Special Events


Billy Idol   Welcome Reception   Final Night Party

FOCUS 12 will feature an array of receptions, gatherings, and fabulous evening events, providing you with ample opportunity both to network with other attendees and have a little fun.


MONDAY, OCTOBER 22

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Welcome Reception
(Solutions Expo Open)
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM The Place After Dark
(The Place at McAfee members only – Space is limited)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Global SecurityAlliance Partner Summit
Welcome Reception

(Partner Summit attendees only)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Sponsor Expo Closing Reception
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Final Evening Event – Featuring Billy Idol

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Partner Appreciation Party
(Partner Summit attendees only)

  Times subject to change.


Welcome Welcome Reception
Monday, October 22
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; Expo Hall


Join us Monday evening for the conference’s opening event. The FOCUS 12 Welcome Reception will feature great food and entertainment. Held in the Expo Hall, this social gathering will also offer you the opportunity to visit McAfee partners at the Sponsor Expo. Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to mingle with colleagues and make new contacts.
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The Place After Dark The Place After Dark
(The Place at McAfee members only – Space is limited)
Monday, October 22
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
; The Palazzo Casino
(Entrance near The Palazzo elevators)

After the FOCUS 12 Welcome Reception, the party continues for members of The Place. Don’t miss this golden opportunity to mix and mingle with your fellow The Place at McAfee members before FOCUS kicks into high gear. Space for this exclusive party is limited. Remember: You must be an active member of The Place to attend.
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Partner Summit Welcome Reception Global SecurityAlliance Partner Summit Welcome Reception
(Partner Summit attendees only)
Tuesday, October 23
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
; Azure Pool (The Palazzo)

Global SecurityAlliance Partner Summit attendees are invited to an exclusive reception hosted by Gavin Struthers, McAfee SVP – Global Channel Operations. Relax and unwind amongst The Palazzo's beautiful Azure pools with refreshing cocktails and delicious food while you network with McAfee Channel Executives and partners from around the world. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to Get Connected and have some fun!
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Sponsor Expo Closing Reception Sponsor Expo Closing Reception
Wednesday, October 24
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
; Expo Hall

A reception will be held in the Expo Hall on Wednesday evening, giving you more dedicated time than ever to meet with FOCUS sponsors. Find out how some of the world's most accomplished companies work with McAfee, and learn how your business can benefit from the latest solutions. Wednesday’s reception will be your last chance to meet with FOCUS sponsors, so be sure to stop by. And remember: The Expo reception will include an assortment of food and beverages, so don't miss out!
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Final Night Celebration Final Night Special Event – Featuring Billy Idol
Wednesday, October 24
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
; The Joint (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino)

The FOCUS 12 final evening event promises to close out the conference in style. Join us at The Joint, a 4,000 capacity venue at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, for a spectacular evening of food, fun, and entertainment. Partygoers can partake in an abundance of food and drink, from mouth-watering hors d'oeuvres and dinner selections to libations and delectable desserts. You’ll also be treated to an unforgettable live music experience, featuring a private concert by legendary rocker Billy Idol. One of the 1980s most popular rock stars, Idol boasts an impressive résumé of hit songs, including "Rebel Yell," "White Wedding," "Dancing with Myself," "Mony Mony," "Flesh For Fantasy," "Eyes Without a Face," "Cradle of Love," and more.

Don't miss our spectacular final night blowout!
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Partner Appreciation Party Partner Appreciation Party
(Partner Summit attendees only)
Thursday, October 25
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
; TAO Nightclub (The Venetian)

Join us Thursday evening for an evening of food, fun, dancing, and drinks. Meet your fellow McAfee SecurityAlliance partner community members and McAfee Channel Executive teams!
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