WHEN Thursday 7th November 2024
WHERE Edinburgh Leonardo Murrayfield

Edinburgh Business Show 2024

Sponsored by Visiativ UK

Visiativ UK - Main Event Sponsors


Thursday 7th November 2024

10am – 2.30pm

at the Leonardo Murrayfield Hotel

The Edinburgh’s Premier Business Networking Event is where you can meet 100’s of local decision makers who have already registered to attend this event.

Designed for decision makers, team leaders, owners, managers and directors from all sizes of business.

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About Hashtag Events

Whether you’re coming along for the first time or you’re a seasoned pro and attending all of our events, welcome!

Hashtag Events are one of the UK and Ireland’s largest business event organisers. We deliver around 20 live face-to-face business shows a year and a similar number of virtual events. We welcome around 12,000 unique attendees a year to our shows and over 1,600 companies have exhibited with us so far. Our sponsors (check them out), exhibitors, speakers, delegates, followers and our team are all essential ingredients to delivering you a great day. If you visit, say hi and introduce yourself and have an awesome event.

What should I expect?

The show features everything you might need for a great day of business. There’s an awesome array of things to do and people to meet. It’s no exaggeration to say that we welcome businesses from all industries and sizes.

1-2-1 Networking

With over 15 years of experience in networking and events, we know how to connect people. Unlike some events, our networking sessions are free to attend all day. We connect you with the kind of in-person connections that make your business tick. With 82% of our delegates being decision-makers, you know you’re in the right company.

Workshops and Seminars

From world-class business leaders to award-winning authors, sporting heroes to captains of industry; we bring you the most insightful and inspiring speakers. We don’t lose sight of our roots and a small business either. We bring the best local experts to each event and keep you connected at every level. Meet the speakers, grab a coffee, and it’s access to all areas with our business speakers and presenters.

Keynote Speakers at Edinburgh Business Show

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Seminars and Sessions at Edinburgh Business Show


Event Opens

10:30am - 11:00am - Seminar Area

B2B Networking

Colin McKeand


Colin McKeand will open the show with some top networking tips and an opportuinity to present your business to the audience with your own “elevator pitch”.

11:15am - 11:45am - Seminar Area

Winning More Sales

Barry ClarkEveryone I talk with tells me that they want to win more sales, but many worry about being “that over-bearing, salesy salesperson.” In short, nobody wants to be like that infamous character, Del Boy Trotter.

In this session, we run through the 3 essential steps to winning more sales without ever giving another sales-pitch and show you how to achieve the sales success you know you deserve.

11:45am - 12:15pm - Seminar Area

How to Supercharge your PR

Louisa OsmondEver wondered how to spread the word about your business, without having to spend £££s on an agency? Wonder no more.
This session gives you a step-by step toolkit to do just that. It covers what PR actually is (and isn’t) and why it is one of the most important forms of marketing for a small business. By the end of the session you’ll know who your audiences are and how to reach them. You’ll walk away knowing how to build a media list and then what to do with it – from building rapport with a journalists, through to understanding what to send to them.
In addition, you’ll get a step-by-step guide to generating press releases, thought leadership and media commentary (handily aided by ChatGPT to save you time and effort). Finally you’ll be given the secret to all successful PR activity: the content plan and most importantly how to manage it. Learn the insider secrets to PR from a PR Week Top 100 practitioner, without having to open your wallet. 

12:15pm - 12.45pm - Seminar Area

Help to Grow Your Business

Christopher Dixon


Listen to Christopher Dixon, the Business Engagement & Development Officer at the University of Stirling and find out about their management training offerings. The University of Stirling is one of a select number of partners delivering the UK Government’s Help to Grow: Management Course. This course is targeted at SME managers seeking to boost their business’s performance, resilience and long-term growth.

12:15pm - 12.45pm - Round Table Discussion

Building a Secondary Income

Speaker at Hashtag Events Business Show Your host Steven J Innes will be leading a round table, invitation only discussion, on building a sustainable and credible secondary income. In the days of multiple income streamSteven will share his expert insight into how to find the right opportunity for you.

