Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Update EU-UK, Social and Networking events‏ for GPN

By now you all have already heard about 23rd June. This is an advance notice to put 19th May  in your diary :
Sir Stephen Wall GCMG LVO  speaks about the pros and cons of the vote to remain or leave EU on the 23rd June. Stephen is a gay man and for five years (1995-2000) was the British Ambassador to the EU in Brussels and then, from 2000-2004, Tony Blair’s adviser on the EU. He is no longer in the Civil Service but is active on EU issues and thinks that is important for businesses to be aware of the implications of Brexit. Moreover, there are obvious implications for LGBT rights in Europe more generally if one of the countries with the strongest LGBT rights records leaves. This will be a fascinating talk and I very much look forward to listening to him.
From now on we shall have a FREE Social event a bit like what Circa used to be when I was promoting it on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, next one is on the 9th March
As members here you can register for half price (£10 only by using this link) and wine is served on arrival and pending on the amount received   a top up too.
All events are posted here and also on, look in the diary section and the other links.
I also invite you to look at the Other Events & Offers as we receive some really good offers.
I very much look forward to seeing you again soon.
All best wishes, 

Friday, 12 February 2016

GPN in Soho - Thursday 18th February

Join us for a vibrant networking evening .
Get connected, productive & proactive with GPN, The LGBT platform to promote your causes, companies, venues & businesses.
All very nice people in a relaxed atmosphere.
Eventbrite - GPN in Soho - 18th February
The registration fee of £20 includes  Free wine on arrival and Sushi sponsored by our member, Marie-Laure Preynat, from Easy Gourmet Catering  Sushi will be served during the evening and Marie-Laure will make a small presentation.
We meet  at The Village on the first floor, exclusively reserved for GPN & GBA
If you have yet to come or have not been for sometimes: please read here.
The Raffle, if any, is sold for the profit of the   (£5 a ticket, £20 a strip of 5). Anyone wanting to give something towards the raffle please let me know or bring with you.
During the course of the evening you  have the opportunity to promote your business or yourself, please indicate that you wish to do so on the registration page.
When you register you are  asked for your name and email address for you and your guests  and a few simple questions so that we can better match your requirement of the evening and to help you further your business or career.

Expect a mix of great people and conversation to make meaningful social and business contacts.
Do bring your business cards to network .
Look at pictures from previous events on YOUR WebSite.
Registration/membership usually includes a drink on arrival or more and sometimes nibbles, we pay for it unless it is sponsored. Most events break even. GPN has operated since 2010 on a non profit basis. The excess pays for websites, promotion, stationary, transport, banners etc. We rely on the venues to sponsor this in exchange of considerable publicity to our Network worth several thousand of pounds and we support venues owned and managed by LGBT people). If you do know someone who would like to host our events please let me know.
If there is a photographer in the room, please let him/her know if you do not wish your picture to appear on the website or facebook page and tagged. It is assumed that everyone is happy to have their pictures to be used for the promotion of the network. 
To be a fully fledged member of GPN cost £1 a day, £ 5 a week, £20 a month or £200 a year payable on a recurring basis which gives you FREE registration to all the networking events, in London and elsewhere.  If you are ready for this, proceed here.There are many advantages to be a member such as free legal, financial or events consultation and free entries to many clubs, discount and other perks.
Full cash bar in operation once the venue has stopped serving the refreshments offered and further nibbles can be purchased from the bar. 
I also would like to invite you to a FREE event tomorrow, Wednesday 10th, at the same place and time for a purely social evening.
I very much look forward to seeing you and your friends and colleagues to make meaningful business and social contacts.
With best wishes,
Yours truly,
Jean-François for the GPN
Eventbrite - GPN in Soho - 18th February
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