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Brighton Business Expo 2019

  • Thursday 3rd October 2019
    10am - 3pm
  • Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Sussex, BN2 9XZ
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You can attend any of the event's keynote speakers or business seminars for free, when you pre-register for free tickets for the business show online. Don't miss the UK’s top business speakers and leading industry experts as they talk and discuss everything you need to know and offer you their invaluable experiences, tips and secrets to help you start or grow a business.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Breakfast Networking with Network My Club

Hosted by Network My Club


8:00 am

10:00 am

Breakfast Networking

Keynote Theatre

Join Network my Club in the Silks Suite at Brighton Racecourse for the pre Brighton Business Expo networking breakfast! Enjoy the chance to make new contacts with exhibitors and visitors, all before an opportunity to visit the Brighton Business Expo which will open following the breakfast! We anticipate this breakfast will be very popular as exhibitors & visitors will be networking before the Expo starts so book early… Book your place on the breakfast networking (£18 Incl VAT per person, plus booking fee)

Please Note: You do not need to register for each seminar. All seminars and speed networking sessions are run on a first come, first served basis.
Please Note: If you would like to attend this session, you will need to register and buy tickets online in advance. Additional fees will apply.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Paul Samrah

Brexit – How it will affect your Business


10:35 am

10:55 am

Seminar

Seminar Room

This seminar will run through the implications of Brexit so far as business is concerned and will include practical advice and the latest guidance.

Please Note: You do not need to register for each seminar. All seminars and speed networking sessions are run on a first come, first served basis.
Please Note: If you would like to attend this session, you will need to register and buy tickets online in advance. Additional fees will apply.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

John Reynolds OBE

Castle Water – From choosing the name to £500 million turnover in 4 years.


11:00 am

11:30 am

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Theatre

John Reynolds OBE founded Castle Water in 2014, to become the UK’s largest independent water retailer, including acquiring the business retailing activities of the UK’s largest water company, Thames Water. John’s career started in investment banking – he has been described in the press as a “world class investment banker” as well as “fast-talking”, before he became a shareholder activist as Chair of the Church of England Ethical Investment Advisory Group, kick-starting the shareholder spring’s criticism of executive remuneration. Author of two books on business ethics, he was awarded an OBE in 2012 for services to Save the Children, which he continues to support.

Please Note: You do not need to register for each seminar. All seminars and speed networking sessions are run on a first come, first served basis.
Please Note: If you would like to attend this session, you will need to register and buy tickets online in advance. Additional fees will apply.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Flo Powell

The ‘Dark Art’ of Public Relations


11:35 am

11:55 am

Seminar

Seminar Room

What do you want your business to be famous for? It’s a question we ask a lot and you might be surprised to hear that we don’t always get a clear answer. This seminar will lift the lid on what modern day public relations really means and how it can work best for your company. Attendees can expect to get a better understanding as to how PR works, how it has evolved over the years and hear success stories from a range of different types of businesses. PR isn’t witchcraft and shouldn’t be shrouded in secrecy – join this seminar to find out how to reach a wider audience of potential customers, raise awareness of your brand and shine a light on what you do.

Please Note: You do not need to register for each seminar. All seminars and speed networking sessions are run on a first come, first served basis.
Please Note: If you would like to attend this session, you will need to register and buy tickets online in advance. Additional fees will apply.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Speed Networking

Speed Networking with Network My Club


12:00 pm

12:30 pm

Speed Networking

Keynote Theatre

Don’t miss your chance to get into speed networking, hosted by Network My Club! Available for up to 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.

Please Note: You do not need to register for each seminar. All seminars and speed networking sessions are run on a first come, first served basis.
Please Note: If you would like to attend this session, you will need to register and buy tickets online in advance. Additional fees will apply.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Emma Pearce

Marketing Essentials: SEO Uncovered - How to get your business to appear in Google search results


12:35 pm

12:55 pm

Seminar

Seminar Room

This session is ideal for you if your website is invisible in Google search results and you don’t know where to start with Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). Does your website appear on page 1 of Google if someone searches for the products/services you provide in the geographic area you serve? If not, your website investment has been largely wasted. Your website should be bringing you in new leads. Most business owners do not know how to find out if their SEO has been done properly or not. But you will after this seminar! Come along and we’ll demystify SEO so that you can confidently move ahead with the essential tasks for your search engine marketing. Plus you will receive a free copy of our marketing audit questionnaire that will help you with your overall marketing planning.

