In a highly specialized industry like tendering, your team would most likely be either a handful at best, or in some cases, only you. Connecting with industry specialists at networking events can open doors in terms of best practices, a wider community, reliable connections, and unique business development opportunities on a global scale. So, what does connecting with your industry look like? What role do industry groups play in helping you find a community that empowers and promotes your professional growth? We know the answers, and we’re itching to share them with you!
An investment in your career
New people, new places, new ideas. Active participation in industry events, networks, conferences, and webinars may add a level of credibility to your profile and being surrounded by subject matter experts has its own charm. However, there’s a bigger advantage at your disposal: finding a community that further strengthens with your presence and unique business development opportunities on a global scale. While the crux of this blog generally applies to many industries, we’re looking at each aspect from the perspective of a career in bidding. Here’s how industry conferences and events can help you diagnose and develop your professional associations within the proposal industry.
Building a network
Exposure to industry trends, insights, and best practices
An opportunity for career advancement
A chance to promote your organisation
- Show your support and commitment to clients, employees, and the global industry
- Promote your organisation’s credibility in industry best practice
- Develop and strengthen business partnerships across the industry
- Increase brand awareness and reach
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What is the APMP?
The Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) is a worldwide authority for industry professionals who capture business through bids, tenders, graphics, and proposals. There are 27 active APMP chapters around the world. For Australia and New Zealand, it’s the APMP ANZ Chapter.
Training, certifications, networking, and knowledge of industry best practices are some of the benefits you receive as a member. But the platform also offers a chance for members and non-members to participate in networking events and conferences. The ANZ Bid and Proposal Conference 2022 is happening on the 7th and 8th of September in Sydney. This year’s theme is “Reconnect to Grow” and if you’re looking to connect with your industry, the APMP ANZ Chapter could be worth exploring.