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Z-Wave Spring Summit 2019 - Amsterdam

Join us May 8-10, 2019 for the Z-Wave Spring Summit 2019 - Europe! Held in Amsterdam, this event includes a welcome reception, Keynote, 2-day Developer's Forum/Technical track and Sales/Marketing track and a social evening to network with fellow Alliance members. See below for additional information.

5/8/2019 to 5/10/2019
When: 05/08/19 - 05/10/19
9:00 - 15:00
Where: Radisson Blue Hotel Amsterdam Airport
Boeing Avenue 2
Amsterdam, Schiphol-Rijk  1119 PB
Contact: Janet Collins

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Join us for our annual Z-Wave Spring Summit - Europe
May 8-10, 2019 in Amsterdam!

This 3-day event includes a welcome reception, Keynotes, Developer's Forum/Technical track, Business/Marketing track and a social evening to network with fellow Alliance members.  Attending this event can help you:

  • Gain valuable industry knowledge and market insights
  • Reduce your time to market
  • Leverage PR & marketing resources to promote your brand and increase sales
  • Networking opportunities

Schedule/Agenda (Detailed agenda coming soon!)

Wednesday, May 8th @ 18:00 - 21:00


Welcome Networking Reception - Radisson Blu

Sponsored by:

Thursday, May 9th  8:00 to 17:00

8:00 Check-In / Coffee & Light Breakfast  
9:00 Welcome / Keynote  

Data Never Sleeps

Kate Russell, Journalist, Author & Global Tech Evangelist

We are excited to welcome back Kate Russell, Tech Correspondent for BBC and prolific tech influencer, for her second appearance at the Summit, this time as our keynote!  Kate has been a familiar face on BBC’s premiere technology program Click for over a decade and speaks about technology at conferences and educational events  around the world.  Kate looks back at a decade of innovation and how it has led to the rise of the modern smart home. Drawing on two decades of experience covering the latest tech trends, she’ll be revealing what she thinks lies ahead for home automation and changing consumer attitudes towards letting technology into their lives.

10:15 Technical Track: Developer's Forum (See topics below)  

Business / Marketing Track (See topics below)  
12:30 Lunch  
13:30 - 17:00 Technical Track:Developer's Forum (See topics below)  
Sales / Marketing Track (See topics below)  
 15:30 Networking Break  

Fireside Chat with Matt Johnson - SVP and GM of IoT
Join us for a fireside chat with Matt Johnson, SVP and GM of IoT, Silicon Labs. We will have a unique opportunity at the opening session to hear directly about the vision, strategy and future developments relevant to our ecosystem with some follow-up Q&A. This is a session not to be missed!

 17:00  Member Night Out - Networking Event  


Friday, May 10th  8:00 to 17:00

8:00 Check-In / Coffee & Light Breakfast
9:00 Technical Track: Developer's Forum (See topics below)

Business / Marketing Track (See topics below)
12:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:30 Technical Track:Developer's Forum (See topics below)
Business / Marketing Track (See topics below)

 15:30-17:00 Wrap Up / Closing Keynote


Developer's Forum Track

The Developer's Forum is a 2-day technical event is open to Z-Wave Alliance Full and Principal Members' engineering staff.  This event will reduce your time to market, provide you with the most current technology and development tips and tricks and is a great opportunity to collaborate with fellow Alliance members.  


Developer’s Forum/Technical Track:

  • Z-Wave Road Map
  • Certification Example from Start to Finish (including Z-Wave Plus V2)
  • Getting Proficient with Simplicity Studio
  • 700 Series Reference Designs – what did we learn and what did we prove? Create a sensor and a dimmer.
  • 700 Series Reference Designs – Workshop
  • Design and Engineering vs. Marketing & Regulatory Requirements
  • Security Roadmap
  • Chat with the Z-Brains

2nd track for controllers

  • Creating a Gateway – Understanding Z/IP & Z-Ware and How to Use Them
  • Creating a Gateway – What comes after Z/IP & Z-Ware
  • Creating a Gateway – Quick start with Z/IP on a slice of Pi


Business / Marketing Track

The Sales / Marketing Track is open to all members.  All Z-Wave Alliance members engaged in a marketing and sales role within their company are encouraged to participate.  Join us for creative and strategic sessions that will include hands-on workshops, guest speakers and up-to-date market insights and channel trends.  


Business/Marketing Track:

  • The Power of Partnerships in the Smart Home (Workshop)
  • Market Trends
  • Consumer Marketing & Retail Panel and presentations
  • Cloud vs. Cloudless: Presentation and moderated discussion
  • Branding case study 
  • Security Presentation & Panel
  • Strategy for Privacy Compliance (Dr. Ljuba Kerschhofer-Wallner, Deloitte GmbH)
  • Biophilia – the Next Big Thing in Wellness Technology
  • Z-Wave 700: Unlocking Smart Home Potential
  • Certification (for marketeers)


Conveniently located near theAmsterdam Schiphol Airport

Radisson Blue Hotel Amsterdam Airpot
Boeing Avenue 2
1119 PB Schiphol-Rijk
Tel: +3120 655 31 31


A special rate has been established for Z-Wave Alliance Members at the host hotel. Reserve your room early to guarantee availability!

Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam Airport (event hotel) NOTE:  Wednesday, May 8th is OUT
€158.00 / per night – Use promo code:  ALLIA

Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam Airport (across the street)
€129.00 / per night USE promo code: ALLIA   a few rooms remain, be sure to book quickly.

To reserve your room at the discount rate at either hotel, please follow the instructions below:

Click on the above hotel link
Press ‘BOOK NOW’ and enter the Check in and Check out dates

Enter Dates

Under "Lowest Rate Available" dropdown menu select " Promotional Code" type:ALLIA

Select room type and rate and press ‘Book Now’

Fill in your personal details



Deepen your business relationships, develop new ones and deliver your message to the top Z-Wave developers and business professionals at the premier Z-Wave event!




  • Developer's Forum: Participation fee $199/per attendee.  Includes welcome reception, both days, lunch, AM & PM breaks and Member Social Event
  • Marketing Working Group:  participate fee is $99/per attendee.  Includes welcome reception, both days, lunch, AM & PM breaks and Member Social Event


We are happy to answer any questions.  Please email Janet Collins at

We look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam!

About Developer's Forum 

The purpose of the Z-Wave Alliance Developer's Forum & Unplug Fest is to provide an informal venue for members to bring their wares and test them with other vendor's equipment.   It also serves as an opportunity to share development tips and tricks and the latest information on protocol and platform extensions.  A key benefit is the opportunity for personal networking and collaboration.  Participating in the Unplug Fest has been proven to reduce time and cost-to-market as well as being an enormous learning opportunity personally and professionally for all engineers participating.

The Developer's Forum & Unplug Fest is strictly a technical event.  The Z-Wave Alliance understands the valid concerns members may have about participating with new products or prototypes of yet-to-be announced solutions.  Recognizing this, and in line with the objectives of the Unplug Fest, the Z-Wave Alliance has established a set of simple ground rules.  Only technical personnel from member companies participating in the event will be permitted into the event. Alliance members with released products or products that will be released soon are strongly encouraged to participate in person or if unable to attend to provide benchmark product samples for this event.  Interoperability is a critical requirement of consumers and a key strength of Z-Wave and the Z-Wave Alliance.  The Developer's Forum & Unplug Fest meetings are helping to secure and further extend this strength.


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