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12 Networking Tips for Culinary Conventions

Jacky Hayward | Chef's Blade

Don’t Overschedule

In your rush to wring as much as possible out of a show, it can be tempting to schedule every minute of every day. Don’t. If you spend the whole convention rushing from meeting to meeting and session to session, you’ll be so frazzled by the end that you won’t have learned anything. Plus, conventions are largely about networking. Leave yourself some time to breathe and to meet with people and make lasting connections.

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