Exhibitor Information Pack 10th October 2018

Exhibitor Information, Opportunities

If you would like to book an exhibition stand or to discuss any of our promotional opportunities, please get in touch with Sarah Brooks . sarah@showcaseeventsuk.com T: 01275 390 455

and Prices 10th October 2018 Ashton Gate Stadium

Book Today Before We Sell-Out Again!

Don’t miss the opportunity to exhibit with us.

*10th Oct 2018 Early Bird £399 (full £599)

* There are some great Early Bird Deals for May and October 2018 right now and a new 1m (wide) x 2m (deep) stand aimed more at micro/start-up businesses.

If you would like to book an exhibition stand and discuss any of our promotional opportunities, please get in touch with Sarah Brooks today. sarah@showcaseeventsuk.com T: 01275 390 455

Get in touch to discuss. We’ll help you choose your stand position and we’re available to answer any other questions. Prices ex vat.

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Contents

• Book Today/Contact Us p 3 • Why Exhibit p5 • How Do We Promote The Event p 7 • Exhibition Stand Prices p 8 • Exhibiting - What’s Included p 9 • 1-hour Workshops p 10 • Deliver a 20-minute Seminar p 11 • Advert in our Printed Brochure p 12 • WiFi Sponsorship, Showbag Inserts p 13 • Presenting a Zone p 14 • Supporting Our Keynote Speaker p 15 • Showcase Sponsorship p 16 • Breakfast Networking p 17 • Breakfast Networking Sponsorship p 18

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Why Exhibit At The Business Showcase

We are the largest business event in the South West of England and are committed to delievering an excellent 2018 for our Exhibitors. Bookings are now being taken for 10th October 2018 . * All stands* for May 2017 were taken. We also believe we are the benchmark B2B regional business exhibition . We invest in the best venues, truly world-class speakers such as Facebook and Baroness Brady CBE, standard-setting AV and a robust transport system with our Partner First West of England which includes FREE, multiple, bespoke Showcase Shuttles from key locations, FREE car parks nearby with their own Showcase Shuttles and significant promotion of this.

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Photos taken at our Showcase in Oct 2016

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Tim Bowles , first Metro Mayor for the West of England with Sponsors Blue Poppy at May 2017’s event.

At our events, we attract important decision makers, key buyers and recieve VIP guests to speak and/or tour.

Marvin Rees , Mayor of Bristol with Sponsors Bristol Waste at May 2017’s event.

At our May 2017 event , we welcomed the newly elected Metro Mayor for the West of England and the Mayor and Lord Mayor of Bristol. Delegates included significant, respected business leaders like Phil Smith (MD of Business West), James Durie (Director at Bristol Chamber & Initiative at Business West) and a very Senior Buyer at one of the biggest companies on the planet. Our Partners at our May 2017 event included global leaders such as google , TEDx & Trinity Mirror plc .

Rt Hon. Cllr. Jeff Lovell, Lord Mayor of Bristol with exhibitor GWR at May 2017’s event.

Take a look at over 20-pages of exhibitor and delegate testimonials here: http://tinyurl.com/hkv6f2x

Here’s the film made at the event: https://youtu. be/13SHnw8td3c

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• Eshot Invites to thousands of our customers • Large Adverts on the rear of First Buses • Outdoor Railway Station Posters • Flyers in key locations • Media Partnership & other Partnership Eshot invites • Networking Events e.g EVO & 4N • AA Roadside Signs • Social Media - organic & paid • Exhibitor Promotion e.g email signatures • National Business Expos e.g Introbiz Expo, Wales • Adverts/Significant Coverage in Newspapers & Similar How We Promote The Event to Attendees?

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10 th October 2018 Exhibition Prices

Single Stand (3m x 2m) £599 EX VAT

Double Stand (6m x 2m) £999 EX VAT

We are taking bookings for May and October 2018 on the current **Early Bird** deal prices and two-show offers . Please contact us to find out the pricing. Later you will be invited to view an exhibitor pack which will include your booking form and applications for further promotional opportunities such as seminars, workshops, adverts etc. Please note there will be a charge for exhibitors wishing to order furniture for this event. There are no charges for electrictity or Wi-Fi.

