With just over two weeks to the west of Ireland’s biggest business networking event, organisers are predicting that MeetWest 2015 will sell out ahead of schedule. Now in its fifth year, MeetWest takes place in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, on Wednesday November 18 and Thursday November 19.
Speaking this week, Sheila Byrnes, project manager MeetWest, said: “We have had an unprecedented demand for places and it is very likely that we will close registration ahead of schedule this week.” The two day business networking conference has attracted strong interest from businesses across the west of Ireland and further afield with some of Ireland’s leading companies signed up to attend.
Businesses from all sectors have registered for the event including representatives of business networks, Irish public sector buyers, micro-enterprises, SMEs, and multinationals. Check out www.meetwest.ie for a full list of those already registered. More than 4,000 one to one tailored networking meetings will be held during the event complemented by a panel discussion, a showcase of Roscommon food, and a networking dinner.
According to Sheila Byrnes, the structured networking meetings facilitated by MeetWest are a huge selling point for the event. “Unlike unstructured networking where people circulate and have chance encounters with possibly suitable contacts, structured networking allows companies to write their own profile, view profiles of companies in advance, and give better, more informed, consideration as to who would best suit them to meet,” she said.
Her advice for businesses who are intending to register is ‘‘he who hesitates is lost! Register now or you may lose out as many did last year when we closed registration early when we reach capacity." Registration is open for a limited time only on www.meetwest.ie