IMG 2568 1 - Record Crowd Attends Introbiz Expo

The Introbiz Expo 2017 is an annual business exhibition located in the heart of Cardiff that allows local businesses and entrepreneurs from a range of business sectors to connect and create business. Attendees also have the chance to learn exclusive tips in business from world-renowned keynote speakers and businesses.

This year’s Introbiz Expo took place on the 2nd November 2017 at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. The event saw a record number of crowds attending with over 4,500 attendees. This was no surprise due to the event’s fantastic line-up of exhibitors, sponsors, seminar hosts and keynote speakers including former BBC One The Apprentice winners Alana Spencer and Mark Wright.

Former Wales International Captain Ryan Jones and Scrum V broadcaster Sean Holley opened the networking breakfast event with an inspiring Q&A session. Attendees were served a delicious cooked breakfast which fuelled them for a perfect day of walking around the exhibition and networking with local businesses.

Attendees were extremely lucky to witness talks from the keynote speakers including the brilliant Jamie Baulch, Christian Malcolm, Alana Spencer, Mark Wright, Ben Towers, Rhys Gough, Maria Diamond, Alison Edgar, Maria Leijerstam and Lyndon Wood.

This has definitely been favourite year so far for Introbiz with so many fantastic businesses getting involved with their stand competition. We’re pleased to announce that Lexus, Cardiff won ‘Best Large Stand’, Pier 64 won ‘Best Medium Stand’ and Team Metalogics won ‘Best Small Stand’.

We are so overwhelmed by the immense support we’ve had on social media and those who got involved in the Introbiz Expo Competition, your dedication and creativity has not gone unnoticed! Congratulations to; Eventagious for winning ‘Best Social Media Marketing’ and Jammy Custard for winning ‘Best Promotional Video.

Introbiz collaborated with Big Ideas Wales and CEO of Be The Spark, Caroline Thompson to run ‘The Pitch’ competition sponsored by Cardiff City Council. The purpose of the competition is to help young entrepreneurs and start-up businesses to gain fantastic advice from industry experts and take your business to the next level. The entries were unbelievable and it was so hard to choose just one winner so there were two! Congratulations to Get Wonky and Rep App Wales. Find out more about the winners here.

Big thanks to Cardiff City Council, Big Ideas Wales and Be The Spark, Judges (Ashley Cooper, Hayley Parsons OBE, Lyndon Wood, Stifyn Parri, Ken Poole) for their contribution & support in The Pitch!

Our VIP After Party was a brilliant event with hundreds of companies celebrating and we had a wonderful time. Thank you for attending and supporting Ty Hafan and Snowdogs: Tails in Wales whom we raised thousands of pounds for! Big thanks to Soul Lotta Funk and Motorpoint Arena Cardiff and the events sponsor Laing Jewellers, Cardiff for their contribution and support.

View the highlights from the event here.

View the highlights from our VIP Charity After Party here.