Please Note: You do not need to register for each seminar. All seminars and speed networking sessions are run on a first come, first served basis.
Please Note: If you would like to attend this session, you will need to register and buy tickets online in advance. Additional fees will apply.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

David Mellor

Breaking through the Growth Barrier


1:00 pm

1:30 pm

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Theatre

David will draw on his experience at Deutsche Bank in Venture Capital, and subsequently running his own consultancy practice as a business mentor, to share 10 tips to take your business to the next level, including • How to take stock of where you are • How to plan for sustainable profitable growth • How to manage the implementation risk inherent in a growth plan

Please Note: You do not need to register for each seminar. All seminars and speed networking sessions are run on a first come, first served basis.
Please Note: If you would like to attend this session, you will need to register and buy tickets online in advance. Additional fees will apply.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Clive Bonny

How to Protect Your Business Value


1:35 pm

1:55 pm

Seminar

Seminar Room

Your business IP asset value is likely to be more valuable than the sum of your buildings, plant and equipment. Trademarks, designs, copyright, website content, client details, staff identities, operating processes, and training materials are all part of your IP. Yet over 90% of all businesses fail to protect their IP assets. Three main reasons to attend: 1.You will identify your key IP asset risks 2.You will learn how to register and maintain IP assets 3.You will see case studies and examples of good practice

Please Note: You do not need to register for each seminar. All seminars and speed networking sessions are run on a first come, first served basis.
Please Note: If you would like to attend this session, you will need to register and buy tickets online in advance. Additional fees will apply.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Speed Networking

Speed Networking with Network My Club


2:00 pm

2:30 pm

Speed Networking

Keynote Theatre

Don’t miss your chance to get into speed networking, hosted by Network My Club! Available for up to 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.

Please Note: You do not need to register for each seminar. All seminars and speed networking sessions are run on a first come, first served basis.
Please Note: If you would like to attend this session, you will need to register and buy tickets online in advance. Additional fees will apply.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Mick Dawson

Fear... A misunderstood friend


2:35 pm

2:55 pm

Seminar

Seminar Room

Recognising Fear, dealing with it and harnessing it as a tool to achieve your goals and the ethos of an unbreakable team! Mick Dawson is one of the most experienced ocean rowers in the world having spent more than 500 days at sea on ocean rowing boats. He's crossed the Atlantic Ocean twice and skippered the first and only rowing boat to cross the mighty North Pacific Ocean from Japan to San Francisco. A voyage of some 7,000 miles which took 189 days 10 hours and 55 minutes to complete and saw him and his rowing partner Chris Martin enter the Guinness Book of records. More recently he's just returned from rowing the Pacific again, from California to Hawaii, with Steve 'Sparky' Sparkes. Another world record as 'Sparky' is a blind veteran and the first blind person to row the Pacific. Mike, I'm also an author having written the book: 'Rowing The Pacific'

Please Note: You do not need to register for each seminar. All seminars and speed networking sessions are run on a first come, first served basis.
Please Note: If you would like to attend this session, you will need to register and buy tickets online in advance. Additional fees will apply.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Ian Ross

Public Procurement: how to win business


3:00 pm

3:30 pm

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Theatre

Do you struggle to win public sector contracts or have you been put off bidding for tenders due to the complexity of the process? In this engaging and stimulating 30 minute seminar, find out directly from Brighton and Hove City Council’s procurement team on how small businesses can win contracts and hear first-hand from FSB Brighton and Hove member-business, Whitehead-Ross Education, on how they’ve won thirteen public sector contracts this year and their top tips for winning tenders.

Please Note: You do not need to register for each seminar. All seminars and speed networking sessions are run on a first come, first served basis.
Please Note: If you would like to attend this session, you will need to register and buy tickets online in advance. Additional fees will apply.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Vicki Jakes

Every small business needs a digital marketing strategy. Here's how to start.


3:35 pm

3:55 pm

Seminar

Seminar Room

This seminar will outline the positive benefits of small businesses taking the time to outline and implement a digital marketing strategy. Too many times business owners avoid long-term planning due to time constraints, instead opting for a short-term, reactive approach to marketing and sales. This approach often leaves them with no time to experiment or research what would be best for the business long-term and ultimately hampers growth. With useful tips from the world of corporate digital marketing and software building, this will give attendees useful information to take back to base and start using straight away such as the benefits of testing different strategies, learning to love failure and what platforms to choose for the highest ROI.

Please Note: You do not need to register for each seminar. All seminars and speed networking sessions are run on a first come, first served basis.
Please Note: If you would like to attend this session, you will need to register and buy tickets online in advance. Additional fees will apply.