Cardiff business networking events worth checking out

As the evenings start getting darker, it can be difficult to feel motivated to network. But sometimes it’s worth the late evenings and early mornings. To give you a kickstart, here’s a list of the most affordable business networking events taking place this September in Cardiff.

* Please note, event information is only up-to-date at the time of publishing. Please check individual links below for updates. If you’d like one of your business networking event listings added or updated, please get in touch. Please note, I do not receive any incentive for listing any event.

IoD First Wednesday Club – Future-proofing your workforce, Mair Barron

When? Wednesday 4th September, 6-8pm

Where? Cardiff Castle

How much? £15-20+VAT

What? ‘As the war on talent continues, Mair Barron will discuss the importance of adopting a definitive hiring strategy against the backdrop of a depleting talent pool. As digital transformation takes hold, how do organisations upskill their current workforce to prepare for these changes. There is considerable cost associated with a ‘wrong’ hire so how do businesses attract, nurture and develop the right talent, many of whom perform business critical roles?

Cardiff Business Club: Season launch

When? Tuesday 10th September, 6pm

Where? Hilton Hotel, Cardiff

How much? No charge but please register your attendance by the week prior to the event.

What? ‘Scott Waddington, Chairman of Cardiff Business Club, requests the pleasure of your company at a drinks reception to mark the launch of the 2019/20 series of dinners for the Club at the Hilton Hotel on Tuesday 10th September 2019. Drinks and canapés will be served from 6.00pm. Dress code: Business attire (ties optional)

‘The event is open to both members and non-members of the Club to come and find out a little bit more about the Club and the events we have coming up this season.’

Zokit: Cardiff Networking Breakfast

When? Wednesday 11th September, Wednesday 25th September, 7.15am-9.15am

How much? £13.24 – £18.51

What? ‘With free parking and situated just off Junction 32 M4 at the Coryton Roundabout we are pleased to offer you an opportunity to network with new members and visitors. We will also supply each delegate with a Day Pass to the Gym / Pool / Spa facilities at the Hotel (valid only on the day of the breakfast event)

‘We start with an opportunity to meet in a warm and friendly manner over a coffee or tea. At approx 7.30am we start with an opportunity for everyone to introduce themselves and their business. At approx 7.50am, we have a business wisdom slot. This could cover personal development, a new product or a podcast. We then move in to the restaurant for a delicious cooked or continental breakfast. Following breakfast you will have the opportunity for 3 x 10 mins one to one with a business of your choice. We look to finish no later than 9.15am, however, their is an opportunity to continue networking after this time.’

Cardiff Breakfast Club: Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

When? Wednesday 11th September, 7.30-9.30am

Where? Sophia Gardens Cardiff Stadium

How much? £35

What? ‘Sophie was appointed as the first Future Generations Commissioner for Wales in February 2016. Her role is to act as a guardian for the interests of future generations in Wales, and to support the public bodies listed in the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 to work towards achieving the well-being goals.

Prior to this role, Sophie was the first Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales and the only woman in a police commissioner leadership role in Wales. In this role, she led programmes to tackle violent crime and violence against women and girls, focusing on early intervention and partnership working particularly with health. She reformed programmes on substance misuse and offender management and led a review of women in policing as well the Force’s work to increase recruitment of black and monitory ethnic officers and staff.

Sophie served as a Government Special Adviser from 2009-2013 providing policy and political advice on communities, local government, community safety, housing, regeneration and equality to the Cabinet and First Minister.

With a background in equality and diversity having managed the legal department in the Equal Opportunities Commission and subsequently as a policy adviser in the Equality and Human Right Commission, Sophie chaired and wrote the report of the Councillors Commission Expert Panel on increasing diversity in Local Government.

Sophie served as a County councillor in Cardiff – having been elected at the age of 21 she became the youngest Councillor in Wales. During her nine years as a Councillor she was Deputy Leader of the Opposition for a period, as well as a member of the Children and Young People Scrutiny and planning Committees.

She is currently a member of the Wales Committee of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and is Chair of the international Network of Institutions for Future Generations. She lives in Cardiff with her husband Ceri and their five children.’

FSB South East Wales networking breakfast

When? Thursday 26th September, 8.30am-10.30am

Where? Regus Offices, Cardiff Gate

How much? Free

What? ‘This informal networking event provides a fantastic opportunity to promote your business and develop meaningful relationships with other business owners throughout South Wales.

‘Each month we host key note speakers covering topics of interest and relevant to running a business. So come along and network with a cup of tea/coffee and some pastries.

‘Get the chance to meet members and FSB team in south Wales to find out more about what is included in the membership package and how it can benefit your business along with the opportunity to view the Regus centre and its facilities.

‘We hope you can join us for FREE marketing opportunity for your business!’

Cardiff Business Network

When? Friday 27th September, 8.30am-9.30am

Where? Toshiba Tec UK Imaging Systems Ltd, Cardiff

How much? Free

What? ‘We’re building a community of businesses in Cardiff. Whether you work for a small start-up or large corporation, if you have an office in or around Cardiff you are more than welcome to join us.

‘On the last Friday of every month, we meet for tea, coffee, a bite to eat, and a short presentation from one of the other attendees. The topics vary from month to month so there should be something for everybody.’

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