The countdown is on – National Networking Day

Less than two weeks to go – National Networking Day

18th August 2016

In less than two weeks, the Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML) will be fighting to set a new Guinness World Records™ title for the Most people attending a business speed networking event (multiple venues), with a day of national networking on 29th August 2016.

Open for professionals, students, job seekers and community members, the IML National Networking Day will celebrate ‘real’ networking, with simultaneous events taking place across the country; in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Darwin and Cairns.

In this global marketplace, where virtual networking is on the rise, the importance of face-to-face rapport and networking ‘chemistry’ is more important than ever. National Networking Day is encouraging individuals to develop these ‘real networking’ skills and develop a platform for personal career development, business growth and overall better business collaboration for the future.

With seven simultaneous events taking place across the country, IML is ready to break the record, however to achieve this the overall total of attendees must exceed the single-venue record of 1,068 participants. In 2013, IML’s Regional Committee in Cairns broke the Guinness World Records™ title for ‘Most people attending a business speed networking event in a single venue’, with 475 people across 215 business sectors exchanging business cards in one location. So now Australia has decided it’s time to bring a new networking title down under.

The event will see 1.5 hours of speed-networking take place – where guests have three minute rounds to introduce themselves and network with a fellow attendee. To break the Guinness World Records™ title, each attendee must meet with a minimum of 20 other participants. In addition to this valuable face-to-face networking experience, guests are invited to enjoy drinks following the event.

So for those who are seeking growth opportunities, new connections, job hunting, business developing or team building, it’s the perfect opportunity to gain some real face time and expand your network.

Prices start from $55 for IML Members, $75 for Non-Members, and $50 for full-time students.

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