16th & 17th October 2018 All Day event SME Live 2018 NEC Birmingham
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#FSB Connect Midlands Meet-Up at SME Live 2018, held at the National Exhibition Centre

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#FSBConnect Midlands Meet-Up

Businesses from across the Midlands, from Shropshire to Leicestershire, are invited to this #FSBConnect Midlands Meet-Up at SME Live 2018, held at the National Exhibition Centre.

A unique chance for Midlands businesses to be in one place at the same time and attend a FREE networking event in an exciting but informal setting.

8am, Tuesday 16 October, Business Keynote Theatre, SME Live 2018

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This meet-up will be held at the SME Live 2018 Expo, which returns to the NEC on Tuesday 16 & Wednesday 17 October this year. The SME Live Expo offers thousands of business owners a one stop shop where you can win new customers, learn to navigate SME funding options effectively, gain insights and meet partners that will help you create a brilliant workforce, and learn how to make your processes more efficient and lower your costs.

The event will bring together 150+ speakers and 200+ exhibitors to present, discuss and debate critical topics around core sectors of business including HR, Marketing, Business Tech, Funding, Finance, Outsourcing, Accounting and Innovation.


Opening the show

Prior to SME Live’s official opening, FSB has secured exclusive access to host our #FSBConnect Midlands Meet-Up from 8am until 9am.

Sandra Garlick will be hosting this meet-up, providing Top Tips on raising your profile and powering up your brand by entering the FSB Awards (www.fsbawards.co.uk). She will also interview a panel of last year’s FSB Award Winners from across the region. Sandra has extensive speaking and interviewing experience and regularly speaks throughout the UK and beyond. She now mentors others to help them use speaking to grow their business and their personal brand.

The venue will open from 7.45am, only for those registered for this meet up.

This event is free and open to all.

There will be the opportunity for networking after the meet-up. We also recommend that you also register for your free tickets to SME Live here, to save you time when you arrive at the NEC. See the floor plan for the venue here. Parking for Hall 1 is in the South Car Park. There will be signage onsite at the NEC directing to SME Live, please follow this signage to access the closest available car park.

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Don’t miss:

Neil Warwick, OBE, the FSB’s Brexit Policy Chair in the same theatre at 1.45pm on 16 October.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Best Wishes,


FSB West Midlands


Follow @FSBWestMids and @FSBEastMids for local news and events and #SMELiveExpo for updates from SME Live

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