Tuesday 14th May 2024
10am – 2.30pm
at the St Andrews Stadium
Birmingham and The West Midlands’ Premier Business Networking Event where you can meet 100’s of local decision makers who have already registered to attend this event.
Designed for decision makers, team leaders, owners, managers and directors from all sizes of business.
About Hashtag Events
Whether you’re coming along for the first time or you’re a seasoned pro and attending all of our events, welcome!
Hashtag Events are one of the UK and Ireland’s largest business event organisers. We deliver around 20 live face-to-face business shows a year and a similar number of virtual events. We welcome around 12,000 unique attendees a year to our shows and over 1,600 companies have exhibited with us so far. Our sponsors (check them out), exhibitors, speakers, delegates, followers and our team are all essential ingredients to delivering you a great day. If you visit, say hi and introduce yourself and have an awesome event.
What should I expect?
The show features everything you might need for a great day of business. There’s an awesome array of things to do and people to meet. It’s no exaggeration to say that we welcome businesses from all industries and sizes.
With over 15 years of experience in networking and events, we know how to connect people. Unlike some events, our networking sessions are free to attend all day. We connect you with the kind of in-person connections that make your business tick. With 82% of our delegates being decision-makers, you know you’re in the right company.
Workshops and Seminars
From world-class business leaders to award-winning authors, sporting heroes to captains of industry; we bring you the most insightful and inspiring speakers. We don’t lose sight of our roots and a small business either. We bring the best local experts to each event and keep you connected at every level. Meet the speakers, grab a coffee, and it’s access to all areas with our business speakers and presenters.
10:30am - 11:00am - Seminar Area
Your host Steven J Innes will be leading our first networking session of the day and helping you with a few tips as well as a chance to present your business to everyone with your “elevator pitch”. Bring lots of business cards, grab a coffee and start the day with some great connections.
11:00am - 11:30am - Seminar Area
11:30am - 12:00pm - Seminar Area
Tommy’s is the UK’s leading pregnancy research charity working to save babies’ lives. 1 in 3 of your employees will be planning a pregnancy in the coming year and 1 in 4 in the UK lose a pregnancy before or during birth.
In 2021 we launched our award-winning Pregnancy and Parenting at Work programme which is now available for eligible SMEs for free until March 2025. Join us to understand what your business can do to improve support for your employees no matter their pregnancy journeys, and learn about the tools and resources available to you.
12:00pm - 12:30pm - Seminar Area
Appreciation is about so much more than saying thanks; its about support, encouragement, motivating, inspiring, rewarding, recognition and appreciating those around you!
It’s the difference between a harmonious relationship and a turbulent one; a united team and one at odds with each other.
By the end of the session, you will:
Its free to use and you can start to apply it straight away – So that you can have a great day every day
12:30pm - 1:00pm - Seminar Area
Creating a team of “A” players within any business requires a strategy and bold action. Working through how this can be achieved, Alan talks from a position that is aimed specifically at SME businesses, a sector, this subject matter often ignores.
1:00pm - 1:30pm - Exhibition Hall
Join Terry Cooper and the team for Speed Networking with 4N .SPEED is fast, different, and progressive. Speed Networking is another format of 4N where you make connections FAST! Meetings that attract business owners who want to make the most efficient and best use of their time to grow their network fast yet efficiently.
1:30pm - 2:00pm - Seminar Area
Ian Preston has spent the last 30+ years in Sales & Marketing and has taken a particular interest in the art, science and psychology of selling, which he has shared by leading, training & coaching many teams and individuals over the years. LinkedIn is a massively underutilised marketing tool and now spends a lot of his time working with individuals and businesses to help them use LinkedIn more effectively to find, connect and engage with their ideal clients.
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Anyone in business! Most of our exhibitors and presenters are geared towards B2B rather than B2C but everyone is welcome along.
Pretty much anyone. Just visit our registration page and in about 1 minute you can register for a complimentary ticket. You’ll normally receive the email confirmation in just a minute or two and you’re all set.
Absolutely. Tickets for delegates are complimentary.
Just yourself (and perhaps a pocket full of business cards). It’s helpful and quicker to check in with your ticket, either on your smartphone or printed but we can check you in without it.
Please do. The more the merrier as far as we are concerned. Just ask them to register in advance if they can although you can register on the door.
Anyone. We’ve had almost every kind of business under the sun over the years and you’re all welcome.
Of course you can. Pop along and bring a business card and we’ll register you in no time
You can join in with any of the sessions during the event at any time. No special bookings or registrations are required. Just make your way to the relevant area on the day.
We always kick off our business events with a networking session. Bring your business cards and get ready to make some new connections. Beginners and seasoned pro’s are equally welcome.
No set dress code although most people opt for business casual and just make sure you’re comfortable.
We have hot and cold refreshments available during the day at our Café. We usually offer breakfast rolls until late morning followed by a selection of sandwiches and snacks. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in plenty of time. Guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and food too.
Yes, usually very close to the main entrance.
We do our best to ensure that all of our venues are fully accessible. If you have a specific set of requirements please contact us at any time so we can do our best to ensure your visit is trouble free.