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Bristol Business Network March event – super seminar and an apple theme!

February 10, 2015

March’s Bristol Business Network event is on the same day that the US celebrates Johnny Appleseed day an American legend while still alive, due to his kind, generous ways – attributes that are found at the networking lunch (and have been since 1993).

Perhaps it was Johnny Appleseed who said that “You can count the number of pips in an apple, but you cannot count the number of apples in a pip” – a quote that sums up networking to a tee!

The event in brief

  • Wednesday 11th March – at Old Down Manor
  • Super seminar before lunch – “Stop wasting money at trade shows and exhibitions”
  • Networking over drinks 11.45am – 12.30pm
  • Structured 2 course, served, networking lunch 12.30pm – 2pm
  • Lunch speaker – Ken Abbott
  • Guaranteed conversations leading to connections and collaborations – here’s what people are saying
  • Guaranteed you’ll leave be better informed and connected than when you arrived!
  • Free car parking
  • Cost of event for you as a visitor is £36.00 (Inc. VAT) covering seminar, coffee, 2 course served lunch with drinks – wine available, event programme, delegate list, dietary requirements are catered for.
  • Opportunity cost of not attending?

To benefit from all of this you only need to get here!

The event begins with a seminar that is sure to add value to your business or organisation. ….

  • 82% of the attendees have some kind of buying authority. That’s more than 4 out of 5 people walking down the aisles towards you.
  • #1 reason for attendees is to see new products.
  • Attendees spend an average of nine hours and 2.3 days (per show) visiting exhibits
  • 85% of decision makers say attending trade shows saves their company time and money by bringing vendors together under one roof.
  • 85% of an exhibitor’s success lies in the performance of the staff.
  • 53% of exhibit managers say its “difficult” or “very difficult” to keep effective booth staffers.
  • Trade show visitors will tell 6+ people about their experience*
To get the most from your next exhibition or trade show, perhaps you’re looking to exhibit at a future exhibition, or have been put off from doing so then the seminar before the networking lunch will ensure that you maximise your opportunities and get a great return on your investment.

Stop Wasting Money At Exhibitions and Trade Shows

 Hosted by Mark Leveridge
“As a professional strolling magician I have worked for companies at many trade shows and exhibitions and I have seen at first hand how so many businesses fail to make the most of their attendance. In this seminar I will highlight some of the ‘mistakes’ that I have seen to help you to avoid the most obvious pitfalls and then I will suggest strategies that will help you to get the best results from any that you attend. Oh, and I will show how magic could be a big winner for you at your next event. So stop working IN your business and dedicate an hour or so to working ON your business by attending my seminar – it’s one way to ensure that your morning will be magical!”
Mark is a member of the Inner Magic Circle with a gold star, which means that he has been recognised by his peers as one of the best magicians in the country – a true expert in his field. Specialising in performing close up magic at weddings, parties and corporate functions.  Mark’s magic can be used to create interest at your trade stand and to stop potential customers for you in a way that sales staff find far more difficult. Mark can also walk around the trade show floor away from your stand and approach people on your behalf using some quick, eye-catching magic which also promotes your company
Coffee and networking from 10am and seminar starts at 10.30am (optional,always rewarding, included in the price and a great networking opportunity!)

Followed by THE Networking Lunch 

Pre lunch drinks and informal networking from 11.45am. Sit down for 2 course lunch with coffee at 12.30pm
You sit with other decision makers – none of whom do what you do. There is a table host at each table and you have 3 minutes to talk to the others around your table about what you do and how this helps businesses/individuals/organisations.  PLUS you will have a copy of the seating plan which lists everyone attending , their name, business name and what their business does and importantly what table they are sat on enabling you to network with others  – more business building opportunities!
“The richest people in the world look for and build networks, everyone else looks for work.” – Robert Kiyosaki

There will opportunity to ask further questions when everyone has completed their 3 minutes.

1.30 to 1.40 your opportunity to go and talk to someone else in the room (the seating plan will help you locate them), continue your conversation or start a new one with someone else on your table.

1.40pm  Speaker – Ken Abbott – Redwing Excel

2.00pm Lunch finishes – you can still continue to network with the others in the room, maybe set up a follow up meeting, gather information from the literature table.  A great time to make those appointments and even continue your discussions in the venue’s facilities.

Your Investment
For seminar, coffee & networking, pre-lunch drinks and networking – including wine, 2 course served structured networking lunch with coffee, numerous decision makers, delegate list, follow up correspondence – £36.00 Inc VAT. Dietary requirements catered for. Opportunity cost of not attending?

Still not sure?

Some other resources that I trust you will find useful
What others are saying or look on Twitter, look up @seanhumby or search #BNSW
 “You can everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want” – Zig Ziglar

 To ensure that you get to this event…

More questions or a conversation then please contact me or you can BOOK by

Call 01981 540708



with “book my place” and I will arrange everything – how to prepare, confirmation, any dietary requirements and your invoice


Prefer an invitation then complete your details here

Gallery for the event

Seminar host Mark Leveridge

Networking over drinks will be here!

A message from event host – Sean Humby
*Research shows that trade shows and exhibitions are going to continue being an asset to your company’s marketing mix – courtesy of Graphic Colour
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