Attending event planning conferences and tradeshows is a great opportunity to augment and grow your industry knowledge. It is also a chance to get some answers to some of your most unanswered and pressing business questions. And in addition to increasing your know-how, skill and expertise going to conferences and tradeshows provides the occasion to hear and learn about; new industry products and services, industry progress and education and career approach and advancement.
If I’ve learned anything (and I believe I have) over the years to be successful when planning a conference or meeting, it is imperative to not only have access to but understand the tools available to help as well.
Benefits of Attending Event Planning Conferences
Whether you are new to the industry or like me are an “old timer” there are endless positives and benefits to attending industry conferences.
Networking, Networking, Networking – Attending and networking at a conference is a great way to meet and connect with people and is so important for personal and professional development. It allows the opportunity to learn and share with others, to shape and influence business, to receive and provide inspiration and reassurance and encourage collaboration and relationship building. We all need to invest in ourselves and our industry peers; it’s definitely a win-win situation.
Meet Crucial Decision Makers – In any industry, it can be a difficult process to get past that gate keeper and get those face-to-face conversations and meetings with decision makers. And we all know success can absolutely hinge on getting through to exactly that person, the decision maker. Conference delegates are provided with the maximum opportunity to mingle, network and connect with key decision makers providing the opportunity to bond and develop business relationships.
Keep Up-to-Date – A bonus when attending conferences and tradeshows is the opportunity to stay up-to-date on all the latest and greatest; technology, news and trends while at the same time learning about innovative info, skills and techniques. It’s the chance to share, learn from others, evaluate the market, appreciate the changes and discover new and exciting industry highlights and trends. Staying on top of and learning new things is a great way to ensure that when the time comes you are in the perfect position for career advancement.
Attending Event Planning Conferences – Hospitality Design Expo + Conference
Things have definitely changed. And whether you are attending or exhibiting, these days there are plenty of worthwhile event planning conferences in the marketplace. And every once and a while in this blog we will try and spotlight some of the good ones.
If you are a professional in the hospitality industry looking for some solutions to today’s challenges. If you are interested in finding out about and assessing industry tools, products and services for success then this could be the conference for you. Coming up May 15th-17th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, the Hospitality Design Expo+Conference will once again be held. Every May since 1992, the Hospitality Design Magazine has been getting together over 7000 attendees and over 900 exhibitors to network with industry frontrunners and trailblazers and participate in the Expo and conference meetings.
The Hospitality Design Expo+Conference showcases industry leaders of the latest and greatest and state-of-the-art services and products, sharing ideas and boosting conversation while providing motivation and encouragement. This action packed conference chucked full of information and ideas is 100% focused on hospitality design. Ask any hospitality design professional and they will tell you “their” show is the Hospitality Design Expo + Conference, “the epi-center for the latest and most innovative products and services for their changing needs”.
Event planning conferences are a leading-edge way to stay up to date on industry know-how, resources, education, products and services. A way to network, shape and grow a career and business. Attending event planning conferences help us to learn and make the most of our experiences, skills and capabilities.