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6 Business Conferences Worth Attending this Fall 2017

No matter how experienced you are at your profession, there are always new ideas, emerging trends and valuable insights to be learned. Attending an industry conference is an excellent way to quickly expose yourself to new ways of running your business unit, improving your skills or increasing your productivity. And, of course, every industry conference offers the occasion to network. Even competitors from other areas of the country can become valuable resources for referrals and best-practices.  Below we’ve compiled six highly regarded business conferences held this fall that are certain to educate and inspire you.

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PRINT 2017

September 10-14, 2017

McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

With over 450 exhibitors, live equipment demonstrations and a variety of educational workshops, PRINT 2017 features everything graphic communications professionals need to adapt, evolve and grow their businesses. For details on attending or exhibiting, visit print2017.com.

2017 SFIA Industry Leaders Summit

September 13 & 14, 2017

The Drake Hotel, Chicago, IL

The 5th Annual Sports & Fitness Industry Leaders Summit brings together executives and retailers from around the country to discover the latest manufacturing advances and consumer behavioral trends and discuss the changing landscape of sports growth and consumption. For more information on this sell out event, visit sfia.org.

INBOUND Sales & Marketing Conference

September 25-28, 2017

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA

INBOUND attracts thousands of marketing and sales professionals from almost every industry. With over 200 breakout sessions from some of the biggest names and brightest minds in sales and marketing—and a line-up of inspirational speakers including New York Times best-selling author Dr. Brené Brown and former first lady Michelle Obama—INBOUND provides attendees with the inspiration, education and connections to grow and transform their businesses. Visit inbound.com for more conference details.

CUSP Conference 2017

Sept. 27-28, 2017

Museum of Contemporary Art Theater, Chicago, IL

Billed as a conference about the design of everything, CUSP brings together an eclectic roster of speakers to share “what keeps them up at night, and what gets them out of bed in the morning.” Their stirring speeches (in TED talk style) inspire executives and creative leaders to find ideas in unexpected places to solve their critical business problems. Register for this popular event at cuspconference.com.

Smart Social Summit 

October 16-18, 2017

W Hotel, Austin, TX

Widely recognized as one of the best social media conferences around, Smart Social Summit brings together social media leaders from the world’s largest brands, agencies and media companies to discuss their challenges and share their successes. Inspirational speakers and educational break-out sessions cover everything from the future of content to the bottom-line value of social. For more information, visit spredfast.com/summit.

Techweek New York

Oct 16-20, 2017

Various Locations, New York, NY

Begun in 2011 to help start-up companies, Techweek has expanded into a multi-day conference and expo, featuring a startup competition, job fair and nightly parties, including a fashion show. Held in nine technology hubs throughout North America, the event brings together thought leaders, corporations, and technology professionals to build a unique experience for investors, entrepreneurs, and high growth companies. To register for the New York Techweek event, visit techweek.com/new-york/.

Wherever you go this conference season, keep GroundLink car service in mind for safe, reliable, professional transportation.

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