Regional networking events

The IFA regional networking events are free to join and are held three times a year (spring, summer and autumn) in each of our regions worldwide. These carefully curated events are open to members, IFA students (those studying IFA Direct) and non-members and counts towards your CPD 

Each regional networking event involves:

  • showcasing the IFA and the work our members undertake within and for small business
  • welcoming new IFA members 
  • recognising members achieving the Fellow (FFA) designation
  • celebrating the success of IFA students completing their studies 
  • an informal talk on a relevant business-related subject matter
  • engagement with members to share ideas and to find solutions to every day work-related problems
  • engagement with appropriate regional and local business contacts
  • developing connections and building a wider understanding of the regional and local business community

Getting the most out of regional networking events

When registering and attending an IFA regional networking event please remember to:

  • Be proactive
  • Attend regularly
  • Have a purpose
  • Invite your business contacts
  • Ask engaging questions

Regional ambassadors and international representatives

Our regional networking events are run by dedicated volunteer IFA members with our support. Find out more about your regional ambassador or representative by exploring the Meet your regional ambassador and meet your international representatives sections. For more information on any of our regional networking events please contact our events team on