The Business Executive (TbE) Corporate Network, has held a special business networking cocktail as part of steps to connect its partners and clients, especially past business executives award winners to boost their business.
The cocktail was also part of series of events to celebrate its five years anniversary of the Awards on the theme: “Five years of TbE Awards: The Journey so far, stock taking and sharing of Experience”.
Since its inception, TbE has successfully organized awards including the Feminine Ghana Achievement Awards, Environment Health& Safety Awards, Technology Impact Awards, Trade & Commerce Awards, Ghana Industry CEO Awards and the Business Excellence Awards.
Speaking at the Cocktail Dinners event, Mrs Paullete Kporo, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and TbE Awards Convener said the idea is to commemorate the five years of the TbE awards which began in 2014 and to also connect the clients, mostly CEOs and institutions across all sectors in the country.
According to her, it was imperative that such beneficiaries with different business experience were brought together to share ideas, network and further do business
The cocktail is to bring together all the award winners under one roof in an ambient, convivial atmosphere ideal for socializing and business networking, with a view to enabling the most outstanding institutions, enterprise, and individuals to meet and forge partnerships, alliances, collaboration and other business relationship among themselves,” she stated.
The TbE Boss explained that it wasn’t good to allow the awardees with excellent knowledge to remained alone without follow up after given out awards, stating that the platform would further create better opportunities between outstanding counterparts that have the potential to results in business accomplishment.
Mrs Kporo said it is the aim of TbE to give businesses to its clients through co-operating networking to keep them active and assured of continuity of similar activities yearly to motivate others to join whilst keeping the rest in businesses.
She however charged previous awardees to make good use of the special networking opportunities to market their business in order to boost their businesses and to improve the economy.
TbE Head of Events, Benjamin Nana Addo Dankwa said TbE would in next month October 30, hold the Ghana Industry CEOs Awards summit to enhance good corporate governance, while the main Awards to also held in November this year.
He told participants at the Network cocktail event, “The 2nd edition of the Ghana Industry CEO Awards comes off on November 22 followed by the Find and Tour Ghana; a tourism workshop platform to train, empower, exchange and showcase the tourism and cultural heritage of Ghana.”
According to him, the 2019 edition of the African Business Executive Excellence Awards, would help to extend its scope to focus on outstanding performances and conducts beyond Ghana with industries players from the West Africa-sub-regions and on the entire African continent.
Nana Addo added that the year’s events would be climaxed with the “Corporate Ghana Hall of Fame” that would bring together the most outstanding and accomplished business executives in Ghana’s from all cooperate sector to appreciate their respective significant and tremendous efforts in the economy and how others stand to benefit on their experience.
Other participants and former awardees share their experience and benefits from the TbE events as they used the opportunity to network with others.
Dr Amin Bonsu of Ameen Scientific and Herbal Medicine said the event was successful and gave business owners the opportunity to interact with potential clients to learn from others and become better in their various fields of play.
He said the event gave him the platform to market his products and services to potential clients as they engage each other.
Present at the Network cocktail event was Cuban Ambassador Pedro Luis Depaigne Goualez and Jerome Pooda from the office of the Burkina-Faso Embassy.
Experts advised that the most important thing you could do at a business cocktail function is to talk to people, breaking the ice is never easy at first. But once you spark an initial conversation, chatting and mingling among new contacts can be simple and you will find yourself connecting with many new and interesting people.
The key is to meet new people: don’t stay on the safe side by talking with colleagues that you already know and are comfortable with. It will be beneficial to both you and your colleagues if you venture out of your comfort zones and chat with different people.
Be sure that you are up to date on current events or a few talking points at hand to spark a general conversation. In fact, sometimes it’s best not to start with business chat often, people would rather connect first over neutral and unrelated topics.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba