ARDA World 2014 – Where Everybody Knows Your Name
By Franz S. Hanning, RRP, Chairman of the ARDA Board of Directors
ARDA Guest Blogger
February 19, 2014
Ask any ARDA Convention veteran (that’s most of us), and they’ll agree—arriving at ARDA World is like stepping into an episode of the 80’s sitcom “Cheers.” Everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came. It’s a beautiful thing, really.
What’s remarkable about Convention is that it removes us from our silos and reminds us that we’re all a part of something bigger than just individual companies. Once there, we reflect on the challenges and opportunities we face collectively, consider where we’re heading as an industry, and brainstorm ideas to take us to the next level. We work together (regardless of being competitors outside the conference halls) to benefit the industry as a whole.
For those of you who haven’t yet had the chance to attend, I’m telling you now, you won’t want to miss this premier gathering for our industry. Convention is the place to be!
Expand your industry knowledge at ARDA World through:
Networking – Unique opportunities to meet face-to-face with your peers from across the world and expand your network to learn from one another, share best practices, forge new business relationships, and celebrate successes.
Education – With more than 40 exciting sessions running the gamut, from recruiting top talent and attracting the next generation of buyers, to navigating consumer protection laws and structuring deals in the new world order, this Convention has it all.
Trend Setting – ARDA maintains its status as the leading resource on the latest trends including IBM’s annual “5 in 5” predictions list naming big data at the center of the new era in computing. So don’t miss the chance to learn more about what it is, how to use it, and why you should care, at one (or both) of the big data sessions.
So come on down, where everybody knows your name! ARDA World 2014 promises to be another unforgettable occasion, and I look forward to seeing you there!