Tuesday 5th March 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.
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.
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.
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10:30am - 11:00am - Seminar Area
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”.
11:00am - 11:30am - Seminar Area
Everyone 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.
11:30am - 12:00pm - Seminar Area
Our level of Emotional Intelligence (EI) will often directly influence how we perform in the workplace and how we perform in life. This is true whether we are the head of a multinational corporation or a kitchen porter. But what is EI? Why is it important? And what can we do to develop our emotional intelligence so that we are better at work and better at life?
12:00pm - 12:30pm - Seminar Area
The University of Stirling, as a Small Business Charter accredited institution, is one of a select number of partners delivering the UK Government’s Help to Grow: Management Course. This 12-week course is targeted at SME managers seeking to boost their business’s performance, resilience and long-term growth. The cost to attend is 90% funded by the UK Government (with a company contribution of £750).
12:30pm - 1.00pm - Seminar Area
From 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
1:15pm - 2.00pm - Seminar Area
Your host Steven J Innes will be leading our final networking session of the day and helping you with three random one to one appointments. Bring lots of business cards, grab a coffee and start the day with some great connections.
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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.