Doc loves a good event and even better if it's by invitation only (as long as I'm on the invite list). That's why I've got my eye on the Solutions Summit being held this November 10-11 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois.
The Summit pairs VIPs from top office product dealers with leading technology vendors, software providers, supplies vendors, and wholesalers to discuss opportunities and strategies for streamlining the office workplace.
The show organizers bring in a selected group of buyers to meet one-to-one with a group of vendors. Appointments are arranged in advance and will run for 45-minutes each during the course of the event. The organizers cover hotel, airfare, meals, and transportation for the buyer in order to overcome those barriers to attendance. In return, attendees are required to attend all their scheduled appointments. Buyers like it because they're talking to a C-level executive from the supplier firm - sellers like it because the VIP attendee is a pre-qualified decision maker.
Doc likes the idea of pre-qualifying attendees and then picking up the tab for their travel. If you'd like to be considered for an invite, then you need to fill out a qualification form here.