If you’re in business, don’t miss Expo 2023 this Wednesday
If you’re involved in business on the Isle of Wight, don’t miss the opportunity to network with more than 60 exhibiting businesses and many more attendees at Expo 2023 this Wednesday at Ryde School. Organised by the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by WightFibre, Expo is the biggest single day for the Island’s business community, long established as the Chamber’s flagship event for B2B engagement.
Expo is free to attend, to everyone
You don’t have to be a Chamber member, there’s no admission fee, you can stay for as long as you want and you don’t have to register in advance (although it’s helpful if you do).
We’re open from 10am to 4pm. Join us!
Meet more than 60 exhibiting businesses
There’s no other day like it for top business networking. It’s a huge opportunity and a high value, massively convenient way to meet and engage with a wide range of Island businesses, including:
WightFibre, PC Consultants, Fortis Energy, Ryde Town Council, JR Zone, HTP Apprenticeship College, Southern Vectis, Wight Computers, All Things Printed, Wightlink, Hillbans Pest Control, Red Squirrel Property Shop, Hovertravel, IW College, Mission Zero Business Hub, Solent LEP, Cherry Godfrey, Hose Rhodes Dickson, holidaycottages.co.uk, Alex Tana Coaching, Pertemps, Goodskills Training, Wonderfell Theatre Company, Top Mops, Vehicle Consulting Solent, Lifeline Alarms, MedTec Design Services, Element Housing, Sandham Office Services, Meridian 3, Isle of Wight Radio, WRS Systems, Blue Touch Paper Consulting, Isle of Wight Lottery, Eldridges, Dataswift, Isle of Wight Observer, Robin Hill, Casper Douglas Properties (Lake) Ltd, Bembridge Powerboat Training, Powered Now, Biscoes Solicitors, Isle of Wight Youth Trust, Isle of Wight County Press, Vision Accounting, Hotensify, J.L.T Wines Limited, Innovation Wight – Building 41, Isle of Wight Tomatoes, Dementia UK Admiral Nurses (IW) Appeal, Working Towards Wellbeing, Citizens Advice, Isle Access, Mountbatten, Wessex Cancer Trust, SEETEC, Isle of Wight Construction Training Group (IWCTG), Statera Initiative ltd, Ryde School with Upper Chine, Alison Thorogood Training & Coaching, HR Dept, Wight Community Energy, IOW Espresso Co. & Island Roasted, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.
New venue, new look and new energy
“We’re very excited to be at Ryde School, making the most of the opportunities presented by our new venue,” says IW Chamber Chief Executive Steven Holbrook. “Expo will have a different buzz this year, encouraging longer dwell time and a more inclusive networking experience for everyone. We’re very grateful to Ryde School for being so helpful and accommodating as our host venue. It’s exciting to be in Ryde town for the first time and we hope this will encourage new footfall. We’ve also moved Expo to the summer, where the weather should be better and brighter.”
Plenty of parking
Visitor parking for Expo is in nearby Isle of Wight Council car parks, just a short stroll from the venue.
“The extra parking capacity nearby is another benefit of our new venue,” Steven explains. “There is ample parking in Ryde on Lind Street, Garfield Road and Victoria Street, just a quick walk from Ryde School. You could even get the bus and make the most of the current £2 single fare offer. Parking really isn’t an issue as there are plenty of spaces within walking distance.”
Supported by WightFibre
The Chamber’s Expo is strongly supported by the Island’s business community. Headline sponsor WightFibre will be well represented at Expo, including their WightFibre bus mobile store.
“The Chamber’s B2B expo is, quite rightly, one of the highlights of the Island’s business calendar,” says John Irvine, WightFibre’s CEO. “In these difficult economic times it is even more important for Island businesses to come together to look at how we can support each other. WightFibre is proud to sponsor the Expo once again. Best wishes to the other sponsors, exhibitors and attendees for a successful event”.
Spread the word
“Expo is a huge opportunity to meet new customers and clients and promote your products and services,” Steven Holbrook says. “It’s also a collective show of strength for the business community. We want to see as many people as possible at Expo on Wednesday. Please help us to make Expo bigger by spreading the word.
“Please help us, our exhibitors and yourself by encouraging as many of your contacts and colleagues to attend. If you’re exhibiting or attending Expo, do please use your own social media and newsletters to share the event to as wide an audience as possible. Expo really is for everyone. It’s free, and open to all. Let’s all share that message.”