When Penny first started attending networking events, she found at some meetings, people would either stick with their colleagues (it's understandable, being thrown into a room with stranger can be nerve-wracking) which sort of defeats the object of growing your network. Or you wanted the opportunity to meet a specific person but didn't get the chance.
Speed-networking events prevent these things from happening, in a friendly and fun way.
Arrival and Welcome: Guests arrive and settle in, grab a drink & our speednetworking lanyard
Pizza and Informal Networking (No one should network on an empty stomach) Enjoy pizza, offering an opportunity for casual mingling and a relaxed atmosphere.
Opening Remarks: We'll explain how the speed networking works & make sure you all have a lanyard with 7 rounds of numbers. .
Speed Networking : We'll have 6/7 rounds of speed networking. Each round will last 7 minutes. In that time you'll get to hand round business cards and spend a minute giving an overview of who you are and how your business helps. To let you know the round has finished, we will blow a whistle so you know to move quickly to your next table. The whistle will blow again and you'll start the round with a new group of people. This continues until you've been to all the numbered tables on your card.
The event should finish by 7pm and you should have met everyone in the room and have their contact details.
You'll be sent an email with attendees' details afterwards, so make sure you contact those you want One to Ones with and build up those contacts
Our goal is to create an environment that is professionally rewarding and lots of good fun.
If networking makes you nervous, this is a good event to kickstart your networking journey, as there's no awkward standing quietly (what feels like hours)
The event will start promptly at 5pm and conclude by 7pm
Speed networking is more than just an avenue for exchanging business cards; it's a chance to forge meaningful connections that can evolve into lasting professional relationships. This happens at thebestof Sudbury's Networking events. Whether you're seeking fresh perspectives, collaborative opportunities, or simply looking to expand your network, this is perfect for you.
Space is limited to 18 people, so please book your ticket here.
If you're a thebestof Sudbury business member or Innovation Labs member (at any of the sites) you will have been sent a code for free tickets. Contact us if there are any problems