Now that you know about some benefits networking has apart from building contacts and relationships with like-minded professionals, you probably want to get started as soon as possible. To give you some pointers, we’ve created a brief list of Bangkok’s top events below.
Networking for Success
Networking for Success (NFS) is a networking lunch held by Midas’ Karin Lohitnavy and Dan Schwartz on the first Tuesday of every month and is the only event in Bangkok aimed solely at C-level individuals. It gives 20 top executives the opportunity to meet like-minded people in a refined, private setting and share their vision and inspirations. This is paired with a business presentation on engaging topics and a delicious meal at CEO SUITE in the Athénée Tower right next to Phloen Chit BTS station.
Chambers of Commerce
Many countries have Chambers of Commerce set up in Bangkok, and they frequently organize networking events for both local and international professionals. These gatherings can be a great place to meet people from a specific country or industry and help you target your networking efforts. If you are serious, you can become a paying member of a chamber and take advantage of several great benefits, such as being able to market your company in the chamber’s newsletter or getting publicity by sponsoring one of their future events. Some of the top chambers to look at are the American, Australian and Japanese Chambers of Commerce.
Bangkok Entrepreneurs organizes monthly meetups, workshops and other events to bring together professionals from a variety of industries. Apart from giving people the chance to connect, they also aim to provide the latest insights on a range of topics related to founding, developing and running a business. Their signature event is the annual Thailand Startup Summit, which is attended by over 600 people each year and brings together promising entrepreneurs and interested investors.
Skål International Club Thailand
Skål is a professional organization that connects leaders of the tourism industry from around the world at its regular events all around Thailand. It is the only networking group that brings together all branches of this vast industry, including hoteliers, travel agents, suppliers and more. Skål has around 15,000 active members in 400 clubs spread across 80 countries. If you are looking to grow your network globally, this group is worth checking out.
This is by no means a complete list of all the networking events happening in Bangkok. There are many more meetups that are targeted to specific niches and industries, and with a bit of research you are sure to find those that match your needs and networking goals.