Last night I held the first of many (I hope) networking evenings for some of my clients from Dejlige Days Welcome to meet each other and some other more established expats. I hand-picked people who I thought would have something in common with the newbies and I was delighted that the evening was lively with people chatting and getting to know each other . It was fantastic to hear people saying ‘let’s keep in touch’ and plans to meet for coffees.
It is tough to meet people in a new city and I want these evenings to mean that people do meet some others. It was deliberating small with around 20 people invited so that everyone would have the chance the chat and not feel lost in a huge crowd. As a bit of an introvert myself I hate big events with lots of people and I find I pull into my shell.
I also chose to hold the event in a cosy and quirky basement cafe near my home called Gedigen so people would feel hyggeligt and at home. I run Dejlige Days Welcome as a business but the soul of what I do is to help people feel comfortable and have a positive relocation experience and these little get togethers are a big part of this. And last night made it all worthwhile, hearing laughing, chatting and a really positive vibe.