business expo

Oxford 2nd October 2020

The Kassam Stadium

Grenoble Road

Oxford

OX4 4XP

10am - 3.45pm

Organised Networking at Get Connected Oxford

 

Although the entire Expo can be seen as a networking opportunity, there are some organised networking events within the Expo that can make it easier to connect.

There are 2 Speed Networking sessions suitable for all sectors. There are 14 Sector-specific events, to bring whole sectors together (and anyone who wants to network within these sectors). To end, there is a Cabernet & Connections event for a relaxed, all-sector networking opportunity

 

 

(PLEASE NOTE: ALL FOLLOWING NETWORKING EVENTS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO BOOK ON 1ST DECEMBER 2019)

 

 

 

Networking for IT and Techies, Websites, online retail, e-commerce

Join us for Sector Specific Networking:

10-10.30am Networking for IT and Techies, Websites, online retail, e-commerce

Location: Sector Networking Area 1

Working in tech? Are you a web developer? Do you know a thing or two about website enhancement and desktop applications? Maybe you are an expert in database management. Is web security your specialism or are you experienced in HTML, CSS or JavaScript? Do you an online retail business and/or would you like to find out more about e-commerce?

If you work in technology and IT or would like to meet up with tech and IT experts than this networking session is right for you. You might be joining us because you would like to meet an e-commerce specialist? Maybe you are looking for another team member to lift your business to the next level? Come along and have a chat with other techies and IT specialists or meet business owners who would like to get in touch with IT experts.

Free to attend. This networking session takes place 10-10.30am

(Important: this networking session is open to all. It is not exclusively open to IT professionals and techies. Everyone, regardless of business sector, is welcome to attend.)

 

 

 

Networking for Retail, Leisure, Tourism, Hospitality, Food & Drink, Venues

Join us for Sector Specific Networking:

10am-10.30am Networking for Retail, Leisure, Tourism, Hospitality, Food & Drink, Venues

Location: Sector Networking Area 2

Are you working in the hospitality sector or would you like to connect with people working in the hospitality sector? Are you looking for the perfect venue or for an amazing caterer? Maybe you are looking for extra staff for your retail or food & drink business or for someone to join your social media team. Or you would simple like to meet other Bath based vibrant tourism businesses, whatever the reason this networking session could be just right for you.

You will be welcomed by your host and there will be plenty of time for you to mix and to mingle and make those vital connections. Your host will be on hand to help with introductions.

This session is particularly useful if you are in the hospitality / retail / leisure sector (food & drink, venues, tourism, entertainment, event planning, wedding planning, hotel, concierge, travel, equipment hire, marquee hire, music & lighting, decorations, photography & video, festival WiFi, .....) or if you would like to make contact with businesses in this field.

PLEASE NOTE: this networking session is not exclusively open to people working in the hospitality sector and/or wanting to connect with businesses in this sector. We welcome ALL business sectors!!

 

 

Networking for Creative & Digital - Publishers, Marketers, Creatives, PR

Join us for Sector Specific Networking:

10.45-11.15am Networking for Creative & Digital - Publishers, Marketers, Creatives, PR

Location: Sector Networking Area 1

Are you a Publisher, Creative, Marketer or PR expert looking for more business contacts? Would you like to meet up face to face with other local creatives and digital designers? Would you like to discuss the latest social media trends? Does your company need a brand make-over and are looking to meet the right agency to help you with this? Or simply want to get out the office and meet some other creative businesses?

Join us if you are working in publishing, marketing, advertising, PR, and / or if you would like to meet professionals working in this field.

Expect relaxed friendly networking, come along and have a chat!

 

(Please note, this networking session is open to all. It is not exclusively open to marketing professionals and creatives. Everyone, regardless of business sector, is welcome to attend.)

 

 

 

 

Networking for Charities, NGO's, Third Sector & Social Enterprises

Join us for Sector Specific Networking:

10.45-11.15am Networking for Charities, social enterprises, third sector & NGO’s

Location: Sector Networking Area 2

At 10.45-11.15am we will be holding a networking session for Charities, NGO’s, social enterprises, third sector, not-for-profit companies - and for businesses who like to connect with them.

Maybe your business would like to donate time, expertise of financial support to a Charity? Maybe your business would like to meet face to face with local charities, not-for-profit organisations, NGO’s.. for whom they would like to fund raise or volunteer for? Maybe you are a charity looking for alternative funding, help with social media or with updating your website?!

