Attending An In-Person Conference? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Attending An In-Person Conference? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

The Influencer Marketing Show is taking place in just over three weeks (yes, you read that right), and we want to ensure that you’re fully prepared. Since many of us have been used to attending virtual events over the past 18 months, we want to share five top tips for attending an in-person conference.

Attending #IMSLDN21 at Old Billingsgate on 21st October is the perfect opportunity to rekindle and embark on new relationships with peers within the influencer marketing industry. The show will feature a best-in-class agenda of sessions for you to digest, as well as many opportunities to mingle and network over a coffee – or something stronger. 

In order to ensure that you’re as prepared as can be to launch yourself back into in-person events, we have compiled a list of tips and tricks to guarantee that you have the best time at the Influencer Marketing Show. 

Ensure you’re fed and watered

Mingling at an in-person conference, especially after a hiatus, can require a lot of energy. The #IMSLDN21 team has ensured that there will be plenty of refreshment options at the show, whether you want a quick coffee or a substantial lunch, there will be something there for you.

Start your day right with an energy boost from the smoothie bar, sponsored by Gleam Futures, who want to make sure you have a pep in your step before engaging in the day’s sessions and mingling with potential clients.

Coffee is of paramount importance, from first thing in the morning until late in the afternoon – this is why the Influencer Marketing Show floor will be home to multiple coffee stations. A millennial must never be deprived of their oat milk flat white. 

As the sun goes down and the sessions draw to a close, you may fancy heading to Impact’s Prosecco Lounge, or perhaps the TikTok Terrace to sip on something a little stronger. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be plenty for all attendees, all day. 

You can’t visit the capital city without tucking into a delicious snack from a street food vendor. To ensure that you don’t miss any of the insightful sessions or important networking opportunities, #IMSLDN21 is bringing the street food to you, with delicious breakfast and lunch treats available for you to enjoy.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own water bottles to the show, there will be water refill points that you can access whenever you need a top-up. The Influencer Marketing Show is now a part of the #ONELESS PIONEER NETWORK to reduce and eliminate plastic bottled water in favour of refilling and reusing at its events.

Stay fully charged

You’re guaranteed to be fully charged with all of the refreshments that will be on offer at the show, but there’s no denying that as people in the influencer marketing industry, our mobile phones and computers are our lifelines, and when they run out of charge, it’s end game.

Charging points will be available at various locations across the floor, including the beer garden. If you want to be involved with the action, you may want to pack a portable charger so that you can boost your power on the move. 

Ensuring that your devices are fully charged means that you can access the event app whenever you need in order to keep track of sessions, you will be able to swap numbers with industry peers, and of course, staying fully charged means that you can post pictures and videos of your time at the Influencer Marketing Show using the hashtag #IMSLDN21.  

Get clued up on the agenda in advance

With the best ever Influencer Marketing Show agenda now live, you can explore the sessions that will be taking place throughout the day and plan your own schedule.

The event app, which will go live very soon, is essential to have downloaded before you attend #IMSLDN21. Each attendee, speaker, and sponsor will be able to set up a user profile, attendees can then familiarise themselves with their peers, and get clued up on who will be speaking, and the knowledge they have to offer. 

Throughout the day, there will be opportunities to get involved in conversations and polls on the app, giving you that extra boost to chat to new and familiar faces, and learn a little more about your industry counterparts.

In order for your day at the show to run as smoothly as possible, and to ensure that you can utilise your time efficiently, closer to the day a map of the show floor will be available on the app. You can refer to this whenever you want to quickly find out where your next session will be held, and of course to explore the exhibitors’ stands.

Stay connected

As this is the Influencer Marketing Show’s first-ever hybrid show, you can stay connected both in person and virtually. 

The event app hosts a nifty messaging function. Pre-event, you can use the app’s messaging function to connect with the people you want to chat to, making sure you get something in the diary before the hustle and bustle of the day’s events kick-off. Of course, you can also message your peers throughout the day if you can’t find one another, or arrange a meeting post-show.

Those of you tuning in virtually will also be able to access the event app – meaning you don’t have to miss out on any of the fun or opportunity to message fellow attendees.

Attending in-person means that you will be able to make the most of the physical networking areas. You may find yourself catching up over a cold one at the Impact Prosecco Lounge or Beer Garden, or if you want to get down to serious business, why not check out the OnlyFans Nookery or Networking Village. 

If you want to show your followers on social media that you’re back at in-person events with a bang, you can stay connected by using the hashtag #IMSLDN21 across Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn – the FOMO will be real.

Utilise the event perks

In a bid to really prioritise sustainability this year, attendees won’t receive complimentary goodie bags full of flyers, but instead, will be able to indulge in top-tier event perks.

As previously mentioned, a huge event perk is that a delicious variety of food and beverages will be available all day for you to indulge in. Forget soggy packed lunches and vending machine lattes – you will leave the show feeling full of knowledge and tasty treats.

Don’t forget, the day doesn’t end when the last session does. As soon as the show comes to a close, it’s time to head to the much-anticipated after-party. Business heads off, party heads on! 

The venue for this year’s after-party is trendy London bar, Forge – just a stone’s throw from Old Billingsgate. Prepare to enjoy a night filled with moreish cocktails and party tunes. If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for all #IMSLDN21 updates to be notified when the Eventbrite party sign-up page goes live. You can then present your attendee lanyard at the door and dance late into the night. 

We’ve provided the tips, but do you have your tickets? 

There is still some time left to secure your #IMSLDN21 tickets at a discounted rate, saving you £100 on the final ticket price. The show is now less than four weeks away, so it’s prime time to get your tickets on lock and follow these five top tips to have the best time ever at the Influencer Marketing Show London’s launch back into in-person events. 


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