From a Spring business conference to a directors’ awards dinner, networking breakfast events to after hours mingling, May has something for everyone looking to grow their professional network in Cardiff. Here’s a round-up of the main events.
Branded the one viewers love to hate, Dan Egan from Veep (my new favourite satire series) has a point when it comes to networking. Making new connections via business networking events is an essential marketing tactic for many businesses – but new contracts or sales aren’t the only benefit.
I was privileged to be involved in organising the Bevan Foundation’s event ‘The Feminine Organisation’ this week, an event focused on addressing the prevalence of gender inequality in the workplace. It was refreshing, if at times disheartening, to be in a room with so many women who have experienced the same gender-related challenges at work.
Cardiff has some amazing venues for event hosts to choose from: the Millennium Centre’s Sony Room with its balcony view of lunchtime concerts, Techniquest with it’s after-hour events for up to 100 sit-down or 500 buffet guests, and the Castle tower rooms which you can hire for a memorable, but I imagine chilly, medieval banquet – though accessibility is limited. Can you tell I’ve been organising quite a few events recently?
It’s no secret that personal connection helps secure good business relationships. It’s largely the reason so many business owners give me when they say they need to go to more networking events. I usually agree, but am quick to empathise that allocating time to networking is a challenge.
I was delighted to be able to organise an event for the CIM Wales Board last week on Agile Marketing for Internal Engagement. I’m no stranger to the challenges of internal comms, particularly when it comes to geographically dispersed companies, and having met with the DevOpsGroup team previously they struck me as an ideal case study for such an event. Continue reading What does award-winning Agile marketing look like?