Business networking is the number 1 way that you can keep your marketing funnel full. Is it important to network for your business in person? Yes! I am excited to share with you the very best business conferences in 2019 that virtual assistants can explore to network and grow their business.
You may think business conferences are a waste of time or maybe you are intimidated by talking to other business owners, it’s understandable. However, the experiences and potential connections you make will be invaluable to your VA business.
Note: Many of these conferences have fees attached to them. Make a commitment, save, and go for it!
Check out the best business conferences for 2019:
- Content Marketing Conference April 16 – 19, 2019 Boston, Massachusetts
Content Marketing Conference 2019 is a 4-day gathering that focuses on the latest in content marketing, including content planning, creation, distribution, and more. Besides meeting other business owners, a VA can learn so much for their own VA business marketing strategy.
- EntreLeadership Summit April 28 – May 1, 2019 San Diego, California
Attendees and speakers are bright minds in business and leadership. Many of us don’t consider ourselves leaders, yet we are. If you have a VA business with a team already this may help you be a better leader in ensuring success and lasting collaborations.
- Social Media Week New York (Social Media/Marketing) April 30 – May 2, 2019 New York, New York
Social Media Week New York is one of the world’s premier conferences for professionals at the intersection of media, marketing, and technology. If you are a VA, chances are you also have social media networks to establish yourself as an industry expert. This conference is everything “social media”.
- 99U May 8-10, 2019 New York, New York
The 99U Conference is a one-of-a-kind live experience that inspires creative professionals to bring their ideas to life and shape the future of the industry. If you are creative, then this conference is for you and with other creatives.
- Collision Conference May 20 – 23, 2019 Toronto, Ontario
Collision is a crossroads for the world’s largest buyers and sellers of technology, alongside many of the world’s most disruptive emerging technology companies.
- Next Gen Summit June 7-9 New York, New York
Next Gen Summit has become the No. 1 hub, community, and conference for tomorrow’s leaders. If you would like to work with the next generation of business leaders this conference is for you. They may not even know they need your services yet!
- FWD: Business on Your Own Terms June 19 – 22, 2019 Charlotte, North Carolina
This is an event for business leaders, innovators, founders, and entrepreneurs of color. If you would like to network with folks of different ethnicities and work with people of all diversities, this is where you need to be.
- Entrepreneurs Cruise July 7 – 14, 2019 Orlando, Florida
This event helps business owners reinforce customer loyalty, improve lead generation, increase sales, or drive stronger consumer engagement; Entrepreneurs Cruise 2019’s agenda will help attendees enhance their marketing efforts. Do you need to get away, yet be intentional about networking for your VA business? Look no further.
- EO Nerve, September 24-27 Charleston, South Carolina
EONerve is facilitated by Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a global nonprofit network of entrepreneurs looking for peer-to-peer networking.
- ONTRAPALOOZA 2019
This is a three-day event where entrepreneurs, executives and marketers can take part in hands-on workshops and software sessions. This is one of the biggest entrepreneurial networks of the year. There is no specified date or venue yet, so keep checking if you want to maximize your people to people connections.
Some Virtual Assistants prefer to work with females only. Check out the best business conferences for female business owners:
- eWomenNetwork Entrepreneur Conference & Expo August 2019 Frisco, Texas
This is aimed to empower women in sales, marketing, business engagement, and more.
- Million Dollar Women Summit April 2019 New York, New York
This conference aims to help women combine creativity with business.
- Women in Technology Summit June 2019 San Jose, California
The Women in Technology Summit has served as the premier gathering for more than 1,500 women and men from around the world, who converge in the Silicon Valley for three special days to build relationships, collaborate, and update their technical and leadership skills.
- Forbes Women Summit June 2019 New York, New York
The gathering spotlights how leading women are navigating monumental change to rearchitect industries, spark major movements and unlock opportunities for others.
Niche down to determine which may be the best business conference for your niche audience. Check out these resources to search for networking opportunities:
NY Legal Tech Meetup is great if you like to work with law firms as a VA.
LIBRA NETWORK – Lawyers, Law Students & Legal Professionals connects legal professionals offline and online.
New York Real Estate Investors Association (REIA) connects anyone active in the Real Estate Industry.
South Bay Photography is intended for photographers at all experience levels.
Entrepreneurial conferences, like these best business conferences for 2019, are a great way to meet and greet in less formal arenas. They can help you make connections and expand your business network. Relationships gained from people to people business networking events far exceed the quality and longevity of clients that you will find through online networking on social media platforms.
Will 2019 be the year you start networking to build and grow your Virtual Assistant business?