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We had a fine line-up of speakers, panels and masterclasses at the Ealing Business Expo 2019. Thanks to our sponsors and exhibitors, the Ealing Business Expo was free to enter on 18 March 2019, and free to attend the exhibition, talks and speed networking.

A look back on the event schedule
for Ealing Business Expo 2019

(new schedule coming soon for Expo 2020 on 23 March)

Monday 18 March 2019

10:45am – Registration opens: collect your name badge and drop your business card in for the Expo raffle draw; if you’re registered for the speed networking, collect your wristband(s)

11:00-11:10 – Sponsors Welcome: Expo business exhibition opens

11:15-11:40 – Opening talk: “What it takes to win the Great British High Street award – and the principles you can apply to your business” with John Martin and Rhian Aubrey-Martin of John Martin Estates on Pitshanger Lane, Ealing. John and Rhian led the winning #GBHighSt campaign for Pitshanger Lane in 2015, and John was a member of the #GBHighSt judging panel for 2018

11:45-12:45 – Marketing Masterclass with Minal Patel, Marketing by Minal: “Didn’t GDPR kill off email marketing?” Nearly a year on from the introduction of GDPR and you might think that email marketing has well and truly been kicked to the kerb. You couldn’t be further from the truth! In 60 minutes, Minal will give you a whistle-stop tour of why email marketing still counts and what you can do to up your email game. Click/tap here to book a seat.

13:00-14:00 – Speed Networking – Session 1 [Sponsored by HR Dept, Ealing] – admission only with pre-registered wristbands

> 13:00-13:25 – Business Talking 1 “For home-based businesses: 5 things to bear in mind when *you* are the IT department” with Lee-John Strachan, CEO and founder of Galactica IT Group (based in Greenford, Ealing)

> 13:30-13:55 – Business Talking 2 “Entrepreneurship in West London” with Stephen Fry, executive director of the Westmont Enterprise Hub at University of West London (St Mary’s Road, Ealing)

14:00-14:25 – Mini-workshop “Websites – getting your message across with ease” – with Nicola Ryall (Ryall Marketing) of Branduin Business Support

14:30-14:55 – Keynote speakers: Will Butler-Adams OBE, CEO of Brompton Bicycle and Julian Scriven, managing director of Brompton Bike Hire, sharing the “From garden shed to £32m turnover” story of the business that has brought the London icon that is the Brompton folding bicycle to the borough of Ealing

15:00-15:25 – Contactus Business Advice Panel – chaired by Yuri Bender, senior journalist at the Financial Times. The panel will include some forward-thinking business experts, on hand to advise and share their opinions about your business concerns. This is where we will be talking about Brexit! Email your questions to: ealingbizexpo@contactusealing.co.uk

15:30-16:30 – Speed Networking – Session 2 [Sponsored by the Ealing Business Diary] – admission only with pre-registered wristbands

> 15:30-15:55 – Business Talking 3: “Common blind spots in business – and how to make up for them” with Business Doctors Ealing – Oreste Maspes and Paul Shaw

> 16:00-16:25 – Business Talking 4: “Why working with local charities is good for business” with Sasha Rhoden of the Lido Centre, West Ealing; and “How wheelchair users do their everyday shopping” presented by Katie Peploe of the Ealing Centre for Independent Living and Ealing Shopmobility [chosen charity of the 2019 Ealing Business Expo]

16:30 – Exhibition closes

16:30-17:00 – Cakes, music, wine, end..


The Ealing Business Expo is held on a Monday. Some people are surprised by that – so we’re here to show it’s really a very good event day
“Why Monday is a great day for Ealing Business Expo”
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Never Expo’d before? Here’s why starting small, like at the Ealing Business Expo, can save you money, sanity and credibility in the long run
“Use your local business expo as training for the big events”
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How to make the most of your Expo, whether you’re an exhibitor, visitor or online attendee – Ealing Business Expo director Carlene Bender is interviewed by Minal Patel of Marketing by Minal
“Minal meets… Carlene Bender, director Contactus Network”
Read her blog here


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Most recent page update: 21 April 2019

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton London Ealing hotel, Ealing Common, London W5 3HN