Reasons to Attend

We know — it’s hard to take time away from work. So the Think Global Conference has to be really worthwhile to justify the days out of the office…
Here are the top reasons we think it’s worth the time to come to the Think Global Conference:
1. It's about exploring changes in business, innovation in business, expanding your business growth potential and dealing with challenges that new markets have to offer.
The Think Global Conference includes multiple streams to learn and explore - suitable for just about every type of business in manufacturing, exporting, importing, logistics, supply-chain management and related service providers. Hear renown speakers and network with your peers. If your organization is looking to expand its’ sphere of influence and understand the changes are happening globally that can affect the business, you owe it to yourself to be part of the Think Global Conference.
2. Helps to protect your organization from liability created by changing legislative policies – locally, nationally and internationally.
Avoid legal risk before it arises by staying current with the latest changes in legislation. From legislative compliance, tariffs, sanctions, technical barriers to trade and much more... We cover it all at the Think Global Conference - thereby helping you stay on top of the most important changes in law that affect your business.
3. Gives your organization preferential access to new market incentives and opportunities.
Hear directly from Government Ministers, Ambassadors, Consuls and Trade Commissioners. Learn and network directly from top partners in trade law firms, product and service innovation consultants and marketing experts. Be inspired by some of the best speakers in the world and get direct face-to-face time with presenters who can directly impact the bottom-line of your organization.
4. Free certification.
Your attendance, combined with a 1 hour online test, can earn you free certification from the International Trade Council as a Trade Export Professional. Your organization will also qualify to apply for free Quality in Business Certification (worth $1995 USD).
5. To learn from real-world examples
Leading CEO's, COO's and Sales and Marketing Executives from top companies from around the world will share their sales, manufacturing, finance and export strategies and, more importantly, their success stories. You’ll leave with plenty of practical takeaways you can implement at your organization.
6. Educational opportunities.  
No matter how experienced you are in your role and industry, everyone can learn from the experiences of others. Working in a vertical industry and/or single role can often be isolating, and without exposure to a variety of points of view, we can miss new ideas and trends that can impact future results. The educational aspect of the Think Global Conference can expose you to new ways of conducting your business and help you discover how your organization can be more innovative and productive.
7. Networking with peers.
The Think Global Conference provides a great opportunity to network. Other executives that you meet from across the country - and the globe - can become valuable resources for referrals and best-practices. At the Think Global Conference you will be able to get together with executives from a wide range of backgrounds and industries; of whom you may not encounter at your home workplace. These peers can provide you with new ideas, help you challenge the status-quo and offer alternative visions for business. Who knows - you might meet your next customer, investor, partner or mentor at Think Global!
8. Positions you and your organization as experts in your field.
Attendees of the Think Global Conference have reputations as experts in their fields of business. Like it or not, others like to associate with the experts in any industry. Clients feel good about doing business with those that are celebrated by their peers. If your strategy is to be the best-kept secret in your business community, you will be missing a valuable opportunity.
9. Learn skills, stay up-to-date and innovate!
No matter how long you've been in business or what position you hold in your organization, chances are there is still something you need to learn. Legislation, market trends, new strategies, and innovations happen all the time. To stay up-to-date you need an educational opportunity that provides you with the full range of knowledge.
10. To present your organization and seek new opportunities.
This is one of the more obvious reasons for attending the Think Global Conference: to present your organization to others. It's good practice to present your business to other executives and presenting will give you new perspective about your organizations growth pathway - as people may ask questions that make you think about your industry differently. At the Think Global Conference you have the opportunity to get feedback, gain new insights and look for new customers, partners, mentors and/or investors.
11. To break out of your comfort-zone.
While there are those among us who are born networkers, for many of us live events, and other people can be a challenge. But breaking out of our comfort zones is just the type of action we need to take to break out of old ways of thinking that have got us in a rut in our businesses. If you’re absolutely terrified of the idea of going to a conference, bring a wingman (or wingwoman) so you won’t feel completely on your own.
12. The energy of like-minded executives.
There’s nothing like being in a room of like-minded executives all looking for ways to improve their businesses - people who are willing to take time away from the office to learn something new. People who want to “better” themselves and their organizations alike. When you attend the Think Global Conference you will discover that you’re not alone in wanting to improve your skills and bring something back to your office or organization.
13. It's about future-proofing your business.
The global economy is rapidly changing. Trade-wars, protectionism, shifts in environmental agendas, changes in buying-trends, advancing technologies and more... The Think Global Conference helps your organization stay ahead of that change. You might even find your next customer or investor there!