With the potential for 85 stands, Business Innovation South Expo is the first large-scale expo in this region providing a platform for exhibitors to showcase the latest innovations, products and services being offered by their Company. Cost wise, there are no hidden extras so every company exhibiting has equal presence. Each exhibitor will have brief company information and their logo/url link on the exhibitors page, their logo will appear throughout the day in the main hub of the event as well as outside their chosen Zone - we want each company to be as visible as possible throughout the day.

We will be engaging with companies, business membership organisations and publications across the entire region to raise awareness of the event to potential attendees as well as exhibitors in a geographical patch that stretches from Dorset to West Sussex taking in the A3, M25, M4, M3 and A34 corridors taking in the key hubs around Oxford, Newbury, Basingstoke and Reading. We will also take full advantage of online media and groups to promote the event.

The Expo will utilise the entire ground floor of the hotel which will been split into Zones.  Potential exhibitors can look at the Zone layout to see which exhibitors have already booked before deciding which stand and Zone they would like to be in – our aim is to ensure that every company exhibiting feels they are in the best location for themselves.

Throughout the expo day there will be speaker sessions on topics ranging from “Why corporate governance is key to enhancing your brand reputation?” to “Cyber Security: protection, prevention and rectification”. We are also delighted to have Steve Northam of SN Technologies Group (incorporating Bio-Teq and IncuHive centres), Emma Wilson of EMARI Marketing with an industry relevant case study talk and Richard Roberts of Ocean Saviour. 

We hope that exhibitors will be able to take the opportunity to attend these talks as well as attendees as topics will be as relevant to both*. Find out more about the speakers.

We have invited select companies that have genuine synergy with the businesses in these sectors through their providing key services such as legal, finance, cyber security, marketing and web presence to take stands.  There will only be one stand/company for each given sector and we hope having this expertise at the expo is beneficial to both the businesses exhibiting and the businesses attending. Find out more about the exhibitors.

Exhibitors will be able to take advantage of an exclusive online exhibitor hub and from there be able to share posts, build their contacts/network across the region and receive posts from the Expo team both with updates and with posts for you to share with your network thus helping to build momentum around the event - as this is the inaugural event the support of all exhibitors, sponsors and service sector exhibitors will play a key part in gaining high visibility externally helping everyone to get the most out of the day.

A final benefit for up to 24 exhibiting companies: we are delighted that Dan Maund of the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) will be holding 3 x 1.5 hour free seminars for exhibitors on cyber security and strategy development for companies. 8 spaces are available on each seminar that will be held across the day (up to 24 exhibiting companies can benefit from this offer). Booking a space is dependent on having booked your stand - only 1 space will be made available to any 24 exhibiting companies offered on a first come first served basis. Seminar timings available: 10.30 am - 12 noon ; 12.30 pm - 2.00 pm ; 2.30 pm - 4.00 pm.

* When exhibitors are booking their stand space they should also pre-book their space(s) at any of the speaker sessions they wish to attend as numbers are restricted

** Exhibitors must ensure that they have the appropriate level Public Liability insurance in place and be able to provide a copy certificate


Become an exhibitor

£550+ VAT fee which will include the following:

• Choosing your Zone and stand for the day
• 1m x 2m stand space/area
• Covered table
• Power
• Refreshments throughout the day
• Exhibitor Pass for light buffet lunch – issued on arrival and 5 visitor passes (buffet lunch not included with these)
• Ability to put leaflet or item(s) in visitor bag
•Listing on exhibitors website page with social media links
• Membership to online BIS Expo community hub
• Logo image on main entrance screen along with other exhibitors
• Logo image on Zone plan for your chosen Zone
• Supporting posts on social media when you sign up to take a stand
• Access to hotel to set up from 6pm on 11th September or 8.30am on 12th – expensive equipment should not be left unattended overnight on your stand
• Expo timings: 10am to 4.30pm on Thursday 12th September
• An invitation to the pre expo drinks and canapes event on 11th September from 6.30-8.30pm for exhibitors, speakers and supporters

NB: see Cyber security seminars page on offer for up to 24 exhibitors, available on a first booked first served basis