BristolExpo

25th September 2019

WeTheCurious

1 Millennium Square

Bristol

10am - 3pm

Networking events at Get Connected Bristol

 

Although the entire Expo can be seen as a networking opportunity, there are some organised networking events within the Expo that can make it easier to connect.

There is a breakfast networking event before the Expo, then there are 2 Speed Networking sessions suitable for all sectors. There are 5 Sector-specific events, to bring whole sectors together (and anyone who wants to network within these sectors). To end, there is a Cabernet & Connections event for a relaxed, all-sector networking opportunity

 

 

BREAKFAST NETWORKING

 

Breakfast Networking

8.30am-10.00am

 

 

 

Have a great start to your visit to the Get Connected Bristol Expo with this networking breakfast.

Discover a no-hassle, no-pressure, no-egos way to network!  Come and join the highly successful WeMeanBusiness networks in this fun and interactive session, networking WMB style. All you need to bring is yourself, an open mind, and a great big smile.

 

Suitable for all business people from small and medium-sized businesses from the South West region. Make some great contacts as well as learn some new networking skills from a networking expert.

 

8.30am  -  Arrive – enjoy breakfast & Coffee/tea

 

9am Short welcome and intro - Setting the scene

 

Networking exercise 1 & review

 

Networking exercise 2 & review

 

Networking exercise 3 & review

 

10.00am Wrap up & exchange of business cards and goodbyes

 

There is a £10+vat charge to cover breakfast.

 

 

 

 

 

SPEED  NETWORKING

 

Warm up your visit to the Bristol Business Expo with these 2 Speed Networking events:

 

Speed Networking 1   11.30am - 12.00pm

Please arrive at 11.15am for a prompt 11.30am start to the session.

 

 

Speed Networking 2   1.45pm - 2.15pm

Please arrive at 1.30pm for a prompt 1.45pm start to the session

 

Speed Networking is a popular way of making new connections, because it gets the job done, and quickly! Book yourself in and meet dozens of business people from the region in this free networking opportunity. You'll take it in turns to have a minute to introduce yourself and your business to fellow business people taking part, with the goal to find shared interests and opportunities to take beyond the session. Bring plenty of business cards.

 

As well as this particular Speed Networking, the entire Expo is networking centric - business people from all business categories are invited to attend and network throughout the event: IT, Property, Manufacturers, Financial, Business to Business Services, Business to Consumer Services, Retailers & Distributors, Publishers, Transportation, Charities etc.

 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

 

 

 

 

SECTOR NETWORKING

 

Sector Networking Session 1

Networking for Creatives & Marketeers

10.00-10.30am

 

Do you work in marketing? Love being creative?

 

Are you working in marketing and or the creative sector or would you like to connect with other forward thinking business people who are involved in marketing and creative services?

 

Then this networking session could be just right for you.

 

What to expect?

 

You will be welcomed by your host and there will be some short introductions. The rest of the session is there for you to mix and to mingle and make useful business connections. Expect relaxed networking and the chance to meet other creatives and marketing professionals.

 

IMPORTANT - This session is particularly useful if you are working in the marketing / creative sector (web design, design, marketing, social media, branding, packaging, graphic design, video, photography, )

 

PLEASE NOTE: this networking session is NOT exclusively open to people working in the creative / marketing sector and/or wanting to connect with businesses in this sector. We welcome ALL business sectors!!

 

 

 

Sector Networking Session 2

Networking for Startups and young businesses.

10.45-11.15am

 

Are you running a startup or young business?

 

Are you thinking of starting out on your own? Do you run a start-up business? Would you like to chat to other startups to see how they are approaching things? Would you like to get some advice from experienced business owners?

 

Then this networking session could be just right for you.

 

What to expect?

 

You will be welcomed by your host and there will be some short introductions. The rest of the session is there for you to mix and to mingle and make useful business connections. Expect relaxed networking and the chance to meet other start-ups and young business professionals.

 

IMPORTANT - This session is particularly useful if you are running a startup / young business (start-up, less that 2 years old, business advice, business funding, ….)

 

PLEASE NOTE: this networking session is NOT exclusively open to people working in a start-up business and/or wanting to connect with businesses in this sector. Everyone welcome.

 

 

Sector Networking Session 3

Networking for b2b businesses

12.15-12.45am

 

Do you run a b2b business?

 

Is your business delivering b2b services and/or would you like to connect with other professionals providing b2b services?

 

Then this networking session could be just right for you.

 

What to expect?

 

You will be welcomed by your host and there will be some short introductions. The rest of the session is there for you to mix and to mingle and make useful business connections. Expect relaxed networking and the chance to meet other professionals serving the B2B sector.

 

IMPORTANT - This session is particularly useful if you are working in b2b sector (finance, legal, accountancy, marketing, manufacturing, printing, web & creative design, social media, office supplies, virtual assistant, freelance, patents, catering, …)

 

PLEASE NOTE: this networking session is NOT exclusively open to people working in the B2B sector and/or wanting to connect with businesses in this sector. We welcome ALL business sectors!!

 

 

 

Sector Networking Session 4

Networking for Techies & Entrepeneurs

1.00-1.30pm

 

Are you an entrepreneur who is technology savvy?

 

Are you working in tech, innovation, digital growth or would you like to connect with other forward thinking business people who are involved in a tech business?

 

Then this networking session could be just right for you.

 

What to expect?

You will be welcomed by your host and there will be some short introductions. The rest of the session is there for you to mix and to mingle and make useful business connections. Expect relaxed networking and the chance to meet other techies and enterpreneurs.

 

IMPORTANT - This session is particularly useful if you are working in the technical / digital sector (technology, innovation, development, web, mobile apps development, digital, cyber security, design, startups, #AllThingsTech!)

 

PLEASE NOTE: this networking session is NOT exclusively open to people working in the tech / digital / start up sector and/or wanting to connect with businesses in this sector. We welcome ALL business sectors!!

 

 

 

Sector Networking Session 5

Networking for Property & Construction professionals

2.30pm-3.00pm

 

Are you working in the construction / property sector or would you like to connect with people working in the construction/property sector?

 

Then this networking session could be really useful to you.

 

You will be welcomed by your host (who also works in the construction/property sector) and there will be some short introductions. The rest of the session is there for you to mix and to mingle and make those all important connections. Expect relaxed networking and the chance to meet other construction / property professionals.

 

This session is particularly useful if you are working in the construction/property sector (all trades, residential property, commercial property, architecture, estate agents, letting agents, town planning, renewable energy, property solicitors, listed buildings, mortgages, engineering, ... )

 

PLEASE NOTE: this networking session is not exclusively open to people working in the construction / property sector and/or wanting to connect with businesses in this sector. We welcome ALL business sectors!!

 

 

Cabernet & Connections

3pm - 4.30pm

 

 

Relaxed networking to help you make new useful connections, as well as strengthen existing business relationships. Connect with dozens of business people from all sectors and from across the region.

 

Complete your visit to the Expo with this relaxed Business Networking Drinks Event that takes place in the Event Cafe at the close of the main Expo at 3pm.

 

Please arrive at 3pm. There will be a welcome drink and pay bar.

 

Book yourself in and meet dozens and dozens of business people from the region in this free, informal and lively networking opportunity. Bring plenty of business cards.