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Twelve solid hours of opportunities across two days to connect and to promote your business – scroll down to check out our line-up of web-based (Day 1) and in-person (Day 2) features and events for the Contactus Ealing Business Expo 2022 which takes place on Mon 7 and Tue 8 March 2022. Thanks to our sponsors and exhibitors, the Ealing Business Expo continues to be free for attendees to visit and join in.

Event schedule
for Ealing Business Expo 2022

(session details may still change at the last minute)


[Note that some of the sessions will be recorded]

Click/tap here to join the all-day Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 837 5991 2038
Passcode: Ealing2022

10:00am-10:05am – Welcome to Day 1 – open session starts on Zoom [see joining link above; also shared on social media and via email from Eventbrite; and will also be on the Expo2022 page]; “Let’s Connect” threads posted on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook; stay on for speed networking or visit the virtual stands at

10:05am-10:15am – Messages from sponsors: Ealing Council; A2Dominion; Tecric Hosting; Makesworth Accountants

10:15am-10:45am – Panel discussion hosted by Carlene Bender, director, Ealing Business Expo (Contactus Ealing): “Lessons we learned while running our businesses through the pandemic”. Panellists: Dr Rupa Huq, Member of Parliament for Ealing Central and Acton; Carol Sam, business growth and inward investment manager, Ealing Council; Anthony Coyle-Dowling, property specialist, Coyle Dowling Real Estate; Marcus Eden-Ellis, director, Bid Perfect

10:45am-11:15am – [last minute change from what appears in the printed ‘Expo Guide’] Ideas to take away: Why collaborating with your local university is good for business: here are three ideas from The University of West London
• “Workspace, Ideation, Innovation, Incubation” – Stephen Fry, director of Westmont Innovation Hub
• “Degree apprenticeships at UWL” – Janet Rowson, associate head of degree apprenticeships
• “Freshminds for Business: Ideas to grow and compete” – Angela Warwick, client experience coordinator, Freshminds for Business, Claude Littner Business School

11:15am-11:45am – Speed Networking 1 (Zoom breakout rooms) – theme: #whereinEaling

11:45am-12:15pm – The Contactus Q&A – Live 1:1 Interview with Greg Wixted, founder and CEO of Britain Loves Baking

12:00pm-12:15pm – Stop… Time for social media updates – please post about this event on your social media. Use photos, videos, gifs, selfies, or just share our posts or find and reply in the Expo threads on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Search for #EalingBizExpo to locate the latest posts. Also please take a few minutes to visit the online stands at

12:15pm-1:00pm – Let’s make something together – We’ll create a work of art / craft using everyday items right there on your desk. Online session led by Laurie O’Garro of Funky String Art

1:00pm-1:45pm – Learning from one another: fluid breakout rooms for group discussions and tips-sharing. Themes include the following (with names and details of each panel/room host in brackets):

• “How to avoid getting fed up of social media” – Vee Roberts of Insight2Marketing
• “Franchising is more than just fast food” – Samantha Acton of Domestic Angels
• “After self-employment, then what?” – Denitsa Minkova of Denitsa Minkova Wealth Management
• “Winning at tender writing” – Marcus Eden-Ellis of Bid Perfect
• “Bargaining over price – your price” – Cherryl Martin of Wonderland Digital
• “Where to start looking for business funding” – Tony Ryan of Smorgasbord

[Themes may still be changed at the last minute]

Attendees are welcome to move between groups, to share and to learn.

1:45pm-2:15pm – Speed Networking 2 (Zoom breakout rooms) – theme: #community [hosted by Tony Mulvahil of Planning For The Best

2:15pm-2:30pm – “Get That Body Moving” Desk stretches with Zahra Shah of Ealing Fit Club

2:30pm-3:45pm – Show N’ Tell, part 1: bring your product/skill/service to demonstrate to the audience – 1 minute per business, must be visual! e.g. product, tools, flyer, anything with your logo on it, volunteer to show demo with, etc

3:45pm-4:00pm – Come Together: Final chat, feedback, and closing remarks for the day / Prize draw for Expo 2022 merch

4:00pm – End of Day 1 [see you again tomorrow, but IN PERSON at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, Ealing Common W5 3HN]


[Please note that photos will be taken by Andreea Tufescu Photography; and the event will be videoed by Mike from Great Video. Some of this content will be shared on social media]

Location of events
{S} – Sponsors area / Outdoors
{E} – Exhibition Hall
{T} – Townshend Suite

10:00am-11:00am – Welcome to Day 2 – early admission £10 ticket holders invited in to meet the exhibitors and visit the stands

10:30am-11:00am – Speed Networking 3 – theme: #deeperconnections (standing outdoors). For exhibitors and early admission £10 ticket holders {S}

11:00am – Expo fully opens

11:00am-11:15am – Messages from sponsors [Location: Sponsors Zone; to be broadcast live on Facebook]: Ealing Council; A2Dominion; Tecric Hosting; Makesworth Accountants {S}

11:15am-12:00pm – Panel discussion hosted by Yuri Bender, editor-in-chief, Professional Wealth Management, Financial Times “Current affairs affecting our businesses in West London” {E}

12:00pm-12:30pm – Speed Networking 4 – theme: #whatdiversitymeans (standing outdoors) {S}


12:00pm-12:30pm – Quick presentations from Bid Perfect, SaveTheHighStreet, and Smorgasbord: “Ealing Council’s free online business
training for small businesses in the borough” {T}

12:30pm-1:00pm – Panel discussion hosted by Carol Sam, business growth and inward investment manager, Ealing Council: “Big business helping little business in the borough” {T}

1:00pm-1:30pm Stop… Time for social media updates / Visit more stands / Lunch time break {S}

— also —

1:00pm-1:30pm Live painting demo with Sangeeta Weatherley, SansArt {E}

1:30pm-2:00pm – Panel discussion hosted by Carlene Bender, director, Ealing Business Expo (Contactus Ealing): “Business Women Who Have Inspired Us: Celebrating International Women’s Day 2022” {T}

2:00pm-2:45pm – Show N’ Tell, part 2: bring your product/skill/service to demonstrate to the audience – 1 minute per presentation! {E}

2:45pm-3:00pm – Stop… Time for social media updates – please post about this event on your social media. Use photos, videos, selfies, or just share our posts. Also, find and reply in the Expo threads on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Search for #EalingBizExpo and #EalingExpoOnline to locate the latest posts. Then take a few minutes to visit some more stands, including the online stands from Day 1 at

3:00pm-3:30pm – Speed Networking 5 – theme: #successin2022 (standing outdoors) {S}

— also —

3:00pm-3:30pm – Open mic book readings – featuring local authors {T}

3:30pm – Exhibition closes

3:30pm-4:00pm – Live music serenade by UFO Steelband / Expo 2022 merch giveaway / Maybe we could try the group “Candy dance” again (flashback to Expo 2020 online Group Dance: the Electric Slide #dancealong #itslikeCANDY – see the dance steps HERE via YouTube) {S}

4:00pm – End of event – thank you for attending. Remember: “The money’s in the follow-up”, so make sure to make the most of those new connections.

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 #EalingBizExpo2022
“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 2022
“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”
Read via LinkedIn


Most recent page update: 4 March 2022