The first Northamptonshire Chamber Business Exhibition has been announced for 2022.
The event will be held on International Women’s Day, Tuesday, 8th March, at Kettering Conference Centre from 10am until 3.30pm, and will include talks by key business leaders, including the Chamber’s first ever female president, Robyn Allen.
The exhibition, sponsored by Chamber Business Platinum Partners dbfb, is open to both members and non-members, and is free to attend for all visitors on the day.
The major event will boast more than 50 stands showcasing the wares of Northamptonshire’s finest businesses, as well as exciting seminars and plenty of opportunities for organisations from across the area to connect and network
It will include a Business Before Hours networking event, from 8.30am until 10am, with a breakfast and structured networking opportunity for attendees.
There will also be a panel discussion on Unconscious Bias, hosted by the Chamber’s Women With Vision Network and a topical seminar, entitled Social Media for Small Businesses, delivered by 123 Internet Group.
Places for the breakfast networking and seminar must be pre-booked.
Speakers at the event include Chamber president Robyn Allen, a representative from North Northamptonshire Council and sponsor dbfb’s Simon Pickering.
Simon said: “We’re excited to be the headline sponsors at this year’s exhibition. After a challenging few years for many, we’re looking forward to physically networking with other local businesses to create new connections and supercharge our local business community in 2022.
“We are particularly glad to be sponsoring the event due to this year’s theme. In 2021 we became Front of Shirt sponsors for the Women’s First Team at the Northampton Town Football Club and we’re fully invested in supporting and mentoring women within the community. It’s great to see the Chamber running the exhibition on such a significant day, accompanied by an important theme.”
Newly crowned Northamptonshire Chamber president Robyn Allen said: “I am very much looking forward to my first exhibition as Chamber president. As ever, the Chamber team has been hard at work on making the event the best it can possibly be, and as a Women With Vision Champion, I am delighted to see this fantastic event take place on International Women’s Day.”
“Our Women With Vision Network was born from a passion to help business women and create a community of support and mentorship. Holding an exhibition exactly a year since its conception, seems a very fitting way to mark the first anniversary milestone and celebrate its success.”
Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce’s Deputy CEO Julie Maclennan said: “This exhibition, and included events, will allow the local business community to network, share best practise and make new connections, which is everything our Chamber aspires to provide for those we serve.
“If you are an entrepreneur or business person, come along and make the most of this fantastic opportunity.”
Exhibition stands are available to book for Chamber members strictly on a first come first serve basis, please call 01604 490490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org