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Microsoft Dynamics US Industry Summit 2016 & Dynamics Communities Summit 2016

deFacto to be Premier Sponsor & Charity Host

We’re pleased to announce that deFacto Global will be a Premier Sponsor and host a 5K race to help the homeless at the Dynamics Communities Summit 2016 in October in Tampa FL. Following the Dynamics Communities Summit, deFacto will sponsor the Microsoft Dynamics US Industry Summit in November 2016 in Coronado CA.

At the Dynamics Communities Summit, the deFacto 5K race will be run on Thursday, October 13 at 6:45 a.m. at the Riverwalk in MacDill Park in Tampa, and will be timed. All proceeds will be donated to Metropolitan Ministries (, which cares for the homeless in the Tampa FL community through services that include food, shelter, child care, education, and job training.

“There is nothing like participating in a charity event to remind us about how lucky we are to be able to help those that are less fortunate,” said deFacto founder and CEO Bob Bedard.

Committed to supporting a range of charitable causes, the 5K race in Tampa is one of many events deFacto will host throughout the year. To ensure that 100% of the money raised goes directly to the charity, deFacto will underwrite the cost to organize, promote, advertise and manage the 5K event. In addition, the registration process will take each participate directly to the Metropolitan Ministries website.

To support Metropolitan Ministries in its aid to the homeless, a minimum donation of $35 will be charged for individuals to participate in the race. Partners who donate $500 or more can have their logo printed on the event’s T-shirt.

“Companies and individuals have been extremely generous in supporting our 5K events and we look forward to seeing all our friends and associates at this year’s 5K Summit in Tampa,” said deFacto CEO Bob Bedard.

Bedard urges all Dynamics Communities Summit attendees to join the race. “There are a lot of great reasons to participate in the deFacto 5K,” he said. “It’s a great way to have fun, get some exercise, enjoy friendly competition, spend more time with Dynamics colleagues, and support the good work of Metropolitan Ministries.”

For those who can’t make it to the deFacto 5K live event but would like to contribute to helping the homeless, you can do so by visiting the donation page at

In addition to hosting the 5K Summit race, deFacto will showcase its solution and deliver a Partner Showcase presentation at Dynamics Communities Summit 2016. If you are attending the Dynamics Communities Summit, drop by and visit us at Booth 307 and we will be pleased to give you a personal demo of deFacto’s groundbreaking Corporate Planning Platform and holographic dashboards

A long-time Microsoft Gold Partner, deFacto also will be sponsoring and exhibiting at the Microsoft Dynamics US Industry Summit in November 2016 in Coronado CA. With a solution based 100% on Microsoft technology, deFacto is the leading provider of business planning and forecasting solutions for Microsoft customers.

About Dynamics Communities Summit 2016
Dynamics Communities Summit is focused on education for end users of Microsoft Dynamics solutions with the aim of helping companies using Dynamics be more successful. With more than 1,000 Dynamics users, partners, and industry experts expected to attend, Dynamics Communities Summit also provides a unique opportunity to make resourceful connections with Dynamics peers in the same role, industry, and geography.

About Microsoft Dynamics US Industry Summit 2016
The Microsoft Dynamics US Industry Summit is a partner event designed for leadership, sales, and marketing for Microsoft Dynamics solutions across all major industries, including Consumer Goods/Distribution, Financial Services Manufacturing, Public Sector/Healthcare Retail, Service Industries, Industry Marketing.

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