LinkedIn Local Networking Lounge to launch at Doncaster Business Showcase 2020

Business Doncaster, organisers of the Doncaster Business Showcase in conjunction with Nicky Thomas, Regional Director, BforB and Rik Courtney, Be More Social have announced that this year’s event will feature a new business-networking group using the power of LinkedIn – the ‘LinkedIn Networking Lounge’.

In recent years, LinkedIn has grown rapidly and is now seen as an essential business tool for many.

LinkedIn has a tool tailored for networking beyond online communications using various new features aimed at facilitating face-to-face networking. We want to enable attendees at the Business Showcase to stay in contact after the event by simply connecting on the spot by scanning LinkedIn QR codes on their mobile.

This new networking event will be introduced at the Business Showcase 2020 and subsequent dates have already been arranged to take place bi-monthly throughout the year. These events will be free to attend and open to everyone.

The LinkedIn Networking Lounge is the first initiative of its kind and enables attendees to network and make new contacts offline at a live event, putting the social back into social media by meeting online contacts face-to-face and meeting the person behind the profile.

Coun Bill Mordue, Cabinet Member for Business, Skills and Economic Development, said: “People buy from people and this event combines face-to-face networking with the LinkedIn brand. High quality business networking is at the heart of the Doncaster business community and we understand that making connections and developing contacts is key to growth of any business, of any size.

“We believe the Business Showcase 2020 offers the very best face-to-face networking opportunity in the region. LinkedIn is undoubtedly the market leader in online networking, so by embedding LinkedIn into this event, we can help provide attendees with the very best 365-day a year networking experience that bridges the divide between offline and online networking.”

On the walls of the LinkedIn Networking Lounge will be a ‘local connections’ gallery, which will feature the QR codes and details of many of the exhibitors at the event.

To book a place or for further information please visit:

Doncaster Business Showcase takes place on Thursday, 27 February (10am to 4pm) at Doncaster Racecourse.

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