Breakfast Networking 1

Time: 9.15-10.00am

Open to all.

Location: Networking Hub

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Speed Networking is a popular way of making new connections, because it gets the job done, and quickly! Book yourself in and meet dozens of business people from the region in this breakfast networking opportunity. You'll take it in turns to have a minute to introduce yourself and your business to fellow business people taking part, with the goal to find shared interests and opportunities to take beyond the session. Bring plenty of business cards.

This networking ticket includes smoked salmon bagels or danish pastries, and coffee/tea. Hurry,  Click here to book your place today.

 

As well as this particular Speed Networking, the entire Expo is networking centric - business people from all business categories are invited to attend and network throughout the event: IT, Property, Manufacturers, Financial,  Business to Business Services, Business to Consumer Services, Retailers & Distributors, Publishers, Transportation, Charities etc.

10am-3pm Business Show open

Time: 10.30-11.00

Seminar 1: Social media, that works for you.

How social media can work for your business

Why social media might not be working for your business

Speaker: Chris Pike.

Location: Main Seminar Theatre

Social media, that works for you

How social media can work for your business

Why social media might not be working for your business

 

The tools and insights you need to make Social Media work. Leave with the insights and tools you need to conquer Social Media, whatever the size and stage of your business. Chris delivers a no holds barred, straight to the point view of social media's place in your business.

 

About the Speaker:

 

Chris will make social media easier for you!

 

He teaches people how to use social media, or completely takes over their social media channels so they can concentrate on running their business.

 

Chris works with people who are looking for help to move their business forward through social media, or to add social media to their company’s existing marketing strategy.

 

Chris believes that social media is something to be enjoyed and utilised- it shouldn’t be a headache or source of concern for owners and that is where the true value lies- taking the stress of social media away from owners and getting results that help the business!

 

Chris Pike

Social Media Management Consultant

HeyBurt

 

VISIT THE HEYBURT WEBSITE

Time 11.15am-11.45am

Seminar 2: How to avoid the 5 crucial mistakes when using Linkedin

Speaker: Angus Grady

Location: Main Seminar Theatre

 

Most users make these five business critical mistakes when using LinkedIn, a platform that is coming into its own.

LinkedIn has changed, activity on LinkedIn is 60% up on the same period last year. 'Ad Week' has said that LinkedIn is now sexy...

To be part of the success of LinkedIn you have to stop making mistakes and start making impressions.

Angus Grady will reveal how to get over these common mistakes and sky rocket your engagement levels and conversion rates just using the free LinkedIn account.

 

Networking 2 - Lunch Session

12.oopm-12.45pm Networking

 

Location: Networking Hub

Speed Networking is a popular way of making new connections, because it gets the job done, and quickly! Book yourself in and meet dozens of business people from the region in this FREE networking opportunity. You'll take it in turns to have a minute to introduce yourself and your business to fellow business people taking part, with the goal to find shared interests and opportunities to take beyond the session. Bring plenty of business cards.

 

As well as this particular Speed Networking, the entire Expo is networking centric - business people from all business categories are invited to attend and network throughout the event: IT, Property, Manufacturers, Financial,  Business to Business Services, Business to Consumer Services, Retailers & Distributors, Publishers, Transportation, Charities etc.

 

 

 

 

12.30-1.30 Free Buffet Lunch served to Visitors & Exhibitors

 

Come to the Watford Business Show and enjoy a free buffet lunch* so that your connecting and networking doesn't have to stop at lunchtime. Free Coffee/Tea is also available all day courtesy of Sponsorship from Watford Borough Council. The Buffet Lunch is available to all visitors, no need to attend the organised lunchtime networking event.

 

*while stocks last

 

How to build a successful business in the Digital Era.

Time: 1.15pm-2.00pm

Speaker: Lyndsay Morgan, Operations Director Climb Online

Location: Main Seminar Theatre

We now live in a World where the largest taxi firm owns no taxi’s, and one of the most popular Hotel sites owns no hotels… How? The power of digital. Today, so many businesses fail to grow and develop, as they do not take the time to understand exactly how their target audiences are using and engaging with digital channels. Without this understanding, how can businesses succeed in an ever-evolving and changing environment?

 

Join Lyndsay Morgan at the Watford Business Show as she unveils what it’s like to work under the wing of successful Apprentice winner, Mark Wright and business mogul, Lord Sugar, whilst providing key insight into how businesses can harness the power of digital for success.

 

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As the Wright-hand Woman of Apprentice-born business, Climb Online, Lyndsay Morgan knows all too well the pressures of transforming a start-up into a successful business. In fact, the proof is in the pudding, as to date Climb Online represents the most successful business to have been founded by an Apprentice winner, boasting a multi-million-pound turnover, extensive client list and ambitious growth plans for across the UK and overseas.

 

As Head of Operations, Lyndsay is responsible for overseeing the organisational structure of Climb Online, driving operational excellence and leading the strategy for business growth – boasting acute attention to detail and the genuine capability to foresee any problems before they arise, whilst managing and supporting the Climb Online team.

 

If that’s not enough, Lyndsay also boasts a sincere passion for women in business and equality within the workplace– something she has advocated throughout her 14 years’ experience in sales and marketing.

 

www.climb-online.co.uk

 

Continue to develop vital knowledge for your business by attending this seminar on successfully using digital marketing to grow your business.

2.15pm-2.45pm Seminar

Seminar 4: The Power of Video Marketing

Speaker: DMLK Video

Location:  Seminar Theatre Room 1

The Power of Video Marketing

 

"Online video accounts for 74% of internet traffic"

"300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute"

 

The amount of time spent watching video is steadily increasing.

The amount of video being produced is steadily increasing.

 

The amount of hours we have in the day remains the same.

 

Attention is the new currency

 

Discover how to reach your customers by standing out from the crowd

 

The Power of Video

By DMLK Video

 

Learn how to use video to:

Increase Conversions

Generate Leads

Develop Brands

 

We are a video marketing agency specialising in producing short promotional films for businesses and charities.

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2.15pm-2.45pm Seminar

Seminar 5: Innovation - The Key to Business Success

Speaker: Simon Atack

Location: Seminar Theatre Room 2

“If you are not innovating - at best, your business is just standing still…”

 

In the fast changing and highly competitive world we live in, maintaining your competitive edge is vital. In this seminar Simon Atack, Innovation Adviser for Innovate 2 Succeed, will overview the central importance of innovation to business growth and demonstrate how all businesses, regardless of size or sector, can harness innovation to maximise their potential. Along with a selection of useful top tips, this seminar will also highlight what grant funded support is currently available to help local businesses innovate and grow.

 

 

 

 

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3.00pm-4.00pm Post Business Show Canapes & Connections Networking Drinks Reception

Open to all.

Location: Networking Cafe

Complete your visit to the Watford Business Show with this relaxed and busy Business Networking Drinks Event that takes place in the venue at the close of the main Expo at 3pm.

 

Please arrive at 3pm. There will be a complementary welcome drink and pay bar.

 

Book yourself in and meet dozens of business people from the region in this free, informal and lively networking opportunity. Bring plenty of business cards.

 

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