12:45pm - 1:15pm - Seminar Area

Neurodiversity Inclusion: why it’s essential for your businesses.

Join Andy, founder of Welcome Brain Consulting as he talks about neurodiversity – what it is, what the law says about it, and how your business can benefit from becoming neuroinclusive.

1:15pm - 1:45pm - Seminar Area

Fractional Finance – What is it and what benefit does it have?

Mathew CarsonNot all businesses require a full time or part time finance person, but having a financial insight to your business can be invaluable and too often your accountant may struggle to meet the demand to offer this service. This session explores the scope fractional outsourced finance can offer your business and to help you get over the stumbling point of growth – whilst also introducing technology that can help automate this.

1:45pm - 2.15pm - Seminar Area

How to be a LinkedIn Storyteller

Sharon MurrayFrom the moment you create a LinkedIn account, you are starting to tell a story. This seminar will be covering – The importance of storytelling in LinkedIn Marketing, Your LinkedIn Profile – The Book Analogy, Bringing YOUR story to life on LinkedIn and How to showcase your customer’s story


Event Closes

Sponsors of Edinburgh Business Show

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Book a Stand to Exhibit at Edinburgh Business Show

Standard Exhibition Space

£ 195
00 plus vat
  • 3m x 2m Space
  • Listed on Online Exhibitor Directory
  • Access to our Event Management Platform
  • Mid Row Location
  • Social Media Shoutouts

Upgrade to Premium Location

£ 50
00 plus vat
  • As above plus:
  • End of Row or Prominent Location
  • Extra Social Media Shoutouts
  • Video Promotion Shown on LinkedIn
  • First Access to Stand Locations

Advertise on the Event Map

£ 100 00 plus vat
  • Guaranteed Footfall to your Stand
  • Every Delegate must visit you for a stamped card to win £££
  • Maximise your Day with extra traffic
  • Only 5 per event available
Only 5 available per event - limited availability

Extras Pack

Furniture & Power
£ 40
00 plus vat
Day Rental
  • Trestle Table
  • Freshly Laundered Cloth
  • Chairs
  • 13a Power Outlet for upto 4 connected devices

Email Marketing Data

Kickstart your sales process
£ 100
00 plus vat
1 year unlimited use License
  • Delivered day after event
  • GDPR Compliant
  • Includes Email Addresses
  • CSV Format for easy import into mailing software

Exhibitor List

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Frequent Asked Questions…

Anyone in business! Most of our exhibitors and presenters are geared towards B2B rather than B2C but everyone is welcome along.

Pretty much anyone. Just visit our registration page and in about 1 minute you can register for a complimentary ticket. You’ll normally receive the email confirmation in just a minute or two and you’re all set.

Absolutely. Tickets for delegates are complimentary.

Just yourself (and perhaps a pocket full of business cards). It’s helpful and quicker to check in with your ticket, either on your smartphone or printed but we can check you in without it.

Please do. The more the merrier as far as we are concerned. Just ask them to register in advance if they can although you can register on the door.

Anyone. We’ve had almost every kind of business under the sun over the years and you’re all welcome.

Of course you can. Pop along and bring a business card and we’ll register you in no time

You can join in with any of the sessions during the event at any time. No special bookings or registrations are required. Just make your way to the relevant area on the day.

We always kick off our business events with a networking session. Bring your business cards and get ready to make some new connections. Beginners and seasoned pro’s are equally welcome.

No set dress code although most people opt for business casual and just make sure you’re comfortable.

We have hot and cold refreshments available during the day at our Café. We usually offer breakfast rolls until late morning followed by a selection of sandwiches and snacks. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in plenty of time. Guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and food too.

Yes, usually very close to the main entrance.

We do our best to ensure that all of our venues are fully accessible. If you have a specific set of requirements please contact us at any time so we can do our best to ensure your visit is trouble free.

Absolutely, get in touch with any questions.


If you have any further questions or want to find out how to join us as a delegate, speaker, exhibitor or sponsor,
just call us on 01670 613305 or email hello@hashtag-events.co.uk