11 reasons networking at SPS ’17 is a better value than attending a trade show

Networking at Trade Shows typically helps companies in a specific industry to showcase and demonstrate their latest products and services to the right buyers, study activities of competitors, and examine recent market trends and opportunities. Here, networking is often defined as “rushing into a bustling crowd and trying to make small talk for business.”

Networking at industry Conferences, on the other hand, offers learning and career building opportunities that are incomparable. The 2017 Service Providers and Suppliers Summit provides an all-in-one place to attend expert-led sessions, collaborate and network with suppliers, service providers, like-minded peers and thought leaders of your trade. QuEST Forum realizes how much our attendees value networking opportunities so we make sure to provide plenty of time to make new connections. Build new business connections, catch up with peers and acquaintances, learn and sharpen your professional skills.

This event will attract a wide range of stakeholders from the ICT community including certification bodies and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to collaborate and discuss industry’s most pressing questions related to ICT network deployment and management.

Below are various reasons why you should constantly seek these educational training opportunities to enhance your career.

11 Reasons to Attend the SPS '17 Conference

  1. Meet Industry Leaders, Experts & Influencers Face-to-Face
    Conferences offer you a great chance to meet business leaders, influencers and mentors. Such opportunities are never available with online meetings and summits.
  2. Hone your Skills
    Take a break from your regular routine and return from a conference with fresh ideas and approaches that will make you more effective and efficient at work.
  3. Network, Network, Network!
    Get together and socialize, form new relationships, strengthen existing ones and connect with the perfect provider or prospect. Don’t get left behind. Your absence from a conference allows your competitors to grab and benefit from your lost opportunities.
  4. Learn about New Tools and Apps
    Companies often display innovative tools and applications that people haven’t seen yet. Though these products may be found at their websites, it’s a good opportunity to get a hands-on demonstration or be able to get your queries answered by the company itself.
  5. Learn In a New Space
    Off site business meetings help you to get out of your routine and comfort zone. They infuse new ideas and fresh thinking, and introduce different perspectives and approaches that will help grow businesses.
  6. Learn New Tips & Tactics
    Good conferences will provide exposure to new ideas and techniques to help improve your approach. A lot of information and data is available on the web but conferences help sieve through the available content and present only what is useful and relevant for the attendees to know.
  7. Learn What Worked From Others
    Conferences help one learn from others’ experiences with real-life examples of similar situations, challenges and how to address them. The information and solutions you learn might benefit your business too.
  8. Leverage the Energy of Like-Minded Individuals
    The energy of like-minded people who have taken out time to learn new things, improve their skills and take back the learning to share with their colleagues is second to none. Such energy is missing from all online learning platforms, regardless of much buzz around a topic.
  9. Benefit from Workshops
    Conferences organize some of the best workshops and presentations that may be rare to find online. Random workshops like on improving your memory, current trends, and innovative business techniques may change the way you do your business.
  10. Invest In Your Personal Development
    Attending a conference is investing in yourself to sharpen your skills, your career, and improve your performance at work. So it’s all about your own growth prospects.
  11. Return with Takeaways
    Conferences may seem expensive with all the expenditure on logistics, meals, and lost working hours. However, they are a unique amalgamation of networking, learning, and having fun. A good conference compels you to grow and challenge yourself.

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