Portsmouth’s biggest networking event is returning to the Village Hotel to bring together LinkedIn connections

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Portsmouth’s biggest networking event is returning with bigger and better plans.

The popular LinkedIn Local Portsmouth event has been running for five years from the Village Hotel in Cosham and is running for the 11th time.

The event, which will be held on Wednesday, September 14, brings together businesspeople from across the city, allowing them to meet face-to-face with their online connections.

Speaking on the night will be cyber security expert Paul Newton, who will share his expertise with the guests.

Across the previous 10 events, LinkedIn Local Portsmouth has raised more than £16,000 for several local charities.

This event, which runs from 6pm until 9pm, will be fundraising to Southsea-based Spark Community Space, with 100 per cent of the night’s ticket sales going to the charity.

LinkedIn Local is a global chain of events, with smaller local ones taking place within regions across the world, run completely by volunteers.

The Portsmouth event now has a team of 11 volunteers working for free to make the event the best it can be.

Host and coordinator Lauren De Vries, who recently took over from Ian Gribble, said: ‘To see so many local businesses coming together, creating Portsmouth’s largest business networking event is incredible. A place for people to connect, collaborate and celebrate is something myself and the team are excited to continue to evolve and grow to become even better! I want everyone to feel welcome part of this amazing community.’

Sponsors include Portsmouth Grammar School and IT firm Syn Star.

Tickets for the event are £15 and can be purchased from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/linkedin-local-portsmouth-11-tickets-347752997577

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