It has been interesting to hear from delegates which speeches and workshops they have enjoyed the most over the last four days.
And for me the surprise has been that delegates I have spoken to have enjoyed the talks from non-buyers more than the lectures from those in and around the profession.
Over the past four days we have heard from a retired general, a successful business author, two economists and an Olympic gold medallist. None talked about purchasing, yet all talked about issues that are important to the profession - leadership, the future of business, current economic conditions, and being successful.
As General Halley said on the first day of the conference, “You might get [advice] from an unexpected source. You need to always have your antenna out.”
Advice delegates have clearly taken to heart.