business expo

Oxford 10th October 2019

The Kassam Stadium

Grenoble Road

Oxford

OX4 4XP

10am - 3pm

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

 

 

 

 

SPEED  NETWORKING

 

Make more connections with business people from the region by attending these general speed networking sessions, the first one starting prior to the opening of the expo

 

Speed Networking 1   9.15am - 10.00am

Please arrive at 9.00am for a prompt 9.15am start to the session.

 

 

Speed Networking 2   1.45pm - 2.15pm

Please arrive at 1.30pm for a prompt 1.45pm start to the session

 

 

End of Expo Drinks Networking

 

Cabernet & Connections

3pm - 4.30pm

 

 

 

 

SECTOR NETWORKING

 

Sector Networking Session

Networking for IT & Techies

10.00-10.30am

 

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?

 

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, have a coffee 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

 

(Please note, 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.)

 

 

 

Sector Networking Session

Networking for International Trade & Manufacturing

10.00am-10.30am

 

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

 

Join us for coffee/tea and have a chat with other traders and manufacturers.

 

How to minimize waste, how to increase productivity, how to improve performance, how to evolve the product, what about packaging? 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.)

 

 

 

 

 

Sector Networking Session

Networking for Marketing, design, PR, Social Media

10.45am-11.15am

 

This networking session, open to all but with a focus on marketing, design, advertising and PR,... The session takes place 10.45-11.15am and is part of Get Connected business expo Bristol 10am-3pm.

 

Are you a marketeer 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 marketing, advertising, PR, and / or if you would like to meet professionals working in this field.

 

Expect relaxed friendly networking, help yourself to a tea/coffee 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.)

 

 

 

Sector Networking Session

Networking for Charities, social enterprises & NGO's

10.45am-11.15am

 

At 10.45-11.15am we will be holding a networking session for Charities, NGO’s, social enterprises, not-for-profit companies - and for businesses who like to connect with them. This can be because they have a service, product that can be of benefit to them or maybe they would like to meet face to face with local charities, NGO’s.. for whom they would like to fund raise or volunteer for.

 

Join us for coffee/tea, let’s have a chat and discover mutual interests.

 

(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.)

 

 

Sector Networking Session

Networking for Healthcare services

11.30am-12.00pm

 

Does your business provide healthcare services, such as mental health in the workplace, chiropractic, first aid training, sports injury care, or personal training? Or does it sell 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 city technology?

 

This networking session has been created to bring together the healthcare providers and their many great suppliers from the South West. Please join us for a cup of tea/coffee and talk with other professionals about everything ranging from nutrition, and elderly care to websites and social media tailored for healthcare providers.

 

 

 

(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.)

 

 

Sector Networking Session

Networking for Startups & Young Businesses

11.30am - 12.00pm

 

This networking session is open to both visitors and exhibitors and will see a high volume of startups and young businesses taking part. The session takes place 11.30-12noon and is part of Get Connected business expo Oxford 10am-3pm.

 

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 - we will have tea/coffee available for you! Just bring your business cards along.

 

(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.)

 

 

Sector Networking Session

Networking for Accounting, Banking, Finance & Law

12.15pm-12.45pm

 

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.

 

You will be welcomed by your host and will be offered a complimentary drink. The rest of the session is there for you to mix and to mingle and make those all important connections. Your host will be on hand to help with introductions.

 

This session is particularly useful if you are in the Finance / Legal sector (accountants, lawyers, personal finance, business finance, banking, funding for start-up businesses, employment, online accounting, ... )

 

(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.)

 

 

Sector Networking Session

Networking for Property & Construction Professionals

12.15pm-12.45pm

 

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 12.15-12.45pm and is part of Get Connected business expo Oxford 10am-3pm.

 

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

 

Then this networking session could be really useful to you.

 

You will be welcomed by your host and will be offered a complimentary drink. The rest of the session is there for you to mix and to mingle and make those all-important connections. Your host will be on hand to help with introductions.

 

This session is particularly useful if you are in the construction/property sector (all trades, residential property, commercial property, architecture, estate agents, town planning, renewable energy, property solicitors, listed buildings, mortgages, engineering, ... ) or if you would like to meet professionals in this field.

 

(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.)

 

 

Sector Networking Session

Networking for Recruitment, HR & Jobseekers

1.00pm-1.30pm

 

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

 

Come along for a coffee/tea and 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 agency or HR professional, or looking for talent to add to your growing company to use the traditional form of recruiting; face-to-face.

 

 

Sector Networking Session

Networking for Hospitality and Leisure Industry

1.00pm-1.30pm

 

Are you working in the hospitality sector or would you like to connect with people working in the hospitality sector? If so, then this networking session could be just right for you.

 

You will be welcomed by your host and will be offered a coffee/tea/soft drink. The rest of the session is there 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 sector (leisure, food & drink, venues, 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!!

 

Sector Networking Session

Networking for Training, Coaching, Education, Business Consultants

1.45pm-2.15pm

 

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.

 

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 business.

 

 

Sector Networking Session

Networking for Online Retailers & E-Commerce

1.45pm-2.15pm

 

This networking session, open to all but with a focus on online marketing and online retail professionals takes place 1.45-2.15pm.

 

Are you an online retailer? Do your customers buy directly from you online? Need help setting up your web-shop? Is electronic commerce an integral part of your business? Just starting up your new business and need someone to build your website?

 

If you are an online retailer or an e-commerce website builder than this networking session could be just right for you. Come along for a coffee/tea and have a chat with like-minded people who would like to make useful contacts in the online shopping business community.

 

(Please note: this networking session is open to all. It is not exclusively open to online retailers and e-commerce professionals. Everyone, regardless of business sector, is welcome to attend.)

 

 

 

Sector Networking Session

Networking for Indies & Independent Businesses & Family businesses

2.30pm-3.00pm

 

Are you an independent business or would you like to meet local independents? Come along and meet up with other independent businesses and hear all about their passion for the local community.

 

This networking session is for you If you are an independent business, such as a retailer, restaurateur, independent cleaner, b&b owner, deli or bookshop…. It’s also for you if you have skills, services that are needed by independents eg. shop fitter, social media expert, brand expert, funding etc.

 

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

 

 

Sector Networking Session

Networking for Transport & Logistics

2.30pm-3.00pm

 

Are you working in the transport, distribution, sorting, shipping, import, export, warehousing, order fulfillment, parcel tracking, traffic management & logistics sector or would you like to connect with businesses who might have a need for these services?

 

Then this networking session could be really useful to you.

 

You will be welcomed by your host and will be offered a coffee/tea. The rest of the session is there for you to mix and to mingle and make those all-important connections. Your host will be on hand to help with introductions.

 

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