8.00am – Networking Breakfast

Attendance must be booked in advance 

The day will commence with a networking breakfast, this will be an informal breakfast allowing you to get a head start on the day’s networking, meet exhibitors and make valuable contacts while enjoying a delicious hot breakfast!  With an attendance of up to 100 local business leaders and VIPs it is a great opportunity to make new connections. 



10.15am & 1.00pm – Speed Networking  

We will be running two, speed networking sessions during the expo.

These are free to attend but places are limited, please register at the Omni Local Business Networking stand to take part on the day.

“It was great but very fast moving, I was unsure at first but I soon got into it and found I met more contacts than at your average networking events”


10.30am – Keynote Speaker Mark Shayler

Mark is a visionary, public speaker, author and writer who runs an innovation and environmental consultancy Ape. He is the author of Do Disrupt: Change the Status Quo Or Become It and founding partner of the Do Lectures.

He speaks on why it is not sufficient to do things better, we need to do better things. And why both the planet and the bottom line will thank you.



11.30am – A visit from the animals!


We are delighted that Chessington World of Adventures Resort will be joining us again and bringing along some friendly VIP guests from the Zoo. Get your camera ready for a selfie, chat to the keepers and find out more about the animals they look after.


12.00pm – Kingston Innovation Network

Innovating and adapting for business growth

This session will consider how an inventors’ mindset can challenge and inspire businesses to operate more productively, efficiently and sustainably, or help develop new products or services, to achieve business growth. Our panel of experts includes:
• Bob Lindsey, Founding member of Kingston Invents
• Paul Micklethwaite, Course Leader MA Sustainable Design, Kingston University
• Sean Gillen, Corporate Head of Employment, Skills and Enterprise, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

A number of exciting new programmes of innovation support for businesses will also be outlined:
• RAISE business grants for innovation and adaptation
BIG Innovation Support Programme
• Kingston University’s Help to Grow Management Programme
The Kingston Innovation Network is a network for businesses and organisations with the aim of encouraging business growth through innovation and collaboration. Find out more:


1.30pm – LinkedIn Masterclass: What works on LinkedIn Right Now with Celia Rizothanasi – Queen Bee of LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the internet. You know LinkedIn has a lot to offer but perhaps you are not sure how to get the best from it, join Celia to reignite your presence on LinkedIn and ultimately….. Get More Clients.

Celia – the Queen Bee of LinkedIn – is a marketing mentor and LinkedIn specialist with over 15 years of marketing experience in small businesses in London. She loves helping ambitious microbusinesses and solopreneurs in professional services to transform their online presence for maximum impact – on LinkedIn and beyond.


2.15pm – 12 Tips For Great Public Speaking with John Deery

John Deery started and runs www.thepublicspeakingcourse.com to help individuals, companies and organisations break through their fear of speaking in public and communicate in an effective and clear way to get their messages across. He has worked with people from all professions, backgrounds, walks of life and from all over the world; from graduates just starting out, to CEOs, business owners, entrepreneurs and PR consultants; from doctors, lawyers, teachers, accountants, to politicians (known and unknown),  psychiatrists, psychotherapists and counsellors – yes, even they need outside help! – to so-called “ordinary” people, not that there is such a thing as an “ordinary” person. So, whoever you are and whatever you do, if you have a fear of standing up and speaking in front of people, now is the time to deal with it – not tomorrow – now!


2.45pm – 3.15pm- Drinks Reception

End of day drinks reception sponsored by Forbes Design Associates.

To thank all our visitors and exhibitors for coming along, we will end with a complimentary drinks reception. 

Join us for some final networking and to see who wins the stand prizes offered by our exhibitors.