The best networking events of 2012

Melbourne’s PRinks

In this round up from the Encore and Mumbrella annual, we look at the best networking events of 2012.

1. Fourth Estate Domain

Driven by recruitment agency La Volta, FED, which takes place in Sydney and Melbourne, sees senior speakers from the digital world interviewed on the couch, while the audience enjoys drinks before, during and after.

2. Social Media Club

For anyone interested by the likes of Twitter, Facebook and the wider digital world. Sydney’s SMC, started about four years ago, was quiet in recent months but has had something of a resurgence. SMC Melbourne is still going strong.

3. Young Minds

Held about once a month, this is where the emerging talent of the publishing industry gets together to hear from bigwigs and have a drink. Organized under the banner of Publishers Australia.

4. Inforum

Senior level networking lunches, accompanied by top-end-of-town speakers, in front of a predominantly female crowd. Daily Addict describes it as “the network we cannot live without”.

5. Prinks

Popular with PRs but open to all communications professionals, PRinks started in Sydney but has also run in Melbourne. With the emphasis on informality, it’s a chance to chat to peers over a beer, or more likely, a glass of something sparkling.

6. Networx

Held in Sydney and Brisbane, Networx focuses on the intersection between public relations and journalism. Generally a panel of three speakers take questions in a bar somewhere. The conversations really get going once the formalities end.

7. Brisbane Advertising Association

Every city has its own advertising gatherings. But Brisbane’s BAA is special. The annual Christmas lunch is legendary.

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