Showcasing Small Business

Showcasing Small Business

Making valuable connections, establishing a quality database of loyal customers and enhancing marketing opportunities are challenges faced by any business.  These challenges are amplified in small businesses where each staff member wears many hats and time is a precious commodity. The successful Business Expo model presents businesses with a solution to these challenges in one day, at one easy location.

In response to the unique challenges faced by small business, this year, we are pleased to introduce a Small Biz Hub arena.  The arena has been designed to offer small businesses opportunities to develop their connections and maximise opportunities for growth all in one setting. The Small Biz Hub provides an exhibitor option for small businesses with 3* or less employees who wish to have a presence at the Business Expo. If your organisation is an ambitious, forward thinking business, striving to grow a brand, revenues and employee numbers, this is the event for you.

For more information request a Small Business Exhibitor Hub Prospectus.

*includes Directors, Business Owners and employees

Business Expo March 2019 Launch

Business Expo March 2019 Launch

Last week, representatives from some of Tauranga’s most innovative businesses gathered together at the Business Expo March 2019 Launch Event.  The launch offered Event sponsors, supporters, Early Bird exhibitors and potential exhibitors an opportunity to learn more about the March 2019 Business Expo. The launch video offered further insight into what to expect from the Bay’s premier Business Expo.  The dynamic launch video perfectly captures all the buzz and enthusiasm of the event itself, highlighting the many advantages of being part of Bay of Plenty’s Premier Business exhibition.   The launch event also offered a respite from the chilly conditions outside and provided a welcome opportunity to network amongst inspirational leaders in the Tauranga business scene and share a wine or two.

Take a look at some of the photos from the successful launch event.

BOP Business-to-Business Expo Focuses on Regional Growth Opportunities

BOP Business-to-Business Expo Focuses on Regional Growth Opportunities

The second Bay of Plenty Business Expo is set to become the region’s premier business-to-business event, say the organisers.
The region has been enjoying strong growth. Last year the Bay of Plenty had the country’s largest annual percentage increase in GDP at 9 percent.

Following the success of its inaugural event earlier this year, the Business Expo is looking to grow and to keep innovating for its follow-up Expo on 6th March 2019 at the ASB Baypark Arena, Tauranga, says Sharon Giblett, a director of the event organisers, Jigsaw Solutions Group.

Showcased as “Where business gets done”, the inaugural event is on track to generate more than $1 million in business, and five months on we are still hearing of success stories, new collaborations and business being done, says Giblett.
“And we’re just getting started. We attracted businesses and visitors from across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato, as well as others from throughout the North Island. And we already have bookings coming through from returning exhibitors and a strong flow of enquiries about the next Expo.”

Giblett says there is some uncertainty about the future direction of the economy next year and despite the surge in online marketing, the Expo is proof that face-to-face engagement with potential clients and partners remains one of the strongest ways to build new business,” says Giblett.

The Business Expo has been strategically timed as a regular March event, allowing businesses to get some quick wins to end the financial year and to kickstart opportunities for the year ahead at this supercharged one day event.
“Our goal is to become a key driver and platform for fostering growth in the regional economies and to be a must-attend event in the business calendar.”

The exhibitors will each be able to invite guests, providing a sizeable number of business connections to be made from the wider Bay of Plenty region and beyond.

The 2019 Expo will again be a one-day event held in Tauranga’s best-known business events centre, where businesses can showcase their products and services in a vibrant, fun environment designed specifically for the business-to-business sector.
“Attendees at our inaugural event describe it as a great platform to keep building and developing professional and personal relationships,” says Giblett.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to make new connections and be seen as a regional player,” says Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Stan Gregec.

The Business Expo will also feature seminars and master classes throughout the day to motivate and inspire participants. There will be an exclusive VIP Expo Opening event with a special guest and light refreshments to kick the day off, and an Expo After 5 Networking Event for sponsors and exhibitors to continue to build relationships.

Earlybird pricing is $1,999 plus gst and is available until the end of October and Exhibitors are encouraged to book early to secure their preferential stand and take advantage of opportunities available in the lead up to the Expo.

Bay of Plenty Business News

Bay of Plenty Business News

Congratulations for embracing and supporting this new and exciting event and a huge thank you for your contribution in helping to make the Business Expo a great success.

The purpose of the Business Expo is to provide a platform for businesses to showcase their offering, to enhance and create business opportunities and connections, and to bring additional growth to the regions.

The energy and enthusiasm at this year’s Expo and the positive feedback received indicates that the Business Expo is now a “Must Do” event in the region’s business calendar.

We look forward to seeing you at the next Business Expo,
Sharon Giblett and Barry Brown
Jigsaw Solutions Group Limited