The latest exhibition news and updates

News updates and blogs include the latest on seminars, exhibitions, events, sponsors and general business advice from the Peterborough B2B Exhibition

Bookings now being taken for interactive marketing workshops

Visitors to next week's Peterborough B2B Exhibition are being invited to pre-register to attend interactive workshops on social media, web and e-marketing. These free, informal sessions will offer expert advice from communications experts that are guaranteed to enhance your marketing and communications strategy going forward.

If you’ve ever wondered how to get more people to open your enewsletters, whether you should be using online advertising to drive more traffic to your website or which social media channels you should be found on, it will be a great opportunity to ask an expert.

The interactive workshops, which are taking place within this year’s Peterborough B2B Exhibition, are being led by experts eager to answer your questions and offer practical, hands-on advice that will make sure you’re on the right track. They’ll present a quick overview of the tools and techniques you should be aware of before inviting you to ask questions relevant to your own business.

10.30am and 1.00pm Interactive Workshop: Social Media
11.00am and 2.00pm Interactive Workshop: Web and E-marketing

The free, half-hour sessions will take place within this year’s Peterborough B2B Exhibition at the Media Station in the entrance foyer. Places are limited and can be booked in advance by emailing Daisy Rivetti or by calling 01733 370809.

Exhibitor Stone King wants to know more about your legal issues

Are you an SME? We need your help.

Legal advice- tell us what you want.

Stone King, law firm, is developing a legal package specifically for companies like yours:

  • We won’t presume to know exactly what to include – instead we’d like to hear directly from you
  • Please join us for an hour and share your views: 11.20am on 22nd October 2014, networking area of the Peterborough B2B exhibition, Kingsgate Conference Centre, PE1 4YT
  • As a thank you for your time and input, there is also a free 30 minute legal consultation available to all who attend.

At Stone King we pride ourselves on providing tailored legal services for our clients, across multiple industry sectors. This meeting will be hosted by senior members drawn from our corporate, IP/IT, property and HR/employment teams. You are invited to join your peers to share your views of past and present experiences of law firms– what you have valued and what has been lacking. This insight will help us to hone a really valuable service and range of products to support the development of businesses just like yours.

Please RSVP to Sophie Baillie on 01223 421831 or email: by 20th October.

Final preparations underway for Peterborough's biggest B2B event of the year

Peterborough businesses are preparing to be inspired at the city's biggest B2B event of the year which takes place next week.

Over 600 businesspeople are expected to attend the free Peterborough B2B exhibition which seeks to encourage business success and innovation in the city with a series of informative seminars sponsored by CityFibre. The sessions will feature expert advice for businesses on digital marketing strategies, social media, effective customer management and sales conversion. Andy Starnes from CityFibre will also present on the benefits pure fibre internet technology brings to business.

Simon Machen, director of growth and regeneration at Peterborough City Council, will close the seminar programme with a presentation outlining the city's growth and investment plans for the next 3 years and will introduce the Council's proposed joint venture regeneration delivery partner, The Lucent Group.

The Peterborough B2B Exhibition is organised by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce in partnership with Opportunity Peterborough.

Steve Bowyer, acting chief executive at Opportunity Peterborough, said: "With more than 85 companies exhibiting during the day, and a packed free seminar programme running in parallel to the main exhibition, the Peterborough B2B exhibition is not to be missed. It's a fantastic event so I'd encourage local businesses to make the most of the free entry and benefit from this great networking opportunity."

The Peterborough B2B Exhibition is sponsored by Peterborough City Council, Lucent Group, Peterborough Regional College, Peterborough Telegraph, KingsGate Centre, Something Beckons, Olsen Partnership, The Larkfleet Group and CityFibre. The event takes place at the KingsGate Conference Centre in Peterborough on Wednesday 22 October from 9.00-4.00pm.

Click here to pre-register or book your place at our free seminars.

Toolkit launched to help exhibitors promote B2B to their clients

There's less than three weeks to go until this year's Peterborough B2B Exhibition and organisers, sponsors and exhibitors are all busy promoting the event to their networks of contacts across the city and beyond.

To help all involved in the event to share key information, organisers have produced an exhibitor toolkit containing a sample news article, customer email and social media updates that can all be shared online. The toolkit even includes an advert to place at the bottom of company emails and a note to share with staff reminding them to sign up for free seminars on the day that will help them within their role.

If you're promoting your business as an exhibitor at this year's Peterborough B2B Exhibition, you can download your exhibitor toolkit here. You'll also need to download this advert to go on your company emails (right-click with your mouse and click 'save picture as').

Thank you for doing all you can to make this year's sell-out Peterborough B2B Exhibition the biggest and most successful to date!


Exciting seminar programme announced for this year’s Peterborough B2B Exhibition

Key business leaders have signed up to deliver a programme of exciting and inspirational workshops and seminars at the B2B exhibition taking place on 22nd October. The seminar programme, sponsored by CityFibre, ranges from talks on marketing strategies and the value of social media through to customer relationship management and the benefits of pure fibre technology.

The workshops and talks are delivered by a host of business leaders and will open with an official welcome from Cllr Marco Cereste and Gillian Beasley of Peterborough City Council. Seminars will take place in parallel to the Peterborough B2B exhibition and will run throughout the day. All sessions are free to attend but places are limited so early registration is advised.

The Peterborough B2B exhibition is one of the largest business-to-business events this autumn, with more than 600 visitors expected to attend. The event takes place at the KingsGate Conference Centre in Peterborough on Wednesday 22 October from 9.00-4.00pm. 

