Making New Friends At Any Age by Bonnie Watts, CEM
It’s hard to make new friends, and making friends later in life is even harder. Gone are the days of lifelong friendships with your after-school sports teammate or college roommate—the kind where the only thing you have in common (at first) is shared proximity. Add work and family responsibilities to the mix and it seems like there just isn’t room left over. Why bother?
Research shows strong social connections can help us live longer, happier lives. They can also help us enjoy the workday and get ahead in our careers. Plus it’s plain fun!
How about a place where you could connect with 3,500 potential friends? Even better, what if they share your interest in parking and transportation, know what acronyms TDM and EMV mean (transportation demand management and Europay, MasterCard, Visa), and understand first-hand that Parking Matters®?
The 2016 IPI Conference & Expo, May 17-20, Nashville, Tenn., is the perfect playground to meet thousands of parking professionals from 45 countries around the world. Meet and reconnect with professionals representing every level of experience and segment of the parking industry. Enjoy conversation and camaraderie with colleagues who share your challenges and experiences.
Join IPI for a dozen unconventional networking activities that connect you with peers who have a common interest while exploring Nashville’s rich heritage and expansive landscape. Pick from networking and social events for the golfer, runner, foodie, musician, adventurer, and history buff alike.
Don’t forget about the networking that comes from taking advantage of the best parking education and training in the industry. Learn from industry leaders, engage in high-energy IGNITE sessions, participate in roundtables, jump into track education, plus much more!
Building relationships is key to success in any career. Register for the 2016 IPI Conference & Expo today and get ready to say hello to your new friends.