At these expos there are dozens of suppliers in one location and you can use your time at the expo to meet new companies and compare products and prices all in one place. Plus, companies sometimes bring their best deals to the expo because their competitors are stationed in the same room talking to the same potential customers. You will meet many prospective businesses to work with, and at the best offer they’ve got.
Networking isn’t the only benefit. Expos are great places to learn the newest trends, and what your competitors are offering and businesses will display the newest products and resources available. Learning the hottest trends helps you stack up against the competition. While you’re there, you can also learn what your competitors are up to. You’ll have a chance to see what their best deal is, and how you can create a better experience for your customers. Attending will give you the insight to make sure your business can stay fresh and stand out.
Never attended an expo and don’t know where to start? Not to worry: we’ve narrowed it down to five B2B events that you should check out. Whether you are looking to develop business locally, in a nearby town, or across the region, these expos will help you expand your network, increase your supplier diversity, and save some green.
Cleveland B2B Matchmaker – June 8, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
The 11th annual Cleveland Matchmaker Event is a unique small business contracting event, which presents a great opportunity for small businesses to gain access to buyers that represent millions of dollars in purchasing. The goal of the event is to create future contract opportunities for your small business through one-on-one sessions between buyers and sellers.
Erie County’s Business Connections Expo – April 20, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Connect with Erie County businesses, and attend free 30-minute seminars will take place covering topics such as Identity Theft, Legal Aid, Credit Card Protection, and Small Business Development Workshop at Erie County’s Business Connections Expo. Plus, the interactive food stations are included with your ticket.
NEO Business Show – May 11, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The 2016 NEO Business Show is an easy, affordable way to give your company maximum exposure in front of hundreds of people, as well as learn what goods and services are available for your business. This year's show returns to Signature of Solon which offers ample free, convenient parking and is a short drive away anywhere in the area. This event is free to attendees with a business card.
HRCC’s Business Expo – May 12, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
HRCC’s 22nd annual Business Expo is the region’s most essential business networking event, twice awarded CBC Magazine’s coveted Connectors Choice Award for Best Event by a Networking Organization. Each year the Expo features approximately 100 businesses, six municipalities, and attracts 700 – 800 attendees.
Regional Chambers Expo – October 19, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Regional Chambers Expo 2016 features a unique variety of exhibitors from a diverse area of Northeast Ohio. This year’s Regional Chambers Expo will feature over 75 exhibitors, and attendance is expected exceed past years. Admission is free when you present your business card.
Looking for more ways to connect outside of your office? Check out our events page for additional networking and learning events.