At this time of year, I usually head back ‘Up North’ and do a spot of Christmas Shopping in Lincoln. What am I doing this year? If you are reading this shortly after publication I am currently hurtling 3,662 miles across the Atlantic Ocean towards Washington DC and quite a different ‘Lincoln’ springs to mind!

Why am I going there?
The MemberWise Network has sent me to the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Technology Conference and Expo – Watching Smart. Keeping an eye on what’s next in technology.

What is my inspiration behind attending the conference?
The first and foremost reason ‘is to learn’. I want to deepen my knowledge, understanding and global insight into association technology focused goals/challenges and solutions. In turn this will provide inspiration for the educational content at our national web focused conference – Harnessing the Web 2017 on 31st October 2017 (Park Plaza London Victoria hotel).

The second reason for attending is to champion the UK association sector to leading US providers and show that the UK/EU is a great place to do business. For this reason, I have partnered with the Trade Association Forum (TAF) to enable full professional representation of the UK association sector.

The third reason for attending is because I want to catch-up with our growing list of US based MemberWise Recognised Suppliers on ‘home soil’. I want to meet their people, explore their current and proposed solutions, and provide a clear overview of the exciting developments the MemberWise Network has planned in 2017.

How do I feel?
I am excited about all this (and actually quite nervous!) so if you’re attending the conference please do let me know (richard.gott@memberwise.org.uk). I will keep our 4k members updated on my progress over the coming days via a number of blog articles and soundbites via my @MemberWise twitter feed. I am looking forward to being inspired and enthused!

Later in the week I will visit leading providers in Washington DC and look forward to meeting with representatives from Advanced Solutions International (ASI), Higher Logic and a number of other US based companies. If you work for a company based in Washington and would like to connect later in the week please do let me know as I have a couple of gaps in my schedule.

I hope this week is going to be truly epic.

2017-02-25T12:06:15+00:00 Monday, 12 December, 2016|Categories: Memberwise|Tags: , |0 Comments

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