Ealing Business Expo 2022

Monday 7 – Tuesday 8 March, 10am to 4pm both days

Scroll through below for each session recording (or snippet) saved on YouTube – watch/relive each event in case you missed some or all of it
For further details of each item on the agenda, have a look here: page 7 of the ‘Expo Guide’
Then come back and scroll down the page to view the online stands’ video exhibits

DAY 1 – Monday 7 March 2022

Day 1 Sessions 1 and 2 – 10:00 to 10:45
Welcome to Day 1 followed by “Lessons we learned while running our businesses through the pandemic” – panel discussion led by Carlene Bender, Contactus (Ealing Business Expo)

Click/tap here to view the Welcome session with messages from the headline sponsors

For the recording of the first panel discussion, click/tap here

Day 1 Session 3 – 10:45 to 11:15
Three quick presentations “Ideas to take away” from University of West London
• “Workspace, Ideation, Innovation, Incubation” – Stephen Fry, Westmont Innovation Hub
• “Degree apprenticeships at UWL” – Janet Rowson, associate head of degree apprenticeships
• “FreshMinds for Business: Ideas to grow and compete” – Angela Warwick, Claude Littner
Business School

[different from what appears in the printed version of the ‘Expo Guide’]

Click/tap here to view a recording of the session

Day 1 Session 4 – 11:15 to 11:45
Speed Networking 1 (theme: #whereinEaling)

Day 1 Session 5 – 11:45 to 12:15
“The Contactus Q&A- Live” – Carlene Bender, celebrating 10 years of Contactus Ealing magazines, interviews Greg Wixted of Britain Loves Baking.

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Day 1 Session 6 – 12:15 to 12:30
Twitter Break

Day 1 Session 7 – 12:30 to 13:00
“Let’s Make Something Together” – art /craft workshop with Laurie O’Garro of Funky String Art

Click/tap here to view a recording of the session, and pretend you’re joining in ‘live’

Day 1 Session 8 – 13:00 to 13:45
Breakout rooms for group discussions – share your best tips, and switch between rooms to get the most out of the session

“Business Knowledge Sharing”

Room 1: Are you fed up of social media? (Vee Roberts)
Room 2: Franchising: more than fast food (Samantha Acton)
Room 3: After self-employment, what? (Denitsa Minkova)
Room 4: Winning tender writing (Marcus Eden-Ellis)
Room 5: Bargaining over price – your price (Cherryl Martin)
Room 6: Where to start with funding (Tony Ryan)

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Day 1 Session 9 – 13:45 to 14:15
Speed Networking 2 (theme: #community)

Day 1 Session 10 – 14:15 to 14:30
Get that body moving – desk stretches with Zahra Shah of Ealing Fit Club

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Day 1 Sessions 11 and 12 – 14:30 to 16:00
Show N’ Tell – part 1 Bring your product/skill/service to demo for us. Session host: Carlene Bender. Followed by feedback poll, wrap up, and final chat

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End of Day 1

Thank you for joining in today if you did

DAY 2 – Tuesday 8 March 2022

Click/tap here to view the exhibition hall “walk-through” video from Day 2

More videos and recordings below from Day 2 in person at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel on Ealing Common, W5 3HN (corner of Hanger Lane and Uxbridge Road), between 10am and 4pm

Full Expo 2022 videos playlist on YouTube: tap through here


Here are YouTube links to 13 video highlights of sessions from Day 2 of #EalingBusinessExpo

This was the in-person day (Day 1 was online via Zoom – see links above), with around 200 attendees passing through the venue, the DoubleTree by Hilton London Ealing hotel, networking, connecting, and making business deals

Day 2 Setting up
Starting at 3am after a double-allnighter (not recommended)

See some of the behind-the-scenes action


Day 2 Session 1
Outdoor speed networking in the spring sunshine

Wondering what it was like? Click/tap to see

Day 2 Session 2
Sponsors welcome

Addresses from: Carlene de Bourg-Bender, Contactus (Ealing Business Expo); Carol Sam, Ealing Council; Bassam Mahfouz, A2Dominion; and Alexander Pemberton, Tecric Hosting

Have a look/listen to what was said


Day 2 Session 3
“Current Affairs affecting our businesses in West London” discussion led by Yuri Bender, Financial Times journalist, with panellists John David Charlton, University of West London; Patrick Burge, Smorgasbord; Amit Mittal, Expert IFP; Sandy Lancaster, House of Colour; Gifty Gakpetor, IP Together

See snippets here

Day 2 Session 4
“What Ealing Council is doing for businesses in the borough” – Alex Schlagman from SavetheHighStreet and Patrick Burge from Smorgasbord explain the Council’s ongoing programme of free business support

View the video


Day 2 Session 5
Ealing Council discussion with Carol Sam, inward investment manager

Click/tap through to view parts of the discussion

Day 2 Session 6
Creative fun: painting with SansArt (Sangeeta Weatherley Visual ARTIST London)

Have a quick look

Day 2 Session 7
Our International Women’s Day “circle of sharing” about business women who influenced us in our lives and businesses

See what was said – view the video then feel free to add your tribute in the comments

Day 2 Session 8
Open mic session: featuring local author Janet Wilkes (her memoir is called “After the Blossom”) and poet Anthony Smith

Watch the clips, and be inspired by the readings

Day 2 Session 9
Final speed networking session of Expo2022

Recognise anyone you know? (Click/tap to view)

Day 2 Session 10
Closing the event with some Heart and Soul Caribbean Food; steel band music from UFO Steelband; and overall “Trinidad and Tobago connections in Ealing” vibes

See what we enjoyed

Day 2 Feedback
Thank you Desh, Make It Ealing; Bri Stynes L’Hostis & Janet, Ealing Foodbank; Sangeeta, SansArt; avtar, LED Factory; Carol, Ealing Council; Laurie, Funky String Art

View our positive feedback (and fill in the survey via the link in the video caption)

Video: Day 2 highlights by 2b Media

VIDEO 2022
Day 2 “walk-through” video



View our Flickr picture gallery from Day 2 of Expo 2022 – 145 photos by event photographer Andreea Tufescu andreeatufescu.com