What does the future hold for networking and meetups?

  1. Swipe-style business networking apps
  • Swipe decks
  • Professional profile designs
  • Private chat
  • Meet up options
  • Conferences targeting minority-owned businesses
  • Women-only seminars
  • Networking meetups for young industrialists
  • Safe and contactless
  • A lot more durable than paper
  • Inexpensive and more efficient
  • Colleagues working in the same office
  • Co-workers in different branches
  • Friends and associates of workmates, etc.
  • Contact exchange solutions: These are replacing traditional business cards with more durable & wireless profile exchange alternatives
  • Smart notes: Networkers use digital notepads to never forget the who, when & where of it all.
  • Multi-profile features: Now networkers create various profiles to share with specific audiences, and switch between these for social and professional occasions
  • A lack of means
  • An absence of time
  • Travel inconveniences
  • An AI-powered efficient contact management tool will help to keep contacts up to date.
  • Machine learning analytics will analyze connections & identify strong networking opportunities. Kind of like predicting who you’re most likely to hit it off with.
  • Conversational bots & virtual agents may soon take over as the frontline of network marketing

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