Manufacturing & Distribution
article was published in the April 2023 edition of NTEA News.
a whirlwind Work Truck Week 2023 (WTW23) was for so many of us. It always
impresses me seeing the commercial vehicle community in action at this event.
The depth and breadth of WTW23 includes so many exhibitors showcasing their
products, making news on the show floor, and connecting with current and
prospective business partners on win-win opportunities.
now that WTW23 is behind us, how can you make the most of your experience at
likely gathered a great deal of printed and digital information at the event.
While it’s fresh in your mind, compile and organize those materials and your
notes so it’s helpful and usable for you. Remember, Work Truck Week and Green
Truck Summit Conference Package registrants have access to many educational
session recordings and other on-demand content until April 15, 2023. Just
access your WTW23 Planner at wtw23.mapyourshow.com/ and select On-demand.
WTW23 networking events, educational sessions and exhibit hall offered a great
platform to meet and connect with industry professionals and organizations,
whether you were looking to expand your knowledge or generate business leads
and solutions. Just like you did with your show materials, gather and organize those business cards so they’re easily
accessible when you need them.
a list and create an action plan
again, while it’s top of mind, make a list of actionable items you can put to
work now and in the future. This is your list to develop based on your needs
(sales, procurement, professional/organizational collaboration, educational
development, mentorship, etc.). Once drafted, narrow it down to a few of the
best ideas and make them actionable with a timeline of what you want to do, how
you want to do it and when.
you go through the process of organizing your materials, contacts and making
your list of actionable items, it may make sense to share your learnings and
experience with colleagues, team members and leadership. Whether you’re
interested in boosting organizational efficiency, generating sales and supplier
leads, leveraging educational insights or building relationships, you likely
generated ideas that can help support company objectives.
your WTW23 experience on LinkedIn and other social media platforms may help you
connect and engage with others in your professional journey. It’s good to be
for Work Truck Week 2024
your calendar for Work Truck Week 2024, March 5–8, 2024 at Indiana Convention
Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.