Hot Networking & Events

Connecting the business community

Why Attend a Hot Networking Event?

Join us at HOT Networking. A monthly Networking Event for professionals in and around Halifax to meet, connect and collaborate at Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre.

You can form new collaborative connections.

We’re a friendly bunch at HOT Networking, and we pride ourselves on our informal, laid back nature. All those in our network are welcoming and open to forging professional connections; it’s not always what you know, but who you know!

You can learn something new.

Attending HOT Networking is the ideal way to learn new skills or methods to support your businesses. And, we encourage informal networking before and after speaker presentations, so you could learn about upcoming projects or developments that you could be involved in; it’s good to talk!

Support local.

Ultimately, by attending or speaking at HOT Networking, you’re supporting local businesses. You’re helping to raise the profile of Halifax Opportunities Trust and the Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, too.

Speak at our HOT Networking event

Do you have a specialism you’d like to share? Are you skilled in something that you think others would benefit from?

If you’ve been to one of our Networking events before, you’ll have a good idea of the types of things people want to know and how diverse the subject matter can be. Whether it’s tips on wellbeing or myth busting about SEO; if attendees leave knowing something they didn’t already know before the session, your topic is perfect!

Latest Events

Find out more about our upcoming HOT Networking events as well as other events being held here at Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre.

HOT NETWORKING

HOT Networking is a professional networking event, hosted by Halifax Opportunities Trust.

One of the main objectives of HOT networking is to bring together creative and strategic thinkers to meet minds and share ideas, to create strong professional links in Halifax (and beyond) through a relaxed and informal networking setting.

It takes place on every second Wednesday each month at Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre and unlocks opportunities for a range of businesses to come together and learn something new, or share best practices.

  • Date: 14/11/2022
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  • Time: 08:00 - 10:00
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Building your ideas and the Mayor’s Innovation Prize

Join us an on an innovation journey, where you’ll get the tools and techniques to develop new ideas, and then build on them. We will also provide information on the Mayors Innovation competition. A prize of £10,000 will be awarded to 16-26 year olds to generate new ideas to address climate challenges in West Yorkshire

  • Date: 28/11/2022
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  • Time: 13:00 - 14:30
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  • Speaker: TPX Impact in partnership with West Yorkshire Combined Authority and ESF

Hot Networking FAQs

Are there parking spaces available?

Yes, visitor parking is free and located just across the road from the centre. It’s clearly signposted near the entrance to the Centre.

Can I invite my own network?

By all means, please spread the word of your HOT Networking presentation. We will provide you with a link to the Eventbrite page, so you can share this and encourage your connections to sign up and attend.

Do you cater for Vegetarians?

Yes, just let us know your dietary requirements upon arrival and we’ll endeavour to accommodate your needs.

How long does the networking last?

HOT Networking starts at 8am and finishes at 10am. It is held on the second Wednesday of every month.

Is there free WiFi available?

Yes, the WiFi is free in the atrium of Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre.

Looking to hire our meeting rooms?

If you would like to host an event at Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, we’d love to have you. Head to our Meeting Rooms page for more information.