NEXT Events Lets You Network On a Cruise Ship
NEXT Events brings business-to-business networking to cruises. President and CEO Michael Schneider says he uses a cruise ship’s isolation to bring opportunities to business owners.
Business owners can meet, make partnerships and network with suppliers all while enjoying five days and four nights on a floating city. Schneider says that the two-day, land-based events that are the norm are expensive and busy, not allowing customers to enjoy the location or touristy programming. He says NEXT Events also take away the speed-dating feel of trade shows and allows suppliers to leave a better impression on possible customers.
Schneider encourages entrepreneurs to do a little bit of everything. He wears several hats during his events, filling in gaps and making sure things get done.