thames valley expo


Green Park
100 Longwater Avenue, Reading, RG2 6GP
Thursday 17th October 2019
9:30am - 3:00pm

Visit Thames Valley Expo Reading to connect with the local and global business community

A thriving and economically prosperous region with UK-leading growth forecasts, Reading and the Thames Valley are expected to outperform the rest of the UK until 2019. Thames Valley Expo Reading is one of the regions leading business shows and always an exceptionally buzzing expo with a constant stream of people through the doors.

Taking place this year on Thursday 4th October at Green Park, Thames Valley Expo Reading provides a great opportunity to connect with the local and global business community, meet like-minded individuals and leverage all-important contacts.

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seminars Workshops

Why not attend one of our industry leading Seminars & Workshops all of which have been designed to address issues that affect your business. Not only are have our Seminars and Workshops been created to be an interesting and enjoyable way of gaining practical hands-on experience, they are also a way of picking up the knowledge that your company may be lacking.

Business seminars

10:00 AM – 11.00 AM

GDPR & New UK Data Legislation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)  is the replacement for the outdated Data Protection Act and it takes full effect in May 2018. More robust data protection and privacy laws will finally allow private individuals to be in control of their own data, and how it is used.

In brief, it means organisations must gain clear consent via opt-ins to be able to use people’s data, such as an email address, for specific purposes which they must outline. It will affect practically every department in every business in the UK. For example, if you are involved in marketing, every individual on your mailing list must give their consent before you can continue to mail them.  Penalties for breaching the rules will be tough.

Our GDPR workshop will bring you and your organisation up to speed on what you need to do.

11:15 AM – 12.15 PM

PAID WORKSHOP: £20 per delegate
Social Media 60 Minute Masterclass

Our Social Media 60 minute masterclass is delivered by one of the UKs award winning business entrepreneurs.

Having built their social media following organically to over 50,000 they will now share with you their secrets and offer advice and training to set you on the road to doing the same! You will be looking at the core social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linked In.

Whether you are completely new to social media or currently use it as part of your business, you will gain inspiration and new ideas on how to grow your following, increase engagement and generally maximise your social media results.

11:15 AM – 12.15 PM

Phone Genius: Life after GDPR – How do we contact people now?

The phone is still the fastest, and best form of communication, second only to face to face meetings. You may have forgotten the true purpose of this little piece of genius, but it can be the most powerful communication tool if you know how to use it properly!

12:30 PM – 1.30 PM

The Maths of Marketing and Science of Sales

Join Mike Richardson, Managing Director of Maximizer CRM for a 60 minute master class  in optimising your marketing and sales ROI. Learn through real life scenarios and proven practical tips and tricks to deliver with confidence.

Discover how to:

  • Track and improve conversion rates from initial lead interaction to deal close
  • Understand the power of segmentation and personas
  • Adopt lead scoring and nurture so you engage with the right prospects at the right time
  • Planning for sales and prospecting calls
  • Qualify deals out, and get an up-front commitment
  • Move your deals forward and win more
  • Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) and client retention

Attend this session and get a FREE Bundle of Best Practice Guides: Benefits of Segmentation, Build Your own Sales Playbook and Exploring Customer Lifetime Value and Personas.

1.45 PM – 2.45 PM

“Business Authenticity”. How to retain the right mindset for successful sales and company culture.

In this particular workshop I will be discussing the future of business, skills for leaders and what is now needed from teams. The market is definitely changing. I have decades of experience in HR and have noticed this first hand. How do we attract the best people into our businesses and the best clients whilst operating ethically and responsibly.

1:45 PM – 2.45PM

PAID WORKSHOP: £20 per delegate
LinkedIn 60 Minute Masterclass

This 60 minute masterclass is designed to ensure that you are able to use LinkedIn effectively whatever your business, whether it’s to develop new business, market, recruit or simply to network and promote your company.

We’ll be covering:

  • Why LinkedIn is an increasingly key business tool
  • How to get the most out of LinkedIn as a business professional
  • Key considerations when creating a Profile
  • Developing your network and integrating your current one
  • Identifying prospects and how to approach them
  • Ways to get yourself seen by the right people
  • LinkedIn applications making your life easier

We concentrate on getting the foundations in place, starting with your personal profile and your current activity on LinkedIn, and then developing leads and prospects through the system as well as marketing yourself, your services, skills or products. We’ll show you everything you need to make Linked In a key part of your business development and marketing toolbox.

We understand the value and the impact that the right speaker can have on our event. Ultimate credibility comes from individuals and subject matter experts who have performed at the highest level in changing corporate environments. Only they can give expert insight and empathy on the challenges we face on a day to day basis.

James Sinclair - keynote speaker at Great British Expos
Ben Towers - keynote speaker - Great British Expos
Darren Clark - keynote speaker at Great British Expos
Roslyn Bell female Entrepreneur - keynote speaker for Great British Expos
read about Great British Expo's keynote speakers

This year’s line-up of keynote speakers continues our proud reputation of bringing business’s most influential names to the region to inspire and motivate the local business community as they share their success secrets. Our keynote speakers are the UK’s leading business influencers, through their business acumen and extensive experience you will be empowered with the guidance and renewed ambition to take your business to its next level of growth.

Our speaker agenda for this event is as follows:

  • James Sinclair
  • Ben Towers
  • Jackie Chappell
  • Darren Clarke
  • Roslyn Bell
  • Julianne Ponan

If you’re interested in speaking, exhibiting or sponsoring

Attend the Thames Valley Expo Reading and receive a delegate bag packed with promotional giveaways.

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