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Southampton Business Expo 2016

Thursday 24 November 2016
10.00am – 4.00pm
The Ageas Bowl, Southampton

Event Information

The Southampton Business Expo is next taking place on Thursday 24 November 2016 at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton!

The business exhibition, which is now in it’s fifth year, is the ultimate event for all ambitious businesses who are looking to grow and prosper.

Whether you’re an existing business looking to grow, a business in the early stages, or want to explore the possibilities of starting your own business – you will find something of interest at the show.

At this free-to-attend business show, you will find a hive of creativity and activity from both our seminar programme featuring high-paced speed networking and inspirational keynote speakers, as well as from our variety of exhibitors showcasing the very best of local and regional businesses.

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Venue Location: The Ageas Bowl, Southampton (SO30 3XH)

The Ageas Bowl
Botley Road
Southampton
Hampshire
SO30 3XH

You can plan your journey to the event using the AA route planner

Parking Information
Free parking for visitors and exhibitors is available at the venue. Getting to The Ageas Bowl is simple. Situated just off Junction 7 of the M27, The Ageas Bowl is clearly signposted. The venue has over 2,000 free car parking spaces adjacent to the main exhibition. Venue postcode: SO30 3XH

Venue Facilities
The venue will be providing a cash bar for visitors and exhibitors throughout the day, serving a variety of hot and cold drinks and a selection of lunch meals, sandwiches and refreshments. The venue also accommodates easy access for wheelchair visitors. If you have any concerns regarding access, please call the venue directly.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Everything you need to know about visiting the expo

What is the business expo all about and why should I attend?

The business expo is the biggest networking event locally and provides companies a place to do business. The event includes an exhibition hall, a seminar theatre, networking café, a connections wall and many other features that will provide you with support, inspiration or advice for starting or growing a business. The expo is an annual event and attracts hundreds of visitors. For many businesses, it is the ultimate event to be seen networking at in this region!

Why do I need to pre-register?

We recommend that you register in advance as it allows the organisers to estimate how many visitors are planning or would like to attend the exhibition. It’s also good practice to register before the expo so that you can receive event updates and emails to allow you to effectively plan your day at the business show. Even if you’re not sure whether you’ll be able to attend the event, we recommend that you still pre-register – you can always tell us nearer the time if you’re not able to attend the event after all.

How can I register to attend the expo?

You can register for tickets online via our website. Entry to the event is free, however we ask that you pre-register for the event. When you pre-register you will receive updates on the event, so you can keep up to date with everything we have planned, plus you’ll be entered into our prize draws!

How much does it cost to visit the expo?

The business expo is FREE to attend as a visitor. This is made possible through the commitment of the exhibitors who have paid to have an exhibition stand at the event to promote their business. Most, or all, of the seminars, keynote speakers and workshops are also free to attend, as well as the speed networking and connections wall. Businesses who want to showcase their services and be part of the exhibition as an exhibitor will need to pay a fee for their exhibition space/stand.

What is the agenda for the business expo?

There is no strict agenda for the business expo – you are free to turn up when you like and leave the event when you’re ready. We have put on a number of speakers, seminars and speed networking sessions and you can find the times of these events on our website. Depending on what you want to achieve from your visit to the expo, please plan your own agenda before arrival. We recommend that you plan in advance which seminars, exhibitor stands and keynote speakers you want to visit before attending the event to ensure you don’t miss any opportunities.

What is the best way to network at a business expo?

As an attendee to the business expo it is important that you take advantage of all the networking events we’ve organised at the exhibition. Make your visit to the event a success by walking around the exhibition hall, visiting the connections wall and perhaps paying a visit to the networking café. A lot of visitors have the chance to network with other visitors simply by buying a coffee or by starting conversations with other delegates in the networking zones.

What do I need to bring with me?

Firstly, we recommend that you bring plenty of business cards with you to the exhibition. Never underestimate how many people attend these events and how many business cards you may want to hand out to new connections. You can also bring flyers with you as a visitor, to display at the connections wall (but remember to not actively distribute these in the exhibition hall as this is seen as canvasing). We also recommend that you a pen and note pad to write down ideas that you have when at the event.

