Diverse. Topical. Well-signposted. These are the watchwords of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s new events schedule for 2022, with the first of an estimated 80 events taking place next Tuesday, January 25.
As the largest business organisation in the county, Suffolk Chamber has established an record over many years for hosting well-run and relevant events.
Suffolk Chamber has responded to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic by successfully running a predominantly virtual offer over the last 21 months.
However, thanks to the success of the vaccine rollout, the chamber is now embarking on a blended use of platforms aimed at giving members and others a much more bespoke range of options.
Based on new member research as to what benefits different types of companies are looking for from participating at events, Suffolk Chamber has introduced a scheme making it easy to identify the core offering underpinning each event: CONNECT (in-person networking), SUPPORT(member-only advice and networking) INSPIRE (led by great speakers) and INFORM (updates on key business-related issues)
The first Connect event is also the first in Suffolk Chamber’s new Safari Networking series, enabling participants to meet multiple business contacts in a relaxed but structured format. It will be held on January 25, at the Edmunds Restaurant, at the West Suffolk College, in Bury St Edmunds, from 8am to 10am.
Ami Birrell, Suffolk Chamber’s events manager said: “2022 is looking to be a really exciting year with a great mix of face-to-face and online events. Suffolk Chambers new four cornerstones INFORM, INSPIRE, CONNECT, SUPPORT ensure we are delivering a well-signposted, diverse and topical programme of events to cater for all our members and we anticipate this will further increase engagement to our already heavily attended events.
“After the past few uncertain years, Suffolk Chamber thought it was important to create an event programme which offers a full and diverse agenda which is also flexible. Therefore, we have fixed monthly face-to-face networking event and headline events, then we have a mixture of our INFORM, INSPIRE & SUPPORT events which will be scheduled throughout the year to ensure we are always providing relevant and current events. It’s a really exciting time, both for Suffolk Chamber and our members.”
For more information: www.suffolkchamber.co.uk and click on ‘events’.