Join us for a chat and discover mutual interests and opportunities.

(Please note, this networking session is open to all. It is not exclusively open to charities and not-for-profit organisations. Everyone, regardless of business sector, is welcome to attend.)

 

 

 

 

Networking for Startups and Young Businesses

Join us for Sector Specific Networking:

11.30-12noon Networking for Startups & Young Businesses

Location: Sector Networking Area 1

This networking session is open to both visitors and exhibitors and will see a high volume of startups and young businesses taking part.

Come and join us for some networking. This session is aimed at bringing together startups and young businesses looking for growth AND those who have the expertise and knowledge to help them accelerate.

In this session we are trying to match those who are just starting out and those who have skills and services which are much needed by startups. (accountants, bookkeepers, designers, funding & investment, employment lawyers, office space,… to name but a few.)

Join us for relaxed and friendly contact making networking.

(Please note, this networking session is open to all. It is not exclusively open to startups and young businesses. Everyone, regardless of business sector, is welcome to attend.)

 

 

 

Networking for Accounting, Banking, Finance & Law

Join us for Sector Specific Networking:

12.15-12.45pm Networking for Accounting, Banking, Finance & Law

Location: Sector Networking Area 2

Are you working in the finance, banking, accounting, legal sector or would you like to connect with people working in these sectors?

Then this networking session could be really useful to you.

Are you looking for a junior accountant to add to your team? Would you like to find out more about employment law? Would you like to investigate about funding for your business? Would you like more information about workplace pensions? Unsure about how to get started with online accounting and would like to get some advice?  Come and join us!

This session is particularly useful if you are in the Finance / Legal sector (Accountants, Lawyers, personal finance, business finance, banking, funding for scale-ups, funding for start-up businesses, employment, online accounting, ... ) or if you would like to connect with people in these sectors.

(Please note, this networking session is open to all. It is not exclusively open to accounting, banking, finance,... professionals. Everyone, regardless of business sector, is welcome to attend.)

 

 

 

Networking for Education, Training, Coaching, Business Consultants

Join us for Sector Specific Networking:

12.15-12.45pm Networking for Education, Training, Coaching, Business Consultants

Location: Sector Networking Area 1

This session has been created for both coaches/educators and for people who would like to find out more about which training is available for their company. Maybe you are looking for a career coach, a leadership coach or maybe you would like guidance in specific goal setting.

This session is particularly useful for business coaches, health and safety specialists, performance improvement, team building, leadership coaching, cashflow experts, time management and many other trainers and educators. And of course for everybody who would like to find out what training is available for their team.

 

(Please note, this networking session is open to all. It is not exclusively open to business coaches and specialist trainers and people who would like to find out more about if coaching is right for their business. Everyone, regardless of business sector, is welcome to attend.)

 

 

 

Networking for Recruitment, HR, Employers and Jobseekers

Join us for Sector Specific Networking:

12.15-12.45pm Networking for Recruitment, HR, Employers, Apprentice, Jobseekers,...

Location: Sector Networking Area 2

This networking session has been created to bring together recruiters, HR professionals as well as employers and jobseekers.

During this relaxed networking session you will have a chance to meet face to face with recruitment specialists.

The competitive and challenging recruitment environment has changed a lot in the last few years. Just think LinkedIn, facebook, online job listings and the rapidly changing social media landscape. This get-together networking session will give you the chance to network whether you are a candidate looking for your next job, a specialist recruitment agent or HR professional, a local company looking for an outstanding apprentice or if you are looking for talent to add to your growing company.

(Please note, this networking session is open to all. It is not exclusively open to employers, recruitment specialist, HR professionals, ...    Everyone, regardless of business sector, is welcome to attend.)

 

 

Networking for Healthcare services and Healthcare Tech

Join us for Sector Specific Networking:

1.45-2.15pm Networking for Healthcare services, Healthcare Tech, Medical equipment developers, manufacturers & Suppliers

Location: Sector Networking Area 1

 Does your business provide healthcare services, such as mental health in the workplace, general practice, private specialist medical services, chiropractic, first aid training, or sports injury care? Or does it innovate medical equipment, produce nutritional products, provide workwear/textiles to healthcare organisations? Does it provide software for healthcare providers, does is manufacture fitness trackers, does it enable smart healthcare technology?

This networking session has been created to bring together healthcare providers from the region. Please join us for a relaxed networking session with other professionals looking to find synergy and build business relationships with other healthcare providers from the region.

