The 8th Business Showcase South West is from 10am until 4pm on Wednesday 10th October 2018 at Ashton Gate Stadium. It is a large exhibition and networking opportunity, offering a day-long series of powerful business activities.

ON THIS PAGE...

  • Links to book Speed Networking

  • Links / Info on Keynote Speaker Sessions

  • Links to book into Workshops from Google + Xero

  • Links to booking Seminars

  • Link to book Breakfast Networking

 
  Our Full Online Event Brochure Live Soon

Our Full Online Event Brochure Live Soon

Our Full Event Schedule & Brochure is Published Here 2 Weeks Before The Event

Scroll down on this page to see the current schedule for Workshops, Keynotes, Speed Networking and more.

 
  Click Map  to View all 4-Pages of last May's Event. This will be updated shortly for October 2018.

Click Map to View all 4-Pages of last May's Event. This will be updated shortly for October 2018.

Easy Travel / 1000s of Parking Spaces

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 as of this event, just  30 seconds walk. Read our 4-page Travel & Parking Guide for the MAY 2018 event HERE.

This will be updated shortly for October 2018.

 

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Warm Welcome From Our Team

We have a trusted team of Showcase Hosts who greet our exhibitors during the set-up periods and our delegates on arrival. 

We pride ourselves on our supportive approach and smiles!

The photos here are from our most recent Business Showcase in May 2018 at Ashton Gate Stadium.


Great exhibitors

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

There are over 250 exhibition spaces.

Pictured (right) is the Blackstar Solutions Stand - winner of the Best Expo Stand Award, October 2017

 


Speed Networking Meetings

Speed Networking at Business Showcase South West in Oct 2016

These free but TICKETED sessions take place in the furthest end of the Dolman Hall at The Stadium in The Speed Networking Zone. There are two 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 book your tickets today here.

  Session 1  - 11.45am - 12.30pm - BOOK  HERE

Session 1 - 11.45am - 12.30pm - BOOK HERE

  Session 2  - 1.45pm - 2.30pm - BOOK  HERE

Session 2 - 1.45pm - 2.30pm - BOOK HERE


Keynote Speakers

 Baroness Brady in 2014

Baroness Brady in 2014

Since day one, we've engaged some of the very best business speakers and leaders: from Bev James and Baroness Brady, to Levi Roots and Wing Commander Green - the world's fastest man.

For 10th October, the Keynotes take place in the Production People Theatre again which is located in the South Stand Concourse of The Stadium.

Most are NOT ticketed and seating is on a strictly first-come/first-served basis. Read on below to find out more.


11.15am - 12.00pm - Mark Wright

Production People Theatre (Main Stage)

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Mark Wright is an influential entrepreneur and self-taught digital marketing specialist, renowned for his success in winning BBC’s The Apprentice. 

  CLICK TO READ ABOUT MARK IN THE BUILD-UP TO OUR LAST EVENT IN MAY

CLICK TO READ ABOUT MARK IN THE BUILD-UP TO OUR LAST EVENT IN MAY

In securing the winners title, Mark went on to find and develop one of the UK’s fastest growing digital marketing agencies, Climb Online, in partnership with Lord Sugar. 

As the most successful business to have been founded by an Apprentice winner to date, Climb Online boasts three UK office locations, a customer base of 400 plus and a second-year turnover in excess of £4 million as of January 2017. Boasting a sincere drive for success, Mark now plans to transform Climb Online into a global business – with South Africa, Australia and Dubai firmly in sight. 

PLACES ARE ON A FIRST COME - FIRST SERVED BASIS

“The South West Business Showcase is an excellent event, and one that I am delighted to be speaking at for a second year running. 2017’s Showcase attracted a range of prestigious brands and SMEs from in and around Bristol, eager to network, support one another and, quite simply, do business.”

“The Climb Online Bristol office opened in October 2016 and has had an exceptional first 18 months or so, proving that Bristol is an excellent City for Business development. I am, therefore, really looking forward to May’s event, and discussing the power of digital marketing for business growth.”

