No matter what industry you do, if you want to advance your career, you’re going to have to do a degree of networking.
Thing is, networking only really works when the event you’re at is actually relevant.
We know that better than most, which is why we put together this monthly feature. It’s your one-stop destination for all the coolest – and most useful – events across the Gulf and Africa.
If you know of any events that we should know about, feel free to pop us a mail so that we can consider including it in our next events piece.
Dubai Dash is the UAE’s biggest annual corporate relay. At 1.5km per leg, and 15km in total, the race is accessible to all levels of fitness and is designed to get people out of the workplace and active.
Date: 7 December
Location: The Els Club
This event is designed to give black business professionals living and working in Dubai a chance to socialise and network together.
Date: 7 December
Location: Iris Dubai
This CSR VIP session is designed for Leaders and CSR senior leadership from all sectors and functions, and focuses on their role in mainstreaming CSR and sustainable development within an organisation.
Date: 13-15 December
Location: Dubai Marina
This event aims to use 15 minute workshops to teach all stages of startup development (funding, beta testing, product development, customer acquisition, legal, marketing, press, team building, social impact,partnerships and more).
Date: 17 December
Location: 1776 Emirates Towers
Presented by the Chartered Institute of Personal Development, this three-day course aims to help companies put the fundamentals of HR into place.
Date: 20-22 December
Location: Knowledge Village, CIPD Office
HR Leaders Saudi aims to give organisations the latest tools and techniques to effectively develop the best possible human capital to deliver their goals.
Date: 6-7 December
Location: The Four Seasons Hotel
Presented by leadership expert Julia Kukard, this lunch will focus on about leadership maturity, what it looks like, who has it and what we can do to support our own development.
Date: 2 December
Location: Woodstock Exchange
Now in its sixth year, HR Leaders Africa looks to address some of the most pressing challenges companies are facing. HR leaders will come together to share the latest regional and international best practices and case studies and deliver practical takeaways that you can implement immediately to drive forward your human capital development in an uncertain economy.
Date: 6-7 December
Location:Four Points Sheraton
This brunch is set to bring together business owners, buyers and other stakeholders to discuss the exit options available for SME’s in Nigeria.
Date: 9 December
Location: UBA House
The CEO’s Network is a monthly interactive networking session for CEOs and entrepreneurs operating in Lagos, Nigeria. It’s two hours of informal business discussions and case studies. It’s an opportunity to meet other business owners and market your business one-on-one, because nobody can do it like you do.
Date: 22 December
Location: Mulliner Towers
This Seminar covers various Disciplinary Procedures, different types of situations and the appropriate Disciplinary procedures, legal requirements, Procedures required to carry out the discipline Process.
Date: 8-9 December
Location: Villa Rosa Kempinski
This event is designed to help leading corporations across the country learn the right principles of successful capital raising. The meetings are set to attract CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, MDs and top decision makers of leading Tanzanian and Kenyan corporations.
Date: 23 December
Location: Barclays Plaze
Following its successful inaugural event in Nairobi, Kenya, Africna Women in Tech is hosting its first West African conference. It will provide attendees with blend of hands-on and deep-dive tech workshops, information sharing, and discussions by professional women (and men) within the tech space.
Date: 15-17 December
Location: Impact Hub Accra