Social Media for Business Success

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 14:00 to 18:00

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WEConnect International would like to invite you to join us for an afternoon event on Wednesday 26th November 2014 in Amsterdam

This event will feature a workshop on successful use of social media for your business followed by networking with other women owned businesses as well as representatives from WEConnect International corporate members: Accenture, Dell, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, MSD and The Royal Bank of Scotland.

The event will start with introductions and a short presentation from WEConnect International sharing an overview of their top tips about building business relationships with multinational organisations.

The social media workshop, led by IBM’s Ben Martin, will help you as a business owner to know and understand how to most effectively use social media channels for business success. Ben is the Global Lead for IBM’s Digital Sales Program Office and he has spent many years evangelising and coaching people on how to use social media effectively to drive revenue. He describes himself as a ‘virtual taxi driver’ – he knows that social media is very personality driven and as such everyone’s on their own online journey and Ben will help you along the way! He will share best practices, insight into attitudes and online behaviours as well as ways to overcome hurdles in the social media space in order to help your business grow.

The session will be very open and interactive; when you sign up for the event, we’ll be asking you what you want to know, what you want to achieve and what your objectives are around social media in order to provide a focussed afternoon’s workshop. Ben has previously presented for WEConnect International in the UK and the feedback from the women-owned businesses was extremely positive so we’re excited that he can present for women-owned businesses based in the Netherlands.

Ben's workshop will be followed by a Q&A session amongst the attendees and WEConnect International corporate members to further discuss the topic and any challenges women owned businesses face in with social media. The afternoon will close with informal networking and drinks until 6pm.

Sign up online here!
Places are free but limited and are offered on a first come, first served basis so please sign-up asap. You can register online for a place here:

If you are not already, we are asking all attendees to register their businesses with WEConnect International by the date of the event. There is no cost for registration with WEConnect International and it will give your firm visibility to our corporate members around the world via our online eNetwork – you can register online here:

Agenda - 26th November 2014
14.00 - Registration
14.30 - Welcome, introductions and top tips from WEConnect International
14.45 - Social Media workshop, led by IBM
16.15 - Q&A / open discussion
16.50 - Thank you’s and close
17.00 to 18.00 - Informal networking

The event will be conducted in English.

If you know of other women business owners who would like to attend this event, please share this web page with them.

We hope you will be able to join us on the 26th November. If you have any questions at all, please contact Maggie Berry, Executive Director for Europe on +44 (0)7776 302 906 or

If you can't join us on the 26th November but would like to register your business with WEConnect International to ensure we can make you aware of relevant business opportunities for your firm, please click here:

About WEConnect International
At WEConnect International, we're keen to see more women who majority own their businesses (definition: minimum 51% ownership by one or more women) connected into procurement opportunities from amongst our corporate members which includes a broad range of companies in Europe such as: Accenture, AIG, American Express, ASDA (Wal-Mart), Cisco Systems, Clifford Chance, Coca Cola, Cummins, Ernst & Young, GlaxoSmithKline, Goldman Sachs, HP, IBM, Intel, Interpublic Group, Johnson & Johnson, Johnson Controls, JP Morgan Chase, Marriott International, MasterCard Worldwide, MetLife, MSD (Merck), Pfizer, Royal Bank of Scotland, SDI Limited, Sodexo and Wyndham Worldwide. WEConnect International corporate members represent $700 billion in annual purchasing power and are true pioneers in inclusive sourcing and global supplier development and a full list of our global corporate members can be found online here:

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