Join us at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 14th in the Atrium for a chance to mix and mingle with industry leaders, experts and other CSC attendees over food and drinks.

Take advantage of this opportunity to expand your network while enjoying food and drinks with other attendees. This networking dinner is a chance for you to recap some of the highlights from the Canadian Sustainability Conference and discuss which speakers and exhibitors you will go see on Day 2.

Want to invite a guest to the networking dinner?
Do you know someone else within your organization or any industry colleagues that you feel could benefit from networking?

Use promo code MCLCSC to save 25% on any ticket when you register online at https://sustainabilityconference.ca/register-vip/. 

First Time At an Executive Networking Dinner?
Here’s 5 thing to bring with you :

It’s not just about showing up, talking to a few people and handing out as many business cards as you can. You should come prepared, just like you would for a job interview, you never know who you may meet and you want to present well.

1. Have a Plan
Know who you are, what you want and what you want to take away from the networking event you’re attending. If you know why you’re doing something, you’ll be more inclined to actively pursue the goal and have direction in doing so. Go in with a clear idea of what you wish to accomplish at networking events. Are you looking to build your network, find a new employer or new employees? This will also help you have some control of the conversation and allow you to verbalize and reciprocate the important points of interest, but remember to actively listen.

2. Who are you?
Get to know yourself. People want quick information and not everyone has the attention span or time anymore. The same goes for conversations, have a simple, clear and informative introductory and share the conversation. Have a clear understanding and ability to tell people who you are, what you do, what your goals are, where you want to be in the future and why you are doing what you do and/or even why you’re attending the event. This ties into being authentic, you don’t need to list off points from your resume, just have some transparency with yourself.

3. Keep an open mind & Listen
Have an open mind with everyone you interact with and actively listen. Meeting new people can be nerve-wracking and intimidating if the recipient of the conversation doesn’t seem engaged. Of course, you’re eager to get your business cards out and talk about yourself, but that won’t make a great impression to build a strong relationship. Remember to ask open-ended questions, express interest in what the other person is saying and leave your impact.

4. Business Cards
One of the most common and simple ways of providing your contact information and allows people to follow up with you on the conversation you had is business cards. They are also a more professional approach and timesaving rather than looking for a pen and paper to scribble down your information. Whether it’s personal contact cards or corporate business cards, they are more memorable and influential.

5. A Pen or two
As simple and common as it is, you never know when you’ll need it and stopping a conversation halfway to hunt down a pen can be annoying. It also shows that you are prepared. How often have you walked into a meeting and not having a pen handy sets you back on jotting down important information? Even though you or the other person may have business cards, making notes on their card about the conversation you had is helpful.

Need Help? 
Have further questions or need us to register your group on your behalf? Contact Warren Jacobs warren@mclgreen.com or Michael Hamilton Michael.Hamilton@mclgreen.com for a savings promo code.

For any other questions, contact us at info@sustainabilityconference.ca or all 833-455-9691.