Exchange begins on Sunday, February 11! Like any big industry event, there are things you should do in advance that will make it easier for you to take advantage of the learning and networking opportunities.
Make Sure Your Materials Are Up to Date
Before setting foot in Miami Beach, you should make sure you have all of your materials updated. Is your LinkedIn profile ready to be reviewed by the new contacts you’ll meet? Is your firm’s website showcasing what you do best? Do you have an updated bio? The first impression you make will be in the moment at the conference, but the second impression is also important. That impression will likely be your new contacts reviewing your materials online.
Get Your Travel Plans in Order
Florida-based advisors will be rolling out of bed and commuting to the conference, but many other advisors are traveling. Make sure to book your flights this week if that hasn’t happened yet, and double-check your accommodations. All advisors — even those based in Florida — will need to register for Exchange. If you haven’t registered yet, don’t worry. It’s easy to do; you can handle it right now by clicking here.
Review the Agenda
The historic strength of Exchange has been in its keynote speakers and its panels. This year’s edition boasts an incredible lineup. Reviewing the agenda in advance will help you plan out the sessions most important to your own professional growth.
Pack for Business and Pleasure
Chances are Miami Beach will be warmer and nicer weatherwise than where you are coming from. Make sure you pack accordingly. Additionally, don’t limit your wardrobe to all business. Miami has a famous nightlife, and the Fontainebleau is right next to the ocean.