Short guide to help you get the very best from your visit at Polish Business Event in the UK
Hello and welcome to Polish Business Link. We look forward to meeting you very soon at one of our events and we’ve put together this short guide to help you get the very best from your visit.
But first, a little introduction. I set up PBLINK (Polish Business Link) in 2013 to support the Polish business community in Scotland but I soon realised the massive potential of diverse entrepreneurs across Britain and scaled the business from Scotland to London. Now PBLINK operates across the UK and Central Europe, bringing people together to build business relationships.
You will always find a good mix of business owners at PBLINK events. From self-employed polish builders to architects, kitchen fitters and web designers but also well-established entrepreneurs employing hundreds of people.
I have built PBLINK on a foundation of mutual respect and consideration. We work hard to build a welcoming atmosphere for everybody. It’s what makes our polish networking events so successful.
How to make the most of your Polish Business meeting and build business relationships
You are most welcome
Let’s start off as we mean to go on – 1st time visitors are especially welcome: you don’t pay for attending. If you come because you were invited, please let us know by who.
Exploit the law of reciprocity to build rapport:
- Try to include others in your conversations
- Don’t go in hard and fast, trying to sell as soon as you meet someone but do make sure to swap contact details (we used to always urge delegates to have a good supply of business cards ready for face-2-face meetings but in these pandemic times it is more appropriate to use LinkedIn’s Find Nearby feature or similar.)
- Think about what you can offer others – a little bit of free, expert advice perhaps?
All events are conducted in English, but some of our delegates might not be confident in their use of English. Be considerate. You can always ask a meeting host to help if communication is faltering.
Despite what we said earlier, Linkedin is not everyone’s first choice. Feel free to ask how you want to be connected.
Remember Cultural Differences between British, Polish and other diverse business communities.
You will always be invited to give a 30-second pitch about your business, along with the other delegates. Prepare in advance and remember to include the essential information: What is your name, what you do and who are you looking for?
Follow up with your contacts and come to another event. You’ll meet those new contacts again and then make some more.
Bartlomiej (Bart) Kowalczyk
Founder & Director
Polish Business Link
- 1.Attending PBLINK Event as a Non-Member – Guide
- 2.Polish Business Link Membership Benefits Explained
- 3.Polish Business Link Event Covid Policy (Face2Face events)
- 4.Online Polish Business Networking London Playbook
- 5.Explaining PBLINK Ticket Types
- 6.How to prepare for your first Polish Business Networking Event
- 7.What to expect when you join Polish Business Link
- 8.How to use Membership Alert?
- 9.Polish Business Link Case Study – Neadoo Digital
- 10.Polish Business Link Case Study – Just in a Word
- 11.Polish Business Link Case Study – Limaks Services
- 12.Polish Business Link Case Study – GK Electrical Contractors
- 13.Business Events in the Polish Embassy in London
- 14.What is the Congress of Polish Entrepreneurs?
- 15.How much does it cost to Join Polish Business Link?
- 16.PBLINK Social Events in London
- 17.Working with our Polish Construction members in the UK