North Lancs Expo – a sell out for exhibitors
Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce is extremely pleased to announce that the inaugural North Lancs Expo, to be held at Lancaster Brewery on Sunday 24th and Monday 25th September, has sold all the exhibitor spaces available with over 100 allocated to both Chamber members and non-members.
It is also pleased to announce that it will be running two competitions for exhibitors.
Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the following awards that exhibitors will be able to compete for at the upcoming North Lancs Expo.
All exhibitors will be automatically entered. If people do not wish to be considered for this award please inform a member of the Chamber team.
Best Stand Award – this will be judged on the use of:
a) Branding (corporate logo and/or brand) within the design of the stand, and promotion of product/service
b) Staffing – professional appearance, welcoming and friendly demeanour, and friendly /approachable stand attendants
Best Social Media Engagement Award:
This award has been designed to highlight the best of the best when it comes to the North Lancs Expo exhibiting organisation but from an online perspective. The company that gets the most online activity with the subject North Lancs Expo Wins.
Key Information for exhibitors to use and be sure to include and tag:
Facebook : @NorthLancsExpo
Judging will be carried out in the run up to and during the Expo and will be majority based on data collected indicating the level of online interaction. The winner will be presented with the award at the Expo After Party, being held on Tuesday 17th October, 4pm – 6pm at Lancaster Brewery.
The winners will receive:
50% off their North Lancs Expo stand for 2018
2 free places at the 2017 Christmas B2B Lunch (held on 8th Dec at Midland Hotel)
Bottle of Champagne
Unlike most other Expos where the focus is solely on Business to Business, the North Lancs Expo will focus both on Business to Business and Business to Consumer, with the Sunday’s emphasis being on training, skills, education and the future workplace.
It is intended that the Sunday will be more of a community day, with interactive exhibits and displays, whilst the Monday will be a networking and information day for businesses. We will have special guest speakers and break-out sessions dealing with a range of current topics on the Monday. The event is being backed by media sponsors, The Bay Radio and www.inthebay.co.uk , ensuring that both the B2B and B2C markets are targeted to maximise exposure and attendance for exhibitors. Live coverage on The Bay Radio will take place over both days, reaching tens of thousands of listeners across North Lancashire and South Cumbria.
Whilst the title of the Expo is “North Lancs Expo”, The Chamber is intent that it should represent the ever-growing co-operation of businesses around the Morecambe Bay Economic region. We are becoming a very economically important area within the energy generation, defence, education, and transport industries, without mentioning the new £41 million Health Innovation Campus at Lancaster University moving closer to fruition. The Health Innovation Campus will create a world-class centre of excellence for innovation and research in health. By bringing together innovators, academics, entrepreneurs, businesses, local government, citizens and health care providers, it will drive advances in technologies, products and ways of working to improve health and healthcare.
Vicky Lofthouse, Chief Executive Officer of The Chamber, said: “We are very excited at having the opportunity to run what we believe is the first Expo in the District.
“We know the problems that the area faces – skills shortages and skills retention and the Expo is the first opportunity to talk directly to the next generations about what a wonderful area we have to live, work and play in. For too long the lure of the major cities has beckoned many of our youngsters away, but we see no reason why we shouldn’t keep our future talent to ourselves.
“In addition, with the UK leaving the European Union in two years’ time, it’s an ideal time to increase the volume on the conversation regarding exporting and importing for our local and regional firms.”
The major media partnership between The Bay Radio and their B2B service, www.inthebay.co.uk ,was secured by the Chamber in recent days. Bill Johnston, Managing Director of The Bay, commented:
“Due to our huge reach across all demographics, it’s a perfect opportunity for us to team up with the Chamber to promote the best of what North Lancashire and the Morecambe Bay region has to offer. As well as giving the event huge pre-promotional publicity to the benefit of all exhibitors and partners involved, we’ll also be live from the event on both days talking to as many exhibitors and members of the public as possible. This really is a fantastic initiative that the Chamber is driving and we are thrilled to be part of it.”
Register your interest in attending at http://north-lancs-expo.uk/
Most importantly, attendance for visitors is free.