HOST A NETWORKING BREAKFAST / COCKTAIL EVENT

The Purpose of the Networking Breakfast

 

The Networking Breakfasts  and lately the Speed Networking Cocktail evenings are immensely popular and are primarily focussed on providing business people with an opportunity to network with their counterparts in the business community as well as providing a platform for expanding business contacts.  The average attendance of these meetings is between 45 and 85 members. Sponsorship of this event is not limited to members only and is available to companies and businesses locally as well as outside the Mbombela jurisdiction.

Guidelines for topics:

  • Business owners should benefit from receiving such information;
  • Business owners should be able to either apply or learn from such information;
  • You should make use of this platform to create an interest in your product or service.

 

Format of the Networking Breakfast

 

The event takes place from 07h30 to approximately 09h30 and takes the following format:

Welcome & Introduction of guest speaker(s) /sponsor by the KLCBT Chairperson:      5 minutes

Guest/sponsor slot:                                                             30-40min (including question time if applicable)

 

Format of the Speed Networking Cocktail Evening

 

The event takes place from 17h30 to approximately 19h00 and takes the following format:

Welcome & Introduction of guest speaker(s) /sponsor by the KLCBT Chairperson:      5 minutes

Guest/sponsor slot:                                                             10 – 15 min (including question time if applicable)

Speed Networking by all present with at least 5 rotations (totally crazy and fun-filled!)

 

Sponsorship Summary

Networking Breakfast / Cocktail Evening’s attendance charged @ rate quoted by conference venue per KLCBT member. Non-KLCBT members charged at a higher rate in accordance with quote received.

**Should the sponsor want to sponsor the entire networking breakfast, meaning that members attending wouldn’t need to pay for attending, the sponsor have the option of capping the number of people.

Facilitation Fees (2017):

Networking Breakfast:                                   R4 500.00 including VAT

Speed Networking Cocktail Evening:         R2 850.00 including VAT

Facilitation Fees (2018):

Networking Breakfast:                                   R4 950.00 including VAT

Speed Networking Cocktail Evening:         R3 150.00 including VAT

  1. Sponsor’s banners/promotional material to be displayed at the venue
  2. Attendance list with contact details is made available to the sponsor
  3. The facilitation fee includes:
  • KLCBT designs the invitation (unless the sponsor choses to do so themselves)
  • disseminate the invitations as wide as possible on a regular basis;
  • handle all RSVP’s
  • attendance registers;
  • name tags;
  • venue;
  • AV & Sound bookings for the function;
  • follow-ups and invoicing where applicable;
  • invite the local newspaper for media coverage of the event (you will be requested to put together and editorial with information in order to ensure that the correct information is placed in the newspaper. Ideally this should be available on the morning so it can be handed to the journalist on duty, preferably on a CD.)
  1. Sponsor has to provide KLCBT with the details of the presentation:
  • Topic
  • Content of presentation – prior to approval and confirmation of the event.
  • Company Logo
  • Speaker Details – 2-5 lines at the most with only highlights, as the persons CV will be presented on the morning & photo of speaker
  • “Catch Phrase” Something that would get the people’s attention – normally an introduction paragraph (1-2 sentences)
  • 5 selling points (Why people should attend) what’s in it for them? How the information will benefit their businesses?
  • Why people should attend?
  • What’s in it for them? How the information will benefit their businesses?
  • Who should attend?
  • Outcomes of presentation
  • All of this info has to reach the KLCBT a minimum of at least 4 weeks before the event in order to ensure sufficient marketing

Benefits of Sponsorship

The benefits of sponsoring a networking breakfast is that it provides companies with a captive audience and enables the company to provide specific and targeted information to members of the business community. In addition, it provides a key opportunity for the company brand to be displayed at the event, thereby building brand awareness.

It provides an opportunity for one-on-one consultation and for follow up due to the availability of the attendance list with contact details

How to book a hosted event

Please contact Zelda Koegelenberg at:

013 755 1988

E-mail:  business@klcbt.co.za

PLEASE BOOK AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE, AS SPACE IS LIMITED.

 

 

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