1st Year ECC Future Leader
May 5, 2015
By Stephen Duda, 1st Year ECC Future Leader
Pleasantly Surprised! Is how I felt at my first Mid-Year meeting. I have only been exposed to trade shows in the past and did not know what to expect when I arrived in Houston. I had a great time at the Welcome Reception networking and meeting professionals from various businesses and disciplines. I also ran into some past co-workers that I have not seen in years!
Thursday’s agenda was packed with networking activities, discussions and speakers. I was able to further my leadership skills from Maxim Sytch’s “Influence & Engagement” presentation and also had interesting discussions with other professionals around challenges we are seeing in our current market/Industry. Regardless of the market or role you are in, I see an organization of professionals that have the ability to work together to not only solve problems but to provide new perspectives to help steer our industry into a positive direction. I look forward to supporting and attending the conference and becoming a proactive member of the ECC!