What Are Roundtables?

Learn More About Hyper Focused Networking Round Tables

How Does The Round Table Part of a GFA Event Work?

As a community and event organizer, Global From Asia has studied a lot what makes people connect and “click”. While hearing speeches and interactive panels is helpful and attendees learn – the biggest takeaway from an industry event is the contacts you make. And that is what GFA Round Tables are all about! Let’s learn more about them through this video:

So how do they work?

Normally we put them at the end of the day in an event, to help “glue” the people and the speakers / experts together. And we line up tables in the room (or even simply moving the audience chairs into a circle) where we put a speaker / expert at the table with a specific topic / theme they will be hosting.

And then people at the event have a chance to interact with that speaker (or expert if they didn’t have a chance to speak). Not only is it a great time for the audience to connect with speakers they heard, but they also connect with others at the round table who are interested in that specific topic.

We call it hyper specific networking.

Already our cross-border ecommerce events are focused on Amazon FBA and import/export – but by having very niche specific round tables on a specific sub-category with an expert – those sitting at that round table are really focused and you can make some amazing contacts.

This is why we put it at the end of the event – we can’t get people to leave! There was even a case we had to pay extra to the venue as even the cleaning crew and organizers couldn’t push out the attendees from their attendees.

Always a top part of our events – we look forward to having you pick 1 or 2 round tables (normally we rotate them a couple times) and make some valuable relationships in addition to all the learning you will receive at our Global From Asia events.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I host a round table? We first get the speakers to host a round table, that way the attendees can get a chance to sit with them and ask questions they had during their presentation. After that we have people in our community who fit a specific topic of interest for that theme event, if you’re in our GFA VIP network community – you can let our community manager know you want to host a round table and we’ll see if we can fit it in to an upcoming event.

How do I signup for a round table? During the event we will take down who wants to attend which person’s round table. Of course, events get hectic, so please be punctual during the start of that round table session to get a seat at the table.

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