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The Essential Conference

February 1 - 3, 2021
Austin, Texas
Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt

You have a busy calendar. But are your activities essential?

Designed specifically for users of our solutions, those managing teams of users, and executives looking to expand their intelligence and strategy – The Essential Conference is 2021’s can’t miss event for S&P Global Market Intelligence clients.

2021 takes us to the “live music capital of the world”: Austin, Texas. Within a few blocks of our venue – Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt – you will find the famous Lady Bird Lake, legendary live music venues such as Austin City Limits, and arguably some of the best margaritas in the country. Break away and join us for an essential experience in Austin.

Watch Highlights from The Essential Conference 2019 | Miami, Florida

As the world rapidly evolves, we are working to ensure we’re providing cutting-edge solutions for your business needs.

We are honored to have received the 2019 Data Management Insight Award for Best Proposition for AI, Machine Learning & Data Science from Data Management Insight, A-Team! Mark your calendars for our next user conference where you’ll gain access to the leaders behind our data, services and solutions along with the opportunity to network with your industry peers.

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Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt

Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt is a refined riff on Austin's world-famous music scene and your front-row seat to all the action. A perfect base whether you crash hard or chill out. A leader among Austin hotels with signature happenings and exclusive hideouts geared for music tastemakers. And you can bet there's a shot of creativity and a hot streak of independence roped in that only boutique hotels like Kimpton can muster. Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt is distinguished, laid back and designed from the ground up to be an all-access pass to an authentic Austin experience.

Restaurants in Austin are so much more than Tex or Mex. We bring it. Big time. Austin's food playbook is wide open, and at Geraldine's, authentic Austin is the name of the game. Geraldine's joins the field of downtown Austin restaurants with inspired cuisine that's firmly rooted in the classics but as unique as the city itself. You'll find a straight-up Texas style, chef-driven and craveworthy menu fueled with the freshest ingredients. And if you're up for some adventure, grab some friends and order a feast. Eat it up then wash it down with a selection from our artfully designed and skillfully executed cocktail, wine, beer and spirits program. Be a little messy. That's what napkins are for.

Austin is all about warm people, good times and live music. We just can't wait for you to experience it all. Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt is one of those downtown Austin hotels that brings the best boutique hotel experience home for you. Here, you'll find a classy, laid back vibe that defines Austin cool. A rough-around-the-edges kind of sophistication shows up everywhere from our decked-out accommodations to our splashy pool and deck. We've got plenty of cushy, worn-leathery spots for you to gather up before or after a night out. Grab some elevated Austin grub at Geraldine's or let us bring it right to you with 24/7 room service. Take off your hat - or don't - and kick up your feet. You'll definitely want to stay a while.

  • Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt

    605 Davis Street

    Austin, Texas 78701

    Hotel:(512) 542-5300

    Fax:(512) 391-1505

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The Platts Events mobile app puts conference navigation and networking at your fingertips. Available one week before the event, the mobile app gives delegates :

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  • Upload a profile photo, set up a meeting, amd more

* Platts attempts to secure as many speaker presentations as possible, however some speakers choose not to share their materials. Therefore some presentations may not become available. Additionally speaker presentations for this event are only available for download from the networking mobile app and web link

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