I am running a very large business conference in Chicago this August for Entrepreneuers, C-Suite Execs, and other motivated business leaders to professionally network and learn at a higher level. We are The Event for Personal and Professional Success. We have an amazing lineup of famous keynote speakers but I am having trouble finding speaker/sponsors to give short educational presentations to our attendees on various business topics they have expertise in. My goal is to trade the value of our events exposure for the experts educational content to our attendees. This is clearly a great opportunity for representatives or business owners to showcase their expertise and gain exposure for their brand due to the attendee profile of our event. It is an investment as it would clearly drum up some new business for them. Any advice on what type of person to contact or where I should find them? How should I approach them? How to start the conversation?
LinkedIn is the best option since your target prospects are likely to be active. But LinkedIn has this problem of not showing you every result, thus becomes a challenge for most.
If you need your target prospects based on different parameters, I can provide the list which should help you.
Let me know if I can be of help.