How can I promote my own business at the business expo?

As a visitor you are not permitted to sell directly to the exhibitors who have paid to have a stand at the event. However, we do provide visitors with plenty of opportunities to network and promote their products and services at the event. Be sure to stop by the connections wall, networking café, designated networking zones and of course the speed networking to ensure you take advantage of all of the free networking opportunities available to you as a visitor. Take interest in the companies who have paid to exhibit and if you feel like there is synergy between yourself as a visitor and an exhibitor, ask for their contact details and follow up with them after the exhibition.

What are the benefits of exhibiting?

The best way to network and promote your business locally is to exhibit at the business expo! Being an exhibitor helps to give your business a boost of promotion both at the event in front of hundreds of businesses and online before the event in our expo promotion and social media activity. Lots of businesses exhibit with us because they know it works. To find out more about exhibiting at the business expo, please go to our exhibiting or book a stand page.

Can I attend the expo even if I’ve not registered in advance?

If you didn’t have the opportunity to register in advance, don’t worry. You can still come to the exhibition for FREE. Simply turn up on the day of the event and our events team will register you when you arrive at the registration area by the main entrance (please allow between 5-10 minutes to register on the day of the event).

Event Programme

You can attend any of the keynote speakers or business seminars for free, when you pre-register for free tickets

The UK’s top business speakers and leading industry experts will cover everything you need to know and offer you their invaluable experiences, tips and secrets to help you start or grow a business.


B2B Expos Speaker

10.30am – Vanessa Ugatti

Details of this seminar will be updated shortly!

Details of our keynote speaker for our business expo will be announced shortly, so please return soon to find out who will be speaking at this event. Alternatively, pre-register for tickets and as soon as we announce our speakers you’ll be one of the first to know!

Register for free tickets to the show


B2B Expos Speaker

11.00am – Ian Dickson

Details of this seminar will be updated shortly!

Details of our keynote speaker for our business expo will be announced shortly, so please return soon to find out who will be speaking at this event. Alternatively, pre-register for tickets and as soon as we announce our speakers you’ll be one of the first to know!

Register for free tickets to the show


B2B Expos Speaker

11.10am – Alistair Powell

Details of this seminar will be updated shortly!

Details of our keynote speaker for our business expo will be announced shortly, so please return soon to find out who will be speaking at this event. Alternatively, pre-register for tickets and as soon as we announce our speakers you’ll be one of the first to know!

Register for free tickets to the show


B2B Expos Speaker

11.50am – Sas Huntwood

Details of this seminar will be updated shortly!

Details of our keynote speaker for our business expo will be announced shortly, so please return soon to find out who will be speaking at this event. Alternatively, pre-register for tickets and as soon as we announce our speakers you’ll be one of the first to know!

Register for free tickets to the show


B2B Expos 4Networking

12.00pm – Speed Networking

with 4Networking

Hosted by 4Networking, one of the UK’s largest networking organisations. Don’t miss your chance to get into speed networking! Available for 40 visitors, this is your exclusive opportunity to get in front of lots of business owners and network for new connections. Spaces are limited, so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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B2B Expos Speaker

1.00pm – Stefan Thomas

Details of this seminar will be updated shortly!

Details of our keynote speaker for our business expo will be announced shortly, so please return soon to find out who will be speaking at this event. Alternatively, pre-register for tickets and as soon as we announce our speakers you’ll be one of the first to know!

Register for free tickets to the show


B2B Expos 4Networking

2.00pm – Speed Networking

with 4Networking

Hosted by 4Networking, one of the UK’s largest networking organisations. Don’t miss your chance to get into speed networking! Available for 40 visitors, this is your exclusive opportunity to get in front of lots of business owners and network for new connections. Spaces are limited, so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Register for free tickets to the show


B2B Expos Speaker

2.50pm – Rachel Maunder

Details of this seminar will be updated shortly!

Details of our keynote speaker for our business expo will be announced shortly, so please return soon to find out who will be speaking at this event. Alternatively, pre-register for tickets and as soon as we announce our speakers you’ll be one of the first to know!

