Imagine the opportunities on the horizon for your industry over the next few years. What resources do you need to capitalize? What obstacles do you see? What technological advances are poised to help? What kind of expertise will you need access to? Are you able to help your cohorts with their biggest challenges? Where will competition come from a year from now? How will you continue to add value in a rapidly evolving business environment?
You have met a lot of people over the course of your career, and you’ve learned a lot from each of them. Your network is a vast reservoir of expertise. The best thing you can do is share this. You recognize that creativity springs from new knowledge and that innovations in your industry benefit everyone. You spend a lot of time thinking of what you could accomplish if you had the knowledge and the resources. (You’re probably thinking about it right now!)
Agendas rich in content. Multi-billion dollar portfolios. On site introductions.
That’s where I come in.
I saw a biotech researcher tear up as she shared a story about how a medicine she had worked on saved the life of a close friend. I spoke to a power plant security officer as he prepared to head off to Puerto Rico to help restore energy to the island in the wake of Hurricane Maria. An independent consultant, newly in business, scores a major client that allows him to hire grow a multi-million dollar company of his own. Asset managers meet clients who trust them to grow their billion dollar funds with the newest investment strategies. HPI and lean sigma advocates learn techniques to gain buy-in from their co-workers.
I bring them all together by channeling the insight and dedication of the innovators, leaders, and investors who create value for their industries. I wrote the book Producing Success: A Career Guide for Conference Producers, and my motto is, “Don’t produce events, produce success!” Join me at the next event and let’s talk about who I can introduce you to so we can produce success together.
Career highlights include:
- Launching the Institutional real estate division for an Inc. 500 company, with events throughout North America and Europe. These events accounted for a majority of the company’s international growth in recent years.
- Running high profile events like the Global Indexing & ETFs Conference in Scottsdale (formerly the Super Bowl of Indexing) and the Conference Board’s Summit on Sustainability in New York.
- International highlights include running the World Series of Investment Management in Rome and launching Private Equity World Brazil in Sao Paolo.
- 1000+ investors at events in Chicago, New York, Toronto, Minneapolis, Austin, Scottsdale, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Newport RI, and West Palm Beach.
Dave Hoffman is the author of Producing Success: A Career Guide for Conference Producers the first and only book of its kind. He has 20 years experience in producing pop culture and corporate events. He is a member of the Mount Kisco Economic Development Council and the Operation Respect 2020 Task Force. Dave holds an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Syracuse University. He lives in Westchester NY with his wife and two children.