5 Reasons to Use a Digital Business Card at COP28

The UN Climate Change Conference 2023 is around the corner. Here are three reasons why you should use a digital business card at COP28.

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Climate change is one of the most potent threats to our world as we know it. Now more than ever, it is vital that we find solutions to mitigate the devastating effects of things like deforestation and waste. Every year the United Nations holds an annual summit to combat climate change: The UN Climate Change Conference.

What is COP28?

The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference —also known as COP28—is being held in the United Arab Emirates, or UAS, this year.  According to the UN Climate Change Conference’s website, COP28 plans to bring “the world together at a critical moment for global transformative climate action.”

What does COP28 mean?

COP28 stands for “Conference of Parties,” and this year will be the 28th annual summit, coming together to create COP28.

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When is COP28?

COP28 is taking place between November 30, 2023, and December 12, 2023. During this time, some of the world’s most influential people will descend on the UAE with the goal of uniting the world in the fight against climate change. Companies, politicians, advocates, and activists will gather to discuss crucial issues, including technology & innovation, inclusion, frontline communities, and finance.

How do I network at COP28?

COP28 will be an incredible opportunity for people to gather and exchange meaningful ideas, which will fuel meaningful change and many more valuable opportunities. Networking continues to play an important role in forging relationships that lead to change, and the humble paper business card seems both antiquated and wasteful, especially when attending a conference that focuses on meaningful, positive change toward sustainability. This is where the digital business card comes in.

With HiHello, you can create interactive digital business cards for yourself or your entire team at a fraction of the cost of paper cards while avoiding the environmental impact associated with paper business cards. Need cards fast? Whether you're planning ahead for COP28 or you're arriving in a few days, HiHello makes the card creation process quick and simple so that you can create delightful, highly customizable cards with powerful calls-to-action and in-depth analytics in a pinch.

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Why should I use a digital business card at COP28?

Going digital is the right thing to do. Wasting paper needlessly at a conference that focuses on climate change seems counterintuitive. Digital business cards transform the way you network, meaning that you can spend more time focusing on what matters at COP28. We recommend HiHello—HiHello is the leading digital business card app and allows you to create and share cards for free. HiHello’s digital business cards are simple to set up, seamless to share, and you can connect with anyone from anywhere in the world via your phone.

Example of a United Nations COP26 digital business card.

Not convinced? Here are three reasons why you should use a digital business card at COP28:

1. Digital business cards are more sustainable

Paper business cards are limited in size and impact. How often do you remember a person by their business card, and beyond that, when was the last time you received one? In part thanks to COVID-19, paper cards are becoming a thing of the past.

Digital business cards are environmentally friendly and exist on your phone. Think about it like this: if you leave the house without your old-fashioned business cards, you’re not going to go back and get them. If you leave for the UAE and COP28 without your phone, you’re going back to get it! By going digital, you’ll always have your business card on you. (You can even share your business card with an Apple Watch!)

2. NFC business cards create waste

Near-field communication (NFC) business cards are another emerging trend, but from an environmental standpoint, they only contribute to needless waste. The planet does not need any more plastic, and with spotty connectivity, it can be a little awkward tapping your plastic on someone’s phone and waiting for something to (maybe) happen. A truly digital business card lives on your phone alongside all the other important apps you need for work. When it comes to networking, digital business cards are the smart choice over NFC business cards.

3. A digital business card is the only business card you will ever need

Editing a digital business card is incredibly simple, which removes the familiar headaches associated with paper business cards, like typos, title changes, and printing delays. Your digital business card can be altered in seconds and updated in real time, meaning you can change it on the fly.

4. You can have multiple business cards

In some situations, you might want to share your company information, while in others, you want to pass along your personal contact details, or perhaps you own or manage multiple businesses. Whatever the situation, one business card won't cut it. With digital business cards, you can create multiple cards, for any situation, without having to worry about fitting another stack of cards in your pocket.

5. You can create cards for your entire team

Preparing business cards for your entire team to attend COP28 can become costly for your budget and the environment if you’re creating paper business cards. With digital business cards, you can equip your team with digital cards that showcase the most important information about your business without putting an unnecessary burden on the environment, and you can create them in a matter of moments. 

It’s time to leave paper business cards in the past. Digital business cards transform the process of handing someone a paper card into something that better fits the twenty-first century. If you’re ready to create a business card for COP28, you can download the HiHello app for free by scanning the QR code below (Professional, Business, and Enterprise plans are also available if you'd like to further customize your cards, or create cards for your entire team):

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