BIG Creative & Digital Innovation Cluster: Showcase event

15:00 - 19:30 | 21 March 2024 | Kingston University Townhouse, KT1 2EE

Join us at the award-winning Kingston Town House for an afternoon of knowledge exchange and networking. Bringing together businesses and organisations from across the South London Partnership boroughs, the BIG Creative and Digital Innovation Cluster Showcase is a chance to tell others about what you do, find out about what is happening in the region, and make new connections.

The afternoon will start with a pitching session where you can present your business and get feedback from a panel of business and communication experts. Sign up by the 11th of March to secure your pitching slot or simply come along to hear about what others are doing and listen to the experts’ advice. After a short keynote presentation, you’ll then be invited to browse the Showcase Stands and take part in a facilitated networking session. The event will end with drinks and informal networking. Refreshments will be available throughout the event. If you would like to reserve a stand to showcase your business or organisation, please register by the 11th of March.

15:00 – 16:30 Elevator Pitch Session

Sign up now to pitch your business in front of a panel of experts! Share what you do with other businesses and organisations from the South London region and get feedback (optional) on your pitch from our panel of experts. Find out about what others are doing, make new contacts, and practise your presentation skills. Deadline 11th March, places are limited, so sign up now to secure your slot.

Expert Panel: Marcus Harris-Noble, Croydon Creative Enterprise Zone, Saffron Saunders, Start Up Croydon and Pauline Parker, Kingston University Business School Director of MBA

16:30 onwards Showcase Stands 

Showcase your business or organisation by reserving one of our stands! Each stand holder will be allocated a small poseur table to display products, samples and / or publicity materials. Stands are free, but places are limited. Deadline 11th March, sign up now to secure a stand for your business and to promote what you do to the other Showcase participants.

16:45 Welcome and Update from Cluster Leadership Team 

Speakers: Martin Davies, Kingston University Pro Vice Chancellor – Knowledge Exchange & Innovation and Paul Kirkbright, South London Partnerships Head of Knowledge Exchange & Partnerships, Councillor Andreas Kirsch, Leader of Kingston Council.

Hear about the activities that are planned for the next year and how you can get involved!

17:00 – 17:20 Keynote address from Rohit Maini, Managing Director of Business Clan.

Founded by Delia Porter in 2014, Business Clan offers a one-stop-shop for small businesses. They provide expertise across strategy, planning, HR, marketing, IT, web design and finance. At the recent Kingston Borough Business Awards, Business Clan won the Best in Digital Communications Award. Rohit has been managing director of Business Clan since 2023 and is a chartered accountant with experience in all areas of professional practice.

17:30 – 19:30 Structured and Informal Networking, with refreshments

Our facilitated networking session will put you in contact with other businesses and organisations from across the south London boroughs.

Led by Amanda Baker, Kingston University and supported by business and industry experts.

This will be followed by informal networking over drinks and nibbles giving you the opportunity to browse the stalls, catch up with existing contacts, and build new connections.

Register here

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