Speed Networking before the Summer Break!

Update May 21st - We have moved the location to the Kitsilano location for Ceilis Irish Pub at 1774 West 7th Avenue (Google map here)!  The schedule remains the same, I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

Our VBME Speed Networking events are huge successes. With over 100 people attending in previous editions, this is the best and easiest networking event to make new connections to help you with your business!

Our next one is the "Spring Patio Speed Networking (before Summer Break)!" edition, the third one of the year and the last one before our summer break and will include a business social/open networking after.

With the weather so good, this is sure to be a great turnout and people usually stay for another hour or so catching up with both new and old friends. (We end Speed Networking at 8pm and then everyone is encouraged to stay and network, mix, mingle and socialize with food and drink as long as you like).

What is Speed Networking?

You've probably heard of Speed Dating, where you are allotted a certain amount of time to talk to someone before having to move to the next, in hopes of finding a connection. Imagine doing this for business. This is Speed Networking.

On Tuesday, May 27th, come join over 100 other entrepreneurs and small business owners from 6:10pm (please arrive early to order food and bring a pen, WE START THE EVENT at 7:10 sharp!) at Ceilis Irish Pub for this special event where you will connect with a number of professionals, new contacts who want to be added to your personal network

We'll have the top floor with large windows and skylights so come early for food, stay after for drinks!

Always very well attended and very good for networking with your fellow professionals who want to keep your year going strong ~Reviews from a previous one is here!~

What Will Happen

Upon arrival grab your name tag and contact sheet and do a little light mingling until 7:10pm, when we start the event with a few announcements.

Then we'll ring the bell and it's speed networking time! You'll meet other professionals in a series of successive rounds. Each round lasts 3 minutes - just enough time to introduce yourselves, what you do and answer and ask a question each. Don’t worry though, we will be ending the night with more networking; there'll be ample time for you to reconnect with anyone you found interesting or had a “connection” with.

The VBME Speed Networking event is perfect for those who are new to networking or shy, because the format is designed to break the ice and start a great conversation. If you're already comfortable and good at networking, you'll have an even better time!

A $10 cost for this event, which is used to offset the cost of room rentals for other events, if you arrive by 6:50. IT IS $15 IF YOU ARRIVE LATE, after then. Please be sure to sign in and get your name tag at the corner table when you arrive. Come EARLY for dinner and order food and drinks at Ceilis before we get started!


What: Spring Patio Speed Networking (before Summer Break)!
Who: Presented by Vancouver Business Marketing and Entrepreneur
Where: Ceilis Irish Pub at 1774 West 7th Avenue (Google map here)
When: Tuesday May 27th. Mingling starts at 6:10pm, event starts at 7:10, sharp! 
Cost: $10, at the door if you arrive before 6:50. $15 if you arrive late.

Please RSVP on the meetup group and Bring Lots of Business Cards!

PS: Please bring your own pen!

Ronald Lee

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  • Ronald L.

    It was a great and awesome event. The venue area was just the right size for us (and we did take over more than half the restaurant, haha). QUESTION: should we do one more Speed Networking at the start of July or take a break and do the next one at the end of September?

    May 28

    • Derek M.

      I'd like to see another one in July.

      3 · May 28

    • Farhanna F.

      I'd say yes to July then the next one in late Sept.

      May 30

  • Shauna B.

    It was such a pleasure to meet everyone at this event! I would most certainly be interested in attending another in July.

    1 · May 29

  • Derek M.

    Fantastic meetup as always. Thanks Ronald. You put on a great event. Keep it up!

    May 28

  • Rita

    I really enjoyed the event (except for the noise and heat:), and I would definitely do it again in July.

    May 28

  • Blaise

    I would like to see a Speed Networking In July
    The meetup was great!


    May 28


    It was the first time I attended and it was interesting. It would be good if the noise level could be reduced, I found myself a little hoarse by the end of the evening!

    2 · May 28

  • Diana L.

    Fabulous event! The only thing I would change next time would be a different venue with more room and a little less noise.

    2 · May 28

  • Angela H.

    What a great event. I met some amazing people :)

    May 27

  • Novelle G.

    Do they have free parking?

    May 27

  • Jenn C.

    I've invited a friend to come. She is interested, but she finishes work at 7 and can't get there til 7.30. Will she still be able to join when she gets there or are doors closed after speed networking starts?

    May 23

    • Ronald L.

      She will miss half the speed networking rounds but people usually stay another half an hour to an hour and a half after to talk to each other anyway, so please invite her to come.

      May 23

  • Ronald L.

    Hi there fellow professionals!

    The rumours are true, Ceilis Irish Pub in downtown Vancouver closed last weekend so they can focus on growing their Kitsilano, Richmond and Surrey locations.

    As such, Ceilis has graciously offered us the use of their 200 seat restaurant next Tuesday, May 27th for the Speed Networking! Yes, it doesn't have the patio, but it will be a great event nonetheless as its the right time of year, the right type of people (140 RSVP'd so far) and food and drink will be great.

    Ceilis Kitsilano location is located at 1774 West 7th Avenue by Burrard, Google map here: https://goo.gl/maps/NBvTv

    Parking is on the street in the area or underneath the Festival Cinemas (Fifth Avenue Cinemas) a block away, or easy transit up Burrard. We'll see you at 6:50pm!

    Best regards,

    Ronald Lee

    1 · May 21

  • Jenn C.

    I'd finally be able to make it to an event!... pending where the new location is going to be if Ceili's will indeed be closed by then as Amy Lau commented below.

    May 14

  • Amy L.

    Ceili's closing this location after this weekend. Where will this event be held?

    May 14


    I plan to be there...will be my first time...look forward to it.

    May 7

  • corey a.

    Great 4 blocks from where I live. How can I say no:)

    May 5

  • Daniel P.

    An awesome idea. Looking forward to this and I'm already excited.

    April 30


    What a fantastic idea about the speed networking! I will definitely plan to be there and look forward to it!!!

    April 20

  • Bichon De N.

    Hello, im just confuse with the date.. Is that monday april 28th or wednesday april the 30th??? Thank you!

    March 31

    • Ronald L.

      Hi, sorry, my mistake. The date for the Speed Networking is Tuesday, May 27th

      March 31

    • Bichon De N.

      hi ok perfect!! Thank you!

      March 31

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