6th Global Conference on Violence Against Women | CTICC, South Africa | 21-25 October 2019


The SVRI Forum 2019 recognises the value of networking as a powerful tool to build relationships, increase personal and professional opportunities, and to grow through what we learn from others.  To create a truly interactive conference experience this year, we will be offering various networking opportunities over the course of the conference week. We want to create additional networking opportunities to maximise our time together – we welcome your thoughts on these opportunities, as well as other ideas you may have for strengthening networking at SVRI Forum. Please send us your networking ideas, comments and suggestions via this brief, online survey before 9th July 2019. Complete the SVRI Forum 2019 Networking Survey here.

Networking events will include:

  • Cocktail reception: The SVRI Forum 2019 Cocktail Reception serves as the official opening of the conference and offers a semi-professional, semi-social networking space for all delegates.
  • Gala dinner at Gold Restaurant: The SVRI Forum’s Gala dinner is without doubt our most popular social and networking event at the conference. This event offers delegates the opportunity to network freely and informally over a delicious meal and awesome, local entertainment.
  • Speed networking, Tuesday 22 October, 18h00 – 18h50pm: Hosted for the first time at the SVRI Forum, this Networking event offers delegates an opportunity to connect in a relaxed and vibrant atmosphere. Speed networking at the SVRI Forum 2019 will match like-minded individuals in discussing their topics of interest to build lasting friendships and professional relationships. Share your work, share business cards, mix and mingle – this event is designed for you to have fun, connect, and get the most out of your Forum experience! Space is limited and pre-registration will be required. Kindly RSVP online by 12 September 2019.

  • Sharing stories breakfast, Wednesday 23rd October 7h30 – 8h30am: This year, delegates will have an opportunity to informally chat over breakfast with activists and researchers about their professional trajectories, what motivates them and share advice and stories. This event is free of charge. RSVP online.
  • Well-being @ SVRI Forum 2019: Various well-being activities will be available where delegates can connect and debrief. Please see our well-being page for more.

Please see the SVRI Forum 2019 Programme Book for more information.

Networking resources:
Below, find some valuable reading on how to build your networking skills for making the right connections!