Hot on the heels of Kent B2B in Ashford, Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce asked us to organise their flagship business exhibition in Medway, which took place in November 2017.
Kent B2B events aim to help businesses grow and expand their regional network.
They bring together some of the biggest companies in the county for headline talks, inspiring workshops and all-important networking. Following the success of the Ashford event, it was the first year the event was held in the heart of Medway.
Pillory Barn organised and promoted the event with the iconic Historic Dockyard, Chatham providing the perfect backdrop. The day featured speeches from big names in Kent’s business community including Sleeping Giant Media, Copper Rivet Distillery and Jubilee Clips as they shared both expertise and the secrets of their success.
The Steam, Steel and Submarine Museum proved a perfect choice for networking ensuring the event was a really unique business day out.
To create and promote the event from the ground up, we launched a new website, delivered social media and email marketing campaigns, sold exhibition space, organised catering and booked speakers.
We secured 50 exhibitors and 400 people attended from Kent’s business community. Many commented that there was a good mix of services within the exhibition and diverse pool of attendees. One commented: “I loved the combination of artefacts and exhibitors as it created a great atmosphere for networking and conversation.” We also had some really useful feedback to make next year’s event even better!
On social, @Kent_B2B gained 618 followers from zero and received 91,000 tweet impressions. On the day of the event #KentB2B received a 148,684 reach.
We are delighted to have been asked to take on the Ashford and Medway events next year so look out for updates on our www.kentb2b.co.uk and social media soon.