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LinkedIn launches new events feature to foster offline community building

  • LinkedIn aims to foster offline community building, and help members nurture professional relationships
  • LinkedIn Events is the first product built at its Bengaluru research and development (R&D) centre for a global audience

BENGALURU : Professional networking platform LinkedIn, on Wednesday, announced the global launch of ‘LinkedIn Events’, a feature that enables members to create, share, and discover professional events.

With the Events feature, LinkedIn aims to foster offline community building, and help members nurture professional relationships, a statement from LinkedIn said. According to LinkedIn data, the chances of people accepting connection requests on the platform increases two times if they have attended a face-to-face meeting.

LinkedIn Events is the first product built at its Bengaluru research and development (R&D) centre for a global audience, the statement added.

Ajay Datta, Head of Product, India at LinkedIn said, in the statement, “At LinkedIn, our core focus is to help our members connect and build lasting professional relationships. Face-to-face interactions are key to realising this vision and bringing online communities to life. With this launch, our members now have a safe and trusted avenue to engage with their network online and offline. We see them using this product to host networking meet-ups, workshops, alumni meets, product launches, and other face-to-face gatherings."

The statement added that LinkedIn Events will be available to all members globally on October 17 across all platforms, starting first with English-speaking markets.

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