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Join us on for another vibrant networking evening .
All very nice people in a relaxed atmosphere.
We meet this time in the newly refurbished White Swan in Commercial Road on the ground floor. It is good to be supporting this venue that has been on the London Scene for many years and was recently threatened by closure. Not any more as beckons the investment made in this now swanky venue. There is a happy hour till 8:30pm with really, very inexpensive drinks...
If you have yet to come or have not been for sometimes: please read here.
Our meeting this month will be preceded by the Gay Business Association Annual General Meeting that will start at 6:00 and will conclude at 6:30pm, bona fide members of the Gay Business Associations are invited to join the Gay Professional Network at no cost. (There is a special registration link sent to them with the notice and agenda).
The Raffle will be sold for the profit of the Positive East. All advanced ticket holders will receive a free raffle ticket on arrival, more can be purchased on the evening (£5 a ticket, £20 a strip of 5). Anyone wanting to give something towards the raffle please let me know or bring with you..
During the course of the evening you have the opportunity to promote your business or yourself, please indicate that you wish to do so on the registration page.
When you register you are asked for your name and email address for you and your guests and a few simple questions so that we can better match your requirement of the evening and to help you further your business or career. Please note the answer to the question "I am/I do: " in the registration process is written both on your name badge and this page (below). Maximum two words please. ie: First Name, Surname: Jean-Francois Dor, I am/I do: PR & Events.
Expect a mix of great people and conversation to make meaningful social and business contacts.
Do bring your business cards to network but please mean it when you exchange cards.
Registration/membership does not always include drinks and nibbles, although we sometimes have to pay for it. In the case of the Savile Club, we just about broke even as we paid for room hire, drinks and nibbles. GPN has operated since 2010 on a non profit basis. The excess pays for websites, promotion, stationary, banners etc. We rely on the venues to sponsor this in exchange of considerable publicity to our Network worth several thousand of pounds, we try to support venues owned and managed by LGBT people). If you do know someone who would like to host our events please let me know.
If there is a photographer in the room, please let him/her know if you do not wish your picture to appear on the website or facebook page and tagged. It is assumed that everyone is happy to have their pictures to be used for the promotion of the network.
To be a fully fledged member of GPN cost only £1 a day, £ 5 a week, £20 a month or £200 a year payable on a recurring basis which gives you FREE registration to all the networking events, including those in the City and elsewhere in London and soon the Country. If you are ready for this, proceed here.There are many advantages to be a member such as free legal, financial or events consultation and free entries to many clubs, discount and other perks.
Full cash bar in operation once the venue has stopped serving the refreshments offered (if any) and further nibbles can be purchased from the bar. (when there is a license bar, otherwise till we finish all the bottles).
We very much look forward to seeing you and your friends and colleagues to make meaningful business and social contacts.
With best wishes,
Jean-François for the GPN