John Bridge OBE, chief executive of the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce, said, “Peterborough’s B2B exhibition is a fantastic event that brings together a range of business representatives to network and showcase their products or services. With this year’s new venue and an exciting seminar programme, it’s a unique opportunity for companies to boost their knowledge and their business.”  

The Peterborough B2B Exhibition is organised by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce in partnership with Opportunity Peterborough. The event is kindly sponsored by Peterborough City Council, Peterborough Regional College, Peterborough Telegraph, KingsGate Centre, Something Beckons, Olsen Partnership, The Larkfleet Group and CityFibre.

To see who's exhibiting at this year's sell-out exhibition, click here

All eyes on Peterborough after success of Cambridge B2B Exhibition

Over 800 business people from all corners of the county contributed to the buzzing atmosphere of this year’s sell-out Cambridge B2B Exhibition. So it’s no wonder many of those exhibitors and visitors have now set their sights on the Peterborough B2B Exhibition on Wednesday 22 October as they work to make new connections across Peterborough, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.

If your target audience spreads across Peterborough and beyond, the Peterborough B2B Exhibition is THE place to promote your business next month. Whatever else you had planned, we believe looking someone in the eye and shaking them by the hand is absolutely the best way to build a lasting relationship that could result in future custom, referrals and a valued business partner.

Ever wondered what return companies actually get from their investment? At the recent Cambridge B2B Exhibition Phil Speed from ASL Group said: “Exhibiting here has generated a really productive day for us, with many new contacts made. It was a really worthwhile event that we will continue to support.”

So if you’ve been considering networking in Peterborough, why not do it in style with an exhibition stand at the Peterborough B2B Exhibition. Spaces start from just £229.00 (plus VAT) for Chamber members, and if the Cambridge event is anything to go by, you can expect to put your company in front of hundreds of visitors.

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Businesses are continuing to secure their presence at Peterborough’s major business-to-business event this autumn

Bookings have been flying in for this year's Peterborough B2B Exhibition. Over 100 businesses and organisations are expected to showcase their products and services at the event, which takes place at Kingsgate Centre in Peterborough on Wednesday 22 October from 9.00am-4.00pm.

Amongst those to confirm their stand so far are Bibby Financial Services, East Anglian Air Ambulance, Premier Kitchens and Walnut Technology.

Speaking after last year’s event, when it was previously known as Business Focus, Alison Johnson from TLC Signs said: "There's a real buzz in Peterborough today. We've spent the whole day meeting businesses we've never put our brand in front of before and have both made some great new connections."

The Peterborough B2B Exhibition is organised by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce and Opportunity Peterborough, sponsored by Peterborough City Council, Peterborough Regional College, Peterborough Telegraph, KingsGate Centre and Something Beckons.

Helen Bosett, who is organising the event on behalf of Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce, said: “This year’s event has a real focus on connectivity and facilitating introductions and relationships between businesses from across the region. A new venue always attracts new exhibitors and visitors so there will be something for everyone, even those who’ve exhibited many times before.”

A programme of free seminars is due to be announced in the next couple of weeks, and exhibition stands at the event start from £229.00 (plus VAT) for Chamber members.

To find out more call Helen Bosett on 01733 370809 or email

New venue brings new opportunities for businesses at the Peterborough B2B Exhibition

Peterborough’s biggest business-to-business event moves to the KingsGate Conference Centre for a day of networking and inspirational guest speakers this autumn.  

Formerly known as Business Focus, the Peterborough B2B Exhibition brings together hundreds of business people to build new connections, promote products and services and showcase the city’s thriving business community.

Speaking after last year’s event Shirley Rycroft, founder of 5iftyfournine, said: “By being here we made so many positive connections, thanks in part to so many other exhibitors kindly recommending that visitors come and pay us a visit. We receive so many introductions and recommendations at events like these, it has enabled me to grow my business in a way that wouldn’t have been possible without putting ourselves out there as a standholder.”

The Peterborough B2B Exhibition is organised by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce and Opportunity Peterborough, sponsored by Peterborough City Council, Peterborough Regional College, Peterborough Telegraph, KingsGate Centre and Something Beckons.

Helen Bosett at Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce said: “With a new venue already attracting different exhibitors and an exciting seminar programme starting to take shape, the new-look Peterborough B2B Exhibition is the place to promote your business in 2014.”

Stands start from just £229.00 (plus VAT) for Chamber members – for more details visit our exhibitor pages or for pictures of last year's Business Focus event, view our exhibition gallery.

Peterborough B2B Exhibition 2014

Wednesday 22 October 2014, 9am-4pm

Kingsgate Conference Centre, 2 Staplee Way, Parnwell, Peterborough, PE1 4YT

Business Focus rebranded as Peterborough B2B Exhibition

The annual Business Focus exhibition, Peterborough's biggest B2B event, has been renamed the Peterborough B2B exhibition by organisers Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce and Opportunity Peterborough.

Business Focus has taken place in Peterborough for 13 years and as the event has grown has moved to different venues across the city. The new and improved Peterborough B2B Exhibition takes place at Kingsgate Conference Centre in Peterborough on Wednesday 22 October 2014.

If you're a previous exhibitor at Business Focus and you would like to find out more about the opportunities available to your company at the Peterborough B2B Exhibition, click here.

Peterborough B2B Exhibition 2014

All the latest news from this year’s Peterborough B2B Exhibition, including news from our sponsors and details of the event programme as it’s announced.

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