More than 1,500 people attended the third Lincolnshire Business Expo at the Lincolnshire Showground on January 17, the largest B2B networking event in the county.
Organised by Lincolnshire Business, the event included 27 different seminars, workshops and networking sessions throughout the day along with 96 exhibitors from across the county.
Highlights included two panels:
- State of Lincolnshire in 2018 and beyond, which looked at what is in store for businesses in Lincolnshire in the near future.
- What makes a great business leader, which brought some of Lincolnshire’s most successful industry leaders together to discuss the traits and qualities of what it takes to make it in business.>
Within the State of Lincolnshire in 2018 and beyond panel, chaired by James Pinchbeck, Marketing Partner at Streets Chartered Accountants, business leaders and experts discussed the challenges and opportunities for the year ahead, with giving young talent opportunities being a key element within discussion.
Gary Headland, CEO at Lincoln College said: “I see great opportunity in the county.
“I’m optimistic, we have a strong group of colleges and universities and we have a good education system to meet the needs of businesses.”
Paul Banton, Managing Director at Ruddocks added: “2018 is about proving the economists wrong.
“As businesses, we need to introduce new talent and do more with education establishments.
“We have fantastic world class businesses in Lincolnshire.”
Many events were completely sold out with business representatives on the hunt for the most up to date information on topics such as marketing within social media and how to fund business growth.
Daniel Ionescu, Managing Director at Stonebow Media and organiser of the event said: “The third annual Lincolnshire Business Expo has been a huge event this year.
“We have had the highest attendance we have ever had with over 1,500 people including exhibitors and attendees today and there’s been a real buzz around the building in terms of discovering new businesses, reconnecting with older contacts and making new leads.
“A very successful event and we look forward to coming back again next year.”
The Lincolnshire Business Expo 2019 will take place at the Lincolnshire Showground on Wednesday, January 16.