Lachlan and I attended the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry ‘Fast Forward Speed Networking’ event.
The event was held on Wednesday 13th of June from 5.30pm-8pm. Located at the RACV City Club on Bourke Street, it was a perfect venue for a large networking event.
The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, otherwise known as VCCI host regular networking events throughout the year for like-minded individuals to meet and form connections.
Business Growth Partners are members of the organistion. We often attend their events as we find its a great way to meet people and form meaningful business relationships.
The idea of speed networking is that you have two minutes to chat to the business contact in front of you. Before moving onto the next business contact.
This quick 120 second conversation allows you to introduce yourself, your business and discuss who you are and what your business does.
After the formal speed networking ends, there is an opportunity for all attendees to continue to network over drinks and canapes. The RACV Club served up a delicious section of food and beverages.
The type of businesses that attend the Speed Networking event was a mix. There were business owners from different industries ranging from small businesses to large corporate firms such as the big Banks and education providers. There was quite a lot of business development managers at this event.
Overall, I’ve attended a few speed networking events over the past few months and I find them quite enjoyable. It’s loud, fast paced and quite an interesting way to meet a large selection of businesses. It’s also a great way to perfect your elevator pitch.
Things to Note:
- Location: RACV City Club, Level 2, Club Pavilion, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne, 3000
- Highlight: Meeting a selection of new businesses
- Cost: Complimentary ticket with new membership
- Hot Tip: Bring a lot of business cards
- Venue: 5/5
- Catering: 5/5
- Speaker: 2/5
- Networking Opportunity: 4/5