Introbiz Swansea and West Wales is set to host its Inaugural Annual Expo at the Brangwyn Hall this April

Introbiz Swansea and West Wales is set to host its inaugural annual expo followed by a Gala dinner and Awards ceremony on April 7th at the Brangwyn Hall and Village Hotel Swansea respectively.

The event promises to be fantastic for both networking and business success, with confirmed speakers and seminar leaders to include Rugby Stars Shane Williams and Ian Gough, who will be kick-starting the event at 7:30am in the Lord Mayor’s Reception Room, with the largest networking Breakfast post lockdown, sponsored by Huw Pendleton and Celtic Holiday Parks, Pembrokeshire. The main event will be opened at 10am, by our venue Sponsor Swansea Council, represented by Leader Rob Stewart. Headline Speaker and Expo Event Sponsor, Graham Hirst leads the line-up of incredible Speakers, Franchise Owner Bernie Davies, Keynote Speakers – Derek Redmond, renowned Olympian, BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’ 2016 winner, Mark Wright, Keri Andriana member of the British Fashion Council and Founder of multi-award winning Amschela Luxury Brands, with seminars from experts.

Huw Pendleton, Managing Director of Celtic Holiday Parks said, “As a multi-award-winning business owner myself, I understand and appreciate the value of networking and exhibitions more than most. I am therefore very pleased to support events like these which will only help to enrich industry within the region.”

There are 70 plus Exhibition spaces available to suit all sizes of business.  To facilitate the spirit of collaboration and networking that the Swansea and West Wales Introbiz network is known for, 4theregion, Swansea University and Swansea Bay Business Club will also be partnering with Introbiz Swansea and West Wales two exciting Zones:

 

KENT ROOM- THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND SUSTAINABILITY ZONE WITH 4THEREGION

4TheRegion are collaborating with Introbiz Swansea and West Wales to showcase our collective vision for the future- discussing topics around the circular economy, regeneration and sustainability. There will be unique exhibitors and a seminar with an expert panel discussing the issues and solutions. Sponsorship is available at £2,000 for the Circular Economy and Sustainability Zone with 4theRegion.

 

GEORGE HALL- THE STARTUP ZONE – SPONSORED BY SWANSEA UNIVERSITY WITH INTROBIZ SWANSEA & WEST WALES & SWANSEA BAY BUSINESS CLUB

Swansea University are collaborating with Swansea Bay Business Club and  Introbiz Swansea and West Wales to provide FREE exhibition space for circa 20 Start Ups with less than 12 months trading history. These exhibitor spaces are free of charge to the start-up businesses due to the full sponsorship by Swansea University.

There will also be an opportunity for these businesses to pitch to an expert panel on the day, for a prize fund of £2,000. The top 5 will be hosted at the Gala Night when the winner will be announced. Please contact Head of Commercial Introbiz Swansea and West Wales Mark Davies on mark@introbiz.co.uk to nominate a start-up business you think would benefit from this initiative.

 

How to Exhibit at the Expo

There are a number of opportunities available, with different packages to suit your business needs and exhibitors will be promoted on the event website and marketing materials from the date they book, so there are plenty of reasons to book early.  Choice of location is on a first come first served basis.  To enquire about exhibiting or sponsorship, please contact mark@introbiz.co.uk.

 

Visiting the Expo

While there is a charge for exhibiting, entry to the Expo is free.  To book your ticket to attend all or any of the Expo events, visit https://www.linktr.ee/introbizw

Business leaders in Swansea are already looking forward to the event, which has been welcomed by the region’s thriving business community.

 

Bernie Davies, Expo Co-Organiser and Director of Introbiz Swansea and West Wales said:

“The exhibition and awards dinner represents a great opportunity for established local businesses to grow in influence – and the 20 stands available free of charge to start-ups, and the chance to pitch for £2k of funding is exactly what start-ups need to get themselves on the map.”

“This event is a fantastic opportunity for Swansea and West Wales businesses to highlight our dynamic, forward-thinking region and I’d like to thank our business minded council and local business and community leaders for again supporting and nurturing business growth.”

 

Graham Hirst, MD of Ministry of Furniture added:

“I am absolutely delighted to be both Headline Sponsor and Speaker at this inaugural event – it is so important to support both business growth and business creation  because every successful brand was once a start up.  It’s fantastic that we are offering local start-ups an opportunity to pitch for funding as well as to market their business at the expo.”

Graham added, “Hopefully some of those businesses we see in the start-up section will be delivering speeches and sponsorship at future events.  It is this continuity that makes networking and marketing so important for business growth and it is with this spirit that we are proud to be involved.”

 

Cllr. Rob Stewart, Leader of Swansea City Council concluded:

“ A recent Ted talk event was viewed by thousands of people across the world and Swansea is already on the global map as a place to do business.   The expo is a logical next step.”

Cllr. Stewart added, “The Swansea and West Wales business community is boosted by a vibrant, can-do culture and we want to support and encourage businesses to start-up, relocate and grow here.  We offer a supportive local authority, a thriving business community and leadership expertise that rivals any other UK region, with an excellent university that ensures a solid pipeline for future talent.  I’m proud to be collaborating on our City’s first expo and am certain it will not be the last.”

For more information visit https://www.introbizwestwales.co.uk//introbiz-expo/

 

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