Every entrepreneur needs to be out there, understanding competition, connecting with people and looking for ways to break new ground. We live in a world where we are more connected than ever. Still, you have to reach out and learn in modern ways. There is so much happening at once; don’t get lost in the maze.

Sure, it can be tough being an entrepreneur. You do need to continually learn and grow. You can’t be stuck or believe you have reached the peak.  You have to stay on top of your game and be an expert in your industry.

Here are four events that could be pivotal to your career growth as an entrepreneur in 2018.

#1 Brandminds

• Bucharest, 11th of May

This year’s Brandminds, taking place at the Palace Hall in Bucharest, promises to inspire new thought leaders and entrepreneurs. Some of the speakers to be featured at the event include Seth Godin, Robin Sharma, Helen Fisher and Sophia, the humanoid robot.

#2 SXSW—South by Southwest

• March 9-17, in Austin, Texas

You have to be here. There is a diversity of subjects that is discussed and that you can choose from. Some of its speakers include Brian Solis, Daniel Pink and Mark Cuban. Since its inception in 1987, it has gradually grown to an event that has over 420, 000 participants.

#3 Startup Grind Global Conference

• February 12-14, in Redwood California

Startup Grind Global Conference has attracted big names like Guy Kawasaki and Reid Hoffman. You don’t only get to listen to inspirational speakers from around the globe, you can submit your startup to be included in the event. Of course, you will have the opportunity to meet or find representatives from companies like Google, Slack, and Facebook, to name a few.

#4 The Archangel Summit

• September 8, 2018, Toronto Canada

The theme of the Archangel Summit is commiting to giving back. Entrepreneurs, leaders and professionals converge with a mission to make the world a better place. It is about understanding the profound calling in your life, thinking big and being more mindful in your actions. Of course, you will be meeting business-minded people who share the same passions and desires you do.Opinions expressed here by Contributors are their own.

Casey Imafidon has offered solid success advice on sites like Success.com, Lifehack.org, Inc.com and many more. Please visit www.caseyimafidon.com