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10 th October 2018 Exhibition Prices

*Mini Stand (1m x 2m) £399 EX VAT

*Aimed primarily at mirco/start-ups). Currently on Early Bird Offer of £199.00. We are taking bookings for May and October 2018 . Please contact us to find out the pricing. Later you will be invited to view an exhibitor pack which will include your booking form and applications for further promotional opportunities such as seminars, workshops, adverts etc. * Please note there will be a charge for exhibitors wishing to order furniture for this event. There are NO charges for electrictity or Wi-Fi.

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Exhibiting - What’s Included

Remember, whatever you chose to do in your stand space, the end goal should encourage high quality interaction with delegates.

Each stand space comes with electricity (at least 1 Plug Socket) and there will be FREE Wi-Fi throughout the Stadium. T here is an option to hire furniture in our booking form. The back of your stand should not be visible as it will be either against a wall or back-to-back with another exhibition stand. Your stand should be free-standing as fixing to the walls is prohibited. You do need to have £5 million public liability insurance or we can arrange this for you for a nominal charge plus admin fee. 3m x 2m – Single Stand i.e. 3m (for delegates to walk past) x 2m (to stand within) 6m x 2m – Double Stand i.e. 6m (for delegates to walk past) x 2m (to stand within) This is your unique exhibition space. You may choose to implement exciting and wonderful methods to engage delegates with your business and stand out from the crowd. If you are stuck for ideas then just drop us an email and we’ll put our thinking caps on to make some helpful suggestions.

*Please note: the ‘pop up’ stand is for illustrative purposes. and is NOT included in your stand space. The furniture is optional .

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1-Hour Workshop Workshops take place on our main stage, which can seat plenty of delegates. This is a huge opportunity to put your business centre stage and in the spotlight! All technology and presentation support is provided and included in the Workshop price. google and TEDx delivered world-class Workshops at our May 2017 event. We will be using ‘Silent Disco’ headphones for May’s Keynotes and Workshops for added clarity. You will have plenty of time to deliver in-depth content to our delegates, excite and engage potential new clients and generate massive exposure for your business. Workshops will be heavily promoted before and at the event. They will be free for delegates to attend but ticketed to encourage attendance. Workshops are by application only as we want to create an event which offers an even spread of subject matter and engages a varied audience. If you wish to apply to deliver one of our Showcase Workshops, please contact us or fill out the relevant section in our booking form. £850 EX VAT

Baroness Brady CBE speaking at our 2014 Showcase

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£399 EX VAT

Deliver 20-Minute Seminar

Seminars take place inside our Seminar Zone which can seat up to 45. The best seminars are those which excite and engage an audience with your business but also leaves plenty left unsaid. This encourages delegates to make a follow-up visit to your exhibition stand. Seminars will be heavily promoted before and at the event. They will be free for delegates to attend but ticketed to encourage attendance. Included in this price is your seminar zone manager, technology support/AV Engineer, use of broadcast standard screen, ‘silent disco’ headphone technology, microphones and presentation laptop & pointer. Seminars are by application only as we want to create a Showcase which offers an even spread of subject matter and engages a varied audience. If you wish to apply to deliver one of our Showcase Seminars, please contact us.

Slots available for both 2018 Showcases.

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£249 EX VAT

Adverts

This brochure is seen as the ‘go-to’ resource for delegates at the event. It’s a great way to gain extra exposure. For 2018, a very limited number of adverts will appear in our printed (and to 000s of our subscribers online ) brochure which is given out to every delegate who attends the Showcase on 11th Oct and sent via email. Brochures are given out at registration on arrival as well as at our key Shuttle Bus Stops.