Register for free tickets to the show


B2B Expos Speaker

3.00pm – Richard Woods

Details of this seminar will be updated shortly!

Details of our keynote speaker for our business expo will be announced shortly, so please return soon to find out who will be speaking at this event. Alternatively, pre-register for tickets and as soon as we announce our speakers you’ll be one of the first to know!

Register for free tickets to the show


Book a stand and promote your business

Exhibiting at this year’s Southampton Business Expo is the fastest way for you to increase sales in a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere and you’re guaranteed to benefit from booking…

With between 400-600 visitors expected through the doors, booking a stand at Southampton’s largest business show provides you with the perfect platform to engage with quality decision makers face-to-face.

You’ll have complete access to all types of businesses, from sole-traders to large corporations, plus the opportunity to do business in a positive and no-pressure environment.

Our relaxed formula for the business show is enjoyed by all visitors and has been designed to help you quickly reach a wider customer base.

When you exhibit with B2B Expos, you can have complete confidence that the event will be organised to a high standard and the security of knowing that booking a stand at our event is a sensible marketing decision.

With 1m x 2m shell scheme stand prices starting from as little as £425+VAT, ideal for small and medium sized businesses, don’t leave it to the last minute to secure your space!

You can read more about the benefits of exhibiting on our website or take a look at our online blog to get some inspiration.

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Who typically attends our regional business shows?

Our events attract a wide range of visitors from sole-traders to large corporations. Typically we attract the decision makers. The people who can say ‘yes’ to purchasing your product or service. Unlike other events that attract a sea of consultants, we attract an audience including:

  • Managing Directors (40%)
  • Entrepreneurs/Start-ups (20%)
  • Business Owners (15%)
  • Marketing Managers/Assistants (13%)
  • Sales Executives/Managers (7%)
  • Other Professionals (5%)

This data is a summary/average from visitor registration at our last 10 events, so you know it’s information you can trust.

The types of businesses that attend and exhibit

As the name of our event suggests, our event is aimed primarily at businesses who serve other businesses locally and beyond. So if you’re company provides products or services to other businesses – you can’t afford to miss out on attending or exhibiting this business to business exhibition.

Here’s just a few of the types of business services that exhibit with us:

  • Accountants
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Banks
  • Business Services
  • Commercial Cleaners
  • Computer Support
  • Franchises
  • Marketing Services
  • Networking Groups
  • Printing Companies
  • Recruitment Agencies
  • Security Services
  • Social Media Services
  • Software Companies
  • Solicitors
  • Specialist Removals
  • Stationery/Office Equipment
  • Telemarketing Agencies
  • Telephone Systems
  • Training Services
  • Vehicle Graphics
  • Waste Disposal
  • Website Designers
  • And many, many more…
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How we’re marketing the event to attract visitors

As we are part of a growing nationwide network of business shows, our event not only advertised locally to local businesses, but to business across the UK.

Unlike other business events, we invest thousands of ponds in the promotion of our business expos to help spread the word about the event and to attract the high volume of expected visitors.

Here’s just a few of the ways we’re marketing the business expo:

  • Social media… Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Targeted adverts aimed at businesses online
  • Google AdWords Campaign
  • Targeted YouTube video campaign
  • Event website and search engine optimisation
  • Event campaign to around 10,000 businesses
  • Online advertising on FindNetworkingEvents.com
  • Direct mail campaign to over 2,000 businesses locally
  • Radio promotion
  • Local networking groups and national business shows
  • Event partners in the area and across the UK
  • Promotional leaflets, posters and invite cards
  • Adverts in local newspapers and local magazines
  • Talk Business Magazine and Elite Business Magazine

What’s included with your stand package…

  • A professional shell scheme stand, with a personalised company name board (power and spotlights available)
  • Free internet access (subject to availability)
  • Furniture for your stand including a display table and chairs (upgrades available)
  • An exhibitor listing in the printed show guide and on the event website
  • Delegate list – including company name, contact name, telephone number and email address (worth £250+VAT)
  • Bespoke social media campaign to drive visitors to your stand and increase your website traffic (worth £150+VAT)
  • Online promotion via our social networks on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Free welcome pack to help get you started
  • Free online training and webinars to help you get the most out of exhibiting at the business expo (worth £99+VAT)
  • Free ready-to-use templates and follow up communications to help you convert leads quickly
  • Entry in the ‘Best Stand Design’ competition for additional post-event promotion

 

How to book your expo stand

If you’d like to book your exhibition stand please complete our online booking form.

