Now that January is finally over, we can all begin to enjoy the odd hint of sunshine and the longer stretch in the evenings that many hope will accompany the Spring months. Of course, with the Spring season comes the opportunity to attend some wonderful networking events.
Events of all shapes and sizes have begun popping up and soon enough our calendars will be full of fantastic networking opportunities. From corporate events to fun get-togethers, it’s important to attend some of these events and use them to help expand your network beyond your own clients or coworkers. New leads and possible business partners can be found from conversations that are struck up during these types of events, so try and get to at least one a month.
Glandore host a variety of networking events throughout the year for our members and we encourage all to attend. However, it’s important to step out of your comfort zone and check out what else Dublin and Belfast have to offer.
1. Members Meet-up Breakfast—Monthly, Dublin
Community has always been an integral part of our family business, and something that drives us to find new and innovative ways to create connectivity in our flexible workspaces.
With a diverse range of member companies throughout Dublin and Belfast, we have been lucky to create a dynamic and vibrant working environment here at Glandore. By increasing networking opportunities between our offices, we hope to foster more collaboration and long-term partnerships between our member companies.
As part of our extensive Glandore Members Network offering, we are launching our inaugural Meet the Member’s event on February 9. This monthly event will be a chance for our Glandore Members to socialise with one another over a healthy breakfast, while introducing any new members to our working environment and Glandore community.
2. Glandore’s Wine Wednesdays—Monthly, Dublin
This a regular social event for all of our members. We host a wine reception in our on-site restaurant, Suesey Street
In putting the community at the forefront of our operation, the events we provide aim to connect and inspire our members, while giving them the space and support to grow their business.
This event provides a great opportunity for our members to mingle, network and bounce some business ideas about or even develop some important business relationships. It has proved successful since its recent introduction and is something we believe our members will look forward to every month!
3. Women in Tech Conference 2018—February 8, Belfast
This is the first Women in Tech Conference
, organised by Women in Business NI. The organisers hope this will be a day of empowerment as it will gather role models, both male and female, who innovate, challenge and embrace technology.
The event will also see a host of inspirational women who have achieved great success in the sector tell their stories.
The conference takes place on February 8 in Titanic Belfast between 8am and 4pm. Tickets are priced at £60.
4. OFFSET Dublin—March 23-25, Dublin
Expecting to pull in a massive crowd again this year, OFFSET Dublin
will arrive to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre next month and will bring with it the very best in the world of creative industries.
Influential speakers hailing from a multitude of backgrounds including Graphic Design, Photography, Animation, Fashion, Film, Illustration, Industrial Design and Art are set to host passionate and innovative workshops and give inspiring talks about their chosen field.
Creatives young and old are encouraged to get down and get involved.
5. Talent Summit–February 22, Dublin
Ireland’s largest HR and Leadership conference, Talent Summit
, is back and is taking place this February in The Convention Centre in the heart of Dublin’s Docklands.
The conference will feature talks from internationally renowned thought leaders to discuss a range of topics such as diversity in the workplace, talent procurement, performance improvement, leadership, cultivating office culture and workplace wellbeing.
6. Northern Ireland Talent Development & Retention Forum—February 26, Belfast
The Northern Ireland Talent Development & Retention Forum
will take place in the Grand Opera Theatre later this month and aims to improve business culture in Northern Ireland.
Everyone is encouraged to attend this great networking opportunity and possibly develop some new business links.
Their first two events have already sold-out but tickets are still on sale for their other talks and workshops which they have just announced. These include a talk from Michael Dunlop (International Ambassador for the Association of Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and Sean Connolly (author, speaker and performance coach specialising in self-confidence and mental health).
7. Northern Ireland Young Entrepreneurs Launch—March 22, Belfast
The Northern Ireland Young Entrepreneurs Launch
is set to be a great event for those interested in entrepreneurship.
Hosted by Stephen Hoffman Consulting, the launch will take place in The Parador Inn in Belfast City and will be chaired by motivational speaker Philip Bain.
8. Dublin Tech Summit—April 18-19, Dublin
This year’s Dublin Tech Summit
is looking likely to blow last year’s out of the water with a stellar line-up of global leaders in the fields of innovation, business and technology who aim to change the world and shape a brighter reality.
Held in The Convention Centre, attendees will be treated to talks from industry leaders and tech giants.
Here at Glandore, we put community at the forefront of our operations. We aim to create an environment for individuals to grow. We offer flexible and tailored office spaces in Belfast and Dublin. Office sizes can range in style from a single desk in a shared coworking space to an entire building capable of hosting any size workforce. To find out more about our facilities and member exclusive services, click here to arrange a tour.