Vendor Showdown

Platinum, Gold and Silver Sponsors

Unique to ISC High Performance and to be experienced exclusively onsite in Hamburg, the Vendor Showdown Session comprises an afternoon of high-level presentations by industry powerhouses in computing, networking, data and storage in Europe, Asia and North America. Each speaker has a few minutes to present their organization's newest strategy, product or research developments. A panel of expert moderators then asks each speaker a few in-depth, follow-up questions. The speakers have only five minutes to offer their responses - on the spot in front of the audience.

The contacts of attendees who attended the presentations onsite as well as of attendees who bookmarked the presentations in the online schedule (opt-in, in accordance with the GDPR) will be provided by email after the event. For more information, click here.

Speakers may present a maximum of three (3) PDF slides 

  • One slide about the mission / introduction of the company
  • One slide about the HPC product portfolio 
  • One slide about "Why do our products help to meet the mission? What does that mean for the customers?"

Please submit your speaker information and your presentation (three (3) slides) no later than April 11, 2024 via Linklings. No late submissions or updates will be accepted!

Submission Process

Stage 1 - speaker information

Stage 2 - presentation slides

The moderators will review the slides and will send the questions to the speakers one week before the event so that speakers have time to prepare.

Speakers who do not submit slides by April 11, 2024 will be disqualified from participation in the Vendor Showdown!

Onsite Presentation

The Vendor Showdown will take place on Monday, May 13 from 1:00pm-2:30pm in Hall 4 (ground floor) and from 1:00pm-3:00pm in Hall Z (third floor). The schedule will be published end of February. As this is an industry session, it is open to all attendees. 

The Vendor Showdown audience will be given an opportunity to vote for their favorite speaker and the winner will be announced at the end of the session. All speakers should plan to stay until the end of their session, so they can accept their award if chosen.

Please note: All speakers in the Vendor Showdown must be registered with an Exhibition Pass or Conference Pass. Speakers in the Vendor Showdown will not be provided with a promo code. Please purchase a pass or allot a pass from the complimentary passes included in your sponsorship package for your speaker. It’s important to use the submission email address from your Linklings submission for your event registration and our event platform Swapcard.

For any questions, please send an email to