Hello all --
I've been invited to a fund raiser black-tie gala for a charity related to my industry. I was told, "there will be a lot of industry people there, it'll be a great opportunity to network." I've been looking for a way to "break in" to our local industry, and specifically a way to meet other executives.
I don't know how to approach this event...
Are events like this one where people talk "shop"?
What's the balance of social/professional discussion?
Do I bring business cards?
Any advice from folk would be appreciated. This smells like a good 'cast for M&M... can you guys crank this out before mid-March? ;-)