April/May 2019

Don’t miss the Greater Manchester Business Expo 2019

17 May 2019 • 9.00am-3.00pm • USN Bolton Arena

GM Business Connect magazine’s main ethos has, and always will be, connecting businesses. We have always been champions of grass roots networking and encouraging the business community of Greater Manchester to move from the relative comfort of their laptops and screens, and simply get out and meet their potential customers and strategic partners face to face. One of the principal methods of doing this is by visiting and/or exhibiting at Business Expos.

We were recently approached by Shout! Network – one of the North West’s leading business network providers – to look at a closer involvement in supporting a new Business Expo in May this year. Shout’s credentials in bringing business communities together is exemplary, offering business networking opportunities with regular meetings and events over the North West over many years now, and they are also organisers of some very successful Expos across the region. Brand new in their portfolio is the Greater Manchester Business Expo, kicking off in May at the USN Bolton Arena.

Greater Manchester Business Expo

We are very pleased to be Media Partners with Shout! on this inaugural Expo, taking place in the north of Greater Manchester, opening up a whole new wave of opportunities to those businesses situated around an area not normally associated with large-scale Expos. We caught up with Jordan Conlin from Shout! and asked him for an insight on the new Expo: “Following the success of the Lancashire and Merseyside Business Expos, Shout Network’s first Greater Manchester Business Expo will take place at the USN Bolton Arena on Friday 17 May 2019 from 9am to 3pm. We will have over 120 exhibitor stands available to SMEs and organisations from around the North West looking to promote their businesses to the anticipated 2,000+ visitors. We’re especially pleased with the initial response, almost half of the exhibition spaces have already been snapped up and over 500 delegates have already registered.

“To give an example, Risk Support Services, based in Wavertree, exhibited for the first time at the Merseyside Expo in October. Within 4 to 5 days of the expo they secured approximately £6,000 of business from visitors to their stand, and further work is promised for the new year. The North West is absolutely the place to both find business and do business, which is why we’re rolling out the Greater Manchester Business Expo.” Director of Risk Support Services, Stuart Johnston commented: “We approached Shout! to exhibit in Liverpool as we wanted to expand our reach. The response was incredible. The amount of new business that came from the event means that it’s more than paid for itself. “Everyone attending was there to do business, and the camaraderie with the other exhibitors created a great atmosphere. We’ve now booked with Shout! Network for the Lancashire, Manchester and Merseyside expos in 2019.”

Jordan commented: “We’re delighted to say that the feedback from Stuart and his team at Risk Support Services echoes what many of the exhibitors at the Merseyside Business Expo have said, which is why so many of the exhibition spaces for Manchester have already been sold. “We expect the Manchester Business Expo to be another great showcase for North West businesses.” For more information contact Jordan Conlin at jordan@shoutexpo.com

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