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Shrewsbury Business Expo

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Event dates: 
28 September, 2017 - 10:00 - 13:30

Shropshire Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual Shrewsbury Business Expo on Thursday 28th September from 8.30am-2.30pm at Shrewsbury Town Football Club.




Breakfast Meeting Agenda:

8.00 to 8.30 - Registration and Networking

8.30 to 10.00 - Breakfast Meeting hosted by Marches Growth Hub.

During the Breakfast meeting you will hear from Marches Growth Hub Shropshire on the services available, The Marches Technical Assistance team on the funding programmes and what the future holds in EU funding terms and also Head of Economic Growth from Shropshire Council on the Economic Growth Strategy and what it means for Shropshire Businesses.

Guest speakers:

Amy Farley – Marches Growth Hub
Gemma Davies – Economic Growth Strategy and Shropshire’s Vision
Gary Spence – ERDF funding – What we have and what the future holds
Shropshire Council and their ERDF Technical Assistants team joined with The Marches Growth Hub will be hosting the breakfast meeting.
The Marches Growth Hub offers a single point of access to information and guidance on business grants, loans, support and advice available to enterprises across the region, regardless of sector or size of development.

10.00 to 13.30 - Business Expo opens – Visit the many exhibitors who are looking to promote their services and welcome you.


10.30 to 11.15 - SEMINAR 1   Background on Shoothill; how they got started in software, some of the mistakes they’ve made, what projects they’ve undertaken (including Government funding from Innovate UK) and the use of open data, and the Internet of things. How to solve business problems with bespoke software and how it can benefit your business (when off the shelf simply doesn’t fit your needs). This part will also cover when you should think about engaging a software developer and tips on how to engage with them. Who will this appeal to? This should appeal to anyone in business who wants to learn from others and anyone with an interest in Technology and software.



11.30 to 12.00 - SEMINAR 2


12.15 to 13.15 - SEMINAR 3Everything you (n)Ever Wanted to Know About Google AdWords. Whether you’re new to Google AdWords or have an account you’d like to improve, this talk is for you. Head of Search Russell explains everything from account structure and negative keywords, to why you shouldn’t search for your own ads.


(Seminars will run whilst the Expo takes place. You are free to dip in and out of the Expo and seminars throughout the whole event)


13.30 to 14.30 - Networking Buffet Lunch – After a busy morning of networking, make sure you book your lunch to end the day in a relaxed environment.


A list of exhibitors so far are shown here:

  • Marches Growth Hub
  • Connecting Shropshire
  • Invest in Shropshire
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • Dyke Yaxley
  • Whittingham Riddell
  • Natural Welsh Water
  • Shropshire Design and Print Solutions
  • My Simple Mortgage Ltd
  • Just Credit Union


Tickets are issued and visitors admitted on the understanding that no canvassing is allowed by non-exhibitors. Visitors suspected of canvassing in contravention of this rule will be asked to leave. This policy is in place to support the exhibitors that have supported this event by purchasing a stand and making the event possible


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Event details: 

Event location

Shrewsbury Town FC
Montgomery Waters Meadow
Oteley Road
01743 289177