The Ultimate Conference Survival Kit
Attending conferences, symposia, seminars and other business learning events opens your mind to new and fresh insights and is a marvellous opportunity for networking. Being prepared with a compendium loaded with your conference essentials will help you to survive and emerge intact.
When you’re heading to a conference venue you need to equip yourself as you may not be able to return to your hotel room until the day is over. Being prepared with everything you’ll need and keeping it to a minimum so you’re not weighed down are the keys to surviving a conference. Your ultimate conference survival kit starts with the perfect accessory: the new MODENA® Recharge Zipper Compendium.
What is a compendium?Compendiums have been a staple in the conference industry forever as a convenient way to store loose items, take notes and stay organised. They come in all shapes and sizes, but are generally a bound case that opens and closes to reveal storage compartments for business cards, documents, a notepad, pen and other items. They lie flat when open so you can write notes straight into them, and close securely so nothing falls out.
Why the MODENA® Recharge Zipper Compendium?The MODENA® Recharge Zipper Compendium is the innovative combination of a compendium with a built-in power bank to keep your devices charged on-the-go. Designed in Italy and hand-crafted, it makes a stylish and professional statement accessory. It’s A4 size is large enough to hold everything you need without being excessive, and it features organised storage for all your cables, cards and important accessories. Plus, it has a handy pop-up phone stand so you can keep track of the time and incoming messages, and follow the conference’s social conversation.
What to pack in your compendium
PhoneYour phone is the next most important item you must have with you at the conference, even if you have to keep it on silent. As well as keeping you in touch with the outside world, it’s a timepiece to keep you on track for each session; it’s your centre for social networking to stay on the pulse at the conference; it’s the place to store new contacts’ details; and it’s the repository for your itinerary and other important information. You will also need it to take photos of important slides or for audio recording to review later. Slip it into the phone pouch in your compendium for safe-keeping or use the pop-up stand.
Charging cablesWithout a charger cable you won’t be able to recharge your phone when the battery starts to die. The MODENA® Recharge Zipper Compendium’s hidden built-in power bank means you can plug your device in to charge without having to leave the conference to find a power point. Roll up your phone’s charger and slide it into its space so it’s ready to go.
HeadphonesYou’ll end up on a call at some stage during the conference and struggle to hear the caller with so many people around. Pop in your headphones to hear them and for the privacy you need. They’ve got their own spot in the MODENA® Recharge Zipper Compendium.
USB flash driveYou’re inevitably going to collect some merch at the conference, and most likely a branded USB flash drive. It never hurts to have one of these little beauties with you when you’re travelling, so keep it handy in your compendium.
NotepadYour company has sent you to this conference to learn, so it’s important to take notes. You’re more attentive when you take notes by hand than when you type, and you’re also more likely to remember what’s been said as your brain has had to process it more efficiently while creating the notes. Highlight the key points and add what’s particularly relevant to you. Your notepad is already affixed inside your compendium, ready to write.
PenYou can’t take notes without a pen. Don’t rely on the pens supplied by the conference venue; take your own reliable pen. We love the multi-colour retractable pens for conferences as you can switch between colours to add emphasis or for separates ideas, plus you’ve got back ups in case one ink runs out.
Business cardsThis is a networking opportunity, so you’ll need to keep a stack of your own business cards handy, plus have somewhere to house the cards you collect from your new connections. Use your pen to jot down useful details on each card, like common interests, business-related points, or what you need to follow up when you’re back in the office. Your MODENA® Recharge Zipper Compendium has dedicated business card slots as well as a hidden storage pocket for overflow.
HandoutsThe hidden storage pocket is also handy for any pieces of paper you collect during the conference, along with your itinerary.
Other small bits and piecesYour compendium has room to hold all manner of other loose bits and pieces, like small snacks, chapstick or paracetamol.
Make your next conference a breeze with a MODENA® Recharge Zipper Compendium.