Do you ever feel like you hear about amazing events only after they’ve happened? While, it’s nice to know that great events are out there, it doesn’t do you any good as you sit in your office chair and wait for the event to come around next year.
Fortunately for you, there are 5 excellent ways for you to discover the perfect business conference or event for you and your colleagues to attend. Stay ahead of the game so that you get your event registration taken care of far in advance with these five useful resources for finding corporate events:
Far better than your regular Google search, belonging to a group on LinkedIn can keep you up to date on the latest trends in your industry. Simply search for your industry in the LinkedIn search bar, and a number of popular groups will popup. Join a group that looks like it fits your professional interests, and feel free to post a question for fellow members about what events they’ve found valuable.
Event planners can join groups like the Event Planning & Management Association, Event Planning & Event Management , and Event Planning Professionals to learn about upcoming event industry events and conferences.
SpinGo is an in-depth event discovery site that helps you find a variety of highly rated corporate events. While SpinGo lists more than just B2B events, the platform makes it easy for users to search for the sort of events and conferences that interest them. Users can also view all of upcoming events happening near them.
Twitter is the fastest place to learn about news or about upcoming events. Users can search industry hashtags or find industry leaders and follow them. These leaders will likely dish out out information about good upcoming events, since it’s possible that they’ll be attending or speaking at the event themselves.
In addition to following industry influences on Twitter, be sure to periodically click on trending conference hashtags to learn more about popular events.
To learn more, simply look for an event-specific hashtag. Often these hashtags will have a date associated with them. See below for an example.
To learn more about a trending event, just click the hashtag. You’ll be taken to a screen that looks like this:
Now all you need to do is select “Accounts” at the top of the page and you’ll see a list of accounts the Twitter thinks are associated with the hashtag you clicked on. Here, we see that Willow Creek is behind the GLS hashtag. Now, just click on the Willow Creek account to learn more about their trending business event.
If an event is trending on Twitter, that’s a good sign. It means that enough people are talking about the event on Twitter that it is popular enough to be a trending topic. That might also indicate that event attendees at the event are really buzzing about the event.
Bizzabo has made it easy to find out which events people should attend. Simply check out some of the recently published directories to see must-attend events segmented by various industry.
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Each of these lists are a great place for people to identify what events are truly worth going to.
You can also check out industry publications such as Smart Meetings, Exhibitor Online, or BizBash to find out important events that you want to attend. Of course, you aren’t going to attend them all, and these publications may give their own events special plugs, but they will also stay on top of the big events happening in various industries, so you never have to deal with missing important events again.
By utilizing these resources, you'll be able to discover world-class business events that will help you grow as a professional and create valuable connections with members in your industry. Now that you're well-versed in how to find great business events, it's time to learn how to maximize the events you attend by becoming a better in-person networker. Click here to learn how to make more connections at live events.
Colin Matthes is a Content Marketing Specialist for SpinGo. SpinGo helps event makers succeed by connecting event organizers with new audiences through the SpinGo Event Guide. SpinGo works to get more people to your event through event promotion so you can focus on getting your event organized.