Western Daily Press 22nd Sept 2017

18 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22 2017 WESTERN DAILY PRESS Business Media chief to headline business expo


BY HANNAH BAKER news@westerndailypress.co.uk

sectors. Sarah is also a busi- ness fellow at the University of the West of England and non- executive director at Business West. Around 3,000 people are ex- pected to attend the exhibition, which has confirmed more than 200 exhibiting companies, including small regional SMEs and global businesses. Facebook’s partner manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa Ben O’Sullivan is de- livering a keynote speech at the event. Other speakers in- clude Queen’s Award recipient Bev Hurley CBE; the Metro Mayor for the West of England, Tim Bowles; and 19-year-old entrepreneur Ben Towers, who will be in conversation with business adviser Alison Edgar. Google is also running two free workshops on social media for businesses and Google analytics, while TEDxBristol – the largest TEDx event in the UK – is delivering the final talk of the day in the Trinity Mirror Sem- inar Zone. The Business Showcase South West was founded by TV antiques expert and Sunday Mirror columnist Jamie Breese. He said: “It is a real privilege to have Sarah Pullen headline our seminar line-up on Octo- ber 11. “I had the good fortune to welcome another business titan, Baroness Brady, at the first Business Showcase South West back in April 2014. “Sarah joined us for the CEOs of the South West drinks event that I hostedwithKarren

Managing director of Trinity Mirror South West Sarah Pullen is joining the line-up of speakers at a business exhib- ition in Bristol on Wednesday, October 11. The Business Showcase South West is taking place at Ashton Gate Stadium from 10am to 4pm and includes speakers from Facebook, Google and TEDx. The free-to-attend event is one of the largest business events in the region and is being supported by the Bristol Post , Bath Chronicle , ‘Seminars are the best way business people can develop’ Gloucestershire Echo and Stroud Life through the con- tinuedMedia Partnershipwith Trinity Mirror plc. Sarah, who is leading the transformation of the multi- million-pound-turnover or- ganisation from a successful newspaper publisher into a growing digital-media busi- ness, will be hosting a seminar in the Trinity Mirror Seminar Zone at the stadium. “Connecting with an Unpar- alleled Audience on your Door- step” will focus on how the media world has transformed, and evolves unrivalled multi- media marketing solutions to businesses in various market Jamie Breese

that same day and I was always hopeful she might be able to host a seminar, too. “Seminars are just about the best way that business people can both learn, develop and engage with a real self-made leader like Sarah, who is one of the most dynamic and for- ward-thinking business people I’ve met.” He added: “What’s even better, tickets to see and maybe even meet Sarah are free, thanks in part to our sponsors and partners. “We’re lucky to have the sup- port again fromTrinityMirror South West and sponsors like

Worldpay and Natwest, Bristol Waste, West of England Growth Hub, Blackstar Solu- tions, CityMazes, Talent Inter- national and Weston College, which is really going through some exciting changes at the moment.” To book free tickets to Sarah Pullen’s seminar go direct to the booking page, https:// sarah-pullen-tm-seminar.event- brite.co.uk. To book free delegate tickets or for information on exhib- iting at the May or October 2018 events, visit the organ- iser’s website www.business showcasesouthwest.com

Top left, Sarah Pullen; top, Karren Brady; above, Ben O’Sullivan

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