NYC has tons of business and career opportunities for sales professionals. If you’re not already taking advantage of events and networking opportunities, you should consider giving one a try. While it might be tricky to pull yourself away from your busy schedule, you’ll find these meetings and conferences more than make up for the effort with numerous professional advantages. By making an effort to connect with the NYC sales community, you can expand your professional network, find mentors outside of your organization, and further your sales skills.
Monthly and Quarterly NYC Sales Events:
1. Building the Sales Machine
- Date: TBA
- Price: $15
- Good for: Sales professionals at startups
Building the Sales Machine offers quarterly sales and networking events, which feature an experienced panelist who has scaled sales teams at various companies. Attendees have the opportunity to ask top sales leaders questions about the unique challenges of building a sales team as a startup. Guest speakers typically include CROs and VPs of Sales at successful startups such as HubSpot and Yodle.
2. Women in Sales (WIS)
- Date: Next event on January 23, 2018, others throughout year
- Price: $10-15
- Good for: Female sales professionals looking to advance their career and network
Women in Sales is one of CloserIQ’s quarterly event series. WIS brings together female sales professionals to share knowledge, foster mentorship and grow community. These two-and-a-half-hour events, scheduled in the evening, offer designated periods for networking and refreshments as well as a panel discussion from featured panelists who have extensive experience growing their sales careers at high growth startups. Use code “WIS20” for 20% off admission!
3. NYC Enterprise Sales Forum
- Date: Next event May 16, others throughout the year
- Price: Varies; some events are free
- Good for: B2B sales professionals involved in enterprise sales
The NYC Enterprise Sales Forum is a Meetup group with more than 2,000 members. It is part of a global organization, Enterprise Sales Forum, based in NYC. Monthly events offer attendees networking opportunities as well as the chance to learn from enterprise sales experts. Past topics included how to access enterprise decision-makers, cultivating a successful attitude as a B2B sales professional, and others.
4. NYC Sales Development Forum
- Date: Next event May 24, others throughout year
- Price: $15
- Good for: Sales professionals. Some events are specifically for managers.
This is another Meetup group, boasting more than 1,000 members. Events are structured to provide networking, speakers, roundtable, and Q&A. NYC Sales Development Forum offers a variety of events, some of which are geared towards sales managers and others for SDRs. Topics often focus on how sales professionals can successfully navigate relationships with prospects and coworkers.
5. NYC SalesTech Meetup
- Date: TBA
- Price: Free
- Good for: Sales professionals who work with technology and data
SalesTech is a Meetup group with more than 500 members, specializing in the technological aspects of sales. Meetings are focused on relevant topics (i.e. Big Data and the sales pipeline, lead generation). Networking opportunities are provided in addition to educational discussions.
6. Dale Carnegie Sales Training: Winning with Relationship Selling
- Dates: June 21-June 23; August 2-August 4
- Price: $1,895
- Good for: SDRs and other sales professionals
Dale Carnegie Training holds three-day training sessions for sales professionals interested in relationship-oriented selling techniques. Training focuses on building lasting relationships with clients that produce consistent sales results. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available. Sales professionals may also take this training as an eight-week course.
Annual NYC Sales Events and Conferences
1. Sales Machine Summit
- Date: June 14
- Price: $199-$699
- Good for: B2B sales professionals
We’re a proud partner of SalesMachine17, hosted by Salesforce and Sales Hacker. This is an all-day event with more than 1200 sales professionals in attendance. The event offers numerous opportunities for networking as well as discussions with leaders in sales and entrepreneurship. Past speakers include Gary Vaynerchuk, Seth Godin, and Trish Bertuzzi. The conference offers both general access passes and VIP access passes. Signup here for 20% off admission!
2. Sales Summit East
- Dates: TBA (early 2018)
- Price: $495-$1,095
- Good for: SDRs, sales leaders and entrepreneurs
Sales Summit East is a two-day conference full of networking events, keynote speakers, and three “master classes” with noted sales leaders. Some events scheduled for this year’s conference are sales and marketing with Trevor Crane, sales negotiation with Tony Perzow, and a cold email prospecting panel. Attendees can choose to attend for one or both days and VIP passes are available.
3. Social Media Strategies Summit
- Dates: October 17-19
- Price: $1399-$1894
- Good for: Sales professionals and managers interested in social selling
The Social Media Strategies Summit is a two-day conference (with an optional pre-summit training session) focused on generating revenue through social selling and marketing techniques. Although many speakers come from a marketing background, this conference is useful for sales professionals who want to learn more about lead generation, social media strategy, and data analytics.
4. Ignition 2017
- Dates: November 29-30
- Price: $2995 (group discounts available)
- Good for: Business executives and entrepreneurs in technology and media
Ignition 2017 is the annual conference sponsored by Business Insider. The conference brings together leaders in technology, telecommunications, and media to discuss digital transformation and how business executives can successfully make noise in today’s digital environment. The event has a lineup of superstar speakers: Jeff Bezos, Sheryl Sandberg, Elon Musk, and Arianna Huffington (among others).
5. Connect to Convert 2017
- Dates: August 21-23
- Price: $795-$995
- Good for: B2B sales professionals interested in lead conversion and technology
An annual NYC-based conference presented by LeadsCon, B2B Leads Con is a two-day conference (with optional pre-conference day) focusing on the nitty-gritty details of lead generation and conversion in B2B sales. Networking opportunities are part of the program. Content tends to focus on how to utilize technology to close deals. 2017 speakers have not yet been announced but will likely include CEOs and other notable business leaders.
6. Forrester Customer Experiences Forum
- Dates: June 20-21
- Price: $2,150 (Forrester clients) or $2,350 (non-clients)
- Good for: Customer experience leaders and professionals
Forrester’s conference focuses on customer experience (CX), offering attendees the opportunities to learn from CX experts and Forrester analysts. More than 1,600 participants are expected to attend this year, the majority of whom are at the director level and above. Conference focuses on how business leaders can prioritize CX with today’s technology and analytic insights.
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