What is the point of business networking?

I’ve attended thousands (slight exaggeration) of business networking events over the years, some good and some not so good.
I’m involved in Zokit. these days and am really enjoying the variety of the meetings.
Yesterday evening we had a Business Wisdom session with a social media expert, Miranda Bishop, explaining how to get the most out of LinkedIn.
As an expert in social (without the media) my role within Zokit. is to seek out opportunities of activities for the members. So far we have various possibilities lined up including cupcake decorating, laser tag and wood carving. Any suggestions or ideas would be gratefully received.

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