Tonight the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) held another of their Fast Forward – Speed Networking events. This time the event was held at Pitcher Partners new offices on Collins Street, with a stunning view and an expansive space, it was a great location for the event.
As with the previous Speed Networking events, asides from the event last week, each conversation lasted for two minutes. This was enough time to provide an introduction to your business and learn more about the other person’s business.
Speaking more or less constantly for around an hour in a loud room is always an interesting challenge. Some people were fairly difficult to hear as they were softly spoken, but the majority of attendees made sure they were easily understood.
The attendees of the event ranged from Lawyers with varying size law firms, through to hospitality specialists and everyone in between. Speed Networking always represents a fantastic way to meet a large number of contact fairly efficiently, while still having a meaningful conversation with them. I also spoke with a few people I had met before. Both during the Speed Networking portion of the event and the networking opportunities at both ends of the event.
The catering presented by Pitcher Partners and VCCI was fantastic, including a wonderful slow cooked lamb and polenta canape! None of the canapes disappointed, all offering something different and equally tasty.
I thoroughly enjoyed this month’s Speed Networking event and will definitely attend the next event in November.
Things to Note
- Location: Pitcher Partners, 664 Collins Street, Melbourne
- Highlight: Fantastic way to meet a large number of contacts
- Hot Tip: Make sure to bring plenty of business cards
- Venue: 4/5
- Catering: 4/5
- Speakers: N/A
- Networking Opportunity: 4.5/5