Ah, networking. The part of your job where you head to events, and huddle around either the charging station or the hours d’oeuvres table, handing out as many business cards as physically possible. Whoever speaks to the most people by the end of the night, wins, right? Wrong. Planners end up having to make huge requests of vendors and sponsors, so building and maintaining a useful network is one of the most important things an eventprof can do.