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#Eventprofs who learn together, grow together
An EWL event is far removed from your typical structured networking event; no need for formal name badges, forced referrals or uncomfortable cheesy elevator pitches, you can even leave your business cards at the office (in fact we openly encourage it!).
Having attended far too many tedious networking events with people endlessly forcing business cards at each other, and without spending the time to really get to know how they can help each other, our Founder Helen Moon, decided to launch a forum for the events industry that would take the pain out of networking.
EWL offers you a refreshing, far more effective, and more enjoyable way to establish and maintain your business connections.
Following the ideal of active or un-networking (the art of leading with yourself and not your business cards), EWL events are a break from the norm. Relaxed and informal, open to planners and suppliers (no shameless selling allowed) our limited numbers and boutique feel allows you to really relax and spend quality time getting to know your peers better.
Our monthly exchange events focus on peer to peer knowledge sharing and are hosted by selectively invited industry thought-leaders and event experts in London, the Midlands and the North West.
We help each other develop innovative business ideas via stimulating debate that helps to maintain our position as a leading UK Industry, and also our position as leaders at the forefront of our respective businesses.
Business relationships and friendships are built on trust, reciprocity and a genuine commitment to helping and supporting each other.
Each of our monthly exchanges centre on open learning and honest discussion around the topical issues important to us as organisers and professionals in the events industry, and since our launch in 2015 we have debated (in addition to others);
• Gender and diversity
• The role of procurement
• Event apprenticeships
• Event qualifications versus experience
• Event wellbeing and mental health
• The role of industry associations
• Use of event technology
• Event measurement and data
• Effective marketing and social media secrets
• Business development secrets
• Event curation and storytelling
• Government backing and support
• Economic uncertainty
• Event design and food trends
• Entertainment best practise
EWL is unique as we're the only specialised forum of this kind for event professionals, and there’s really no better way to make valuable connections and build great relationships, whilst not only promoting your business and yourself as a professional, but more importantly as an industry thought-leader.
We wanted to share with you one of our favourite TED Talks, take a moment to listen to Mark Sackett talk about the art of active networking, it's what EWL is all about!