WHEN Thurs 30th May 10am - 2.30pm
WHERE Glasgow Hampden Park Stadium

Glasgow Business Show 2024

Sponsored by Visiativ UK

Visiativ UK - Main Event Sponsors

Thursday 30th May 2024

10am – 2.30pm

at Hampden Park Stadium

Scotland’s Premier Business Networking Event where you can meet 100’s of local decision makers who have already registered to attend this event.

Designed for decsion makers, team leaders, owners, managers and directors from all sizes of business.

 
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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.

1-2-1 Networking

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.

Keynote Speakers at Glasgow Business Show

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Seminars and Sessions at Glasgow Business Show

10:00am

Event Opens

10:30am - 11:00am - Seminar Area

B2B Networking

Colin McKeandYour host Colin McKeand 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.

11:15am - 11:45am - Seminar Area

Explore a Cyber Attack

Austen ClarkHow long could your business last without emails, access to orders, telecommunications or IT of any kind? Ransomware is on the rise and we want to help you avoid it. Last year one of our clients suffered a catastrophic cyber attack. Thanks to the quick action of our team and the disaster recovery plan put in place we were able to avoid a major disaster and now we want to pass on our learnings to you with this case study.

A ransomware attack is normally triggered by opening an email or dodgy link, and takes months to surface. It could be happening to any business you know of right now without them realising until it’s too late. This is a rare opportunity to get a front view seat to what happens when an attack like this surfaces.

11:15am - 11:45am - Round Table Area

Are you failing because your plan is total b*llocks

Geoff NicholsonIn this session, we will delve into the critical mindset required for success in achieving your goals. We will explore the reasons why you may be currently falling short in achieving your desired outcomes, and provide you with simple yet effective strategies to maximize your results. With decades of experience working with high performers, Geoff has a proven track record of assisting individuals in transforming their results. Join us for an insightful session that will empower you to overcome obstacles, redefine your approach, and achieve the success you deserve.

12:00pm - 12:30pm - Seminar Area

How to Supercharge your PR

Louisa OsmondEver wondered how to spread the word about your business, without having to spend £££s on an agency? Wonder no more Louisa Osmond has the answer.
 
This session covers what PR actually is (and isn’t) and why it is one of the most important forms of marketing for a small business. You’ll know who your audiences are and how to reach them. You’ll walk away knowing how to build a media list and then what to do with it – from building rapport with a journalists, through to understanding what to send to them.
 
Learn the insider secrets to PR from a PR Week Top 100 practitioner, without having to open your wallet. 

12:00pm - 12:30pm - Round Table Area

How to Get Your Sales Pitch On The Money

Barry ClarkJoin acclaimed author and sales coach Barry Clark and get to grips with some top strategies for sales success including all the things you should never ask and those things you should but never do!

12:45pm - 1:15pm - Seminar Area

How To Recruit In A Post-COVID World

Nik PlevanIn this seminar Nik Plevan will discuss how recruitment has changed since COVID, and explore current trends in the recruitment space. He will also provide practical tips on how to improve your chances of success when recruiting staff, and consider how the links between personality, behaviour and values can have a major influence on a successful recruitment campaign.

12:45pm - 1:15pm - Round Table Area

Know your numbers

Mathew CarsonJoin Mathew Carson and discover why having up to date numbers will help minimise some of the unknowns. Having advisors who’ll decipher those numbers helps plan for future unknowns. Are you ready to face a fear in your business?

1:30pm - 2:00pm - Seminar Area

Generating Leads with LinkedIn

Sharon MurrayOur super sweary and menopausal (her words) LinkedIn expert will be helping you figure out how to tell a great story online and build your connections with real people who want to do real business. Don’t miss Sharon Murray, she is always a top audience puller.

1:30pm - 2:00pm - Round Table Area

Building a Secondary Income

Steven J InnesYour host Steven J Innes will be leading our round table session on how you can succesfully develop a second income stream and what it takes to succeed.

2:30pm

Event Closes

Sponsors of Glasgow Business Show

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Book a Stand to Exhibit at Glasgow Business Show

Standard Exhibition Space

£ 195
00 plus vat
  • 3m x 2m Space
  • Listed on Online Exhibitor Directory
  • Access to our Event Management Platform
  • Mid Row Location
  • Social Media Shoutouts

Upgrade to Premium Location

£ 50
00 plus vat
  • As above plus:
  • End of Row or Prominent Location
  • Extra Social Media Shoutouts
  • Video Promotion Shown on LinkedIn
  • First Access to Stand Locations

Advertise on the Event Map

£ 100 00 plus vat
  • Guaranteed Footfall to your Stand
  • Every Delegate must visit you for a stamped card to win £££
  • Maximise your Day with extra traffic
  • Only 5 per event available
Only 5 available per event - limited availability
NEW

Extras Pack

Furniture & Power
£ 40
00 plus vat
Day Rental
  • Trestle Table
  • Freshly Laundered Cloth
  • Chairs
  • 13a Power Outlet for upto 4 connected devices

Email Marketing Data

Kickstart your sales process
£ 100
00 plus vat
1 year unlimited use License
  • Delivered day after event
  • GDPR Compliant
  • Includes Email Addresses
  • CSV Format for easy import into mailing software

Exhibitor List

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Frequent Asked Questions…

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.

Absolutely, get in touch with any questions.

NEED ANY HELP?

If you have any further questions or want to find out how to join us as a delegate, speaker, exhibitor or sponsor,
just call us on 01670 613305 or email hello@hashtag-events.co.uk