The Business Showcase South West – 10th October 2018

The Business Showcase South West – 10th October 2018

The Business Showcase South West

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Aston Gate Stadium, Bristol

Largest business event in the South West

Great transport links and facilities

Free delegate tickets – registration is open


The Business Showcase South West (BSSW) has become the single largest business event in the South West of England.

Founded in August 2013 in Bristol, the event is now biannual and uses the newly updated and expanded Ashton Gate Stadium – the largest venue in the region.

In October 2017, BSSW welcomed over 5,500 attendees from across the region and had 250+ stand spaces.

Previously, Workshops have been hosted by Google, Facebook (a first for the region) and TEDx. For this October’s event, Google are returning to deliver 2 workshops for business and for the first time, software giants XERO are putting on a workshop too.

The event’s ‘vertical’ is actually quite simple: businesses from across the South West. You may find a global brand alongside a start-up. From finance to leading venues.

As well as Workshops and Keynotes, there are 8 Seminars that take place in the Dolman Hall. These are expert-led, well-promoted and well-attended. All are ticketed and free to attend.

Keynote speakers have ranged in the past from Baroness Brady and Levi Roots, to Bev Hurley CBE and the world’s fastest man – Wing Commander Andy Green. This October’s event welcomes back the most successful winner of BBC’s The Apprentice – Mark Wright and one of the largest TEDx events in Europe – TEDxBristol – will be launching their 2019 programme, talking about ‘Passion Projects’. More speakers are being announced weekly in the build-up to the event. All remain free to attend.

Event awareness is forged in around 40 full-page stories in the region’s main newspapers and in thousands of emails, to posters on buses and much more.

There are lots of other activities for attendees – from free LinkedIn-style photos and speed networking sessions to Breakfast Networking. It’s a day-long, 360-degree networking and business development opportunity.


Business Showcase South West – 10am to 4pm, Wednesday 10th October 2018

Ashton Gate Stadium

  • Free to travel to, park and attend
  • Now the largest business event in the South West
  • Free Official Car Parking at Church Lodge and Gores Marsh Park (weather dependent)
  • Free dedicated shuttles from around the city with First Buses
  • Over 250 exhibition stand spaces and businesses to meet
  • Expecting over 5000 attendees in total
  • Free Keynotes, Networking, Workshops and Seminars
  • A day-long, 360-degree networking and business development opportunity
  • Delegates are seeking to make great deals, engage with new suppliers and make that first contact in order to build lasting business relationships
  • Two large networking cafes for 1-to-1 meetings

Link to book free delegate tickets:

Link to website (with current schedule):

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