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Are You Ready for the IFA Annual Convention?

It’s that time of year again! We’re looking forward to the upcoming IFA Annual Convention, Feb. 15 – 18 in Las Vegas. It’s a great time to meet and mingle with leading franchise experts, hear about valuable strategies and get inspired for an exciting and successful year.

Stop by our booth, number 364. We’ll be available to answer questions, assist you with a demo assessment and provide one-on-one consultations. There will even be giveaways, so make sure you come and see us!

Whether this is your first time attending the convention or your fifth time, there can be a lot of planning and preparation leading up to the big event. And in all the chaos, it can be easy to forget these five simple steps to help you make the most of your weekend.

Review the schedule
To get the most out of the conference, make sure you do your homework. Review the schedule to become acquainted with what is available and prioritize. You don’t want to overschedule yourself, but you should attend the event with a goal in mind. What are your reasons for attending, and what sessions support that goal? You can view the full schedule of events on the IFA convention website.
 
Research keynote speakers
In addition to reviewing the schedule, familiarize yourself with the speakers. If one of your goals for attending is to meet people, this is a great place to start. Knowing who the speakers are and their expertise in advance and can help you better prioritize your sessions. 
 
Pre-conference connections
One strategy for pre-conference preparation is reaching out to people who you know will be in attendance and who you would like to connect with. Perhaps you’re reaching out to a new connection or simply hoping to schedule a face-to-face appointment with a current or potential client. Either way look for an opportunity to connect!
 
Download the app
The IFA Annual Convention is offering a mobile app once again this year for the convenience of attendees. It features the schedule of events, exhibitor listings, convention announcements and more. Download the app online or on the App Store. 
 
Get geared up for networking
Do you need to brush up on your networking skills? If you’ve looked through the convention schedule, list of speakers and exhibitors, then you know how important networking will be to the overall success of your attendance. Perfect your elevator pitch, grab your business cards, and get ready to meet some of the industry’s biggest players.
 
Conclusion
The IFA Annual Convention is sure to be an exciting event, and pre-conference preparation can make a world of difference to maximizing your time there. There are a number of resources and tips available to help you prepare, and this list is just getting started.
 

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