12.30pm - 1.00pm - Rachel Elnaugh

Production People Theatre (Main Stage)

  Register your interest on the    home page    form to be alerted when the announcement is made.

Register your interest on the home page form to be alerted when the announcement is made.


1.30pm - 2.00pm - TEDxBristol

Production People Theatre (Main Stage)

 

THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT: tickets will become available shortly via this page. Register your interest on the home page form to be alerted when tickets go live.

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  TEDxBristol at our previous BSSW Events

TEDxBristol at our previous BSSW Events

We're very excited to be partnering with TEDxBristol for a 4th occasion. At Business Showcase South West on 10 Oct Ashton Gate Stadium, curator Mel Rodrigues and Halina Jaroszewska will be launching their 2019 programme + delivering a keynote at the Production People Theatre on the value of ‘Passion Projects’

TEDxBristol is the biggest in the UK and a gift for the region.

* Register for free tickets HERE


3.30pm - 4.00pm - TBA

Production People Theatre (Main Stage)

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Register your interest on the home page form to be alerted when the announcement is made.


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 16th May, the Workshops take place in the Production People Theatre again which is located in the South Stand Concourse of The Stadium.

Our NatWest/Worldpay Workshop / Q & A in Oct 2016

 

10.15am - 11.15am - Workshop by Google

Production People Theatre (Main Stage)

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BUILD A DIGITAL MARKETING PLAN - from Google

  CLICK TO READ ABOUT GOOGLE AT OUR MAY EVENT

CLICK TO READ ABOUT GOOGLE AT OUR MAY EVENT

BSSW is very excited to be partnering for a fourth time with The Digital Garage from Google - a digital skills training platform to assist you in growing your business, career and confidence, online.

Patrick Cutliffe, a Google digital expert, is coming to teach you what is needed to gain a competitive advantage in the ever-changing digital landscape, so come prepared to learn and ask questions too.

 Google at our October 2017 Business Showcase

Google at our October 2017 Business Showcase

This is a FREE but *ticketed* event.

For 10th October, the Workshops take place in the Production People Theatre which is located in the South Stand Concourse of The Stadium.


12.00pm - 12.30pm - Workshop by XERO

Production People Theatre (Main Stage)

 Details of this new workshop from the world's most innovateive accounting software company

Details of this new workshop from the world's most innovateive accounting software company

Live Xero Espresso Workshop: Digital accounting for businesses

Marc Stewart - Xero Education Specialist 

 
XERO will show you in 30 minutes some of the powerful features available in Xero that can change the way you run your business and prepare you for HMRC’s Making Tax Digital initiative in 2019.  

You’ll get a hands on introduction to the technology available to help automate your manual financial tasks, view insights from your business, understand the app ecosystem and how to work collaboratively with your accountant.  

 


2.30pm - 3.30pm - Workshop by Google

Production People Theatre (Main Stage)

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Social Media Strategy - from Google Digital Garage

Google digital expert Patrick Cutliffe is coming to teach you what is needed to gain a competitive advantage in the ever changing digital landscape, so come prepared to learn and ask questions too. 

From Twitter to Snapchat, there’s a wealth of ways to use social media to boost your business marketing. Join 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

  CLICK TO READ ABOUT GOOGLE AT OUR MAY EVENT

CLICK TO READ ABOUT GOOGLE AT OUR MAY EVENT

 Google at our May 2017 Business Showcase

Google at our May 2017 Business Showcase

 

This is a FREE but *ticketed* event.

For 10th October, the Workshops take place in the Production People Theatre which is located in the South Stand Concourse of The Stadium.


Seminars

 Seminar from TedX Bristol in May 2016

Seminar from TedX Bristol in May 2016

Schedule Below for 8 Seminars 

Seminars are one of the core aspects of the Showcase experience. Held in The Reaach Solutions 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.

 

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Breakfast networking

The breakfast event is a separate, pay-for event, that starts early (7.30am) on the day of the Business Showcase on 10th 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 10th October 2018.

 

 

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.