Flagship networking event returns at last

By Press Release Sep 7, 2021

Flagship networking event returns at last

The Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce’s flagship event for business-to-business networking is just a few weeks away. More than 50 businesses, including the IW Observer, will be exhibiting at Expo 2021, which will be held at the Lakeside Park Hotel in Wootton on September 22.

The one-day event is open to the public, and business people from any sector are encouraged to drop in to Expo between 10am and 4pm to make new contacts and catch up with existing customers and clients. You don’t need to be a chamber member to attend.

“Expo has always been a big part of the Chamber’s year but this time it feels particularly significant,” explained IW Chamber Chief Executive Steven Holbrook. “Expo is always the biggest day for business-to-business networking, with hundreds of attendees. This year’s event will be the first time that many businesses will have met face-to-face since the pandemic hit.

“Virtual and hybrid working has been productive in many ways but business thrives on networking and face-to-face meetings are a huge part of that. I’m really looking forward to seeing businesses get together again.”

Expo 2021 is sponsored once again by WightFibre and visitors will be able to hop on board the WightFibre mobile store to talk to the team and learn more about Gigabit Island and the benefits for businesses.

“WightFibre is proud to be headline sponsor of the Chamber’s Business Expo once again,” said WightFibre’s Chief Executive John Irvine. “It will be our first major business networking event in 18 months and we’re looking forward to re-engaging with the business community face to face. Find out how our full-fibre, ultrafast and future-proof broadband can help your business to grow.

Register now to receive updates and information about making the most of Expo at iwchamber.co.uk/expo.

The IW Observer will be on stand 33 – just to the right of the main entrance. We will be holding a draw for Island businesses to win valuable advertising packages – just pop along to our stand with your business card to enter.