.00 per night (plus applicable taxes) before August 31 at 5:00 pm EST and is subject to availability. You can make your reservation at the Westin here.
Hotel check-in is at 3:00 pm and check-out is at 12:00 pm. Early check-in and late check-out may be available at an additional cost.
Individual reservations may be canceled 48 hours in advance without penalty.
There are several options to get to and from the Pittsburgh International Airport – be it taxi, Uber, Lyft, airport shuttle or limousine.
Public transportation via bus is available to and from PIT – but it may take you a while. We suggest exploring another option!
Check out your options here.
For the road warriors out there, you can find driving directions to the hotel here.
Valet is available at the hotel with in and out privileges for $27 per night. Self-parking with in and out privileges is subject to availability for $22 per night. You can also check out alternative parking options at nearby garages and lots here.
Let us know during the registration process and we’ll provide you with the necessary documentation so you can obtain your visa. Still have questions? Contact REKEN@meetingexpectations.com.
We know your time is valuable and want to make sure you get the most out of REKEN2018. We suggest arriving on Sunday, September 23 in time for the Welcome Reception which starts at 6:00 pm. Sessions begin early the next morning and will wrap up around 3:30 pm on Tuesday, September 25 so you still have time to catch an evening flight or hit the road.