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3 Ways to Maximize Your JAXPORT Conference Experience

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February 22, 2019

Greetings from sunny Florida! I'm Aisha Eccleston, JAXPORT's Director of Container Accounts. 

We are just a few short months away from JAXPORT’s 2019 Logistics & Intermodal Conference where more than 300 transportation, logistics and supply chain professionals will come together for a three-day event full of networking, dynamic discussions and much more.

To help you get the most out of your time at the JAXPORT Conference, here are my top three conference recommendations.

1. Know Before You Go

The JAXPORT Conference is your opportunity to network with hundreds of professionals in one place. Visit JAXPORTConference.com to review the current attendee list and identify the individuals you want to meet.  Strengthen existing relationships and build new ones – knowing who will be there before you go allows you to map out a plan of action and use your time wisely.

Are you a BCO/Manufacturer/Retailer? 
Contact me at (904) 357-3070 to learn more about our special conference rate for shippers.

2. Promote Your Personal Brand

Building your network is about promoting your personal brand – from business cards to a stellar LinkedIn profile as well as how you present yourself in person.

Before the event, review your print and digital assets for accuracy. Are your business cards and LinkedIn profile up-to-date with all the correct contact information? Do you need to order more business cards? If someone you meet at the conference searches for you on LinkedIn, what will they see? Does it reflect your current responsibilities?

I recently read a card that said, “You’re You. That’s your superpower.” This is true – so, dress to impress, grab some business cards, put on your cape and rock it.

3. Be "Extra"

Relationship building doesn’t just happen at the conference room table – it happens everywhere from happy hour to the golf course and even at the Black Jack table. So, plan to attend all the events at the JAXPORT Conference from the Welcome Reception on Monday to a round of golf at the prestigious TPC Sawgrass on Wednesday and everything inbetween.  

Here’s an insider tip: You do NOT want to miss Tuesday’s evening event. Let’s just say, our plans will have you pulling out your ‘Boogie Shoes’ for a ‘Disco Inferno’. Stay tuned – more details to come.

But wait... there's more!

Finally, get your company’s name in front of conference attendees before, during and after the conference through a corporate sponsorship. We have a number of sponsorship levels all designed to help you make a BIG SPLASH at the JAXPORT Conference.

I look forward to seeing you April 29 – May 1 at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa. If you haven’t already done so, register today!

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