AN INTERVIEW with Sarah Downs, Co-Founding Director at Doqaru Ltd
WHERE DID THE IDEA FOR DOQARUCON COME FROM?
I joined the O&G industry in 2012 and landed in a business development role where I was responsible for supporting our directors with sales strategy and delivery. I was looking for a relative training course or event to upskill/help me learn, but everything I found was very generic and were suited to anything from selling shoes to a drilling rig. During the downturn, I’ve worked with many businesses that have been struggling with their sales development. DoqaruCon provides an opportunity for business owners, sales and business development teams to hear from industry experts and from industry sales professionals who have been there and done it.
WHAT TYPE OF EVENT IS DOQARUCON?
It’s a 1-Day Sales Development Conference for the Energy Sectors. We will focus on Oil & Gas and Offshore Renewables. There will be a mix of keynote speakers, panel sessions and a networking and exhibition area.
WHO IS DOQARUCON FOR?
The event is for the individuals setting the strategy (e.g. Business Owners and Executives) and those who are responsible for the delivery (e.g. Sales, BD and Marketing professionals). We have bookings from start-up level companies through to large corporates from within the energy sectors or looking to engage.
WHY SHOULD PEOPLE ATTEND DOQARUCON?
DoqaruCon is for individuals, teams and businesses that are responsible for parts or all of creating and/or delivering on a sales strategy for a product or service. The event will appeal to leaders who want to create and maintain a successful business culture. Consider attending this event if:
- You Want to Be Inspired and Motivated
- You Need to Increase Sales
- You’re Not Generating Enough Profit
- You’re Struggling to Grow
- Your Business is Stagnant
- You Want to Raise Cash for Your Business
- You Want to Understand Lead Generation
- You Need to Build Your Personal and Business Brands
- You Want to Launch a New Business or Product
- You Need Help to Create a Successful Business Culture
WHAT 3 THINGS CAN PEOPLE EXPECT TO COME AWAY WITH?
We aim to Educate, Motivate and Inspire our delegates. I think that our industry is good at putting on informative events, but often miss out the inspirational speakers who motivate you to push yourself and take action. I’m excited to see how Aberdeen receives the different type of content and speakers!
WHO IS SPEAKING AT DOQARUCON?
We have almost 30 speakers confirmed so I won’t list them all. Most of them are from the industry but we have a few others who will be speaking in Aberdeen for the first time, including Mark Wright (Winner of BBC The Apprentice 2014 and MD of Climb Online), Rob Moore (Serial Entrepreneur & Best-Selling Author, Investor and Podcaster), and VIP Dinner Keynote Speaker Lee Frank Spencer (Founder of The Rowing Marine and World Record Holder).
WHERE CAN PEOPLE FIND MORE INFORMATION IF THEY WANT TO KNOW MORE?
We have created a website specifically for the event www.doqarucon.doqaru.com where you will find the full speaker line-up, agenda etc. We are also posting regularly on social media so follow us on all the main platforms. People can send us direct messages if they want to know more.
HOW CAN OUR READERS PURCHASE A TICKET?
The tickets are available on Eventbrite. If anyone wishes to purchase 8 tickets or more, contact our team [email@example.com] to get a 15% discount. Also, we have a 10% discount code for all Aberdeen Business News readers to use – DQDIS2020.