How to book with B2B Expos:
Booking an exhibition stand is easy and stress-free. Simply complete our online booking form and one of our events
team will contact you to confirm your booking and issue you with an invoice for your stand. If you change your mind once you’ve booked, you have 14 days to cancel your booking for free.

Would you like to book at more than one event?
If you are planning to exhibit at more than one event, you will need to complete a booking form for each of the events as our events are organised by local partners. If you have any questions feel free to contact us or to speak to your event organiser.

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Exhibitor List

Take a look below to discover which local companies will be exhibiting at the business exhibition.

Our business to business expos attract a wide range of exhibitors, from accountants to website designers and legal specialists to support organisations; but they all have one thing in common – they’re exhibiting to showcase their latest products and business services that will either save you money, allow you to work more efficiently or to help you grow your enterprise!

How to use the exhibitor list:
Browse the exhibitor list below to find the companies/organisations that you are interested in. You can click on the company name to expand the listing, providing you with additional information such as sector/industry, a contact number and a link to the exhibitor website. Make a note of the exhibitors you would like to visit in advance to save you time when at the expo.

STAND 01 – GRAND HARBOUR HOTEL

Company Name: Grand Harbour Hotel
Industry: hotel and meeting/conference facilities in Southampton
Contact Number: 02380 633033
Website: www.grandharbourhotel.co.uk

STAND 10 – COFFEE SELECT LTD

Company Name: Coffee Select Ltd
Industry: Coffee Machines for Offices
Contact Number: 01256 242313
Website: www.coffee-select.co.uk

STAND 11 – CONDOR OFFICE SOLUTIONS

Company Name: Condor Office Solutions
Industry: Professional Office Printers and Photocopiers
Contact Number: 023 8024 6090
Website: www.condoroffice.co.uk

STAND 13 – CLUETT REEVE RECRUITMENT SPECIALISTS

Company Name: Cluett Reeve Recruitment Specialists
Industry: Recruitment Specialists
Contact Number: 01489 581888
Website: www.cluettreeve.co.uk

STAND 14 – A3M DESIGNS LTD

Company Name: A3M Designs Ltd
Industry: Graphic Designs
Contact Number: Tel: 02392 381928
Website: www.a3m.co.uk

STAND 16 – LYNBYRD EXPRESS LIMITED

Company Name: Lynbyrd Express Limited
Industry: Business Growth, Training & Support
Contact Number: 0234 245007
Website: www.lynbyrdexpress.co.uk

STAND 18 – YOMP MARKETING

Company Name: Yomp Marketing
Industry: Digital Marketing
Contact Number: Tel: 0203 137 1698
Website: www.yompmarketing.com

STAND 21 – ALTODIGITAL

Company Name: Altodigital
Industry: Office technology
Contact Number: 01489 773960
Website: www.altodigital.com

STAND 22 – FOOTPRINT WEB, COPY & DESIGN

Company Name: Footprint Web, Copy & Design
Industry: Designers & Printers
Contact Number: 01489 583770
Website: www.footprintsouth.co.uk

STAND 24 – LUCKETTS TRAVEL

Company Name: Lucketts Travel
Industry: Coaches and Mini Bus Hire for all occasions
Contact Number:01329 823755
Website: www.lucketts.co.uk

STAND 25 – TOWN OR COUNTRY

Company Name: Town or Country
Industry: Serviced accommodation
Contact Number:02380 881000
Website: www.town-or-country.co.uk

STAND 28 – INNOVATE WEBSITES

Company Name: Innovate Websites
Industry: Websites for small businesses
Contact Number:02380 275253
Website: www.innovatewebsites.co.uk

