The 2023 Australian Crypto Convention is set to be the biggest crypto event in APAC. Here are 7 tips to help you maximise your networking opportunities to build your brand and business.

Networking events provide invaluable opportunities for professionals to connect, learn, and grow. When it comes to the world of crypto and blockchain tech, few are as major as the Australian Crypto Convention. Founded in 2022 in Brisbane, the event has quickly grown to become a weekend of investment and networking opportunities, learnings, community building and more. With more than 15,000 attendees expected to descend on the Melbourne Convention Centre this November to hear from more than 250 global and local pioneers in the space, it’s an event not to be missed.

For enthusiasts, business owners, project founders, investors and professionals seeking new career opportunities, the networking opportunities are endless. To help you make the most of the event, here are 7 networking tips to ensure your experience is unforgettable.

1. Set clear goals

Before attending AusCryptoCon ‘23, work out what you want to get out of the event. Are you a business or project owner looking to partner with investors or outsource some work to other businesses? Are you going because you want to learn about a particular aspect of crypto like trading tips to improve your investment game? Do you want to build your Web3 network and meet like-minded people? Be sure to check back to this year’s agenda closer to November to help you navigate your schedule and make the most of your time and resources, listing key people or businesses you’d like to connect with while you’re there.

2. Be prepared


To make a lasting impression, come prepared. Get familiar with what’s making headlines in the space, what trends and technologies people will be talking about, and the background of some of the headline speakers. Also have a think about your own elevator pitch – plan how you are going to introduce yourself in one line to people you meet. It might seem hard, but crafting an elevator pitch will keep you on message and allow you to narrow down your core objective for attending, allowing you to engage in more meaningful conversations.


3. Be an active participant  

Getting the most out of networking means two-way conversation. Listen actively to people you meet and ask insightful questions that demonstrate your genuine interest. Remember to bring a stack of business cards to exchange contact information. Engaging with others in a friendly and professional manner will help you build valuable relationships and expand your network.

4. Attend relevant sessions

We aren’t exaggerating when we say that AusCryptoCon ‘23 is going to be jam-packed with workshops, keynotes, panels and events (not to mention a hall of exhibitors!). It’s going to be impossible to be present for everything, so make sure you’ve prioritised what events you want to attend and speakers you want to hear from. Take notes at each session you attend and don’t be afraid to speak up and ask questions – the weekend is a learning opportunity for all of us! 

5. Get active on your socials 

thoughtSocial media is one of the best ways to enhance your profile and connect with people prior to the IRL event. Follow AusCryptoCon to stay up-to-date on speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and more, and even e-intro yourself to some key connections you’d like to make during the weekend. During the event it’s also good to share your learnings and insights with relevant tags and hashtags, so that you can join the flurry of conversation online, which leads us to our next tip…


6. Follow up with your connections 

AusCryptoCon ‘23 may only be two days, but the conversations and connections started definitely won’t go anywhere if you put in effort to foster them. Follow-up with people you met by sending them a message on socials and add your voice to recap conversations talking about your favourite speakers or workshops. Actively nurture your relationships by focusing on your own value adds; keep your new connections in the loop about what you’re working on, your next moves in the crypto space and who you’re meeting again. It’s also a great idea to keep sharing thoughts and insights to spark online conversation and debate – we’re all on the learning journey and it’s great to keep conversations and knowledge sharing going.


7. Reflect and iterate


Whether AusCryptoCon is your first or your 50th networking opportunity, there are always lessons to be learnt and skills to develop. When the dust has settled down take some time to look at your attendance goals and see how well you met them based on the types of connections you made, the things you learnt and how you conducted yourself. Identify any areas that need development or refinement and iterate your strategies. Remember, you’ll only get better with experience!

Keen to attend ACC 2023? Grab your tickets here and check back on our main agenda and speakers pages to stay in the know with the latest announcements. You can also follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and TikTok.


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