Your top 5 for BIM Show Live
BIM Show Live is only a few days away, so here are the top 5 things you need to help you prepare for the show.
1. Plan your seminar sessions ahead
The full content programme for the show is on the BIM Show Live website and the show app. Spend a little time – whether it’s on the train to Newcastle or on the sofa at home the night before – and think about what and who you are going the get the most out of. There are four content streams; Technology, Stores, People and Next Generation, each offering something different. Plus the lunch time Tech Stage and the Software Lounge.
There are sessions for learning new processes and delivery methods, there are sessions on case studies, what works, what doesn’t work! There are sessions on software, tech, delivery and enablers plus the sessions on future thinking and what’s next. You (probably) can’t attend all 40 sessions unless you have supersonic speed and the mind of a mad genius (but who knows), so think about what’s going to best suit your own individual learning and business needs to help your own BIM development.
2. Set your goals
Establish what you want to get out of the show. We spend a lot of time carefully curating the best content, insight and knowledge exchange opportunities, we have a pretty good idea of what the industry is looking for and we know for certain what there is on offer – that’s why we want to marry the two together and make it easy for show visitors to access what they need.
Set your own personal objectives and it will make the show much more fulfilling for you and help you set future targets.
3. Get there early for the best networking
The minute you walk through the door the networking begins. As you step to grab your Grande Americano you will instantly be in the best BIM company the UK has to offer – the great and the good, the wild and the wacky, the pragmatists and the star-gazers are all gathering in Newcastle for two days of BIM-mania. There is no better place on the plant over these two days, to meet new BIM friends and forge new business relationships. It’s your networking time!
4. Be prepared to talk
As we said above this is the perfect place to be for networking and making new contacts so be prepared to talk about who you are, what your business has to offer and what you are looking for in suppliers and clients. Have examples ready to draw upon that you can discuss with ease.
Make sure you have plenty of business cards in your pocket and are equipped to take contact details from the new connections you make.
And more importantly be prepared to follow up instantly, have diary slots ready to fill and follow-up emails and confirmation ready to go. You’ve spent a long time prepping for this show, make it work for you!
But don’t forget, therefore will be lots of people there you already know, so use this opportunity to reach out to people you want to re-connect with or get to know better (the show app is a great way to find out who else is attending).
5. Pack your dancing shoes
Well not literally but do be ready to party!
The BIM parties and fringe networking events can be just as productive to you in making new contacts as the show itself. We are simply the conduit to provide the opportunities, it’s your job to seize them. And I can tell you these parties are hot, wild and go on until the wee small hours.
And before we forget, get social, engage in the online conversation and share your experiences of the show at @BIMShowLive and #BSL2019.
Have a great show!