Here Are the Details on Facebook’s Global Partner Summit

The theme of this year’s invite-only event is 'Build Beyond'

"It’s an invitation to be bold in how we build and grow at a time when products, people and ideas change faster than ever"
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Facebook’s annual Global Partner Summit will take place Oct. 4 and 5 at the Palace of Fine Arts and Exhibition Center in San Francisco.

The theme of this year’s invite-only event is “Build Beyond,” and Facebook said in a blog post, “It’s an invitation to be bold in how we build and grow at a time when products, people and ideas change faster than ever. It’s our call to take risks, and to take them together—knowing that when we dare to go big, we can accomplish amazing things.”

The social network said the first day of this year’s Global Partner Summit will focus on current products and solutions and explore insights about customer segmentation and various verticals.

Day two will be geared toward looking ahead and exploring where opportunities exist to “Build Beyond.”

Keynote speakers at the 2017 Global Partner Summit include:

  • Facebook vice president of partnerships Gene Alston, who will kick off the event.
  • Facebook director of product management Maria Smith, who will discuss the power of nonlinear innovation.
  • Facebook vp of messaging products David Marcus, who will share roadmaps for Messenger.

Other speakers will discuss roadmaps for Facebook and Instagram, and guest speakers will share “inspiring stories of successful innovation and growth.”

The Facebook Marketing Partners page will host Facebook Live videos of select keynotes, as well as videos from the entire event upon its conclusion.