For the past two years, I’ve attended FINCON. It’s a conference with about 2000+ attendees geared at financial media. I’m an active duty airmen who has a small real estate blog, so Curtez Riggs suggested I attend the first Military Influencer Conference taking place at the same location as FINCON a few days before it begins.
Two for one!
It was hard to know how this new conference would turn out, being in it’s first year and all. Lots of things were up in the air.
- Would it have enough attendees?
- Would it attract big enough talent? (speakers)
- Big enough money? (sponsors)
- Networking opportunities?
- Well organized?
I’m happy to report, Hell yes on all fronts!!!
The conference was a massive success and everyone that attended had glowing reviews. Everything was amazing. Here are some of the things that stuck out to me:
It started off with a keynote by Emily Cavness, CEO of Sword & Plough. She came up with an idea for making bags and other things out of military surplus items just as she was coming into the army. It’s became a massively successful business and her insights and story was amazing!