Tips for success at this year’s Industry Summit!

Our Welcome Committee offers the following tips to make your Industry Summit participation a success.

Airline and Ground Travel:

  • In-bound flights: You can fly into either Dallas-Love Field or DFW Airport, depending on your departure city and preferred airline.
  • Do not rent a car. It is expensive and parking can be both costly and challenging. Instead, use a taxi or Uber to get to and from the airport.

What ot Bring

  • Extra travel bag. Consider packing a travel bag inside your suitcase. You won’t need to pay for an extra bag on the outbound trip, but will have one available for the return – perfect for carrying handouts and promotional items back to your business.
  • Casual clothes. Khakis/shorts and golf/polo shirts are acceptable for all Summit events. Consider wearing clothing that features your business name; it will help potential business partners identify you.
  • Business cards. Always have 15-20 extra business cards available to share – you never know who you will meet!

Shipping

  • Ship items for Industry Summit to the address below: They will be available for pick-up at the UPS store within the Flamingo. Note that the hotel will charge a receiving fee. Ship your items to this address:
Beckett Collectibles Inc.
4635 McEwen Road
Dallas, Texas 75244

All parcels incur a receiving charge based upon weight. Currently, the fee is:

  • Envelope – $5.00
  • 0-10 lbs – $8.00
  • 11-20 lbs – $15.00
  • 21-40 lbs – $20.00
  • 41-60 lbs – $30.00
  • 61-100 lbs – $40.00

Cancellation Policy:

  • Any registration canceled before February 11 will be subject to a non-refundable fee. No refund will be provided for any individual registrations canceled after February 11.

During The Summit

  • Attend everything. Don’t miss any even – -even if the presentation doesn’t fit your business model, you might miss the chance to sit next to a potential key contact.
  • Outreach. Commit to meeting someone new at every Summit event. New contacts are the most important thing you will obtain at this event – get as many as possible.
“It’s great to re-connect with old friends, but at some point, I will have gleaned everything I can from them. So I really look forward to the new attendees, because they will undoubtedly give me an idea that can help my store.” -Mike Fruitman

After The Summit

  • Follow up. Send thank-you notes to those who contributed to your Summit success, and reach out to potential new business partners.
  • Prioritize your improvements. “You will learn so much, and hear so many great ideas, that it is impossible to implement it all right away. So commit to doing a few things well – and hold yourself accountable for making them part of your business within 15 or 30 days of leaving the Summit.” -Rick Rollar
  • Plan for next year. Our next Summit is only 360 days away!