STAND 33 – POLESTAR

Company Name: Polestar
Industry: Independent Financial Advisor

STAND 35 – RED BOOK PRODUCTIONS

Company Name: Red Book Productions
Industry: Video Productions
Contact Number: Tel: 01256 688483
Website: www.redbookproductions.co.uk

STAND 37 – IDAC SOLUTIONS LTD

Company Name: iDaC Solutions Ltd
Industry: Datwyler Cabling Solutions
Contact Number: 02380 279999
Website: www.idacs.uk.com

STAND 39 – D YOUNG & CO

Company Name: D Young & Co
Industry: Intellectual Property Services for SME’s
Contact Number:02380 719500
Website: www.dyoung.com

STAND 40 – THE DIRECTORY GROUP/BEAUTIFUL SOUTH

Company Name: The Directory Group/Beautiful South
Industry: Advertising
Contact Number:01730 260746
Website: www.thedirectorygroup.co.uk

STAND 41 – CYBERMO

Company Name: Cybermo
Industry: Business IT Support
Contact Number:01962 676481
Website: www.cybermo.co.uk

STAND 45 – UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH BUSINESS SCHOOL

Company Name: University of Portsmouth Business School
Industry: Business school and training courses
Contact Number:02392 844323
Website: www.port.ac.uk/portsmouth-business-school

STAND 46 – 12 COLLEGE PLACE BARRISTERS

Company Name: 12 College Place Barristers
Industry: Barristers in Hampshire (Southampton)
Contact Number:01256 838386
Website: www.12cp.co.uk

STAND 47 – VIVO HR

Company Name: vivoHR
Industry: HR Consultancy and Support in Hampshire
Contact Number:07729 263769
Website: www.vivohr.co.uk

STAND 48 – TILLISON CONSULTING

Company Name: Tillison Consulting
Industry: Digital Marketing Agency
Contact Number:023 9223 0794
Website: www.tillison.co.uk

STAND 52 – MAINCOMS LTD

Company Name: Maincoms Limited
Industry: Business Communications Solutions
Contact Number:0333 358 3000
Website: www.maincoms.co.uk

STAND 53 – RICHMOND MOTOR GROUP

Company Name: Richmond Motor Group
Industry: New & Used Car Dealer
Contact Number: Tel: 02381 890885
Website: www.richmondmotorgroup.com

STAND 54 – COMPANIES HOUSE

Company Name: Companies House
Industry: Government Organisation
Contact Number:02920 380628
Website: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/companies-house

STAND 55 – MY INVOICE LTD

Company Name: My Invoice Ltd
Industry: Finance Solutions for Business
Contact Number:0800 009 6106
Website: www.myinvoice.co.uk

STAND 56 – FABULOUS WOMEN

Company Name: Fabulous Women
Industry: Business network
Contact Number: 01483 779407
Website: www.fabulous-women.co.uk

STAND 57 – YTKO (GETSET FOR GROWTH)

Company Name: YTKO (Getset for Growth)
Industry: Finane & Marketing
Contact Number: 0800 587 7707
Website: www.getsetforgrowth.com

STAND 58 – ENTRUSTIT

Company Name: entrustIT
Industry: Hosted desktop & cloud computing
Contact Number: 0330 002 0045
Website: www.entrustit.co.uk

STAND 59 – BEA SOLUTIONS LTD

Company Name: BEA Solutions Ltd
Industry:Small Business Technology Solutions
Contact Number: Tel: 02392 988855
Website: www.beasolutions.com

STAND 60 – SUTTON WINSON LIMITED

Company Name: Sutton Winson Limited
Industry: Independent Insurance Broker
Contact Number: 0845 688 9088
Website: www.suttonwinson.com

STAND 61 – DIRECT-TEC UK LIMITED

Company Name: Direct-Tec UK Limited
Industry: Business Technology
Contact Number: 01959 568300
Website: www.direct-tec.co.uk

