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GLOBAL INSPIRATIONAL NETWORKING EVENTS FOR THE YOUNG PROFESSIONAL

August 5th, 2014

London

Young Professionals in the Arts (YPA) is a networking group set-up to connect creative and visual arts professionals. Aimed at people who work for galleries, museums, writers and other visual art professionals, YPA attendees are given the opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and forge relationships with other like-minded colleagues.
YPA now has more than 700 members, it is free to join and now has no age limit.
Run by Vishal Sumarria and Maria Marro-Perera - ypalondon@gmail.com

Ducciozambrini (DZ) events came about in 2011 when founder, Duccio Zambrini invited a group of friends to meet, mingle and chat – they all liked it so much that he organised a follow-up meeting which had more than 150 people in attendance. It continued to grow in popularity so Duccio turned it into a business. Today he runs between 1-2 events per week – meeting at London club venues.
www.ducciozambrini.com/

Stylist magazineholds networking events run by industry professionals – the first, linked to one of Stylists cover stories ‘The rise of the cupcake entrepreneurs’ proved such a success that they have continued running regular events. Some of the more recent groups have included: ‘How to Start your own Business’, ‘How to get published’ and ‘Entrepreneurs share their secrets’.
www.stylist.co.uk/stylist-network/invent-your-way-to-a-new-career

New York

Whine & Dine HR is a leading New York regional Human Resource group; there are thousands of active members in Whine and Dine. The group is an ideal opportunity to meet fellow professionals, as well as hiring managers in related industries. You can make friends, explore professional opportunities and attend many of the group’s dinner and wine tasting events in Manhattan, Long Island and many other areas.
www.whineanddine.org

New York Business Network Meetup a private group for professionals in the area, the New York Business Leader group provides an opportunity for executive networking. You can meet fellow
C-level professionals, as well as managers in some of the area’s top organizations. An ideal opportunity to help raise funds for good causes and to socialize, the group holds weekly meetings.
www.meetup.com/nybusinessnetwork

BNI (Business Networking International)is a referral based networking group. You can find new clients, leads and opportunities to help grow your business through the organization. Operating on a principle of recommendations, the group can help connect you with fellow professionals seeking your expertise.
www.bni.com

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce is a professional group representing New York’s small and enterprise businesses. The Chamber of Commerce holds local events on important business topics. You can meet some of the region’s top professionals at its many gatherings to further your executive profile.
www.manhattancc.org

Los Angeles

Executive Assistants Organization (EAO) was launched with a desire to change the world of administrative professionals for the better. Every member is a mentor, sharing knowledge and building camaraderie. As a member of EAO, you are able to gain access to a number of resources including help on how to excel in business and how to support the complete entrepreneur.
http://www.executiveassistantsorganization.com/

Net Party helps young professionals accelerate their career path, the events can help build a network of allies in local firms. Dedicated to people seeking to make connections in the area, the group holds fundraisers and social gatherings on a regular basis.
Described as an ‘extended cocktail hour’ the events take on more of a social atmosphere with great music and conversation.
http://losangeles.netparty.com/events

Network After Work is America’s premier face-to-face business networking company with monthly mixer events in over 40 cities. Attendees make valuable connections with other members of their business community while enjoying different exciting venues including clubs, restaurants, hotels, and special event locations.
Network After Work launched in 2009 and has become the largest and fastest growing organization of its kind. Each event attracts a diverse mix of up to several hundred professionals from all industries and career levels. It all takes place on a weekday right after work in a fun and relaxed atmosphere conducive to making connections.
http://www.networkafterwork.com/city/los-angeles

Fort Lauderdale

The Triton Expo, an event open to yacht crew, helps industry professionals to develop the contacts to excel in their boating careers. The Exhibition is an opportunity for captains and crew to meet face-to-face with top providers of goods and services yacht crew require.
There are two free seminars and a resume clinic which offers an honest critique from captains and placement agents.
info@mptusa.com

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is from October 30th – November 3rd 2014.
Fort Lauderdale, known as ‘the yachting capital of the world’ hosts the 55th International Boat Show. The show not only offers industry professionals the chance to network with captains but exhibits over 3 million square feet of boats and sea vessels. There are also a number of boating seminars and workshops free to attend.
http://www.showmanagement.com/fort_lauderdale_international_boat_show/event/