Reasons to Join Us
Why you should attend our Human Resources Conferences
There are so many great ways to learn and sharpen your skills these days: you can read blogs, listen to podcasts, watch how-to videos on YouTube, and attend webinars, just to name a few. Why bother with the time and expense of an in-person conference or workshop?
If that’s your attitude, then you may be missing out on one of the best opportunities to take your game to the next level. Our Live events (conferences, workshops, lunch & learns) provide unique learning and career building opportunities that you just can’t find anywhere else.
Sharpen the Saw
The idea is that sometimes you have to take a break from the “work” of your work to sharpen your skills. A dull axe won’t cut a tree nearly as effectively as a sharp one.
Our participants always return from our conferences with new ideas and approaches that make them more effective and efficient at work.
Don’t be the woodcutter hacking away at the tree with a dull ax while your competition cuts it down in half the time with a sharp one.
Meet Experts & Influencers Face to Face
While not all conferences offer you the opportunity to meet your business idols, your chances are greatly improved when you’re sharing the same space.
Sometimes it’s about taking a selfie with someone who’s influenced you or sharing a business idea with someone you admire, or making a connection that can lead to finding your next mentor.
Social media keeps us connected to my peers who are both local and “from away.” However, there’s no substitution for meeting someone IRL (in real life).
Our conferences have opportunities for attendees to mix and mingle, form new relationships, and strengthen existing ones. Over coffee, lunch, or cocktails, you may make a connection with the perfect provider or prospect. At a breakout session, you may find yourself sitting next to your next customer or mentor.
Or, if you don’t go, maybe your toughest competitor will be sitting in your seat.
Whether there’s an exhibitor floor, or just a few tables near the coffee and cupcakes, companies often have tools to display that we haven’t seen yet. Apps that make us faster, less prone to costly mistakes, or give us some other sort of edge.
While undoubtedly these products can be found at their websites, it’s great to get a hands-on demonstration or be able to ask questions that are specific to your business struggles from the company itself.
Learning in a New Space
Sitting in the same chair, in the same office or in the same coffee house, can keep us from fresh thinking and new ideas. Breaking out of the office, sitting in a new space can spark us to new approaches that will grow our businesses.
Break Out of your Comfort Zone
Live events force you to break out of your comfort zone.
It’s easy to read a blog post from the privacy of your own office. You won’t break a sweat listening to a podcast. You don’t have to make small talk while your YouTube video loads up.
While there are those among us who are born networkers, for many of us live events, and other people can be a challenge. But breaking out of our comfort zones is just the type of action we need to take to break out of old ways of thinking that have got us in a rut in our businesses.
New Tips & Tactics
The problem with the web is we believe that everything is at our fingertips. And maybe it is. But it’s an overwhelming amount of data that we often can’t crack, or keeps us from the best material. Our events will help curate new ideas to help you improve your approach.
There’s nothing like being in a room of like-minded people. Other people who are willing to take time away from the office to learn something new. Other people who want to “better” themselves.
When you sit in a classroom or auditorium, you discover that you’re not alone in wanting to improve your skills and bring something back to your office or organization.
That energy is lacking in all online learning channels, regardless of how much chatter there may be around a hashtag.
Invest in Yourself
Perhaps this one is self-evident. Or perhaps we’ve already covered it in whole or in part above. But leaving the office and “sharpening the saw” is investing in yourself.
It’s admitting that you’re worth it. It’s admitting that you still have things to learn. That you can get better.
Our conferences can be expensive; from the conference ticket to the plane ticket, from the meals to the bar tab. And that doesn’t even include the time away from the office where you could be doing “work.”
However, they provide a unique convergence of networking, learning, and fun into a single package. They force you to grow and challenge yourself.
And if you’re the boss, allowing your employees to get out of the office, gain confidence in their ability, and bring fresh ideas back to the business is just an investment in your own company.
Still have some unanswered Questions?
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Are the events in the same location every year?
No, the venue location changes from year to year. However, our main events take place in Western European cities (Barcelona, Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen,…).
I am registered for an event but cannot attend, can I extend the invitation to one of my colleagues?
Yes, you're welcome to change your ticket with a colleague of yours.
Are the meals included?
Yes, all refreshments and conference lunches are included for the duration of the event. There is also a cocktail reception on the first evening of our events.
Is accommodation included?
No. Details of the accommodation options will be included within the confirmation email. To take advantage of our corporate accommodation rate, please quote you are attending a Teneo conference when making your reservation.
Please let us know when registering if you have any special needs, disabilities, and/or dietary restrictions. We will try our best to accommodate you and to make sure your stay with us as pleasant and as comfortable as possible.
I have specific topics I would like to see covered at the event, is it possible to contribute?
Yes, there are Q&A sessions at the end of each presentation where you are welcome to ask questions.
Each conference also has ‘Interactive Roundtable Sessions’ where you can put forward additional topics.
Is there a Dress Code?
Dress code is business casual. Feel free to leave the suits and ties at home this time. We do suggest you bring a sweater or dress in layers, as the conference room temperature may fluctuate.
How should I prepare for the event?
Plan your approach. Take some time to go through the conference programme, and select sessions that are relevant for your role, and the HR challenges you are currently facing.
Do some research. If you are unsure about a particular topic or speaker, or perhaps haven't seen them speak before, do some research first on the web.
Check out the Speaker Panels and Participants List. It will give you a good idea of the industries, countries and level of participants.
How can I find my way to the venue?
Once you have registered, you will receive our road-map, which contains directions to the venue; venue contact details; transport information; lost or stolen card/passport help lines. There will also be our direct contact details if you require any further information or assistance.
What should I do during the event?
Network: This seems an obvious thing to suggest, but lots of people can be a bit nervous about striking up a conversation. Conferences are a brilliant opportunity to connect with people who you might be able to help, and who might be able to help you months or even years in the future.
Move around: You're welcome to move from on stream/ conference to another. Don't be afraid, the learning possibilities
are there for you to take.
Tweet: Don't be worried about tweeting and sharing your conference experience during the sessions - remember to use the conference hashtag and the specific hashtag for the sessions you attend.
What do I do when it’s all over?
Follow up: We will send you a complete Participants after the event with email addresses. If you met some new people at the conference, make the effort to follow up with them afterwards.
Implement at work: It can be really helpful to share your conference experience with others - you can do this be providing a de-briefing session to colleagues, or perhaps writing a blog or LinkedIn Pulse post about what you learned.
How and when will I receive my documentation package?
The documentation package will be sent the day after the event and we will email you your login details so you can access all the presentations online, anytime.