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The Business Exchange South West Charity Conference & Expo 2023

The Business Exchange South West Charity Conference & Expo - Connecting businesses, charities and not-for-profits for success.

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The Business Exchange South West Charity Conference & Expo 2023
The Business Exchange South West Charity Conference & Expo 2023

Time & Location

15 Jun 2023, 08:30 – 16:00

Lansdown, Lansdown, Bath BA1 9BU, UK

About the Event

The Business Exchange South West Charity Conference & Expo is back for 2023.

Returning to Bath Racecourse on Thursday 15th June the day will be an opportunity for local businesses, charities, and not-for-profits, to connect, share learnings and go for growth with far reaching benefits to our surrounding communities.

Building on the success of 2022’s event which had over 600 signups and 50+ exhibitors, the day will be packed with networking opportunities, seminar and workshop sessions, inspiring keynotes and more.

2023 will celebrate five years of the event, growing from a conference with just 100 people in a room in 2018 to a highly celebrated festival of ideas, bringing our community together.

The Charity Conference & Expo Schedule

Networking Breakfast: The day will begin with a networking breakfast at 8:30am. In a change to previous years, the breakfast will be held in the Royal Crescent suite at Bath Racecourse and will be a more formal affair. Keynote speaker to be announced early in 2023.

Tickets are priced at £25 and include a full English, Vegetarian or Vegan breakfast with tea and coffee. Please note, exhibitors need to buy a networking breakfast ticket.

The Expo: The expo will officially open at 10am after the networking breakfast. This part of the conference allows charities and not-for-profits to showcase their work and latest appeals and companies to demonstrate their third sector specialisms. Previous exhibitors include: CloudHeroes, Metro Bank, Corsham Print, Milsted Langdon, Stone King, x Ledger, Mark Richard Insurance, Wiltshire Air Ambulance, West of England Sustainable Tech scale-up programme, Bath Mind, St John’s Foundation, 3SG, Rainforest Concern, People against Poverty, Youth Connect South West, British Heart Foundation , Trauma Breakthrough, Genesis Trust, Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, Grow Batheaston, Julian House, Make a Move, CHSW, Forever Friends, Designability, Mentoring Plus, Share & Repair, Clean Slate , Peggy Dodd Centre, Voices Charity, Dorothy House Hospice, Ammerdown Org and Julia’s House.

Exhibition stands are priced at a discounted rate of £80 for not-for-profits and £150 for businesses.

The expo is free to attend but delegates must register their attendance.

The Seminars: Throughout the day there will be a series of seminars tackling subjects such as finance, marketing, governance, technology, volunteering and more.

Event timings

  • 8:30 – 9:45am Networking breakfast
  • 10am-4pm Exhibition (stands for both businesses and charities to promote themselves)
  • Seminar sessions throughout the day in seminar rooms

What past delegates have said.....

“As a charity we don't often get the opportunity to interact with businesses. It was a revelation to see how important and beneficial it is to foster symbiotic relationships between the two. I found the speakers all very relevant and insightful too.”

“The speakers were very informative - I came away with much food for thought on how we might improve practice in our organisation.”

“Great mixture of businesses and charities. Good networking, friendly people. An event filling a gap in the South West.”

"The whole event was well organised with a great buzz all day."

"It was a truly brilliant event. We left inspired and motivated."

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