(Please note, this networking session is open to all. It is not exclusively open to healthcare professionals. Everyone, regardless of business sector, is welcome to attend.)

 

 

Networking for Business & Professional Services

Join us for Sector Specific Networking:

1.45-2.15pm Networking for Business & Professional Services

Location: Sector Networking Area 2

 

Do you run a b2b business? Would you like to network with fellow printers, social media experts, office suppliers, virtual assistants?  Are you in need of a photographer, a bookkeeper, an employment law specialist?  Then this networking session could be just right for you.

 

What to expect?

During this networking session you will be networking with others offering or looking for business & professional services. Expect relaxed networking and the chance to meet other professionals serving this sector.

 

IMPORTANT - This session is particularly useful for professionals working in the following business & professional services sectors (finance, legal, accountancy, marketing, manufacturing, printing, web & creative design, social media, office supplies, virtual assistant, photographers, freelance, patents, catering, …)

PLEASE NOTE: this networking session is NOT exclusively open to people working in the professional services sector and/or wanting to connect with businesses in this sector. We welcome ALL business sectors!!

 

 

 

 

Networking for Tech Sector (including Digital Tech, Science & Innovation)

Join us for Sector Specific Networking:

2.30-3.00pm Networking for Tech Sector - Digital Tech, Science & Innovation

Location: Sector Networking Area 1

Working in tech? Is robotics your specialism? Do you work for a digital agency?  Are you an autonomous operating systems specialist? Would you like to find out more about drone technology? Are you an augmented reality app designer? Are you an expert on developing real-time language translator apps? Are you a researcher on socio-economic implications of technology and innovation. Are you a software designer of e-prescribing?

If you work in digital technology, science and innovation or would like to meet up with experts in this field than this networking session is right for you. You might be joining us because you would like to meet a environmental specialist? Maybe you are looking for another team member to lift your business to the next level? Come along and have a chat with other tech & innovation specialists or meet business owners who would like to get in touch with experts in this field.

Free to attend. This networking session takes place 2.30-3.00pm

(Important: this networking session is open to all. It is not exclusively open to digital tech, science and innovation specialists. Everyone, regardless of business sector, is welcome to attend.)

 

 

 

 

Networking for Property & Construction Professionals

Join us for Sector Specific Networking:

2.30pm-3.00pm Networking for Property & Construction Professionals

Location: Sector Networking Area 2

This networking session is open to both visitors and exhibitors and will see a high volume of property and construction professionals taking part. The session takes place 2.30-3.00pm and is part of Get Connected business expo 10am-3.45pm.

Are you working in the construction/property sector or would you like to connect with people working in the construction/property sector?

Join us for relaxed networking, keep your business cards at hand and come and mix with local and regional property and construction professionals.

This session is particularly useful if you are in the construction/property sector (all trades, residential property, commercial property, architecture, estate agents, cleaning & maintenance, town planning, renewable energy, property solicitors, listed buildings, mortgages, engineering, ... )

(Please note, this networking session is open to all. It is not exclusively open to property and construction professionals. Everyone, regardless of business sector, is welcome to attend.)

 

 

 

Networking for Sustainability and Low Carbon

Join us for sector specific networking

3.15-3.45pm – Networking for Sustainability and Low Carbon

Location: Sector Networking Area 1

Join industry experts and companies/organisations interested in sustainability and low carbon solutions from the region for relaxed networking, contact making and discussions. Areas of interest include (but not limited to): waste management; the circular economy; air quality; construction; sustainable food and drink; transport.

This networking session has been created to bring together businesses and organisations interested in sustainability and low carbon issues, along with experts and supporting organisations in sustainability.

 

 

 

 

Networking for International Trade, Import, Export and Manufacturing

Join us for Sector Specific Networking:

3.15pm-3.45pm Networking for International Trade, Import, Export and Manufacturing

Location: Sector Networking Area 2

The aim of this networking session is to put together importers, exporters, manufacturers and businesses that supply this business sector.

Join us for a chat with other international traders and manufacturers.

How to minimize waste, how to increase productivity, how to improve performance, how to evolve the product, what about packaging? Are you importing / exporting to Europe or worldwide? Does your company deliver e-commerce fulfillment services. This networking session gives you the chance to collaborate with professionals with a similar background and challenges and with experts who can be available for support, advice or funding.

 

(Please note, this networking session is open to all. It is not exclusively open to international trade and manufacturing professionals. Everyone, regardless of business sector, is welcome to attend.)