Wedding and Event Professionals Networking | Lakeland Wedding Venue Sorosis Building

Tampa Lakeland Orlando Wedding Networking Event | Lakeland Wedding Venue Sorosis Building

We’re so excited to partner with ABC and PWG to bring you a Tampa Bay/Orlando/Lakeland crossover networking event!

Join us Wednesday, July 6 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for an afternoon of great conversation, with vendors from all over West and Central Florida! *To provide as much time possible to speed network, cocktail hour will only be from 11-11:30 a.m.. The speed networking itself will start promptly at 11:30 a.m.!  

Since you’ll hopefully see lots of new faces, we want to make it as easy as possible (and less awkward) to meet everyone through speed networking!

Speed networking provides you with that initial introduction, so that you can schedule a follow-up meeting to connect on a deeper basis afterwards.

To maximize the number of people you meet, you’ll give a 1 minute 30 second intro to your entire table, instead of being in a one-on-one environment. After your turn, you’ll listen to everyone else at your table give their speech, exchange business cards, switch tables and do it all over again with a new group of people!

The Pitch:

Word to the wise…plan your pitch BEFORE the event, so you don’t spend all of your time trying to figure out what to say.

A good format to follow:

  • Name, business, title, location of your business
  • What type of business/services or products you provide
  • What makes your business different from others in your category
  • Accomplishments/goals/new products or services launching in the future
  • Teaser as to what you’d like to discuss if you were to schedule a future one-on-one appointment with someone from your table

What to Bring:

  • Lots of business cards/brochures
  • Pen/paper to take notes on, so you know what you want to discuss with this person in the future
  • A smile on your face
  • Cash for the bar, if you want more than one adult beverage

A huge thanks to all of our sponsors who have assisted with the event:

Venue: Sorosis Building
Photography: Limelight Photography
Catering: Good Food Catering
Rentals: A Chair Affair
Linens: Over the Top Rental Linens
DJ: Celebrations24
Stationery: Citrus Press Co.
Floral: Ashton Events


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All sales are final. A “member” ticket requires a paid membership to ABC, PWG or Marry Me Tampa Bay.