STAND 62 – MARRIOTT HOTEL & COUNTRY CLUB

Company Name: Marriott Hotel and Country Club
Industry: Hotel and Conference Facilities
Contact Number: 01329 833455
Website: www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/travel/sougs-meon-valley-marriott-hotel-and-country-club

STAND 63 – SPINNAKER IP

Company Name: Spinnaker IP
Industry: Property Attorneys
Contact Number: 01329 248816
Website: www.spin-ip.com

STAND 64 – BASEPOINT BUSINESS CENTRES

Company Name: Basepoint Business Centres
Industry: Business Offices in Hampshire
Contact Number: 01329 848700
Website: www.basepoint.co.uk

STAND 66 – NEW FOREST HOTELS

Company Name: New Forest Hotels
Industry: Hotel with conference and meeting facilities
Contact Number: 02380 286119
Website: www.newforesthotels.co.uk

STAND 67 – 8 WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Company Name: 8 Wealth Management
Industry: Wealth Management
Contact Number: 01489 555180
Website: www1.sjp.co.uk

STAND 69 – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE

Company Name: Intellectual Property Office
Industry: Business Support
Contact Number: 0300 300 2000
Website: www.ipo.gov.uk

STAND 70 – OAKPARK SECURITY

Company Name: Oakpark Security
Industry: Risk based security solutions
Contact Number: 01206 793673
Website: www.oaksec.co.uk

STAND 75 – B&V

Company Name: bandv
Industry: Content marketing and advertising agency in Hampshire
Contact Number: 02380 433348
Website: www.b-v.co.uk

STAND 76 – SCIRUM LTD

Company Name: Scirum Ltd
Industry: Business support
Contact Number: 01264 860060
Website: www.scirum.biz

STAND 81 – THE BLUE LAMP TRUST

Company Name: The Blue Lamp Trust
Industry: Driver Training
Contact Number: 0300 777 0157
Website: www.bluelamptrust.org.uk

STAND 85 – MAGNUM EVENTS LTD

Company Name: Magnum Events Ltd
Industry: Conferences and Events
Contact Number: 0845 2600 870
Website: www.magnumevents.co.uk

STAND 92 – SILVER LINING CONVERGENCE

Company Name: Silver Lining Convergence
Industry: Business Communication Specialists
Contact Number: 0845 313 1111
Website: www.silver-lining.com

STAND 93 – CHILWORTH MANOR HOTEL

Company Name: Chilworth Manor Hotel
Industry: Manor Hotel
Contact Number: Tel: 02380 767333
Website: www.bestwestern.co.uk

STAND 94 – ERIC ROBINSON SOLICITORS

Company Name: Eric Robinson Solicitors
Industry: Solicitors
Contact Number: 02380 218029
Website: www.ericrobinson.co.uk

STAND 95 – SILVER LINING CONVERGENCE

Company Name: Silver Lining Convergence
Industry: Business Communication Specialists
Contact Number: 0845 313 1111
Website: www.silver-lining.com

STAND 96 – SILVER LINING CONVERGENCE

Company Name: Silver Lining Convergence
Industry: Business Communication Specialists
Contact Number: 0845 313 1111
Website: www.silver-lining.com

STAND 99 – PURE HUMAN RESOURCES

Company Name: Pure Human Resources
Industry: Human Resources services for small businesses
Contact Number: 01794 329470
Website: www.purehumanresources.co.uk


Are you interested in exhibiting?

If you would like information on how you can promote your business at this event and details on how you can become an exhibitor, please contact the event organiser today!

Contact the Organiser

If you would like to find out more about the Southampton Business Expo or to enquire about visiting, booking a stand or becoming a keynote speaker, please contact your local event organiser below.

Event Organiser
Matthew Larcome

Tel: 01256 838386
Click here to send Matthew an email

About B2B Expos

Please note that this event is part of the B2B Expos group, which is a nationwide network of business shows specifically created with small businesses and entrepreneurs in mind. Our events provide you with a fantastic opportunity to meet, network and collaborate with hundreds of businesses locally, regionally and nationally.

If you have any questions directly related to this event, please contact the event organiser above. Alternatively, if your question or enquiry is not related to this specific event please get in touch with our national support team.

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