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.

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!

  • 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.
  • 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!