BBG Predicts Resurgence in Traditional Networking for 2020

Date: Tue, 14 Jan, 2020

BBG Predicts Resurgence in Traditional Networking for 2020



We continue to see higher levels of attendance at our networking events month on month, suggesting that businesses are revisiting the opportunity and value in the direct relationship between face to face networking and business success.

The British Business Group provides opportunities for its membership and international business community stakeholders to network throughout the year. We pride ourselves on the content and quality of the business briefings we deliver each month and work hard to create networking events which are useful for anyone that attends.

 Last Summer, we shared our observations around the spike in attendance that we saw during the summer months, which are historically quieter given so many expats depart to cooler climates.  Many would confess to believing that business slows down in these months but we experienced a real change in delegate behaviour, with event attendance rising to three times what we would usually expect. We have already seen the same pattern for this year, with a higher than usual interest and registration for the events we have held this month! Our first event for the year was a workshop “How to Economy-Proof Your Business in 2020” and the attendance was well above what we usually expect for a business briefing, with people coming on the day as walk-ins! In the same week, we hosted a joint networking event with SABCO (the South African Business Council) with over 70 people attending to meet with peers across a range of industries in a speed networking format – a great way of ensuring that everyone speaks throughout the evening.

 Engaging with our members at these events and through our membership survey, we have had a real insight to the intensity of preparation for a busy year ahead with Q1 schedules crammed with activity to support ambitious business development goals for 2020. We will of course see the level of information around Expo 2020 pick up too with many opportunities available to businesses here in the region to support this huge international event. It’s the BBG’s aim to be at the forefront for sharing Expo updates and identifying opportunities for our members throughout its lifecycle.  

 Networking is a business and personal marketing tool that is integral to the life blood of our overall business and marketing strategy. Whilst it can be viewed as a time-consuming activity, networking should be viewed as a dynamic channel to find future business opportunities rather than immediate results.

 “At the BBG, our aim is to provide our members with greater access to market information and to provide opportunities to learn best practice across industries.  Our networking series, free to attend for BBG members, is wonderfully unpredictable and because of its open invitation element, every event attracts a different mix of industries. As a delegate of our member networking events throughout the year, you will experience peer to peer sharing of marketing insight and trends across industries in an informal setting in a number of vibrant locations across Dubai” said Katy Holmes, Marketing Manager of the British Business Group, Dubai and Northern Emirates.

 If you would like to attend any of our networking events, please email as at booking@bbgdxb.com or visit our events schedule here: http://bbgdubai.org/events We also publish our events in our weekly e-newsletter and if you aren’t already receiving this then please visit the page to subscribe: http://bbgdubai.org/news/subscribe-newsletter

 

Wed, 05 Feb, 2020

A very warm welcome to the British Business Group!

The British Business Group Dubai and Northern Emirates is a not-for-profit business group open to companies or individuals from the UK with business interests in the region. Our membership consists of British-owned, Dubai-based companies, UK registered organisations and UK passport holders. Our aim is to be the go-to business group in the region, enabling our members to succeed in business by providing early access to opportunities and market intelligence, and hosting an average of 60 events per year. For more information, please contact the BBG business team on info@bbgdxb.com We welcome all companies and individuals from the UK with business interests in Dubai and Northern Emirates to join us.

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Tue, 14 Jan, 2020

BBG Predicts Resurgence in Traditional Networking for 2020

We continue to see higher levels of attendance at our networking events month on month, suggesting that businesses are revisiting the opportunity and value in the direct relationship between face to face networking and business success.

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View from the Chair - No Summer Slowdown here!

If you are reading this in Dubai, then it would be impossible not to realise that yes, Summer really is here! With the soaring temperatures and suffocating humidity it’s no wonder that so many British expats leave in their 1000s for cooler climates in July and August. Many would confess to believing that business slows down in these months but we can confirm, from our own observations at the BBG, that this is certainly not the case this year!

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