A new business networking group is holding its inaugural event at the Genting Club in Derby on June 3rd and will be welcoming John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby as its first guest speaker.

Fusion, a monthly event, is open to all SMEs as well as larger companies from the East Midlands region and promises a different format to many of the networking groups operating in and around Derby.

Organiser Chrissie Rowell of Black Hare Marketing, said: “After conducting some research, it was clear that people wanted an opportunity to mix with businesses of different sizes and in a less pressured environment than many groups provide.”

“There’s never been a greater time to network in Derby, with regeneration in full swing and new businesses moving into the city, there are so many opportunities to do business. It makes for a really positive and exciting feel surrounding Fusion.”

Each event will be centred around lunch prepared by the chefs at Genting’s Fahrenheit restaurant, followed by a talk given by a speaker of special importance and relevance to business and commerce in Derby.

Josh North, Events and Hospitality Manager, is welcoming of such an event to Genting, a relatively new name in Derby and part of the Riverlights development: “After months of planning, we’re really keen for Fusion to get underway. Derby city is missing a networking event of this kind and being able to host it at Genting Club is very exciting – I can’t wait for people to see what we have to offer. We’re much more than just a casino.”

Tickets which include drinks and lunch are priced at £22.50 and are available by visiting the Fusion website: www.fusionderby.co.uk. Prebooking is essential. Please note: Ticket bookings will close at 11am on Wednesday 1st June

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