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Our next meeting

Thursday 29 May 2014
6.30-10pm

London Mural at Leon de Bruxells

Leon de Bruxelles, 24 Cambridge Circus, Soho, London WC2H 8AA MAP

Join us on the 29th May (not the usual 'third Thurday' this month!) for another vibrant networking evening at Leon de Bruxelles. Wines and Nibbles will be served.

Suran Dickson

We shall welcome Suran Dickson, Chief Executive and Founder of Diversity Roll Models, tackling homophobia by education.

LGBT youth are six times more likely to commit suicide. Two thirds of them suffer bullying at school.

Profile of people attending are: Doctors, Lawyers, Bankers, Hedge Funds Owner, Property Developers, CEO of Top FTSE Companies in the world, Diplomats, Actors, Entrepreneur, Singers, Models and others in the entertainment and communication industry, some are students too aspiring to network with people in the know and others looking at their next step in their careers. All very nice people in a relaxed atmosphere.

During the course of the evening you have the opportunity to promote your business or yourself, please indicate that you wish to do so on the registration page.

Do bring your business cards for the raffle and to network.

Admission £20 (Early bird £10 before 28 May 2014)
Register in advance


Recent meetings

Improving your web presence

Mark Weide of PF Entertainment At our April meeting we had the surprise entertainment of Mark Weide of PF Entertainment and we had a great time meeting new people and have a convivial and productive evening. We heard about new films seeking backing, and Tom Wong told us about his new web editing service to make your web sites more productive, and how to add effective merchadising systems. Thank you for the warm hospitality of Leon de Bruxelles.

Future meetings

GBA and GPN meetings in London are usuallu held on the Third Thursday of the month in changing venues.

Read about our previous meetings here

We would like to hold meetings outside of London. If you'd like to help, please contact Steve


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