SME Live is Bigger and Bolder
SME LIVE is back, bigger and bolder at the NEC this October
After its hugely successful launch in 2017, that saw over 100 exhibiting companies and over 2,300 visitors, SME Live has become the number one event for the midlands SME community, receiving high praise from the industry and companies that took part.
SME LIVE will return on the 16th and 17th October 2018 at the NEC, with an expected 200 exhibitors, 5,000 plus visitors and 150 speakers.
The team at SME LIVE conducted extensive research post SME2017 with visitors, exhibitors, sponsors and partners SME LIVE have created three brand new sectors to best reflect the needs of the SME community: SME Marketing, SME Business and SME IT & Tech
Speaking on the new look, James Ashwood, Event Director, commented “At SME LIVE we want to enable business growth for the whole midlands region and beyond. We were delighted with the launch of SME LIVE last year and the response the show received form the market. It’s important however that we continue to develop our offering to remain relevant to our customers. These three new zones will best meet the SME Live community’s needs, by offering access to leading experts from business services that will sustain business growth, marketing agencies that will help them win new customers and IT & Tech providers that will optimise their businesses.”
In addition to the three new zones the hugely successful key note and ‘hands on’ theatres will return and will see over 150 experts give crucial advice to small business owners from across the region. The SME LIVE experts include;
PWC, KPMG, Biz Britain, BGF, Automotive Council, Aston University, Birmingham City University, ThinCats, A2D Solutions, Yell Business, Align & Pull, Cisco, Oracle, Clockwork IT, Meta Compliance, Rack Space, Salpo Technologies
SME LIVE will also launch a number of key initiatives to maximise the experience at the show. These include;
121 meeting platform - Allowing participants at SME LIVE 2018 to review registered visitors and exhibitors and pre-arrange meetings prior to the event to ensure they are establishing critical relationships to move their business forward.
The Breakfast Briefing Series – A series of breakfast briefing facilitated by leading bodies to kick start the days of the show.
Meet the Supply Chain – An opportunity for business that form part of industry supply chains to meet with the procurement teams of the big Midlands companies, helping those SMEs get their first big deal.