The day will start with a networking breakfast in the Centenary Cafe, situated on the first floor of the building behind the Business School. The breakfast will be hosted by our sponsors HSBC and Kingston Council.
A great opportunity to get a head start on the day, make contacts and seek out valuable connections while enjoying a delicious choice of breakfasts! Maximum attendance 100 guests.
The Expo will official open at 9.30am with speeches from the President of Kingston Chamber of Commerce and the Mayor of Kingston.
The Expo is free to attend and open all day from 9.30am – 4pm. Below is the programme of events taking place throughout the day.
Dr Conor Ward, The Health Elevator, will outline why companies need to evolve the way in which they invest in their employees’ health if they want to get the most out of the biggest asset most companies have; the people who work for them. In this interactive work shop he will share his top 5 lessons on what he has learned from working with companies such as Dell, 3M, Hewitt Packard, Panasonic, Hollywell and many more for the past 9 years.
The Halsa Care Group are also exhibiting on stand A7
These are free to attend but places are limited, please go along to the Omni Local Business Networking stand to register to take part.
This workshop is designed for employers who will not be subjected to the apprenticeship levy but will need to navigate the new apprenticeship standards and regulations that have come into force on 1st May.
The Kingston College team are also exhibiting on stand A2 in the main Atrium
The Kingston Expo is very excited to be partnering up with The Digital Garage from Google – a digital skills training platform to assist you in growing your business, career and confidence, online. Furthermore, a Google digital expert is coming to teach you what is needed to gain a competitive advantage in the ever changing digital landscape, so come prepared to learn and ask questions, too.
Learn how Google Analytics can help you uncover trends about your customers, including how people use your website or interact with your business online.
From the day to day running of your business to marketing and interacting with customers, everything takes time. Even if you are a dab-hand, working out how long to spend on each task to get maximum return is tough – especially for a growing business. Some processes take far more effort than others without generating any real results. Rapid Process Improvement is a tried and tested approach. It looks at what you do everyday, picks out the areas making the difference for your organisation, and shows you how to do it even better. Learn all about Rapid Process Improvement, and see the difference it has already made for other organisations just like yours!
BPM-Discipline are also exhibiting on stand A18 in the main Atrium
Following Government statistics revealing that the UK is exporting more than ever, join us for expert advice on accessing finance to do business overseas.
2.30pm – 2.45pm: Barry James, CEO of The Crowd Funding Centre
2.45pm – 3.00pm: Wedad Kurukgy, Export Finance Manager, UK Export Finance
3.00pm – 3.15pm; Paul Tappin, Senior Manager, Global Trade Finance, HSBC
3.15pm – 3.30pm: Q&A
Organised by Kingston Council, located on stand A1, as part of Kingston Futures’ international trade events.
Join us after the expo to celebrate the day with a glass of wine, network with visitors and exhibitors and reflect on the success of the day.