We all have busy schedules. But no matter how busy you are, it’s important to attend at least a couple of conferences or trade shows a year. Conferences and trade shows help you network and stay in tune with the latest news and trends in your industry.
To help you find the best sales and marketing conferences for 2017, I have compiled a list below from several sites for your review.
Here are the links –
From PeakSales Recruiting –
From Sales Summit –
From Maria Milea –
From the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) –
(I’m an active member of AA-ISP. I attended the Boston event last year. There are always great opportunities at their events to network and learn new skills).
From Brafton –
From OnSpot Social –
From Digimarcon –
From RedStag Fulfillment –
Tips for Attending Conferences –
1). Register early, you usually get better deals.
2). If possible, obtain an attendee list so you can schedule meetings with key people (Note – not all organizations provide attendee lists).
3). Trade Shows are usually part of the event. Review the list of exhibitors and plan which booth you would like to visit. If there is a vendor that you are interested in, try to contact the company prior to the event and schedule a meeting during the conference. Vendors tend to be very busy, so having a scheduled meeting may save both of you time.
4). Make your airline registration early to receive low fares.
5). When attending an event, especially if I’m walking around during a trade show, I prefer using luggage with skate wheels and a retractable handle. Why? Because besides carrying your laptop, business cards, pens and notebooks, you will also be given a lot of swag and free literature to take home with you.
I’m currently using EAGLE CREEK TARMAC 20 LIGHTWEIGHT CARRY ON BAG (BLACK) (see below).
I hope the above lists and my advice will help you.
Safe travels this year!