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Networking Events at the regional Bath Business Expo

 

There will be organised networking for both visitors and exhibitors available throughout the day. Join us for one session or for several... Choose from breakfast networking, speed networking, sector specific networking and Cabernet & Connections (after-event networking)

BREAKFAST NETWORKING

 

8.30am - 10am

Cost: £10+vat

 

The Breakfast Networking Session at the Bath Business Expo, with We Mean Biz

 

Kick-start your visit to The Bath Expo with this breakfast networking session, designed not only to introduce you to lots of great people from the regional business community, but also to help you learn new ways to network successfully.

 

Discover a no-hassle, no-pressure, no-egos way to network! Come and join your host Philippa Constable, Founder of the highly successful WMB networks in this fun and interactive session, networking WMB style. All you need to bring is yourself, an open mind, and a great big smile.

 

Format:

 

8.30am - Arrive – enjoy Coffee/Tea and Bacon or egg or Smoked Salmon Rolls and pastries

9am - SHORT INTRO FROM PHILIPPA – Setting the scene

 

Networking exercise 1

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Networking exercise 2

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Networking exercise 3

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Wrap up and exchange of business cards

 

COST: JUST £10+VAT FOR COFFEE/TEA & BREAKFAST

 

The Breakfast Networking Session will end at 10am, perfect for then launching directly into the Bath Expo which opens it's doors to visitors from 10am.

 

 

 

 

 

SPEED NETWORKING

 

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.

 

 

Both speed networking sessions are hosted by 4Networking and take place in the Networking Zone.

Speed Networking 1

11.30am - 12.00am

 (Please arrive at 11.15am

 for a prompt 11.30am start)

 

 

 

 

 

Speed Networking 2

1.45pm - 2.15pm

 (Please arrive at 1.30pm

 for a prompt 1.45pm start)

 

 

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.

 

NEW FOR 2019!!

SECTOR SPECIFIC NETWORKING

 

 All sector specific networking takes place in the networking zone

 

Networking for Creative & Marketing Professionals

 10am - 10.30am

 

 Do you work in marketing? Love being creative?

 

Are you working in marketing and or the creative sector or would you like to connect with other forward thinking business people who are involved in marketing and creative services? Then this networking session could be just right for you.

 

 What to expect?

 

 You will be welcomed by your host and there will be some short introductions. The rest of the session is there for you to mix and to mingle and make useful business connections. Expect relaxed networking and the chance to meet other creatives and marketing professionals.

 

 

 IMPORTANT - This session is particularly useful if you are working in the marketing / creative sector (web design, design, marketing, social media, branding, packaging, graphic design, video, photography, )

 

 PLEASE NOTE: this networking session is NOT exclusively open to people working in the creative / marketing sector and/or wanting to connect with businesses in this sector. We welcome ALL business sectors!!

 

Networking for Start-ups and Young Businesses

10.45am - 11.15am

 

Are you running a startup or young business?

 

Are you thinking of starting out on your own? Do you run a start-up business? Would you like to chat to other startups to see how they are approaching things? Would you like to get some advice from experienced business owners? Then this networking session could be just right for you.

 

What to expect?

 

You will be welcomed by your host and there will be some short introductions. The rest of the session is there for you to mix and to mingle and make useful business connections. Expect relaxed networking and the chance to meet other start-ups and young business professionals.

 

IMPORTANT - This session is particularly useful if you are running a startup / young business (start-up, less that 2 years old, business advice, business funding, ….)

 

PLEASE NOTE: this networking session is NOT exclusively open to people working in a start-up business and/or wanting to connect with businesses in this sector. Everyone welcome.

 

 

Networking for B2B Services

12.15am - 12.45am

 

Do you run a b2b business?

 

Is your business delivering b2b services and/or would you like to connect with other professionals providing b2b services?

 

Then this networking session could be just right for you.

 

 

What to expect?

 

You will be welcomed by your host and there will be some short introductions. The rest of the session is there for you to mix and to mingle and make useful business connections. Expect relaxed networking and the chance to meet other professionals serving the B2B sector.

 

 

IMPORTANT - This session is particularly useful if you are working in b2b sector (finance, legal, accountancy, marketing, manufacturing, printing, web & creative design, social media, office supplies, virtual assistant, freelance, patents, catering, …)

 

PLEASE NOTE: this networking session is NOT exclusively open to people working in the B2B sector and/or wanting to connect with businesses in this sector. We welcome ALL business sectors!!

 

 

Networking for Techies & Entrepreneurs

 1.00pm -1.30pm

 

Are you an entrepreneur who is technology savvy?

 

Are you working in tech, innovation, digital growth or would you like to connect with other forward thinking business people who are involved in a tech business? Then this networking session could be just right for you.

 

 

What to expect?

You will be welcomed by your host and there will be some short introductions. The rest of the session is there for you to mix and to mingle and make useful business connections. Expect relaxed networking and the chance to meet other techies and enterpreneurs.

 

 

IMPORTANT - This session is particularly useful if you are working in the technical / digital sector (technology, innovation, development, web, mobile apps development, digital, cyber security, design, startups, #AllThingsTech!)

 

PLEASE NOTE: this networking session is NOT exclusively open to people working in the tech / digital / start up sector and/or wanting to connect with businesses in this sector. We welcome ALL business sectors!!

 

 

 

Networking for Property & Construction

2.30pm - 3.00pm

 

Are you working in the construction / property sector or would you like to connect with people working in the construction/property sector?

 

Then this networking session could be really useful to you.

 

You will be welcomed by your host (who also works in the construction/property sector) and there will be some short introductions. The rest of the session is there for you to mix and to mingle and make those all important connections. Expect relaxed networking and the chance to meet other construction / property professionals.

 

This session is particularly useful if you are working in the construction/property sector (all trades, residential property, commercial property, architecture, estate agents, letting agents, town planning, renewable energy, property solicitors, listed buildings, mortgages, engineering, ... )

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: this networking session is not exclusively open to people working in the construction / property sector and/or wanting to connect with businesses in this sector. We welcome ALL business sectors!!

 

 

 

CABERNET & CONNECTIONS

 3.00pm - 4.00pm

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

 

Please arrive at 3pm. There will be a 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book yourself into one of the above organised but relaxed networking events.

However, did you know that...this Get Connected Expo differs from a 'standard' business expo, as all visitors are encouraged to network with each other throughout the event, not only in the Speed Networking sessions. As you enter as a visitor into the event, you will be given a lanyard with a business card holder so that you can display your own business card, and also invited to wear a business classification badge to help you easily identify people from particular business types. This should help aid effective networking by enabling you to make useful connections in industries that especially interest you. The categories include:

  • Manufacturers
  • Property
  • IT
  • Financial
  • Retailers and Distributors
  • Business to Business Services
  • Business to Consumer Services
  • Publishers
  • Transportation
  • Marketers
  • Charities

Other business types