In the last two years, when going to the 3GSM first and MWC last year, I always joined Swedish Beers. While it is a very informal event it is actually very well populated and it’s a very good opportunity to have a good beer, if you like and to meet good guys in the mobile space.
This year I am definitely planning to join the event once again and I look forward to meet lots of mobilists there!
Thanks to Helen for arranging everything, of course!
PS: Yes, dotMobi is a sponsor, but we sponsor because it’s a great event!
Last Wed (Apr, 11) I joined the networking event in London. It was the second time I joined a Swedish Beers evening, but it was the first time I did in London. Last time was in Barcelona, during the 3GSM (Parties at 3GSM).
It is amazing to see how many people, only from the mobile-space-business, joins these events. It is sad to say this, but in Italy we are VERY far from this level of activity in the mobile space. We do have some big companies such as DADA, Buongiorno! and Zero9 that are actually rocking worldwide, but when you talk about innovation, getting in touch, doing networking, then we’re far behind. We do have MoMo Italy, but it’s very different from MoMo London. If you don’t know it, when registrations open, in London, you must be quick to register, within 4-6 hours all the 150-200 seats are taken; in Milan, once I saw 40-50 people at the evening, the other times I joined about 10-15 people joined the meeting.
So, even if I’m not a networking-professional, I think the evening was a success, I made 3 new connections and got to see other people I already knew (which is already a step ahead since about 2 years ago I did not know anyone of these guys!).
Congratulations to Helen, of course.
There are rumors that people don’t go to the 3GSM for business reasons, but for the parties. Obviously it is not the case with me, but I have to say that I had a chance to join a couple of nice ones.
Here are a couple of pictures I took during Swedish Beers. Special thanks to Helen A.K.A. Technokitten for arranging the evening.
More pictures from the Swedish Beers party are available on Flickr, in the Swedish Beers group.
PS: Rumors are that I missed the Playboy party!!! I can’t think of any other chance in my life to join it. 😦