7.45 to 8.15 Breakfast Meeting Arrivals
8.15 to 9.45 Breakfast Meeting with special Guest Speaker, Kelda Wood from Climbing Out.
You will no doubt have heard recently how Kelda sealed her place in the record books as the first adaptive athlete to row solo across the ocean after completing the journey from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to the Caribbean Island of Antigua in her boat Storm Petrel.
Kelda has kindly agreed to share her inspirational story about her experience on the ocean. Its going to be emotional….!
9.45 to 13.00 Business Expo Opens – Visit the many exhibitors who are looking to promote their services and welcome you. To complement the exhibition, we’ll be running 3 free seminars. These seminars are delivered exclusively by Chamber members, enabling attendees to tap into the vast amount of knowledge and insight that Chamber members share.
10.30 to 11.15 SEMINAR 1
The 7 1/2 Things Businesses Get Wrong With Their Social Media. Social media is where all ages can be found. It is not the cure for an ailing business but if you want to put your benefits in front of thousands of the right people for a low cost, it is often the answer. Andy Rao, who has worked in marketing since 1996, shares with you his top tips for maximising social media, regardless of which platform you prefer.
11.30 to 12.00 SEMINAR 2
How Changing Technology Could Impact The Way Your Business Talks
5G, VoIP, “the end of ISDN”. The world of business communications can be full of confusing acronyms and buzzwords. But, what do they all actually mean and could this changing technology impact the way your business talks? Sam Myatt, with over ten years of telecoms experience, shares with you his top tips for future-proofing your communications and making the most of the latest technology.
12.15 to 13.00 SEMINAR 3
It’s just a bit of banter.. what’s the problem?’ How many times have you been involved in a group discussion, when it’s taken a twist and personal opinion has been inappropriately offered? If you work, or are a business owner in Shropshire; then this interactive session could be just what you need! Come along and play ‘Banter Bingo’ with Niamh Kelly from The HR Dept Shropshire; and find out what you could do when ‘Banter’ results in conflict.
13.00 Expo Ends
13.00 to 14.00 Networking Buffet Lunch – After a busy morning of networking, make sure you book your lunch to end the day in a relaxed environment.
“The key driver for us becoming a member of the Shropshire Chamber of Commerce was the networking events that we would be involved in. The wide range of different events are a real bonus for us, as we can choose the events which fit around our other commitments. Our business relies on sponsors and we often find that other members and patrons of the Chamber are more than happy to get involved, either through sponsoring us directly or referring us to their own contacts. Without them we simply wouldn’t be able to continue creating such wonderful events for the people of Shropshire. The support we receive is fantastic and we wanted to be able to pay that back to other businesses in the county, and being a member allows us to do that.”
Beth Heath, Director