First Scottish Business Expo promises to ‘shake up’ business networking

An exciting new celebration of business in Scotland and one that promises to ‘shake up’ business networking is set to launch in May this year.

Scottish Business Expo will bring together some of the best business talent in the country to share their experience and knowledge with fellow entrepreneurs.

The two-day event takes place on the 4th and 5th of May 2018 in one of the most iconic settings in the world – overlooking the Forth road and rail bridges and the new Queensferry Crossing. The venue is The Queensferry Lodge Hotel in North Queensferry.

The inaugural Scottish Business Expo will host eight inspirational speakers and include an exhibition, gala dinner and more. The aim is to bring businesses together, with the opportunity to display their products and services. With plenty of social opportunities to mingle with speakers and VIPs, and a packed programme of valuable learning over the two days, the event promises to deliver on its slogan, ‘More than just networking.’

The Scottish Business Expo is hosted by the Lodestone Lounge, an online community which helps entrepreneurs to navigate business growth, founded by Dr Wendy Sneddon. Wendy has just been shortlisted as one of Britain’s Top 50 Business Advisers in a competition organised by Enterprise Nation. The winners will be decided by public vote and revealed next month.

Wendy is an experienced business and leadership coach, who has been supporting businesses with strategic planning and team management for more than 20 years. She is a fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management, associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, and award-winning author of business management guide, Get Out of Your Way.

Wendy explains: “We’re shaking up the traditional business networking model with our first Scottish Business Expo. It’s about getting more out of a business event: more fun, more inspiration, more creativity, more challenge. We’re looking forward to welcoming business owners from all sectors, people who are already passionate about what they do but are motivated to do more to ensure continued business growth. Over the next few months we’ll be sharing more details about the two-day calendar, as well as our own tips on business networking.”

Tickets for Scottish Business Expo are available now, with options ranging in price through day guest, weekend guest to Silver and Platinum VIP packages, which include a 90 min slot onstage. For all ticket prices and details of how to get involved as a speaker or exhibitor, visit ‪