I attended the PM Club networking event at the Cluster.
The PM Club is part of the Melbourne Business Network. A not-for-profit organsiation that exists to facilitate networking and connections for Melbourne based businesses.
The Melbourne Business Network is often a staple for small business owners who are just starting out in business and hosts events both in the morning through its AM Club and the evening.
The event that I attended was smaller than most of the other PM Club’s that I have been to in the past. Usually there are about 40 attendees at these types of event however this event seemed to have about half the number. I think the low attendance numbers may have had something to do with the weather as it was a freezing Melbourne day.
As with other PM Club’s there was the opportunity to easily network with other people in the room as they played games where you met people with a different colour dot to the one on your name card.
I knew quite a few people in the room having seen them at other networking events. The think that I like about the PM Club is how friendly the atmosphere is and the genuineness of the event organisers, most of whom are volunteers.
However, I find following leads up from this event very difficult as many seem to forget meeting at the event. So if you do go make sure that you follow up within a week otherwise it can be difficult to engage.
At the event they also presented awards to the winners of the 3000+ awards who were unable to make to the award ceremony.
Things to Note:
- Location: The Cluster, 17/31 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000
- Highlight: The opportunity to network with almost everyone in the room
- Cost: $40
- Hot Tip: Make sure you follow up contacts within a week of meeting them
- Venue: 4/5
- Catering: 5/5
- Speaker: NA
- Networking Opportunity: 4/5