Much as the introverts among us would like to pretend otherwise, networking is a crucial part of doing business. One of the best ways to network is to attend events relevant to your industry and career.
Thing is, it’s not always easy to know what those events are, much less when and where they’re happening.
Fortunately, we’re here to help out with our monthly guide to networking 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 the next events piece
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Presented by the International Society of Qualified Coaches, this event is focused on improving people’s elevator pitch skills, along with providing the opportunity to network.
Date: 1 February, 18:00-20:00
Location: Dubai Offshore Sailing Club
This event is aimed at all wellness, fitness, beauty enthusiasts. Attendees will also have the chance to talk to the founders of home spa detox line from The Netherlands called “OF THE ISLANDS”
Date: 5 February, 10:30 — 13:30
Location: The Meydan Hotel
This two-day event will focus on what makes a strong business performance management framework and what you can do to optimise the setup in your own organisation.
Date: 8-9 February
Location: Hilton – Jumeirah Beach
This event, presented by MAHAM Management Consultants, aims to give attendees the skills they need to manage a tough conversation at home or at work.
Date: 11 February, 10:00-16:00
Location: Green Tower
People are the single most important consideration for every organisation, yet many of today’s offices aren’t designed to support their needs and activities.
With Living Office, Herman Miller claims to offer a new kind of workplace, one designed around a research-based understanding of people, the work they do, and the tools they need to succeed.
In this seminar it will share the research findings from projects where the Living Office concept was implemented, using a variety of research tools, including the Leesman Index survey tool.
Date: 12 February, 18:30-21:30
Location: Herman Miller Regional Design Centre
This three-day short course aims to help attendees put the fundamentals of HR into practice.
Date: 14 February
Location: Knowledge Village
Presented by the Gracious F, this free course aims to inform attendees about colour psychology as well as how it affects both branding and the workplace.
Date: 18 February, 10:00 — 12:00
Location: Dubai Design District
Presented by Heriott-Wyatt University, this workshop is all about understanding human behaviour in the future of the workplace. It will give attendees a taster of business psychology discussing key changes occurring within organisations.
Date: 20 February, 18:30-20:30
Location: Gloria Hotel
The Wellbeing at Work Event is a one-day conference in in Dubai for HR professionals, business leaders and consultants. Attendees will have the chance to learn from experts and peers about the latest wellbeing and happiness developments and successes that are enhancing individual and organisational performance in companies across the UAE region.
Engage Me will be at this event, so look out for our articles before, during, and after.
Date: 21 February
Location: The Palace Downtown Dubai
Design Thinking as a tool and process has become popular in the world of business today. This course looks at different aspects of radical thinking and can be seen as a new approach to deal with Growth, Innovation and Problem Solving.
Date: 24-25 February
Location: Hyatt Regency Dubai
This event will see international coach, speaker, and mentor speak about how attendees can plan their growth and manage their career.
Date: 25 February, 10:30-16:30
Location: Knowledge Village
If you run a Green Service or Supply Business or are in – charge of Sales & Business Development in a Green Business this is a great opportunity to learn and network with your peers.
Date: 1 February, 09:00 – 11:00
Location: Al Maqam Tower
SPOUS, a group of 7 students, will be discussing their most recent startup SKEWERS. They will be giving a talk on “The power of passion in business”. The talk will revolve around the important ingrediants to a successful startup. They will also share with their journey and experiences as entrepreneurs.
Date: 1 February
Location: Al Hamra Tower & Mall
This is a meetup for women who want to talk about women in entrepreneurship, women in business, women and work etc. It is designed to be a supportive space for open conversation.
Date: 2 February
Location: Workshop 17
This event will see international entrepreneur, speaker and best-selling author Mike Handcock talk about the latest trends in business, how to make money online, and simple Tools, techniques and hacks that can really assist you to grow.
Date: 6 February, 18:00 – 20:30
Innovator’s Club is an opportunity in which execs from all types of sectors dare to connect.
It’s vision is “to disrupt the status quo by cultivating a positive community of meaningful thinkers who have a unified passion for technology, innovation and social change.”
Date: 2 February
Location: Winchester Mansions
Date: 6 February
Location: Stellenbosch Lodge
February’s #TechTalkCPT looks at the emerging technologies that will shape our lives in the decade to come and how it will effect marketing in various industries.
Date: 8 February, 18:00 – 20:00
Location: 22 Seven
This 1-Day Design Thinking Course has been designed to help facilitators, practitioners and researchers renew their focus on empathy generation and what it means during a Design Thinking process.
Date: 13 February
Location: Workshop 17
The Hookup Dinner, commonly known, as THUD is Africa’s fastest growing aggregator that instills a culture of entrepreneurship through networks and development in local communities within each city in South Africa and the rest of Africa where it establishes a presence.
Date: 3 February
Location: OPEN Collaborative Workspaces
This event will see renowned primatologist Dr Jane Goodall in conversation with paleoanthropoligst Professor Lee Berger. It’s a rare opportunity to see of the world’s finest scientific minds in conversation with each other.
Date: 9 February, 18:00
Location: Urban Yard Rooftop Venue, Riverside Junction
Go Gaga Experiential in Partnership with MicroWorld International will be holding a two day workshop that will teach attendees the basics of digital marketing.
Date: 1-2 February
Location: MicroWorld International, Citadel Building
This beginner workshop is for everyone interested in how to include persons with disabilities into the workforce at their companies or organisations.
Date: 15 February, 18:00-21:00
Location: Riziki Hub
In this free seminar, sponsored by Pathways International, the speakers will help attendees learn how to use Business Intelligence and analytics to create value and direct business impact for stakeholders, partners, and customers.
Date: 24 February, 08:00-13:00
Location: Saachi Plaza
This waste management and recycling training and exhibition is for stakeholders and aspring waste management entreprenuers who want to learn how they can tap in the Wealth of the US$100-billion Industry.
Date: 4 February, 10:00-13:00
Location: Tulips & Orchards Restaurant and Bar
Business Nature Walk is a quarterly motivational and mentoring walk meeting for entrepreneurs and career men and women. The objective is to provide a green space to walk and talk on set goals between participants, which not only results in higher levels of well-being but also improved ability in creativity and problem solving.
Date: 4 February, 09:30-12:00
Location: Lekki Conservation center
This seminar will give you the basics you need to build your brand internationally.
Date: 17 February, 10:00-16:00
Location: MAN House