All roads lead to Swindon as its Business Show returns next week

May 7, 2014

Hundreds of business influencers will head to Swindon’s STEAM railway museum next week for the Business Show Swindon 2014 – making it the town’s premier networking event.

Key highlights of this year’s show on May 15 include: an inspiring keynote speech from Rob Law, Magmatic Ltd, the ever-popular speed networking sessions, informal networking at the LinkedIn Lounge, new ‘Meet the Adviser’ one-to-one advice sessions, and a range of seminars on topics such as strategic marketing, innovation and exporting, plus much more.

This year’s show, again staged by Business West, is selling out fast. There are only a few places remaining on the seminars listed below with those on Strategic Marketing, Social Media and Speed Networking already sold out. Don’t miss out – book a free place today.

Keynote Speaker

Rob Law, Magmatic Ltd 12:30 – 13:15
This year’s keynote speaker is Rob Law MBE, founder and director of Magmatic Ltd, the brand behind the much-loved children’s ride-on suitcase Trunki. Rob will be speaking about the setbacks and learnings of his start-up story, how leaders can get the best out of a team and the benefits of reshoring – bringing manufacturing back home. Rob is a popular and engaging personality, not least for his ‘dragon-slaying’ tips and fresh take on business.


Adaptable, Flexible, Efficient – The Future of the Workplace 10:30 – 11:15
Delivered by show sponsors Excalibur Communications Ltd with speakers from Vodafone and Microsoft, this seminar will discuss the impact of key trends and topics such as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), data security and flexible working. Discover how to embrace these trends and the risks of not implementing the right technology. Suitable for medium-to-large businesses.

The Future of Export – Exporting in the Digital Age 11:30 – 12:15
Join us to discover why the birth of the digital age has changed how we communicate with our customers and the resulting impact on exporting. By 2020, 52% of the world population will be middle class – 1.4bn more than in 2010. This seminar will explore how this demographic transition affects global markets and how you can tap into these new trade opportunities in growth economies. Delivered by business strategist and international trade development professional, coach and mentor, John Rubidge from UK Trade & Investment.

Using technology to grow – What’s available to you? 14:30 – 15:15
Delivered by show sponsors Excalibur Communications Ltd with speakers from Vodafone and Microsoft, this seminar will provide an educational session around how communications can benefit your business, covering topics such as VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), cloud and unified communications. Suitable for small businesses.

LinkedIn Lounge

10:00 – 11:00 & 14:00 – 15:00

Members of the Business West LinkedIn group are exclusively invited to come along and extend their online connections offline and meet face-to-face in a fun, informal environment. Enjoy a complimentary coffee or smoothie in the marquee. Book here for your free place. This group is the largest business LinkedIn group in the South West with more than 6,400 members, providing a great opportunity to make new business contacts.

Exhibition Stands

There are just a handful of stands remaining for the show. Don’t miss this chance to showcase your business, make new contacts and win business.

For more details about THE BUSINESS SHOW SWINDON 2014 and to book, click here


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