South Glos Expo 2018
UWE Business & Law Sch, Stoke Gifford
From the prestigious new location of UWE Bristol Business and Law School, we look forward to welcoming you to the South Glos Expo 2018 - bigger, better and even more inspiring.
Book your free ticket now for Business Networking, Keynote Speakers and Seminars.
Book stand space to Meet New Contacts, Promote Your Business and Stand Out from the Crowd.
Olympian Eddie The Eagle will be the keynote speaker at the South Glos Expo.
Michael Edwards, better known as Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards, was the first competitor to represent the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team in Olympic ski jumping.
From Cheltenham, Eddie became beloved the world over for his determination to be an Olympian even though he was not in any way at the top of the sport.
His story of grit and determination – even in the face of repeated failure – was rekindled two years ago when the film Eddie The Eagle was released starring actor Taron Egerton.
The South Glos Expo is organised by Bristol businesswomen Lou Elliott and Esther James.
Lou said; “Last year’s inaugural event was so successful with celebrity auctioneer Anita Manning, we were looking to find someone who would inspire and motivate both exhibitors and guests at this year’s event.
“We felt Eddie would be fun, interesting and would showcase one of the core principles of running your own business –there will be difficult days and there will be failures along the way – yet you have to keep going to reach your goals.”
Esther said: “If anyone understands the concept of determination and passion it’s Eddie. He followed his dreams in spite of the huge hurdles in his way and he embraced the fact he was seen as a failure – for him, being an Olympian was his goal. There will not be another Eddie in Olympic ski-jumping and we’re thrilled he’s agreed to spend the day with us all at the South Glos Expo.”
Eddie will be attending the South Glos Expo – which runs from 10am to 4pm – throughout the day and will give his keynote talk at 2pm.
Esther James, who runs her own social media management company Socialable and Louise Elliot, who has her own sales consultancy Elevate Your Business, met in 2015 and came up with the idea of the Expo. The inaugural event took place last year and was a huge success.
Esther said: “We’re thrilled to be putting on the Expo for the second time, this time coming to the UWE’s Bristol Business School. Not only will visitors and exhibitors get to meet Eddie, they will also have an opportunity to network with local businesses and brands and attend workshops.”
For further information visit http://southglosexpo.co.uk - tickets to attend are free though there will be a charge for speed networking and exhibition stands start at £575.
The charitable partner for the event will be the Royal British Legion in honour of D Day, which falls on the same day - June 6.