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Event Overview - Updated Frequently

The 6th Business Showcase South West is on 11th October 2017 at Ashton Gate Stadium. It is an exhibition and networking opportunity, offering a day-long series of powerful business activities.

The Full Event Brochure Will Be Published Here 1 Week Before The Showcase.

Please scroll down to see info including links to Workshops etc.



Easy Travel / Warm Welcome

We provide several FREE car parks for delegates and exhibitors. There is a fleet of FREE First Buses serving the event from the Official Showcase car parks and key locations in the city. Our 2 car parks are 2.5 mins ride or 5 mins walk. Read our 4-page Travel & Parking Guide for the previous event HERE.

We have a trusted team of Showcase Hosts who greet delegates on arrival.

Great exhibitors

The Showcase is first and foremost a business exhibition where delegates can meet businesses from across the region.

There are 225+ exhibition spaces.

Baroness Brady in 2014

Baroness Brady in 2014

- Keynote Speakers

Since day 1, we have engaged some of the very best business speakers and leaders: from Bev James and Karen Brady, to Levi Roots and Wing Commander Green.

For 11th October, the Keynotes take place in the Production People Theatre which is located in the South Stand Concourse of The Stadium.

These are NOT ticketed and seating is on a strictly first-come/first-served basis.

11.30am - 12.05 pm - Tim Bowles, West of England Metro Mayor

Production People Theatre (Main Stage)

On the 4th May 2017 Tim was elected as the first West of England Regional Mayor for the newly formed Combined Authority. As the new Mayor, he will working closely with Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire Council on key issues such as transport, housing and skills.

Tim was an experienced South Gloucestershire Councillor, representing the Winterbourne ward and served as part of the leadership team at South Gloucestershire Council.

Tim has also enjoyed a successful career in sales and marketing, most recently as New Business Manager for a global events company. Tim also served as a Governor at the largest school in South Gloucestershire from 2003 to 2015 and is passionate about education. He also acts as a dementia champion, supporting charities in this field.

12.30pm - 1.05 pm - Ben Towers in Conversation with Alison Edgar

Production People Theatre (Main Stage)

Don't miss meeting this incredibel young business person.

Attend Workshops

Our professional Workshops are free and informative. They are a 'must attend' part of the Showcase schedule. Some do require you to book a ticket.

For 11th October, the Workshops take place in the Production People Theatre which is located in the South Stand Concourse of The Stadium.

NatWest/Worldpay Seminar Oct 2016


10.30am - 11.10am - Workshop by Google

Social Media for Business - from Google Digital Garage

Production People Theatre (Main Stage)

From Twitter to Snapchat, there's a wealth of ways to use social media to boost your business marketing. Join Google in this deep dive session to:

  • Discover the latest social media trends and what's worth your effort
  • Get tips on how to engage your audience
  • Learn how to turn likes into profits

This is a FREE but *ticketed* event.

For 11th October, the Workshops take place in the Production People Theatre which is located in the South Stand Concourse of The Stadium.

TBC - Workshop by Danny Matthews

The art of self-disruption - from Danny Matthew

Production People Theatre (Main Stage)

How SME's can dominate BlueChips by using simple technology to do more in less time and create a consistent, dependable revenue.

You don't need to be technical, to be digital. Think like a founder, accomplish more in less time and create consistent, dependable revenue. Danny transforms small businesses for the future. After being in financial services for 10 years, he became the first adviser of his kind to digitise his business, reducing the processing time to apply for a mortgage from up to 15 hours to under 60 minutes.

Building the platform himself, he accepted applications to the value of £1.36million in the first 3 months of business from a standing start has been featured in places like The Financial Times, Mortgage Strategy, The Huffington Post and many more. With his passion for helping small businesses he will share insights on how you can transform your business without the financial risk or commitment of hiring and says that "if you own a smartphone, you're half way there".
By releasing a practical thought leadership book on technology shifts in business he wants to inspire you to take action and become a truly self-disrupted business.


2.30am - 3.10am - Workshop by Google

Google Analytics - from Google Digital Garage

Production People Theatre (Main Stage)

Learn how Google Analytics can help you uncover trends about your customers, including how people use your website or interact with your business online.

Our practical, hands-on Google Analytics training will help you get the most out of your web analytics data and start turning your website hits into qualified new customers. Using data from a live Analytics account we will teach you the practical skills needed to monitor and learn from your digital marketing and online presence. We aim to send you away with the essential skills needed to develop digital insight and make real business decisions.

What will you learn?

Google at our May 2017 Business Showcase

Google at our May 2017 Business Showcase

• An Introduction to Analytics
• Setting up and using Google Analytics
• Assessing usability of your website
• Web-page level performance
• Analyze keywords for SEO and traffic sources
• Setting digital marketing metrics and goals
• Extracting and automating detailed reports



This is a FREE but *ticketed* event.

For 11th October, the Workshops take place in the Production People Theatre which is located in the South Stand Concourse of The Stadium.

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Seminar from TedX Bristol in May 2016

Seminar from TedX Bristol in May 2016

Book Seminars

Seminars are one of the core aspects of the Showcase experience. Held in the Seminar Zone in the far end of the Dolman Hall, they are free, informative and must be booked beforehand. Tickets are available, are free and are booked using the links below.

Stay-Tuned for Free Tickets & Schedule for 7 Seminars this October

Speed Networking in Oct 2016

BSSW Speed Networking

These free sessions take place in the furthest end of the Dolman Hall at The Stadium in The Speed Networking Zone. There are three professionally hosted sessions during the day and they are a proven, excellent way to make dozens of new business contacts, face-to-face.

Places are limited so be sure to turn up early. It's on a first-come/first-served basis.

Session 1 - 11.45am - 12.30pm

Session 2 - 1.45pm - 2.30pm

Session 3 - 3.00 - 3.45pm

Breakfast networking

The breakfast event presented by Andrea Sexton PR, is a separate, pay-for event, that starts early (7.30am) on the day of the Business Showcase on 11th October. It's a superb way to begin your experience and held in the Sports Bar at the new Ashton Gate Stadium.



Click here to book your place today for 11th October 2017.



Click here for newspaper review of our Breakfast Networking Sessions.

FREE Professional headshot

Delegates receive a FREE professional headshot photograph for their LinkedIn profile or other professional uses.