"It's nice to see that our dinners2connect initiative is attracting a lot of interest in the countries where we operate. The whole initiative started 20 years ago by organizing great dinners for speakers and contributors before the big conferences we organize. In the absence of the possibility of organizing large conferences in Corona times, while at other times it was still possible to meet in smaller groups, we accelerated the development of dinners. They became a tool to keep people connected and growing during these challenging times of physical connection!
Due to the great appreciation of the dinner participants, it is only logical to continue to organize dinners for the different communities, also not directly related to the conferences we organize. This resulted in a portfolio of 18 specialized dinners for the second half of 2022, bringing together more than 1,500 professionals.
I look forward to meeting you at one of the community dinners, and if you have not yet received an invitation to one of the dinners and are interested in attending a dinner, I invite you to register your interest!"
Casper Haring CEO European Conferences United
The Dinners2Connect concept
While our major events are heavily content-driven, our Dinners2Connect roundtable dinners focus on networking. We believe networking is essential to develop and hone skills, stay up to date with the latest trends in the industry, meet potential mentors, partners and clients, and gain access to the necessary resources that drive career development . Additionally, in many ways, attending Dinners2Connect meetings results in a richer experience of attending our large conferences as the initial connections are made between attendees. At the same time, the dinners help to tailor the content of our conferences even better to the needs of the dinner participants.
On invitation only
Participation in our dinners is by invitation only and thanks to the cooperation with various partners, participation in our Dinners2Connect is free of charge and does not obligate you to any other obligation than being part of an interactive exchange at the tables. We invite executives from the country's leading companies and aim to bring together around 65 professionals for each dinner. We carefully select the people we invite to our dinners and make sure the relevant people meet.
What happens at a Dinner2connect networking roundtable dinner?
Dinners2Connect brings leaders together to network and build relationships with like-minded people. The dinners are held in luxurious locations in the business centers of major cities, and participants can exchange ideas in an intimate yet relaxed environment. Each dinner has pre-planned topics with talking points aimed at assisting leaders with the business challenges they face.
The dinners focus primarily on networking and therefore include several networking rotations in addition to a seated dinner, so that the participants have a variety of opportunities to exchange ideas with a wide variety of peers from different companies, industries and regions during the dinner. Whether conversing over cocktails and snacks or forging deeper connections around a shared interest at your round table, our dinners are a rewarding and fun experience.
The different types of dinners
The dinners follow a standard structure;
18:00 - 19:00
Business networking over appetizers and welcome drinks. Starters will be served in the form of delicious bite-sized snacks to maximize networking opportunities.
19:00 - 20:00
Presentations on business insights from selected partners
20:00 - 21:00
Dinner & Table Talks. The dinners are served in the form of an open buffet, providing additional networking opportunities during the dinners.
21:00 - 22:00
Business networking & Open Bar
The countries where we organize dinners in 2023
How to register for one of the dinners?
Partnership on Dinners2Connect