October 3, 2023
5 min read

How to Network Effectively at the Australian Crypto Convention 2023

Kevin J. Balighot

How to Network Effectively at the Australian Crypto Convention 2023

Networking at the Australian Crypto Convention 2023 (Aus Crypto Con) can be a game-changer for your career, personal brand, and your understanding of the crypto industry.

It is a crucial opportunity for individuals in the crypto and blockchain space. It provides a platform for connecting with like-minded professionals, entrepreneurs, and experts. By networking at this event, attendees can gain valuable insights, discover potential collaborators, and stay updated on the latest industry trends and innovations. It's also a chance to build relationships that can lead to partnerships, investments, and career advancements in the dynamic world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.

Here are 14 tips on how to network at Aus Crypto Con 2023:

1. Plan Ahead: Before the event, identify your goals for networking. Are you looking for potential partners, investors, or simply seeking knowledge? Knowing your objectives will guide your interactions so you can move around efficiently without wasting valuable time.

2. Attend Keynote Sessions: Aus Crypto Con hosts influential speakers and thought leaders. Attend their keynote sessions to gain insights, and use these sessions as conversation starters when networking.

3. Engage in Workshops: Workshops are excellent for hands-on learning and making connections with experts. Engage actively, ask questions, and connect with fellow attendees who share your interests.

4. Use the Whova App: Most major events have dedicated apps that allow you to see the attendee list, view sessions, and join discussions in a community feed. Like last year, the Whova app is the dedicated app for Aus Crypto Con, and it was a great experience to use. Make sure to utilise the app to connect with specific people or groups and get the most out of Aus Crypto Con 2023!

5. Elevator Pitch: Create a concise and compelling elevator pitch about yourself and your interests in crypto. You'll have limited time to make an impression, so be prepared to explain who you are and what you're seeking.

6. Approach Speakers and Panelists: After their sessions, approach speakers and panelists to express your appreciation and ask questions. Though there might be a long line of attendees wanting to do the same thing, be patient as this could potentially lead to valuable connections and opportunities.

7. Attend Social Events: Aus Crypto Con hosts an incredible Afterparty event that gives attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors an opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a drink of choice. Don't miss this chance to network in a more relaxed environment.

8. Exchange Contact Information: Whether it's business cards or digital contact exchanges, ensure you have a way to follow up with the people you meet. Pro tip: If you use LinkedIn, X (Twitter), or Instagram, then have your QR codes ready to scan for a quick and seamless connecting experience. It can save you a lot of time by removing the need to search someone's name/username handle in the search bar. If you have multiple contact links you'd like to share at once, then consider using a digital business card mobile app like Blinq, which allows you to have a quick access to a personalised QR code linked to a page with your multiple contact details in it.

9. Be a Listener: While it's essential to talk about yourself and what you do, make sure you're also being a good listener in return. Understand others' perspectives and needs. It can help you tailor your interactions more effectively and contribute to a good first impression.

10. Follow Up: After the event, reach out to your new connections promptly while the experience is still fresh on both sides. Whether you intend to schedule a proper chat with them or just say that it was great meeting them, make sure to personalise your follow-up messages with details about your interaction and initial discussion so you can continue the conversation and create new opportunities.

11. Stay Informed: Keep up with the latest industry news and developments by checking out the Aus Crypto Con social media accounts. This allows you to stay up to date with what's going on around you at the event and can make you a valuable contributor to upcoming networking opportunities and discussions.

12. Be Genuine: Authenticity goes a long way in networking. Be yourself, and focus on building meaningful, mutually beneficial relationships. There's enough negativity and bad actors in the current crypto bear market, so be genuine, approachable and as sociable as you can.

13. Seek Diversity: Don't limit your networking to people who are similar to you. Engage with individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Step out of your comfort zone every now and then and try to connect with someone you wouldn't normally try to connect with. You never know who you're going to meet.

14. Join Online Communities: Joining crypto-related online communities can extend your networking beyond the event itself.

Networking at Aus Crypto Con is not just about collecting business cards; it's about building relationships and fostering collaborations that can propel your career and contribute to the vibrant crypto community.

Last year, the CryptoSpend team was able to connect with so many amazing people in the Aussie crypto space and we've maintained many of those relationships to this day. So, gear up, be proactive, and make the most of this exciting opportunity to network at Australian Crypto Convention 2023!

**All information in this article is for informational purposes only. You should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice. Nothing contained herein shall constitute a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by CryptoSpend to invest, buy, or sell any coins, tokens, or other crypto assets. Any descriptions of CryptoSpend products or features are merely for illustrative purposes. Past performance is not a guarantee or predictor of future performance. The value of crypto assets can increase or decrease, and you could lose all or a substantial amount of your purchase price. It is essential for you to do your research and due diligence to make the best possible judgement, as any purchases shall be your sole responsibility.

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