FIRMS are taking social networking offline at a business meet-up.
A LinkedIn Local event is taking place at Village Hotel, in Lakeshore Drive, off Western Road in Portsmouth.
It takes place on November 22.
Two previous events in Portsmouth have been hailed as successful.
It starts at 6pm with guest speaker Craig McHugh, a specialist in people development.
The event is being sponsored by Southampton-based Aura, an IT services provider.
Managing director Tim Walker said: ‘We’re delighted to be sponsoring the #LinkedInLocal event in Portsmouth.
‘The growth of #LinkedInLocal events has been nothing short of phenomenal and I would expect the event in November to be just as popular as the previous two. I believe there’s a very good reason for this.
‘Businesses are ultimately about people and chatting face-to-face is often the best way to make connections and share ideas.
‘I firmly believe that one of the keys to successful business is collaboration.’