3. Meet Vendors and Suppliers
Vendors and suppliers are at conferences to connect with clients and educate them on their latest products. Not only will you learn about their new products, they might even teach you new ideas on how to use the products you currently have.
4. Become an Industry Expert
Being active at industry conferences gives you the perfect opportunity to gain the knowledge and develop the expertise needed to become an industry expert. It can lead to opportunities to speak or write articles. Clients like to do businesses with people who are well-known and respected as experts in the industry.
5. Get Away From the Office and Have Fun
As the old saying goes, “all work and no play makes you a dull person.” Research shows time away from your daily work environment is good for you. Even though there is a certain amount of work involved in conferencing, they often include fun social events such as happy hours, sports competitions, local tours, and dinners with big-name entertainment. Socializing with your peers in a fun, relaxed situation is a great way to get to know them better. You may return to work with refreshed creativity and new best friends.