PMI® Switzerland Chapter

Project Management Networking Zurich

Project Management Networking Zurich

Authors: 

Isatu Barrie, PMP

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Valérie Pierre, PMP

Valérie Pierre

After two years of no face-to-face events due to the pandemic, I believe that we all were longing for some human contact, to socialise with people and enjoy ourselves. 

Our main purpose for creating the Project Management Networking event in Zurich - (PM networking ZH) is to bring together the Project Management community through in-person networking and connect with like-minded people to share and exchange ideas, experience or just to chit-chat about everything!

The first in-person PMI-Switzerland networking event in Zurich – post-Covid restrictions

Our first in-person PM networking in Zurich after Covid rules were lifted in Switzerland, was held on the 17th of February 2022 at lunchtime. We had ten people that attended, and it lasted for one and a half hours. The event was held in Bohemia restaurant, Zurich. There were mixed groups, including seasoned Project Managers and others with diverse career backgrounds.

Our volunteers, Valérie Pierre and Isatu Barrie organised and hosted the event, and were at hand to ensure that it ran smoothly to give our guests the best experience. 

The Venue 

The venue was centrally located in Zurich and easily accessible by transportation. All the attendees were satisfied with the choice and were able to get there without any hassle. The customer service at the venue was also great, the food was delicious, and the staff were helpful and attentive. We had a great time talking and eating together.

The ambience 

The atmosphere was great, everyone was relaxed and enjoyed each other's company, and got to know one another informally. The conversations flow organically between attendees about various subjects including life in Zurich and elsewhere, food, activities they enjoyed in and outside work etc. Photographs were taken and shared. The time flew by so fast, as everyone was enjoying themselves and was delighted to be there.

After the event

A “Thank you” email was sent to our participants along with a survey form. A significant proportion of the participants gave us positive feedback; among the responses was that they found the networking event useful, are likely to attend again, and will highly recommend it to their peers. 

We would like to thank all the participants who took part in our survey, for giving us positive feedback, we greatly appreciate you for taking the time to complete the questionnaire. This motivates us to continue organising this networking event.

You can register for the event by visiting the PMI-CH website/event calendar page: https://pmi-switzerland.ch/index.php/events/events-calendar

The upcoming event in Zurich

This is something that we are planning to organise every third Thursday of the month. Our next event is on March 17th, 2022. It will also be held at the Bohemia restaurant in Zurich. It has now been published on the PMI-CH website/event calendar: 

https://pmi-switzerland.ch/index.php/events/events-list/project-manager-networking-lunch-in-zurich-march

Networking does not only take place in Zurich

We also have similar networking events for those that live in Geneva, Lausanne and Basel. 

Please check out our event web-page to find your nearest networking event from PMI Switzerland:
https://pmi-switzerland.ch/index.php/events

We will like you to join us for our next networking event. We are excited and looking forward to seeing you and getting to know each other.

 

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