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Note that we may add or change sessions, day trips, press visits, and other activities, so keep checking back.

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Saturday, May 5 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Power Networking

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If you’re looking for a great way to meet brands, you’re going to love our revamped two hours of Power Networking on Saturday afternoon. We have an incredible lineup of brands coming to WITS '18 to meet with you! Now, you can get the wheels in motion to set up those 1-on-1 meetings. Our networking event works in two ways: through pre-scheduled 1-on-1 meetings, and through group meetings.

Pre-Scheduled 1-on-1 Meetings via TravTrade

Once you register for WITS, you’ll receive an email from TravTrade, our networking and scheduling platform, with all of your login information. The welcome email will have some tips on how you can update your profile and start getting connected with the WITS network. If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the TravTrade team via email at wits@travtrade.com or call +1 212-808-0811.

Here’s what to do once you receive your invitation:
  1. Update your profile as soon as possible. This is going to help sponsors learn who you are, what your niche is, who your audience is, and why they should request to meet with you. 
  2. When your profile is set up, go ahead and start browsing through our list of sponsors. We recommend doing some good research to make sure you know which brands you want to meet with.
  3. About a month before the conference, you can start to request meetings with sponsors! (Note: you will not be able to request meetings until this feature is open. Please wait for this announcement.)
>>> Click here to watch a tutorial on how to set up your profile and request meetings with sponsors.

How does the meeting selection work?
  • There are 10 time blocks to meet with sponsors. You’ll be able to select up to 20 preferred brands to meet with until the Wednesday before WITS (May 2nd). You’ll do this all on TravTrade. 
  • On Wednesday, May 2, we will be running an automated preference matching tool to match you with the sponsors who also wanted to meet with you. You will get a confirmation notification when you are matched with a sponsor.
  • After that, sponsors will be able to manually schedule meetings until the Saturday of WITS (May 5th), so be sure to keep checking back to your profile!
If you are interested in meeting with someone but not sure you’d like a 1-on-1 or don’t get matched, don’t worry! We have something for you, too: group meetings (see below).

Group Meetings

While a small portion of our attendee base will be in 1-on-1 meetings during the Power Networking session, there will undoubtedly be moments when you aren’t meeting with anyone and would like to learn about a sponsor in a small group session.

Here’s everything you need to know:

What are Group Meetings?
If you're interested in meeting with a sponsor during our Saturday afternoon Power Networking session from 4:30 to 6:30pm but aren't ready to commit to a 1:1 or haven't been matched in TravTrade, Group Meetings are for you. Our mini group sessions will take place in the main ballroom of the conference. They will be 10-minute meetings with a brand rep who will talk about their company or organization, the types of bloggers they work with, and more. You can then use the information you gain from that meeting to approach them later (or even after WITS).

How do I sign up for Group Meetings?
It's easy: Click here to see who's participating and to sign up!

Are there any restrictions on signing up?
Yes! Any WITS '18 attendee is welcome to sign up for any Group Meeting. However, you cannot sign up for two meetings that happen at the same time (i.e. are during the same block). Additionally, this signup form will close at 12pm (noon) ET on Saturday, May 5th. Make sure you sign up before then!

What about 1:1 meetings?
If you're on TravTrade* and requested to meet one on one with a sponsor that also requested to meet with you, you will have received an appointment time slot yesterday. From now until May 2nd, you may still go into TravTrade and request meetings with sponsors, which they will be able to manually accept or decline. These will take place at the same time as Group Meetings during our Power Networking session, so just make sure you don't sign up for a Group Meeting during a time when you have a 1:1 already scheduled!

*I'm still missing my TravTrade login information!
If you have not received your TravTrade login information, please email wits@travtrade.com.

Going to both 1-on-1 appointments and mini group sessions?

It’s up to you to keep track of your networking appointments. If you prefer paper, go ahead and print out this schedule tool to stay organized.

Saturday May 5, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Ballroom (Salle de Bal), Verchéres, & Frontenac | Fairmont Le Château Frontenac 1 Rue des Carrières, Ville de Québec, QC G1R 4P5, Canada