Last week, we traveled to San Francisco to attend Inman Connect. Held at the Hilton in Union Square, Inman Connect showcased the latest real estate trends, products, and industry dialogue.
The goal for our time at Inman was to showcase our favorite closing, referral, and housiversary gifts, which proved to be a hit in the vendor area!
Here’s our Inman Connect recap:
The trip to San Francisco was particularly exciting for our team, because two of us had never visited the city. We spent our first day exploring major tourist sites (Hello, Golden Gate Bridge!), and sampling yummy treats along the way.
But, it wasn’t all touristy attractions! On Monday night, we registered at Inman and visited the kiosk where we’d be displaying our gift boxes.
On the second day, we experienced a TON of foot traffic at our kiosk. Local real estate agents were invited to browse the kiosks for free, so we met a lot of new faces. Agents and brokers alike complimented Knack’s beautiful packing and thoughtfully-curated boxes.
To their surprise we had an electronic giveaway for the chance to win the Knacks we brought. This was a huge hit! We displayed some of our most popular sets, including the Mixology Starter Kit, Just Breathe, Family Sundae Night, and La Dolce Vita.
On the third day, we were eager for our founder, Laura Jennings, to join our kiosk. Laura flew in for the day to chat and showcase the Knacks, which was incredible to experience. Laura’s passion and knowledge for gifting is extensive – and, it shows!
In the evening, we experienced our first “Cocktails at Connect” event. The cocktail hour was aimed to gather all the attendees in the vendor area, which brought great attraction to our kiosk.
We loved networking and sipping wine with everyone, because it was a great way to connect individually.
On the final day, we had one last chance to connect with those who hadn’t visited our kiosk. This day was the most intimate, because it was a bit less hectic.
We spoke with several individuals and even had the chance to listen to a few Inman speakers. The speaking conversations were incredibly insightful – we loved hearing about the latest industry trends!
Later in the evening, we attended our final cocktail hour. We spoke with several vendors, agents, brokers, and executives that we missed earlier in the week. Again, we received great feedback about our pre-curated gift sets and the plethora of customizable gift options.
Overall, we enjoyed our experience at Inman Connect. We showcased our favorite gifts, formed lasting relationships, and experienced a meaningful tradeshow. We already can’t wait for next year!