The U.S. Embassy Lisbon organized a speed networking event for the first time for USG exchange program alumni in Portugal on November 6. Based on the format of speed dating, speed networking is specifically designed to allow participants to exchange information face-to-face and build contacts in a short amount of time. Alumni not only walked away with stacks of business cards, but also gained some valuable insight into the alumni network along a range of sectors.
The event brought together a diverse group of alumni from various professional backgrounds, including educators, journalists, scientists, civil society and social entrepreneurship leaders, and college students. Alumni from different regions of Portugal, including Lisbon, Porto, Aveiro, Alentejo and Madeira Island attended the event.