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It’s shaping up to be an exciting two-day event at the Ealing Town Hall on 9 & 10 June 2017! Thanks to our sponsors and exhibitors, it’s absolutely free to attend – and it’s now even easier to remember the date, as the general election is just the day before the Expo, on 8 June. Make sure that you’re signed up to receive Ealing Business Expo & Networking Festival email updates (here’s the link: eepurl.com/cezJaH), or just fill in the contact form on our Home page.

Pre-Expo Meetups

Our free pre-Expo monthly meetups were held on the following dates: Tue 31 Jan, Tue 28 Feb, Sat 18 Mar (speed networking), Thu 30 Mar, Fri 28 Apr. There will be a follow-up networking meeting on Fri 30 Jun, so save the date.

Keep in touch on social media to find out confirmed exhibitors and speakers – @EalingBizExpo.

Schedule of the two-day event

(subject to change at any moment; room maps to come)


FRIDAY
11:00am – Registration opens (collect your name badge and drop your business card in for the raffle draw)
11:30am – Sponsors Welcome: Expo business exhibition opens in Victoria Hall
12:15pm-12:45pm – First Talk: “How to make the most of networking at the Ealing Business Expo” presented by Joanne Sumner, regional director of The Athena Network – West London (Nelson Room)
1:00pm-1:30pm – Speed Networking: Part 1 (Nelson Room 2)
1:30pm-2:00pm – Break for Buffet Lunch and informal 1:1 Networking in Nelson Room 2
2:00pm-3:00pm – Panel Discussion: Ealing Council & Ealing Works: “Is Ealing ready for the coworking revolution?” chaired by Carol Sam (manager of the Ealing Council Economic Regeneration team), with representatives from local workspace providers
3:00pm-3:30pm – Sponsors Hub: visitors welcome to visit the expo exhibition (Victoria Hall)*
3:30pm-4:00pm – Second Talk: Matteo Turi of Taras Financial Services, also co-founder of newly launched firm T&S Finance Events: “How to make money in your business: three rules to follow” (Nelson Room)
4:15pm-4:45pm – The Contactus Panel: “The Ealing Advantage: what would it take for Ealing to be the leading London borough for business?” chaired by Financial Times journalist Yuri Bender (editor-in-chief, Professional Wealth Management magazine), with experts from Ealing’s business scene (Nelson Room)
5pm – Exhibition closes in Victoria Hall
5:00pm-6:00pm – Google Digital Garage: “Reach New Customers Online” digital skills workshop delivered by Brett Ackcral of UpSkill Digital (Nelson Room)
6:00pm-7:00pm – Coffee and Cakes; Live Music Performance by exciting Ealing-based band, Chasing Deer (Victoria Hall)
7:00pm – End of Day 1

*Sponsors Hub: 3:00-3:30pm – Victoria Hall:
– Contactus magazines – Social Media Masterclass with Branduin Business Growth Services – presented by Nigel Davey
– The Athena Network – Round-table Discussions: (i) Beauty & the Business; (ii) tbc
– T&S Finance Events – 1:1 Finance Advice sessions
– Ealing Council – Mini Speed Networking (Part 2)


SATURDAY
10:30am – Registration opens (collect your name badge, and drop your business card in for the raffle draw)
11:00am – Welcome: Business exhibition re-opens in Victoria Hall
11:30am-12noon – Networking Workshop (not just for women) with The Athena Network (Nelson Room)
12:15pm-12:45pm – Speed Networking Part 3 (Nelson Room)
1:00pm-1:30pm – Break for Buffet Lunch and informal 1:1 Networking in Nelson Room 2
1:45pm-2:15pm – “The Contactus Instant Advice Lottery” – panel featuring local business services
2:30pm-3:30pm – [Third talk being confirmed]
3:30pm-4:00pm – Sponsors Hub: visitors welcome to visit the expo exhibition (Victoria Hall)**
4:15pm-4:45pm – Ask the Expert about buying and renting property in Ealing: live Q&A
5pm – Exhibition closes in Victoria Hall
5:15pm-5:45pm – Final Closing Talk: Hayley Smith, founder of Flow Aid (she is also founder of Boxed Out PR company): “Give and give back: what businesses and charities can learn from each other” (Nelson Room). Flow Aid is the nominated charity of the Ealing Business Expo.
6:00pm-6:30pm – Speed Networking Part 4 (Nelson Room)
6:30pm-7:00pm – Coffee and Cakes (Victoria Hall)
7:00pm – Festival Ends

*Sponsors Hub: 3:30-4:00pm – Victoria Hall
– Contactus magazines – “How to promote your business in Ealing”
– The Athena Network – Round-table Discussions: (i) Health & Wellbeing; (ii) tbc
– T&S Finance Events – 1:1 Finance Advice sessions
– Ealing Council – Ealing Works “Who needs coworking?” local info session


This page will be further updated as talks are finalised.

Most recent update: 19 May 2017

See you at the Ealing Town Hall, New Broadway, Ealing, London W5 2BY