Meet, Learn, Network and get Inspired from some of the most fascinating and accomplished professionals from established, evolving and emerging markets in the Science of Food. Some reasons to help you make sure you get the most out of the experience of participating IUFoST 2018 are :
1. To network:
Presenters and Food Industry experts are more accessible and many of them are at the event to expand their own professional connections. Check the list of Speakers, Exhibitors and Visitors attending the conference, prepare a list to who you would like to meet. Also, do not forget to include great networking opportunities such as the Interactive Session at the Expo, Inaugural Reception, Award Session, Gala Dinner and Valedictory Session and B2B interactions.
Keep sufficient open space in your schedule to network and collaborate with other conference participants.
Take advantage of both formal (such as the Inaugural Reception) and informal (such as common areas of the event) to meet new people both in person and digitally through INTERLINX (a special tool to fix meetings and appointments much before the Congress starts and also during the Congress).
2. To Learn:
This is the time to expand your knowledge. You will hear a lot about things in your field that will be new to you. These could be new techniques, new types of equipment, unpublished data and innovations from thought-leaders in food science that you may not have previously heard of. You will get updated with the research of well known scientists in your field, in addition to meeting young folks and gain feast of knowledge.
3. To Seek Business Opportunity:
Many attendees come to a conference to build a network and seek new business opportunity. Grow your personal brand. Encounter new vendors and suppliers. Too often people shy away from the trade show exhibit hall at conferences. They fear that they will have to talk to sales people, but these industry suppliers are some of the best people for you to get to know, if you want to learn more about the current business climate. Know what is happening inside your competition. Discover innovative products and services for your business which is necessary to stay competitive in today's fast-paced world. Invest time with the sponsors and exhibitors at the event and turn them into your friends and allies. Make on-site lead generation, match attendees and schedule appointments.
This is also a place where you may be spotted for a lucrative job offer, as companies will be seeking expertise and opportunities may come your way.
4. Have Fun and a Taste of India:
Mumbai, a city of extremes, a city of paradoxes, a city of unlimited possibilities and surprises, this is a city that defies all definitions. The heart of Bollywood, the commercial capital, a melting pot of cultures, traditions and religions, Mumbai has a little something tucked in for every kind of visitor that comes her way. The first is to fix a date of travel and the length of stay. The advantage of doing this is that you can enjoy quality prices offered for advance booking on air tickets. Check all Tourist attraction at our page on www.iufost2018.com. Make a list of places to visit. Check the route as well as the duration and plan ahead either before October 23 and/or after October 27, 2018.
5. Take It Forward:
While it's still fresh in your mind (perhaps on the ride home), write a concise 1-2 page summary of what happened at the event and people you have to contact and how you will use the information to further the initiatives of your organization. Use your onsite agenda and conference notes to help you capture important details.
6. Share the insights:
If the knowledge you gained might also be useful to others in your organization, consider rewriting portions of your summary as a blog or sharing it with others and make sure those who unfortunately could not be present also get the benefit after you go back from the Congress.