1. Business Cards.
Always carry some of your own cards, as well as ones for your close colleagues and business associates, suggests Ivan Misner, founder of the business networking organization BNI
2. A Pre-Made Name Badge.
3. A Pencil And Pad.
4. A Phone Cord And Extra Battery.
5. Your Laptop.
6. International Mi-Fi Hotspot.
One thing about staying in hotels is that it’s hard to predict whether they’ll have decent Wi-Fi and tethering from your mobile is a no-no when you’re roaming, even on international roaming deals like Three’s Feel at home tariff. Avoid huge international data charges by preloading an international mobile hotspot with credit, such as GlobalGig or Tep Wireless.
7. Portable Tools Of Your Trade.
8. A Multi-Charger.
There are only so many electrical outlets in any given hotel room. Plug a multi-charger into one socket and power up several devices at once.
9. Travel Light.
Aim to travel light enough that you can carry everything with you at all times to the conference, to dinner, to the meetings, everywhere. It’s a business trip, after all, and to make the most of it you need to be out shaking hands, not ferrying back and forth to your hotel room.
10. Filter Bottle.
Although drinking water in most Western countries is fine to drink, you may find it tastes a little odd in comparison to your water supply at home. A filter bottle, like Brita’s Fill&Go means you’ll save money on buying bottled water that can be pretty expensive in some countries. Just don’t forget the filters too if you’re going away for a long time!