Half Page Ad (portrait) (Height 135mm, Width 95 mm) £249.00 ex vat

Please submit all artwork in PDF or JPG format at 300 DPI at the exact size, with no bleed or crop marks. Please don’t add your stand number in the artwork: we do this for you.

Please submit to artwork@showcaseeventsuk.com

DEADLINE: 22nd September 2018

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Wi-Fi Sponsor If you would like to drive customers to your exhibtion stand, why not take our Wi-Fi Sponsorship. Delegtes and Exhibitors come to your stand to collect the password. 2 Sponsors only. N.B - Requires the company to be on site from 7am on day of event to give passcode to Exhibitors setting-up. £750 EX VAT

Showbag Insert

£75 EX VAT

This option allows you to place your promotional flyer into the Showcase Showbag. Contact us for more info.

Exhibitor Drinks

£750 EX VAT

Support and brand up/speak at the 4pm-5pm Exhibitor Drinks Event in the VIP Lounge on the day of the event. Award for Best Expo stand is presented at this networking event. Available for 16th May 2018 and 10th Oct 2018 Showcases.

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You can leave leaflets, pens, notepads. You can hang banners, provide chair backs, table covers, put up banner stands. The Zone is essentially yours and we want to help you make the most of this. We can help think of imaginative ways to ensure that the many delegates using the zone can truly engage with your brand and business.

Presenting a Zone will give you significant presence at October’s Showcase. You have the opportunity to brand-up one of the following Zones and make it your own space! Presenting a Zone Branding the Networking Cafes These 2 zones are the seated areas close to food outlets: ideal for 1-1s and meals/coffee JUST £650 ex vat per Networking Cafe Presenting the Seminar Zone Seminars will take place throughout the event in the Dolman Hall. Each Seminar gives you the opportunity to engage your brand with up to 45 delegates JUST £850 ex vat Presenting the Speed Networking Zone There are 3 x 45 minute sessions taking place in the Dolman Hall. JUST £650 ex vat

LOOK! As an added extra, you will appear in all our promotional material as “Zone ‘Presented By’…”

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£850 EX VAT

Supporting Our Keynote Speaker

Past events have welcomed some of the best speakers in the world: from Baroness Brady CBE, to the World’s Fastest Man, Andy Green, Levi Roots, to the 2014 and 2015 The Apprentice Winners: Joseph Valente and Mark Wright. You will benefit by association as the Keynote will be heavily promoted as ‘Hosted By…’. There will be photo opportunities and you will be able to brand-up the bespoke Theatre at the time of the Keynote Speech. Furthermore we will give your CEO or chosen spokesperson the option of introducing one or two of our speakers to the stage. If interested in hearing more about Presenting our Keynote Speaker please contact us or register interest (see booking form) and we will send over a personalised proposal.

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Event Sponsorship in May 2018

Interested in hearing more about Sponsorship in 2018? Register interest (see booking form) and we will send over a proposal or contact us at: info@showcaseeventsuk.com. We have 7 main event Sponsors per event.

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Breakfast Networking This was a SOLD-OUT event in May 2017, with a long waiting list - numbers up to 70. It’s a great way to start the day as you mean to go on, networking with like minded businesses (and with a hearty breakfast to fuel you for the day ahead).

Book your tickets when they go live

Photo of BSSW Breakfast Networking 17th May 2017

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£950 ex vat With Approved Speaker

£750 ex vat

Breakfast Networking Sponsorship October 2018 For May and October 2018 , this is a huge opportunity to expose your business to over 70 business owners, decision makers, exhibitors and avid networkers. The more intimate setting of the Stadium’s Sports Bar allows you to engage your business with each individual breakfast attendee. Sponsorship package includes: • Display 2 x banners ‘Breakfast Networking Sponsored by …’ • 100 fliers printed for you for the event • Logo & mention of Sponsorship on all promotion of networking breakfast in lead up to the event • Presentation/speaker option • Prominent logo on our online booking page and short paragraph about your business in that form • 2 X Breakfast Tickets

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