Each year the Marketing Research Association holds an Annual Conference to bring together its membership for a few days of learning, networking and camaraderie. I was pleased to represent Market Connections, Inc. at this year”s event in Chicago, IL at the Marriott on the Magnificent Mile downtown. During the conference, there were several tracks one could follow: quantitative research, qualitative research, business of research, and research end-users. Luckily, I got to attend a little bit of each!
The highlight of the first evening was the new member/ first time attendee reception. This was an intimate affair for say, 75 people. It was a great opportunity to meet colleagues from my chapter, pokies online and I greatly enjoyed making those connections!
Another highlight of the all slots casino conference was the keynote speaker, Chris Kuehl from Armada Corporate Intelligence speaking on: When the Economy Recovers, Will You? Thinking an economist might be a little dry; I arrived a little late and was very sorry I had. He was very entertaining and informative. His spoke at length on the economic stimulus, and how the U.S. plan compared to the plan in China. He explained that China”s stimulus plan appears more effective, as the money was distributed very quickly.
Check back soon for more about my adventures at the MRA conference!