Bringing the world back together

It is now possible to meet in person again for GAI Community Hub Meetings, and Sam Thatcher explains why the face-to-face format works so well

Following two years of pandemic and lockdowns, the world is now slowly opening again, and we all are beginning to revert to the office and face-to-face meetings once again. GAI Community Hubs held across 11 regions between four and eight times during the year will now be able to facilitate networking in-person. Events like these provide opportunities for networking and socializing - a chance to meet colleagues and talk to others in the industry.


As Sam Thatcher, Sales Manager at SDS and Chair of the Community Hub's points out, "CPDs are still online for those who can't make hub meetings - but when you are in a room for a live presentation there is more discussion, more talk around the topic and more Q&A's so you gain more knowledge. it’s also great for the presenter who can engage with the audience - something which is much harder in virtual classrooms."

Bringing people together with face-to-face meetings is so important for social interaction as well, says Sam. " It is something we all need after being home for so long. It is more beneficial for our mental health and even our physical health and even our physical health, as working from home and then attending a virtual CPD means we were often sitting at a desk for an entire day and not even moving to leave the house."


Bringing education into your career will always boost your knowledge, presentation, and understanding, as we believe at SDS London. In addition to learning, these events provide you with opportunities to meet professionals who can help you advance your career.

"There is nothing like being in a room. Meeting other people in your industry can really
elevate you in career terms".

Sam Thatcher


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