Ocean view of downtown Orlando at sunset


SAS Global Forum 2017

April 2 - 5 | Orlando, FL

Welcome to Orlando

We look forward to spending some days with you at SAS Global Forum 2017, including the Executive Program and the Everglades Tour on Sunday, April 2nd in Orlando. We have put together information we believe could be valuable for you, before and during the conference. See below.

Main Contact

Brigitte Ley
Phone: +49 172 6356501

Other contact from SAS while in Orlando:

Morten Kristensen
Tlf: +45 51 38 78 15


Many people from SAS will be staying at this hotel:

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Book hotel here (with special SAS discounted rates) – there is limited availability, so as an alternative we recommend that you book through hotels.com and find a hotel close to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, which is where the conference takes place.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

Social activities

The SAS Global Forum will be complemented by our Everglades tour for all participants from Germany Austria and Switzerland and all guests from Nestlé. It promises an exciting time full of inspiration! Please find the details around your stay below – you´ll belong to Group B. We are looking forward to meeting you in Orlando, FLA. This event is additional to the event being held by the official conference. All activities are paid for by SAS Institute.

Everglades Airboat Tour | Sunday April 2nd.

About Everglades Airboat Tour
A visit into the Florida Everglades will be the wildest adventure you experience in Central Florida. The Everglades start here! Enjoy a closer look at alligators & exotic wild life as your guests glide through 4,200 acres of untouched nature preserve on an exclusive airboat ride. Experience a part of Florida that hasn’t changed much from when early pioneers arrived in covered wagons in the 1800s. Climb aboard a U.S. Coast Guard certified airboat and catch a glimpse of alligators, eagles, turkeys, wild boars, roseate spoonbills, and other native creatures. Or stroll through the Gator and Wildlife Park where you can see lemurs, sloths, zebras, and other animals native to South America, Africa, and Australia.

Entrée Basket:
Pulled Pork

Bagged Chips

Bottled Water or Soda

Air boat on bank of creek

Meeting point
: 7:30 - 8:00AM Pick up at the Walt Disney Dolphin Resort
Time: 8:00 - 1:30 AM

08:00 - 09:00AMTransfer to Wild Florida
09:15 - 10:15AMGroup A
One hour private Everglades Airboat Tour
09:15 - 10:15AMGroup B
Hands on Gator demo and free time in park

10:15 - 11:15AMGroup B
One hour private Everglades Airboat Tour

10:15 - 11:15AMGroup A
Hands on Gator demo and free time in park
11:30 - 12:30PMGuests enjoy BBQ Buffet Lunch
12:30 - 01:30PMReturn transfer to hotel

Registration for the Everglades Tour

Please send me an e-mail with your name and contact data:


SAS Global Forum invite all participants for the following social/networking activities as part of the conferences (SAS Global Forum User Conference and SAS Global Forum Executive Conference)

Sunday, April 2:
4:15-5:15pm: First-Timers' Expo
Tour through SAS Global Forum 2017 at your own pace. Use the kiosks to learn more about what’s happening and get tips for getting the most out of your conference experience.
7:00-8.30: General Session: Opening Session (Official opening of SAS Global Forum 2017)

8:30-10.00pm: Welcome Reception
Get to know who you'll be spending the next few days with over drinks and food.

Monday, April 3:
5:30-7.00pm: Happy Hour Reception in The Quad
Enjoy drinks and casual conversation with your peers.

Tuesday, April 4:
8:30-midnight: Kick Back Party
Welcome to our Kick Back Party where you are invited to an exclusive SAS Global Forum opportunity. Be transported back in time to the 1930s, on Disney's Hollywood Studios® Sunset Boulevard at our very own party destination from 8:30 to midnight. Enjoy a DJ, photo opportunities with your favorite Disney characters – and rides and attractions opened just for us. Can’t wait till 8:30? Then head on over to the park at 7:00. You can enjoy the park along with other guests before our own VIP access starts at 8:30. See what adventures await!

EDU Wohlfühlen Menschen


Car in traffic

Transfer from Orlando International Airport to the conference venue:
Click here to book shuttle or taxi with discount for Global Forum attendees.


Ocean view of downtown Orlando at sunset

See forecast for Orlando here.

Helpful links

SAS Communities
Discussion group
on SAS Communities related to SGF 2017.

Remember to apply for ESTA-VISA!
Apply here

SAS Global Forum on Twitter
Share your experiences and thoughts on Global Forum while it’s going on.
Twitter: @SASGlobalForum

SAS Global Forum on LinkedIn
Be part of the SGF17 LinkedIn Group:
SAS User Group

Here you can download the official conference-app when it becomes available. It can be used to plan your personal agenda. Everybody will receive an email with login details.

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