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Twelve solid hours of opportunities across two days to connect and to promote your business – scroll down to have a look through our line-up of web-based features and events for Ealing Business Expo Online 2020 coming up on Mon 19 and Tue 20 October, and see which parts you would like to attend. Thanks to our sponsors and exhibitors, the Ealing Business Expo remains free for attendees to visit and join in.

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Event schedule
for Ealing Business Expo 2020

Links to each session are being sent via email, so be sure to pre-register via the event link above

MONDAY 19 OCTOBER 2020 – ONLINE DAY ONE

11:00am-11:10am – Welcome to Day 1 – open session starts on Zoom; “Let’s Connect” threads posted on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook; stay on for speed networking or visit the virtual stands

11:10am-11:20am – Messages from sponsors: Ealing Council; A2Dominion; Tecric Hosting

11:30am-11:50am – Online Speed Networking 1 – theme: #whereinEaling

12:00pm-12:20pm – First presentation: “Tips for promoting your business in Ealing in 2020” with Carlene Bender, Contactus (Ealing Business Expo)

12:30pm-12:50pm – Business Talk 1 “Are you really working online?” with Alex Pemberton, Tecric Hosting

1:00pm-1:20pm – Business Talk 2 “Lockdown doesn’t mean you have to stop hiring: How to attract, retain and engage new talent to your business” with Cassandra Hamilton, Edworkation

1:30pm-2:00pm – Break – please post about this event on your social media! Use gifs, selfies, screengrabs, or just share our posts. Also, find and reply in the threads on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Search for #EalingBizExpo and #EalingExpoOnline to locate the latest posts. Then take a few minutes to visit the online stands. *Expo Giveaway 1*

2:00pm-2:20pm – Online Speed Networking 2 – theme: #community (session sponsored by A2Dominion Communities)

2:30pm-2:50pm – Business Talk 3 “Build Your Brand; Build Your Business – How the ‘Do, Say, See’ Model Works” with Sapna Pieroux, InnerVisions ID

3:00pm-3:20pm – Business Talk 4  “Is your business prepared for the impact of leaving the EU?” with Alan Rides, West London Local Chambers

3:30pm-3:50pm – “Ealing Cinema Update” Q&A with Jack Gillingham from St George plc, interview by Carlene Bender, Contactus

4:00pm-4:20pm – Online Speed Networking 3 – theme: #healthandwellbeing

4:30pm-4:45pm – “Come Together” back on Zoom for chat, feedback and closing remarks

4:45pm-5:00pm – Zoom Group Dance: the Electric Slide #dancealong #itslikeCANDY (see the steps HERE via YouTube)

5:00pm – End of Day 1 [see you online again tomorrow…]


TUESDAY 20 OCTOBER 2020 – ONLINE DAY TWO

11:00am-11:10am – Welcome to Day 2 – open session starts on Zoom; “Let’s Connect” threads posted on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook; stay on for the Show-and-Tell or visit the virtual stands

11:10am-11:20am – Messages from sponsors: Ealing Council; A2Dominion; Tecric Hosting

11:30am-11:50am – “Show and Tell” group call: bring your product/skill/service to demonstrate in the group – 1 minute per presentation!

12:00pm-12:45pm – Round table discussion  “Can businesses ever truly recover from covid-19?” hosted by Yuri Bender, editor-in-chief, Professional Wealth Management, Financial Times. Panellists: Dr Rupa Huq, MP for Ealing Central and Acton; Michael Lassman, London regional chair of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB); Sean Dhadialla, business strategy adviser; and April Rudin, founder, The Rudin Group

1:00pm-1:20pm – Business Talk 5 “Social media for business people who don’t have time for social media” with Carlene Bender, Contactus – session sponsored by Ealing Council

1:30pm-2:00pm – Break – please post about this event on your social media! Use gifs, selfies, screengrabs, or just share our posts. Also, find and reply in the threads on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Search for #EalingBizExpo and #EalingExpoOnline to locate the latest posts. Then take a few minutes to visit the online stands.

2:00pm-2:20pm – Online Speed Networking 4 – theme: #whatdiversitymeans

2:30pm-2:50pm – Business Talk 6 – Problem-solving for Start-ups: Get Your Worrisome Questions Answered” with Joanne Brianti and Felicity Sandford, Ealing Business Buddies

3:00pm-3:20pm – Break – remember to visit the virtual stands; *Expo giveaway 2*

3:30pm-3:50pm – Business Talk 7 Harness the Power of Listings & Reviews” with Minal Patel, Marketing by Minal. Book your place: click/tap here

4:00pm-4:20pm – Online Speed Networking 5 – theme: #successin2020

4:30pm-4:45pm – “Come Together” back on Zoom for chat, feedback and closing remarks

4:45pm-5:00pm and beyond – End of Day 2/Expo 2020 and time for some live rocknroll from The Ealing Club, broadcast live on Facebook until the music stops!

[Save the dates for Expo 2021: Mon 22 and Tue 23 March – looks like it will be 100% online like this one]


The Ealing Business Expo is held on a Monday and Tuesday. Some people are surprised by that – so we’re here to show that Monday is 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

Why should you spend your hard-earned marketing budget on an exhibition stand at Ealing Business Expo? Here are our favourite reasons why, plus a few more
“Top three reasons for exhibiting at a business show”
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You don’t have to wait until the actual Expo event itself to start connecting with other businesses
“How to tap into the excitement of our ‘pre-Expo’ buildup season”
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A few things about the Expo that you were wondering about but never actually put into words
“#EalingBizExpo FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions”
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An unheard-of five (count them – 5!) speed networking sessions have been scheduled for #EalingBizExpo2020
“What’s so great about speed networking?”
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Let’s talk about what might be holding you back from taking a stand at Expo 2020
“The risks of exhibiting”
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If you don’t have the budget to exhibit, you can still boost your business at your local expo
“Making the most of free options”
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Most recent page update: 15 October 2020


Here’s what the Expo Guide 2019 looked like: