After sponsoring the first Nottingham Business Expo in 2015, we're delighted to be getting involved at the forthcoming and annual return of the event which is being held on Thursday 3rd March at the Motorpoint Ice Arena, Nottingham.

It Support Nottingham Expo 2016

About the Nottingham Business Expo 2016

Now in its second year, the Nottingham Business Expo aims to showcase and celebrate the city as a great place to do business.

Including a range of high profile speakers, workshops and over a hundred exhibitors from across the region, more than a thousand delegates are expected to attend.

Guest speakers will include:

  • Andrew Neil – political speaker and BBC television presenter
  • Brent Hoberman – founder of lastminute.com
  • Paul Southby – a partner of local law firm Geldards LLP and Chairman of Marketing Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

The Dragon’s Den style ‘Bull Pit’ competition will also make a return, offering new businesses and entrepreneurs a rare opportunity to present their business, idea or invention to a panel of successful business owners.

Taking place at the newly named Motorpoint Arena and the largest indoor venue in the city – the event will provide an ideal opportunity to network and promote inward investment in Nottingham as a thriving centre of business excellence.

Air-IT Marketing Director, Paul Judge says:

Last year’s Expo was a great success and we’re thrilled to be involved for the second year running.

This year we’ve booked even bigger floor space and will have a cocktail bar with an award winning barman doing his best Tom Cruise style mixing a range of cocktails for any guests and clients we welcome to the stand.

Visit our stand – and enjoy a free cocktail at our exclusive bar!

You can find our stand in a prime location in the designated Business Hub zone where we’ll be hosting a bar for relaxed and informal networking. Please join us for a free alcoholic cocktail, mocktail or soft drink.

Nottingham Expo 2016 floor plan

Floor plan of the Nottingham Business Expo 2016 and Air-IT stand location

We’ll also be showcasing our full range of IT and communication services and demonstrating our award winning 3CX Phone System.

Nottingham Business Expo 2015 - Air-IT

Air-IT staff with the Merry Men of Nottingham at the Nottingham Business Expo 2015 

Our IT Support technicians will also be on hand to offer impartial guidance and advice about any technology issues that may be affecting your business.

So please pop along to our stand and join us for a refreshment and to meet our team.

Attend the Air-IT workshop at 11.30am

We’ll also be holding a workshop at 11.30am in Room 1, looking at the importance of effective business continuity and threat management for the modern business.

IT Security - Air-IT

Air-IT will be joined by world leading industry experts from Sophos and StorageCraft, to present a user-friendly, practical and comprehensive workshop titled:

The Real Cost of Downtime – what you need to know and do to protect your business from threats and disasters

IT security workshop Nottingham - Air-IT

Together with Channel Mangers Janet O’Sullivan (StorageCraft) and Nick Ross (Sophos), we’ll explore the existing and evolving challenges businesses face in 2016 and beyond, explaining:

  • The current threat landscape – what the bad guys are doing
  • How to protect yourself with better security and threat management
  • The importance of an effective business continuity plan
  • Why you need a recovery plan
  • Planning ahead and prevention – ensuring you’re disaster ready
  • Calculating the true costs when things do go wrong

90% of businesses fold after a major ICT outage according to research. Yet it needn’t be difficult to protect against these statistics.

With simple steps and clear advice, we’ll look at the ways companies can protect their systems and avoid the catastrophic implications.

James Healey

Technical Director, Air-IT

Attend our workshop to equip your business with the latest guidance and advice, enabling you to take the necessary steps to plan and implement a solution for your business.

Evening Networking Event

There will also be an evening networking event taking place from 5-8pm in the Bolero suite of the Arena.

Delegates and exhibitors are both invited to attend as an additional opportunity to talk to local businesses in a more relaxed environment.

The event is being ran and organised in partnership with RSViP, with sponsor Lloyds Bank providing complimentary food and drinks.

We look forward to seeing you there

Please pop along to our exhibition stand and say hello to the team if you’re planning to attend.

Tickets to the event can be booked online.

Book your tickets here

To keep up with the latest information about the Nottingham Business Expo 2016, visit the Business Exhibition website or follow @Business_Expos on Twitter.

Need help with your ICT?

If you’re having trouble with your IT and communications, need IT Support, want a little extra help internally or with a project, then please contact us today or call 0115 880 0044 to speak to an expert member of our team.