Management World Nice Survival Guide

Posted: May 11th, 2010 | Author: Olivier Suard | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

It’s that time of the year again—conference season!  Comptel is looking forward to Management World 2010 in Nice, where we will be taking part in a number of initiatives, reconnecting with customers and partners, and talking about the latest industry issues and opportunities. 

To help you prepare for the event, we’ve compiled our five top tips for ‘surviving and thriving’ at this year’s show.

  • Have a plan. Familiarize yourself with the expo and Forumville layouts and decide how you are going to spend your time—don’t forget to swing by our booth, #21!  Determine which keynote sessions and presentations you’d like to attend, and when you need to make time for any pre-arranged customer or partner meetings.
  • Pace yourself. You can’t do and see everything at the show, so try and stick to your plan.  Walking to and from and about the show is good exercise, but it will also wear you out!  A well-paced day (and taking time to bask in the sun outside of the Acropolis Convention Centre) will leave you rested enough to enjoy Nice by night.
  • Bring enough business cards. This is one of the best opportunities to network with others in the industry, and it would be a shame to miss out.  Following the event, connect with your new contacts through LinkedIn and on other social networks like Twitter.
  • Participation is king. Everyone has been talking about Management World 2010 over the past few weeks; stay engaged in the conversations during and after the event.  Add your comments to related blog posts, and tweet live (#mw2010) from the tradeshow—your thoughts and common experiences will go a long way in forging relationships.
  • Don’t forget to enjoy the conference goodies. As always, you can find the famous Finnish milk chocolate—Fazer Blue—at our stand in the expo hall.

Have any additional Management World ‘survival’ tips to share?  We invite you to leave a comment.  Look forward to seeing you in Nice next week!