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The Bristol LinkedIn Local was launched during Social Media Week in February 2018 and has quickly established to be a friendly, relaxed event where business professionals can meet and get to know other professionals without the pitch.

We were pleased to be asked to be the opening event for 2019 and help kick Social Media Week Bristol off!

LinkedIn Locals were born in New Zealand when Anna McAfee put out a post inviting her LinkedIn connections to meet up in real life.  She used the hashtag #LinkedInLocal – it caught people’s imaginations. There are now over 1,000 hosts worldwide in 650+ cities – entirely co-ordinated by volunteers. The central philosophy is that the events are non-profit and non-promotional. The focus is on the person, not the pitch.

Our speaker will be Miriam Akhtar, a positive psychologist, and author and the topic is “Happy at Work”. She was one of the contributors to the World Book of Happiness which was presented to 200 world leaders. Miriam has also written a best-selling book “Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression” and is about to publish a new book – “The Little Book of Happiness”.

The ticket price includes a one-off contribution of £2 to support Social Media Week Bristol, the balance of the ticket proceeds will go to support the Princes Trust and their work in the South West.

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