Expo is less than a month away! Join IW Chamber and the Island’s business community on Wednesday 12 July at Ryde School

The Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual business showcase event at Ryde School on Wednesday July 12th 2023. The move brings the Island’s premier business networking event to a larger venue, with more scope for exhibitors and interaction. Expo 2023 will also move to the summer, benefiting from better weather and longer, sunnier daylight hours.

Expo is once again sponsored by WightFibre and confirmed exhibiting businesses include:

WightFibre, PC Consultants, IOW Espresso Co., 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, NOSY Creative Agency, Solent LEP, Cherry Godfrey, Hose Rhodes Dickson, 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, Eldridges, Dataswift, Isle of Wight Observer, University of Portsmouth, Casper Douglas Properties (Lake) Ltd, Powered Now, Vision Accounting, Hotensify, J.L.T Wines Limited, Innovation Wight – Building 41, Tomato Stall, 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 and HR Dept.

New venue, new date for the Island’s biggest business networking day

“We’re very excited to be moving our event to the grounds of Ryde School,” says IW Chamber Chief Executive Steven Holbrook. “Expo has been a capacity event for many years now and we needed to be able to grow again. We’re looking forward to welcoming more exhibitors and visitors, as well as offering new ways for businesses to interact with each other.

“We’ll be using marquees and the Pavilion at Ryde School,” Steven says. “The new site is fantastic and it will be great to see the expansion of the event. We want people to make a day of it and for exhibitors and attendees alike to get even more out of their day.

“Expo is a very rare annual opportunity for the wide Island Business network and community to come together. There’s no other event like it, where businesses can trade with each other, predominantly on a B2B basis. There’s also B to C as well, with visitors engaging with new businesses and discovering opportunities. There’s a chance to recruit too, and exhibitors can show potential employees what their business is all about.”

“If you’ve never been to Expo, you’re missing out,” says Steven Holbrook. “Join us on July 12th to be part of a new launch at a new venue. It’s a bigger, brighter event with a brand new feel and set up. The main takeway from the event for me is ‘more business’. It’s all about branding, exposure and engagement. So that might lead to sales directly, or education and promotion to new customers and potentially employees. There are so many reasons to attend.

“Moving to the summer is something that we trialled in 2019 and it really worked. With the pandemic behind us, we are now able to progress with our plans to grow Expo into an even bigger success. We know that Expo is a big part of the calendar for the Island’s business community and I look forward to seeing everyone in our new home, with – fingers crossed – some decent summer weather!

“We’ve got brilliant business confirmed as exhibitors but we’re expecting hundreds more visitor attendees on the day. If you’re in business on the Isle of Wight, don’t miss Expo.”

Join us at Expo 2023! Entry is free for all to attend. You don’t have to be a Chamber member. Spread the word, let’s welcome as many Island business people as possible for a massive day of networking.

Expo opens at 10am and closes at 4pm. There’s a networking business breakfast before doors open too. Find out more at https://iwchamber.co.uk/expo

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