6 Reasons to Use a Digital Business Card at CES 2023

The Consumer Electronics Show will bring together tech companies from around the world. Here are six reasons why having a digital business card at CES 2023 and beyond will be crucial for networking.

Smartphones and computers are playing more prominent roles in our homes and businesses than ever. For those who live and breathe technology, the Consumer Electronics Show (also known as CES) is one of the most exciting conferences of the year. With over 2200 companies from around the world coming to Las Vegas, Nevada, CES provides the perfect opportunity to build meaningful business relationships that drive businesses forward.

What is CES 2023?

CES is the world’s largest consumer electronics show, organized by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Tech plays a pivotal role in our lives, and CES is returning in-person for the second time since 2020’s online-only version. The CES website states that this conference “will showcase the latest in digital health, food tech, automotive tech, NFTs, gaming, smart home and more.”

When is CES 2023?

CES will take place in Las Vegas, NV, from Thursday, January 5th to Sunday, January 8th, and promises to be one of the most influential tech events in the world. You can register for CES on the CES website.

How do I collect leads at CES 2023?

In the world of business, meaningful connections are what drive your company forward. At CES, the ability to quickly connect and exchange information with the people you meet is paramount. One tool you’ll need for this is HiHello. HiHello—the leading business card app—allows you to create digital business cards with all your information and share them with anyone, even if they don’t have the app.

Digital business card for CES 2022

Beyond the initial exchange, you’ll also want to ensure your follow-up is seamless, and HiHello makes that incredibly easy. You can sync the connections you make with Microsoft Exchange, Salesforce, Zapier, and many other tools. This means you don’t have to try and remember who you met, where, and when by reading your scribbled notes on the back of the fiftieth business card you collected! HiHello even allows you to add notes and tags to contacts to organize them in the most meaningful way for you.

Why do I need a digital business card at CES 2023?

CES is a conference that centers on consumer technology. To stand out from the crowd—and given your phone will be on you at every moment—having your business card on it is a helpful way to showcase your business in a new and impressive way. Here are four reasons why you should use a digital business card at CES 2023.

1) Virtual cards are completely customizable.

HiHello’s free online business cards offer you the chance to set up a digital business card in minutes. To begin, simply download the free app from either the App Store or the Google Play Store. Then you can upload an image, a logo, and add as many fields as you want. The beauty of your digital business card is that you can edit and update it at any time, even whilst you are making connections at CES! To further customize your card, HiHello’s subscription plans allow you to add videos, PDFs, badges and more!

2) Create more than one card.

One of the great things about attending CES is all of the new connections you can make. But not everyone you meet should be presented with the same information. With digital business cards you can easily create and manage a business card for every situation. Create a card for networking, one for work, and one just for friends. 

3) Make more connections.

With fewer than 20% of paper business cards resulting in a new connection, it’s clear that traditional business cards aren’t the answer to networking in a tech-focused world. With HiHello digital business cards every time you someone receives your digital business card, they are 14 times more likely to follow-up than if you had handed them a paper business card. 

make more connections with digital business cards

4) Anyone can receive a HiHello card, no app required.

The best part of HiHello is that anyone can receive your digital business card without needing anything downloaded on their phone. You can share your digital business card using a QR code, link, email and text. (You can even send your business card through a private number with a premium plan!)

If you like the idea of using an NFC card as well as an app, HiHello offers you the best of both worlds without you having to pay for an expensive NFC card which you could buy on sites like Amazon for far less! All you need is a NFC tag, and then you can write the NFC tag to your HiHello card, which will allow you to share your card with a simple tap. If you have an Apple Watch, you can even share your card via your watch.

5) Manage new contacts.‍

In the past, coming home from a conference meant filing your business cards in a rolodex, then we switched to manually entering contact information into our phone’s contact app. Skip the manual transcription with digital business cards. When you exchange contact information, new contacts are added right to your smart address book, where you can easily organize new contacts.

6) Digital business cards are environmentally-friendly.

Over seven million trees are cut down each year to make paper business cards. If the COP27 climate conference taught us anything, it’s that we all need to do our part to help protect the environment. Paper business cards are expensive and wasteful—going digital is a simple way to do our part and reduce waste, and will help make that great first impression with tech companies from around the globe.

The environmental impact of business cards

Be tech-forward and leave paper business cards in the past. If you’re ready to create a business card for CES 2023, you can download the HiHello app for free by scanning the QR code below (if you'd like to further customize your card, find our premium plans on the Pricing page).

Scan the QR code to make your own free digital business card.
Scan the QR code to download the free HiHello app.

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