By Christie Day
With over 25,000 business owners, entrepreneurs, and employees accumulating at the ExCel Centre in London on the 15th and 16th May 2019, the Business Show was an unprecedented success.
The Business Show prides itself on the opportunities it creates for visitors and exhibitors alike, and the 41st edition of the show was no exception. The event brought together over 25,000 of the most forward-thinking businesses and individuals from across the UK and further afield, creating an unparalleled networking opportunity. One of the jewels in the crown of the Business Show is the Speed Networking Zone, which allows visitors to create more contacts in one hour than some do in their whole career, so for many it was one of the main highlights.
The Business Show is known for its industry-leading seminar programme, and this year it contained over 200 of the most influential speakers from across the sector. Bruce Daisley, VP EMEA at Twitter was just one of the many impressive keynote speakers at the event. He held an excellent talk about rediscovering the joy of work and the lessons we can learn from science to help make work better. Another leading keynote speaker was Sian Gabbidon, founder of Sian Marie and winner of the 2018 edition of The Apprentice. She offered her invaluable experience and advice to entrepreneurs who want to follow in her footsteps and create a business from scratch. Likewise, Aron Gelbard, founder of Bloom & Wild, held an incredibly informative seminar covering key startup issues such as proving a concept, building a team, scaling marketing, and the use of technology and fundraising.
Running alongside the seminar programme was the 125 interactive masterclasses, all designed to reinforce knowledge you have gained at the show. There was an amazing range of masterclasses on offer, from the Real Life Business Lessons and Online Payments Masterclasses, to the Trading & Investing and Property Investment Business Masterclasses, there really was something for everyone at the Business Show.
When people ask what makes the Business Show such a good event, often the answer is the unrivalled exhibitor list. Containing over 350 of the industry’s leading businesses, suppliers, and service providers, you will find the perfect solution to your own, and business’ needs. There were a number of high profile businesses exhibiting their services at the Business Show in May, including American Express, Business Boardroom, Your Business Community, and the Intellectual Property Office — all of which offer products and services to the businesses that attend every single show.
When every aspect of the event is considered, you can see why over 25,000 business owners, entrepreneurs, and employees continually return to the Business Show every year.
From the industry-leading seminar programme to the interactive masterclasses, the sector defining exhibitors, to the speed networking zone, the Business Show has it all for business owners, entrepreneurs, and employees looking to further their businesses and careers.
The next edition of the Business Show will be running on the 27th and 28th November in the ExCeL London. Tickets to attend the Business Show are free, so follow this link to register for yours now!