Business Outlook 2018

Be inspired – Be informed – Be noticed

This annual event run by the Portishead Chamber of Commerce is a great mix of motivating speakers, exhibitors, and networking opportunities. Delegates will make useful contacts, learn about the outlook for business in the region and gain valuable knowledge to help their businesses flourish in the future.

See below for this years line up.

17th May @ Somerset Hall, Portishead. 9am – 2pm

9am –  Event opens, grab a coffee and a pastry, visit the exhibitors and mingle and network.

9.30 -10.30am – If you want to do some more structured networking here’s your opportunity, just book a place on the speed networking session.

10.15am – Take your seats and the ever popular Andy Passmore (ex BBC broadcastor) will get things started and introduce our first two speakers.

10.30 – 11 amIncrease your business sales with the right strategy, mindset & habits.

With Jen Wagstaff from CreativeMinds Sales Training.

Jen started her career with FedEx Express and, within 2 years, she rose to the top 5% of sales people in the world. She soon was promoted to sales facilitator, and, at just 24, was responsible for designing, developing and rolling out sales training across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

After 5 years of the jet-set lifestyle, Jen left her corporate job to set up CreativeMind. With just a laptop in her bedroom and no client base, she set herself loose into the world to transform the image of sales training and help others fulfil their potential in sales. Since then she has designed and delivered training across Europe for big name brands such as Total Jobs Group, Asics, and Wild & Wolf through Natural Training, and created sales strategies for hundreds of British businesses.

Her presentation will show you how to become a top performer in sales: building the right strategy, mindset and habits for success.

11am – 11.30am – Cyber Crime – Keep Your Business Safe

With Stephen Holton from The Regional Cyber Crime Unit

This presentation will tell you all about what the South West Cyber Crime Unit does, what the top threats are to SME’s, with real life examples of the threats facing SME’s in the South West. Plus you will get some simple advice on how to protect your business from cyber attacks. The talk will also show you how to develop your security and how to report a cyber-attack, which hopefully won’t happen if you have attended this talk!

Another chance to get a caffeine and sugar fix, (or water and a slice of fruit for the healthy ones!) while you mingle with delegates & exhibitors
12pm – 12.30pm – A Business Success Story – Be inspired
Darren Clark is one of the co-founders of the Spotless Group which employs hundreds of people across its branches. The Spotless group comprises of four companies that grew from one small cleaning company just seven years ago. These four companies have grown hugely in success, and they are also in the process of developing an exciting sixth company that will help all businesses with their HR needs. Darren’s roots come firmly from a Retail Management background, having worked from a mere teenage trolley collector to his final post as an area manager, all whilst coping with the undiagnosed condition of dyslexia. With ambition, drive and complete hard work, Darren started the initial company Spotless Spaces just seven years ago with a bag of leaflets, enthusiasm and an unrivalled belief in great customer service. Today his success speaks for itself, with many public speaking invitations and a fantastic public profile, his passion for business is unique. Darren will share with you some of his business success stories and give you an insight into how you too, can create your own stories to increase your business and personal profile.”

12.30-1pmBristol Airport. The Master Plan
During this presentation we will find out more about the Master Plan for Bristol Airport. Bristol saw passenger numbers grow by more than 8 per cent to 8.1 million in 2017.  Currently the ninth busiest airport in the UK, and the fifth largest outside London. A recent consultation began the process of developing a new Master Plan setting out how the Airport could serve around 20 million passengers per annum by the mid-2040s.

Lunch and more time to network and visit the exhibitors. And for those who didn’t make the morning session there will be a second speed networking opportunity.

Event closes for another year




Early Bird Delegate Rates:

£20.00 Chamber Members
£25.00 Non Chamber Members
These prices include refreshments throughout the day and lunch.

Exhibition Stands in Main Conference Hall:
Exhibition space – 2m x 2m (Includes 1 pass for delegate representing stand) £175.00
Members £99.00
Exhibition Stands in Foyer Area – Pop-up space only:
Exhibition space £99.00
Members £60.00
Advertising in foldout programme:
Full Page Colour Advert £130.00
Member £99.00

Full Page, colour with editorial £120.00
Member £82.00

Logo, colour £60.00
Member £44.00
Stand & full page advert £240.00
Members £165.00
Stand & logo £214.00
Member £148.00

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