Before You Go
Be prepared. Be prepared. Be prepared.
1) Review the schedule.
Set a goal for what you’d like to take away from conNextions, and use the program to devise a plan specifically tailored to that goal. You don’t want to miss Thursday’s Keynote Session: A Better Day in the Life of a Door Security + Safety Professional or the Forum for the Future Breakfast.
2) Orient yourself.
Familiarize yourself with the hotel and meeting space. Download the conNextions app (available in April) and view interactive floorplans of the meeting space and exhibit hall.
3) Find out who’s going
There’s no better time to network with your peers, connect with new prospects, or touch base with customers than in person. The conNextions app will list all attendees and exhibiting companies. Schedule a ChannelExchange appointment ahead of time so you don’t miss out!
4) Bring the right gear.
With a jam-packed schedule it’s no secret the days can get long. Make sure you’ve taken care of these things before you board the plane:
- Check the weather ahead of time. Typical conNextions attire is business casual. Remember meeting rooms can get chilly.
- Pack comfortable shoes.
- Keep your phone and laptop chargers with you.
- Pack enough business cards.
- Download the conNextions app before you arrive.
Once You're There
5) Have fun!
Download the convention app and participate in the conNextions game for prizes and bragging rights. It’s a perfect way to meet new colleagues while participating in friendly competition. Network, learn and participate in as much as you can. There’s no better place to learn about the future of the industry and your profession. Make the most of your time, and have fun!
Once You're Home
6) Follow up.
Connecting with people you met during conNextions is best done in the days immediately following your return. Post in the chatter feature of the app, send follow-up emails and LinkedIn requests while conNextions is fresh in everyone’s minds.
The insights you gained at conNextions will be useful for your whole team, so make sure to set aside time to pass on what you learned. Whether it’s leading an in-person session or writing an email, proactively sharing information will be sure to help your colleagues and you alike.