There’s an expectation that professionals should be aware of current issues in their industry, geographical area and profession. Consequently, networking opportunities that allow you to demonstrate your expertise in these areas can lead to results-oriented networking. This is one of the most popular reasons people cite for attending forums. And who doesn’t like the opportunity to get to know and meet new people who work in the same industry? There’s an incredible amount of sharing, learning and leveraging that can happen. A few years ago when people went to forums, they learned lots of things and that was that. Then along came social media and everything changed. When you will look around the Hall of Flags at the Trans-Caspian forum and you will note that almost everyone is tweeting snippets and stats using the #Trans-Caspian2018 . Even if you’re not going to be able to make it to the forum, you can follow us on social media channels using the #TransCaspian2018. There are live feeds, blogs and more covering all the action at this year’s Trans-Caspian Forum.