Influence Direction of Industry — Participation in ISBT committees puts you and your company on the frontline of influencing the direction of the industry.
Positive Corporate Image — Provide a positive image for your company as a participant in industry issue discussions and decisions.
Develop Leadership Skills — ISBT provides opportunities to develop project and people management skills through committee and society administration.
Access to Industry Experts and Influencers — Strengthen your technical knowledge, and build relationships with individuals across disciplines and industries.
Networking — ISBT provides an opportunity for productive collaboration, in a safe environment where competition and antitrust law concerns are understood and respected. Most people can help each other uncover ideas and spark inspiration when they get to know each other on a personal level. Often within our companies we are one of few who do the same job. It is beneficial to speak with others who face the same daily challenges.
Take a break from the "work" of work, put yourself in a new space, and get a fresh perspective.
The value in meetings comes from the human-to-human connections that occur. Often people cite the serendipitous "hallway conversations" that they have with other attendees as the most valuable parts of attending an event. While these are not on the agenda, or mentioned in the breakout sessions learning objectives, when two or more people begin to discuss topics on a deeper and personal level, the success of the event to those involved becomes irreplaceable. It is the people that bring the ROI to your time at a conference."Thom Singer, Mastercardbiz.com