Digital conferences are great places to meet people, gain invaluable knowledge and information about your field and find new business opportunities and possibilities. However, they can be quite overwhelming as there is so much to do and see. Here, we will give you some tips on how to make the most of attending the EIT Digital Conference.
1. Plan in advance
Time is gold! So, before attending a conference the best thing you can do is make a plan on how you want to spend your time. There is an amazing line-up planned for the conference in September, with inspiring speakers who have a large range of expertise and a great exhibition - the Innovator's Village. The EIT Digital Conference programme which is growing every day is a great place to start when planning in advance for the conference.
2. Research your interests before attending the conference
Once you have discovered what is on offer it is a good idea to gain prior knowledge on the people, exhibition or sessions that interest you the most. By doing this you will be able to develop educated questions to ask when you attend, take in more information on the day or find with ease possible business opportunities rather than getting confused and lost. You can find out more about the top speakers that the EIT Digital conference has to offer here, and about the innovations and companies shaping the digital future of Europe that will be in attendance here.
Networking is a key activity when attending a conference. It can be a great asset for you personally or for your company as it can give you the opportunity to meet a large variety of people. The networking lunch, the coffee break and the networking get-together scheduled at the EIT Digital conference are great moments for you to get to know your peers, learn and see how other companies in your field operate and meet potential clients, employers or even angel investors. Make sure you give out plenty of business cards and also be ready to collect them from digital and tech people from all over Europe as you never know when a contact may be useful in the future.
4. Follow up after attending the conference
Sometimes the time after the conference can be just as important as the conference itself. So once you are home from the EIT Digital conference do not leave it too long until you get in touch with the new contacts you have made. As mentioned, there will be many people present on the day who could be a huge asset to you or to your company, so make sure you don’t miss an opportunity by waiting too long to get in contact.
The EIT Digital conference will be held in Brussels on 11 September 2018. The 1-day event will include 20 top speakers, 50 hands-on demos and 10 interactive Thought Leadership sessions. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity! Find out more and sign up to the EIT Digital Conference for free.