May Networking Events for Event Professionals

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Ever had that recurring nightmare where someone with your name comes into the public eye and you constantly have to fend off jokes about whether you’re related or just moonlighting from your other, more important job? Or where a celebrity with your name suddenly rockets to fame and does continually embarrassing, cringe-worthy things in the public eye? No. Ok, just us. But poor old month of May. It’s been undergoing a bit of a publicity battering of late, due to no fault of its own.

Never mind May – there is a quick and easy way to get back on track. Why not serve us up some fantastic networking events for event professionals? That would solve all of your problems, right?

Here are some of the best networking and social events for #EventProfs over the coming weeks:

The Investor Showcase (May 2)
Here East, Queen Elizabeth Park
3-9pm
Speaking of May – ever wondered how your investors could be impacted by a post-Brexit Britain? That’s the subject that’s up for debate at this leading tech event which will serve up top content, speakers, debates and even entertainment.

#EventPlannersTalk (May 7, 14, 21, 28)
9-10pm
Twitter

Busy? Yup. We hear you, which is why #EventPlannersTalk is so blooming awesome. Catch up with the action from anywhere just by logging in to Twitter on a Monday evening. Networking made easy. Log in and follow the hashtag to take part.

Leading Women’s Lunch (May 8)
Aubaine Marylebone
12-5pm
One for the female #EventProfs – a chance to network with women from a wide range of industries who are leading their field. Make great connections across sectors and enjoy an informal networking opportunity over lunch.

The Future of Experiences (May 14)
Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road
8.30am-12.30pm
Getting experiential? The awesome TrendWatching work in more than 180 countries and are top of their game in terms of forecasting and researching future trends. This May, they are turning their attention to experiential marketing and running full day and half day events around the globe to reveal the next big things you need to be paying attention to. There is also an option to follow a live stream of the event.

Experiential Marketing Summit (May 14-16)
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
All Day

An international training conference focusing on experiential marketing. More than 1,800 marketers convene to discuss trends, make predictions and sample the latest tech. Heads of some major companies will be present at the event and there will be industry leading insights and talks. If you can make to Las Vegas, it will be well worth your time.

London Christmas Party Show (May 14-15)
Plaisterer’s Hall, EC2Y London
All Day

Sleigh bells ring…No – seriously! It’s time to start planning for your Christmas festivities and what better way to start than to head into a Christmas wonderland in May? Get your Christmas spirit ready and mingle with suppliers, listen to talks and taste some gorgeous winter treats. Everything you need to start inspiring your Christmas events.

Workshops are Beautiful (May 29)
London Transport Museum, Covent Garden
9.45am-4.30pm
Swimming in data but not sure what to do with it? The brilliant people behind Information is Beautiful will show you how to create stunning visualisations and infographics that help you to tell your story with some solid data points.

IMEX Frankfurt (May 21-23)
Messe Frankfurt
All Day

IMEX work with incentive travel, meetings and events and their annual exhibition boasts 3,500 exhibitors from over 160 countries. Expect hotels, venue owners, entertainment tech, innovative new products and a wide range of suppliers from across all sectors of the industry. It’s a huge event and a great place to top up your contacts book and do some great networking.

London Wellbeing Festival (May 24-27)
London Olympia
All Day
Want to know how to look after yourself and your staff a little better? The London Wellbeing Festival is a one-stop shop for all things health boosting and life affirming. Expect plenty of yoga, the latest health foods and 48 transformational workshops focussing on everything from spiritual wellbeing to nutrition and meditation.

Citizen Event (May 31)
8.30-11am
Location TBA on their Twitter
The perfect way to end the month. Created specifically for event professionals, Citizen Event is a relaxed networking morning with no presentations or agenda, just a chance to chat, have a coffee and get to know some great #EventProfs.

Know any more networking events for event professionals? Give us a shout. We would love to hear about them.

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