The British Chamber of Commerce in Spain, held their first speed networking event in three years, at the Marbella Golf and Country Club.
The BCCS speed networking event, organised by Sarah Victoria Duppa-Whyte, the Chamber’s Administrator for Andalucía, was held at the prestigious Marbella Golf & Country Club last week. The networking event was hosted by experienced event manager Laura Krier. Over 30 representatives of local businesses attended and took part in the 90 minutes speed meet and greet.
Speed networking is a proven method for finding new clients, promoting your business, introducing a new product or finding like-minded business to build an association with; and this event was no exception with a diverse range of industries in attendance. Laura Krier made a short introduction prior to the first ‘meet’ to explain how the event would work; as the majority of the room had not been to a speed networking event before. It is a very simple but effective technique, which allows everyone in the room an equal opportunity to present their business. Each meet allows 2 minutes to every person they meet, following which the addressee then presents their business by return for 2 minutes. Presenting one-to-one means the atmosphere is relaxed but direct.
Special thanks were given to BCCS member Clayton Hopley of Lloyds Bank International for arranging the beautiful room at the Marbella Golf & Country Club http://www.marbellagolf.com and a closing summary was delivered by Derek Langley, a member of the Chamber’s Governing Council, who described forthcoming events for the BCCS summer programme. There was also time allowed after the main event for everyone attending to mingle allowing a second chance for guests to speak in more details with the people whose services they had found of interest.
Given its success, the BCCS are already planning their next speed networking event for the start of May. You do not need to be a member of the Chamber to attend. The more variety there is, the better the networking opportunities will be for everyone so the BCCS welcome any businesses wishing to come along, without obligation. The price per person (including complimentary drink), will be:
(Location will be confirmed).
So if you would like to join the guest list or you have any further questions about the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain please contact Sarah at:
Tel. : 0034 952 667 511Or for general enquiries outside of Andalucía please visit:
Cámara de Comercio Británica en España
British Chamber of Commerce in Spain
Winner of the COBCOE 2011 award for Effective Events Management
Centro de Negocios Martin Buendia
1ª plta. Oficina 4, CP 29649 Mijas Costa