Posted on 31st August 2017
Sussex firms invited to mix business and pleasure at golf-themed expo
Sussex business owners are invited to gather on 7th September to share ideas and make new connections at Network Xpress (Net XP)’s free Mid Sussex Expo at the King’s Centre in Burgess Hill. In a departure from traditional B2B networking gatherings, event specialist Net XP’s expos are designed around gamification principles to get people talking with a series of competitions, games and inspiring speakers. The Mid Sussex event this year is themed around golf in a light-hearted reference to the fact that many deals are said to be made on the golf course.
The event will run from 10am to 3pm, and attendees can look forward to talks from successful entrepreneurs, investors and marketers about marketing, sourcing finance and the ups and downs of business. Throughout the day, delegates can test their club skills on the crazy golf course situated in the event’s games room, which is adjacent to the main exhibition hall.
At 9.15am, before the main doors open, exhibitors will enjoy an exclusive talk from Penina Shephard, founder of Acumen Law and author of The Freedom Revolution, a visionary manual about aligning your business life with your values, passion and purpose. Up to 20 lucky non-exhibiting, early bird attendees (arriving before 9am) will also be granted access to this talk on a first come, first served basis.
Net XP has two local charity partners for the event: children’s communication and play therapy organisation, Time 4 Children and The Disabilities Trust, which supports people with learning disabilities and autism. The event is being sponsored by Paper+, Platinum Business, 325 Productions, Cleankill, Worldpay, Clearwater and PileTech.
Sonny Cutting, founder of Net XP, comments: “Our extensive experience in organising and hosting B2B networking events has taught us that people want to be engaged and entertained at these occasions, rather than being subjected to straight-laced business clichés. Our gamification twist adds a sense of competition, play and humour to the event, whilst still providing attendees with genuine opportunities to make connections and learn valuable insights from speakers.”
Programme – 7th September 2017, The King’s Centre, Burgess Hill
9.15am Exclusive talk for exhibitors and up to 20 early bird guests, from Penina Shephard, founder of Acumen Business Law and author of The Freedom Revolution
10am DOORS OPEN
10.30am Natalie Montagnani, Page Marketing: Mastering Marketing
11.30am Amanda Geel, Coast to Capital: Where is the money?
12.00pm Neil Tomlinson, AQUAPAX: The Entrepreneurial Spirit
ALL DAY: Crazy Golf Tournament
""BHBPA is a really well organised and run group, great for networking and benefitting from knowledgeable local speakers with real business insight. Peter brings enthusiasm and humour which helps drive the association forward. I am glad to be part of it.""
"If Carlsberg did networking they would do it the BHBPA way. Each event is packed with great ideas, thought provoking presentations and fun. As a small business we feel supported and part of the community. We have built friendships and business relationships and there is always plenty of advice on hand to benefit us all so don’t hesitate to join whatever the nature of your business. "
"“I can’t speak highly enough of the BHBPA. As a small local business we feel very much part of a community and thoroughly enjoy the annual exhibition and meetings throughout the year. Over the years we have built fantastic working relationships with many BHBPA members and every meeting and event offers us opportunities to work with more. This is networking at its best! ” "
"The BHBPA is an energetic and vocal organisation that connects and empowers and informs the local business community acting as an effective conduit to local authority and other organisations. We are proud to be part of that community and the association."