Are User Conferences Really Worth It?

The Answer is Simple…Yes, User Conferences are Worth It!

Registration fees, airfare, time away from clients! Unless the user conference is in Hawaii, why would someone ever make an effort to attend? The numbers are up for debate, but data suggests  over 40 million people annually attend conferences, trade shows or conventions, not including sales kick off meetings and incentive events.  It’s also safe to say all 40 million people didn’t go to Hawaii for surf lessons or Las Vegas for the warm weather, so what’s the big deal?

For most it comes down to the opportunity to network and interact with fellow colleagues.

77% of business leaders say meeting colleague’s in-person creates better business results. Meeting like-minded individuals face-to-face creates discussions. Meeting people that are faced with the same challenges solves problems. The ability to discuss changes in technology, how others are growing their businesses and listening to what challenges everyone faces is extremely beneficial.

There’s only one way to accomplish all this in such a short period of time, and that’s at a user conference.

At Wolters Kluwer, we not only attend dozens of trade shows and conferences each year, we also host a user conference. At CCH Connections: User Conference we go beyond just networking:

  • Lectures, workshops and discussions directly related to your business
  • Learn about emerging issues and ensure your firm is performing accordingly
  • Focus on professional development and sharpening leadership skills
  • Identify the latest tech trends and learn new tips to enhance productivity in your firm
  • Plus, have a little bit of fun

If you find tech-ready user conferences valuable then please join us at this year’s CCH Connections: User Conference 2017. We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco at the Marriott® Marquis!

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Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting

Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting is a leading provider of software solutions and local expertise that helps tax, accounting, and audit professionals research and navigate complex regulations, comply with legislation, manage their businesses and advise clients with speed, accuracy and efficiency. Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting is part of Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL), a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services. Wolters Kluwer reported 2016 annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

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