I attended a similar Business Show in November last year and it was rather good. I’ve attended quite a few of these types of events in the past and I thought I’d become rather jaded but it was definitely worth the visit. It’s also free (just register).
22-23 November 2012, Olympia, London – full details here.
Rather usefully, they give a checklist:
We understand that when you’re running a business, time is money. That’s why we recommend that you carefully plan your time at The Great British Business Show, to ensure you get the most out of the event.
With more than 200 exhibitors and over 140 seminars – and a series of live events to participate in over the event’s two days – The Great British Business Show 2011 will be the UK’s largest event for growing businesses.
This checklist, as well as the glossy showguide that will be sent out to all pre-registered ticket holders prior to the event, should help you with your planning and preparations – so that you don’t miss out on anything that could potentially help you propel your business forward.
Between now and the show, you need to think about which options for expanding your business that you’d most like to explore, so you can prioritise them at the event. However, keep in mind that the perfect strategy for your business’ growth could be something that you’ve not yet thought of – so make sure you keep an open mind at The Great British Business Show!
If you’re thinking of giving a pitch these tips might also be handy – it’s surprising how many people ignore/forget them 😦