Genuine Networking

Genuine Networking: A Workshop that Flips Phony Networking on its Head

A Unique Networking Event Presented by Emily Roblin and Erin Henshaw

Go beyond the standard business card exchange and  20-second elevator pitch and learn to make the most of networking opportunities.  The Hutong and LEAP China are combining forces to bring Beijing a practical, memorable and FUN networking workshop. The evening will be facilitated by Emily Roblin – Managing Director of LEAP China and recipient of the Women in Business Leadership Award, “Inspiration 2011.”  Emily will teach you how to make lasting impressions with the you meet and examine your individual networking strengths and challenges.  Most importantly, you will get the chance to practice with like-minded people in a relaxed setting, sipping South African wines from The Grapevine Club and enjoying an assortment of delectable Gourmet Asian Tapas from The Hutong.  Come prepared to participate, to have fun and to walk out the door re-energized to take advantage of the most genuine networking opportunity this city has to offer.

Evening Objectives:

  • Know what it takes to leave lasting impressions on the people you meet
  • Be clear about your networking strengths and challenges
  • Learn how to make the most of networking opportunities
  • Learn something new about wine – and have fun tasting a few South African grape variations
  • Share ideas with like minded people

Genuine Networking: A Workshop that Flips Phony Networking on its Head

Date: 18 August, 2011 (Thursday)

Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm

Venue: The Hutong, No.1 Jiu Dao Wan Hutong Zhong Xiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing

Price: 250rmb, includes materials, 2 glasses of wine and light snacks

RSVP: info[at]thehutong[dot]com

Who should attend:

This opportunity is open to anyone who is looking to break out of their comfort zone and develop their skills. The workshop will be given in English, so an intermediate level of English is required.

About LEAP (

LEAP Training and Consulting Services China provides innovative soft skills, cross-cultural and empowerment training programs, customized to meet the needs of our diverse clients. Our array of training programs are designed for the China-context – and are the result of both the extensive experience of our founding team as well as our strong passion and commitment to providing professionals with an opportunity to LEAP – Learn, Empower, and Achieve Potential.

About Grapevine:

Based in Beijing, Grapevine Wine Club is committed to promoting wine culture. We organize parties with different themes for our members and we provide customized wine parties. All of our events include professional presentation of wine knowledge and culture. We are dedicated to demonstrate to our members the concept of“selection and diversity,” which combines wine culture with lifestyle and helps people to improve their quality of life and social skills. We work together with various organizations, associations, groups, clubs, hosts and people to host all kinds of events. We connect and communicate with our friends through the grapevine and by the grapevine.

About Emily Roblin:

  • Managing Director, LEAP Training and Consulting Services China
  • Vice President, Viva Women’s Professional Network
  • Recipient of the Women in Business Inspiration 2011 award

Emily has been leading soft skills and cross-cultural training seminars for professionals from Fortune 500 companies to SMEs, to Chinese state-owned agencies during her over 5 years time in Beijing. Prior to that, in her hometown of Toronto, Emily has a wealth of training experience and graduated top of her class with a Masters in Policy and Administration. Passionate, interactive and fun, Emily puts her whole heart into everything that she does – her passion for empowering participants to exceed their own expectations and to boost morale is contagious.

About Erin Henshaw:

Erin is a freelance marketing and events manager who specializes in charitable activities. She has over eight years experience in fundraising and NGO work in the US and China.    Erin is currently working on projects at The Hutong, Chi Fan for Charity and Harrow International and has built a network of over a thousand contacts in Beijing since arriving just under a year ago. Click here to read her blog.