Sales conferences are an excellent opportunity for professionals to network and generate new business, as well as sharpen their techniques by staying up-to-date on the best practices.
Conferences host brilliant minds and industry leaders to share their successes and present showcases about new innovations that change the way salespeople do business.
We understand that salespeople are pressed for time, so we’ve created a list below of great conferences with plenty of opportunities to learn and network (listed in chronological order):
Dreamforce (@Dreamforce) is hosted by Salesforce, to bring together innovation leaders and industry pioneers to San Francisco, CA from September 15th – 18th. The #DF15 conference focuses on the latest consumer trends and technological innovations to help your company increase sales. Dreamforce also hosts classes and certification exams for Salesforce and networking events like a Foo Fighters concert.Keynote speakers include Chariman & CEO of Salesforce Marc Benioff (@Benioff), CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella(@SatyaNadella), CEO of Western Union Hikmet Ersek (@WesternUnionCEO) and other notable speakers to discuss how they use sales technologies to better connect with their customers. With so many industry giants at one event, Dreamforce is definitely a must-attend event.
- Sales Stack 2015
Sales Stack 2015 (@saleshackerconf) is a “tech conference for B2B Salespeople” in San Francisco, CA starting November 10th. The conference will host over 60 vendors and 1,000 salespeople, making it one of the largest of its kind. The inaugural #Salesstack15 conference bundles practical industry knowledge with a technology expo showcasing the best sales tools, platforms, and services in the market.Speakers include founder and president of InsideSales.com Ken Krogue (@KenKrogue) and CEO of A Sales Guy, Inc. Jim Keenan (@asalesguy), as well as other industry leaders to share their executive expertise. The agenda also includes workshops led by B2B professionals for sales teams, such as target list building using TAM & ICP and outbound messaging and cadence method.
- Sales 2.0 Conference 2015
The Sales 2.0 Conference (@sales20conf) is an event series devoted to helping executives in sales and marketing learn to better leverage Sales 2.0 technologies and strategies for improved sales performance. Selling Power (@SellingPowerMag) host 3 events a year with their final Sales 2.0 Leadership Conference in Philadelphia, PA on November 16th.
Patricia Fripp (@PFripp) is this year’s keynote speaker at the #s20c conference. Patricia Fripp is a Hall of Fame award-winning speaker, sales presentation skills trainer, and executive speech coach, trusted by clients such as Microsoft, ADP, Visa, and Genentech. Other events include discussions on improving sales team efficiency and classes on interpreting sales analytics.
- AA-ISP Inside Sales Leadership Summit 2016
The 8th annual AA-ISP Inside Sales Leadership Summit (@AA_ISP) is taking place in Rosemont, IL on April 20th and 21st, 2016 with over 50 new presentations from respected Sales Experts and more than 600 professionals in attendance. This year’s Leadership Summit will take on a variety of topics, such as managing virtual teams, social selling, top trends impacting sales, and modern sales analytical models.Last year’s keynote speaker was long-time sales veteran and current CEO for MobileDay, Howard Diamond (@hsdiamond). Howard discussed the long held sales belief that sales is about relationships. Leaders within any industry understand that their sales teams are selling to people with unique needs looking to be met.Next year’s conference promises to be even bigger with more workshops and networking events leading up to the summit. To follow event updates, use the hashtag #LS2016 on twitter.
Stay up-to-date and have a good time doing it by attending a sales conference! Expanding your network and learning techniques that work is a great investment for any professional.
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