Sometimes you need to seal the deal in person. Although modern-day gadgets enable us to do business online, you're often requires to meet clients face to face. As this could entail everything from a board meeting across town to a visit to the head office in New York, finding the right work or travel bag might require a bit of researching.
I'm sure you'd rather avoid lugging around a large mobile office when you're giving a brief presentation in a building a few blocks from your office. Then again, it's important you pack smart, as well as casual clothing for your 4-day conference.
To help you make your decision I have come up with some business scenarios and suggested the items of luggage I think you need for your trip.
Daytime dealmaker with laptop bag
When it comes to city commuting a compact laptop or tablet bag is all you really need to get the job done. For something more feminine, we've recently added a range of laptop bags by Knomo. Started in 2004, this young brand fused part of the word 'knowledge' and part of the word 'mobility' to create its name. Following the Japanese philosophy of Kaizen, which teaches the method of continuous incremental improvement, it aims to make a better design time and again.
Organised overnighter with mobile office
There are several benefits to choosing a mobile office when you're scheduled to fly to your destination. For starters, most of them can be taken on a plane as hand luggage to save you time at either end, and second, they'll have at least 2 wheels for a smoother journey. No doubt all will have a padded laptop compartment, and some even have a removable laptop pouch or a checkpoint-friendly laptop pouch to speed things up. As the name already indicates, this is a mobile office, so there's plenty of space for your office files, pens, phones, a change of clothes and your toiletries.
International industrialist with suiter
On long-haul flights you won't want to travel in your suit, so taking a garment bag instead of a suitcase or holdall would be advisable. A simple Carlton Titanium one that holds a suit, a few shirts and some accessories might be enough, however, if you're heading somewhere like the US, then you might want to consider taking a more deluxe Briggs & Riley Baseline garment bag with wheels and a TSA padlock. A TSA padlock is specially designed for travel to the USA, as it enable the airport security staff to open you case using a master key and avoid having to break into it.
Here's to a successful trip!