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Why face to face networking is still vital to your businesses

Canterbury Business Show - face to face networking is still vital to your businesses

Whilst the rise of social media has made the possibilities of making new contacts far easier and more direct, many professionals agree that there is still an inherent requirement to meet face to face. Statistics have shown that more sales get closed, more ideas are generated and that most people agree face to face networking is essential to long term business relationships.  But in todays’ ever busier working world people are struggling to carve out the time in their working week to attend lots of different networking meetings.

Meet, speak and network  

Step forward the Canterbury Business Show – a free conference and exhibition at the Spitfire Ground St Lawrence on 29 March. The day begins with a free networking breakfast plus a free ‘Lunch and Learn’ which will deal with the hot topic of the moment GDPR and how to keep your email lists compliant as well as networking opportunities over a bite to eat.

The show is partnering with 4Networking again to offer our brilliant, speed networking sessions where you can meet more new contacts in a few minutes than you would normally in a month. Add to this our Café which is running throughout the day with facilitated networking with Mark Goldfinch. There really are many opportunities to make new contacts, feed your sales pipeline, find new suppliers who may offer better, more cost-effective solutions to your business.

Relevant business content and interesting exhibitors

Alongside the networking we have over 50 exciting exhibitors showcasing their products and services and offering some great on the day special offers. Gary Turner, founder of Xero will be looking at how robots might improve business and sales expert Julie Holmes will be offering insight into how to get more sales, more innovation, more confidence, more positivity and more fun.

With engaging workshops on LinkedIn and cyber-crime there will also be a fascinating panel session on “Collaborative working, bringing Kent business together”. Plus, Google is attending again with a masterclass on getting to grips with your Google Analytics.

The Canterbury Business show offers advice, knowledge and real tips for you to implement in your business, plus tonnes of networking opportunities for you to make those new contacts today.

Find out more at www.growkent.co.uk and book your free place now.

For further information contact Carole Black on 01732 758530 or carole.black@bestbusinessevents.co.uk