Be inspired and educated at this year’s SME XPO event in London Docklands

Former pop star is among impressive list of keynote speakers. Book your free tickets now.

Be inspired and educated at this year’s SME XPO event in London Docklands

There are so many standout speakers and exhibitors appearing at this year’s SME XPO event in London, that it’s difficult to single out any particular one. Backed, once again, by the Evening Standard newspaper, the 2024 edition offers something for everyone.

SME XPO 2024 is a dynamic event filled with opportunities for learning, networking and growth, whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or a seasoned business owner. Among those showcasing their wares at London’s ExCeL Centre at Royal Victoria Dock, are more than 100 top of the class suppliers. There are also over 60 speakers hoping to inspire and empower businesses to scale-up.

This two-day event, which is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23rd and Wednesday, April 24th, is packed with plenty of insightful discussion, while catering for a wide range of SME interests. There are four key themes running through this year’s event – ‘starting up’, ‘scaling up’, ‘money talks’ and ‘future tech’.

Attendees can expect to gain valuable knowledge, and learn practical strategies, at any of the 50-plus workshops. Topics include: ‘Expanding globally’ and ‘How to raise investment,’ as well as plenty of conversations about artificial intelligence (AI), risk management, data and cybersecurity.

These talks will feature real-life experiences from leading entrepreneurs. In a recently-published press release, the organisers have highlighted the appearance of keynote speaker Rochelle Humes.

Rochelle is the founder of cosmetics company My Little Coco, and will also be remembered as a performer with two high-profile UK pop groups – S Club Juniors and The Saturdays.

Among the many speakers appearing at The Excel Centre is Theo Paphitis who is best known for his role on the BBC business programme Dragons’ Den. He is also a former chairman of Millwall Football Club. 

And then there is Charlie Bigham who quit the world of management consultancy to become a chef and entrepreneur. He and his team, which have been based at London’s Park Royal for almost 20 years, still continue to develop new recipes for their customers.

The press release also made a point of highlighting Sunny Dublick Marketing (SDM). SDMis an American brand consultant focused on helping businesses expand worldwide.

They assist their clients to locate the perfect global partners, using data gleaned from industry news, customer interviews and competitor analysis. The South Carolina-based business offer clients an informed approach to international market expansion.

Another notable exhibitor is Zappie, the UK’s fastest-growing telecommunications company. Zappie specialise in phone systems, lightning-fast broadband and first-class customer support.

For those attending in April, SME XPO will showcase a diverse array of exhibitors, who are offering visitors the chance to explore innovative products and services. This event is the perfect meeting place for leaders, founders, entrepreneurs and innovators. It brings together a varied array of businesses, experts and resources, aimed at fostering growth, innovation and collaboration. 

Those keen to visit London’s ExCeL can apply for their free tickets by clicking here.

About SME XPO: A free event attended by more than 100 best-in-class suppliers and over 60 speakers, offering visitors an opportunity to learn about start-up strategies, finance, emerging technologies, marketing trends and scaling-up. Visitors will be advised on how to elevate their businesses to the next level. The event is held in one of the largest halls at the ExCeL Centre, London.

About the Evening Standard: Founded in 1827, the Evening Standard is the UK’s largest quality daily. It sets the agenda in politics and business, as well as being first with news and sports stories. The brand reaches a total of 13.1 million cross-platform readers each month.

The SME XPO will be running simultaneously alongside its sister event ‘The Watercooler’. Both are taking place at the ExCeL Centre. ‘The Watercooler’ will discuss strategies, innovations and ways to improve businesses. It will also illustrate the importance of a company’s wellbeing footprint, along with workforce productivity.

For more information about SME XPO, please click here.

Andy Swales
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