Wonder why you should bother attending meetings, conventions and live events?

Consider this: Small business owners report  in-person meetings facilitate and enhance their ability to innovate, engage and collaborate, according to a new report released by the national coalition Meetings Mean Business (MMB).

Richard Harper, executive vice president at HelmsBriscoe and co-chair of Meetings Mean Business, said the survey demonstrates "small business owners who connect with current and potential customers face-to-face build stronger partnerships that ultimately grow their bottom line.”

The survey shows that small business owners believe their most important business activities, such as building partnerships and negotiating, are more effective face-to-face. 

Small business owners also say professional development and productivity are improved by in-person meetings.

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December Events

DMA Campaign Analytics and Testing New York City 2016
New York City, North America 15 Dec 2016 – 16 Dec 2016

Internet of People Event Eindhoven 2016
Eindhoven, The Netherlands, EMEA 15 Dec 2016

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CES Unveiled Las Vegas 2017
Las Vegas, North America 03 Jan 2017 

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SANS Security East New Orleans 2017
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The Innovation Summit Santa Barbara 2017
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SEO Bootcamp Dallas 2017
Dallas, Texas, North America 11 Jan 2017 – 13 Jan 2017

NRF Retail's BIG Show New York City 2017
New York City, North America 15 Jan 2017 – 17 Jan 2017

[Earley Executive Roundtable] Virtual Assistants & Chatbots:
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Online 18 Jan 2017

SANS Las Vegas 2017
Las Vegas, North America 23 Jan 2017 – 28 Jan 2017

IoT Tech Expo London 2017
London, EMEA 23 Jan 2017 – 24 Jan 2017

CDAO-X Miami 2017
Miami, North America 24 Jan 2017 – 26 Jan 2017

Chief Data & Analytics Officer Mexico City 2016
Mexico City, North America 24 Jan 2017 – 25 Jan 2017

Learn Inbound Dublin 2017
Dublin, EMEA 25 Jan 2017 

SUPERWEEK Budapest 2017
Budapest, Hungary, EMEA 30 Jan 2017 – 03 Feb 2017

Chief Customer Officer Forum Miami 2017
Miami, FL, North America 30 Jan 2017 – 01 Feb 2017

Smart Data Conference San Francisco 2017
San Francisco, North America 30 Jan 2017 – 01 Feb 2017

Cyber Security Exchange for Financial Services London 2017
London, EMEA 31 Jan 2017 – 01 Feb 2017