I definitely prefer the smaller dinners – the one in London last month was okay as an experience but there were too many people there (well over a hundred). That might be fine for the popular bloggers or the experienced networkers, but it’s daunting and too noisy for the newcomers.
In comparison, the Ireland dinner (about 30) was big enough, and the Uckfield dinner was great. Both times I met loads of people; plenty of contacts and had some good chats.
I’m definitely looking forward to the next one though – great fun (and if this trackback works as I’m hoping it will, Simon will get this – so cheers Simon!)