Consider Adding These Louisville Conferences to Your 2018 Biz Travel Itinerary

Louisville is a vibrant and friendly Kentucky city known for its surprisingly vast and progressive arts scene. It's also a place that attracts business travelers year round, thanks to a standout Convention Center and many thriving industries in town. If you're a business traveler heading to Louisville in 2018, check out the list of conferences below. You may find these events educational and interesting -- and they can be a great opportunity to connect with other professionals in your field.

Venture Connectors Monthly Luncheon

On January 3, 2018, StartupLouisville will host the Venture Connectors Monthly Luncheon. Each month, this luncheon is held to help promote investment activities in the Kentuckiana region. If you're in town for a business trip, head to the luncheon at the Muhammad Ali Center, where you can meet other Kentucky-based investors, hear announcements about new businesses in the region, and listen to five-minute presentations by successful entrepreneurs. After you're done at the luncheon, take the opportunity to stroll on the Louisville Riverwalk, just outside of the venue.

GrowthCLUB Business Planning Workshop

On January 5, 2018, GrowthCLUB from Action Coach Louisville will hold its quarterly business planning workshop at the University of Louisville Shelby Campus. The event will allow business travelers in Louisville to make a written business plan for their quarter ahead. At the workshop, you'll get to narrow your focus for your business in the months ahead, create a tangible 90-day plan, network with other business owners, and more. The event includes lunch. Visit this page for tickets.

Project Management Professional Boot Camp

Are you a project manager in your office? Do you need to get your PMP certification? If so, attend this PMP boot camp in Louisville, which will get you ready to pass the PMP exam on your first try. The workshop is being hosting by eduscil, a company that has designed a course for the PMP Certification, which they offer in cities across the globe. The live, virtual workshop in Louisville will take place on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. You can get tickets for the boot camp on this page.

Digital Marketing Training in Louisville

Marketing professionals in Louisville can attend the Digital Marketing Training workshop, which is being hosted by eduscil in Louisville on January 23, 2018. This workshop is geared towards any business professional who wants to improve their online marketing and advertising skills. If you take the course, you can learn how to conquer skills like SEO, email marketing, paid search marketing, and more. When you're done learning how to be a better marketer, consider checking out some of Louisville's outstanding restaurants, like the storied Jack Fry's, located just minutes from downtown.

2018 National Leadership and Skills Conference

From June 25-29, 2018, SkillsUSA will hold their National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville. The event features contests between highly skilled technical and career students, who will compete in hands-on challenges to prove their expertise. Business travelers can network with other attendees at the event. If you choose to attend, you can also speak to participants and winners of the conference, who can be potential employees, consultants or partners. The conference is free to attend, and you can learn more about the event here.

If you're going on a business trip to Louisville in 2018, it can help to do some research about what's going on in town. That way, you can ensure that you get to see the best of what the city has to offer, when you're not attending any organized event. To keep tabs on what's happening in Louisville, check out the Go To Louisville Instagram page.

Ready to take on the conference scene in Louisville? Let us know which events you're looking forward to signing up for in 2018.