It's only one week to go to our Basildon Business Expo 2017!


Make sure you register FREE as a visitor to the first Basildon Business Expo organised by Essex Chambers of Commerce in partnership with Basildon Council.  Basildon Business Expo is the largest Basildon-based B2B exhibition of its kind taking place on Wednesday 22 November 2017 at Wat Tyler Country Park from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Come and meet our wide range of exhibitors and discover a host of opportunities as well as attending our FREE Economic Tea Debate between 3.30pm and 5.00pm and Masterclasses throughout the day.

Economic Tea Debate – What is happening in the Basildon and South Essex Economy?
Directly following the Basildon Business Expo exhibition, we are hosting an Economic Tea Debate in the Cordite Room on the 1st Floor above the exhibition to which entry is FREE OF CHARGE.  From 3.30pm until 4.00pm there will be a chance to network with other business attendees and then the debate will start promptly at 4.00pm.  There will be afternoon tea sponsored by Wilkin & Sons Limited, manufacturers of Tiptree Jams and the debate will give you the opportunity to listen to our great line up of high profile speakers.

Hosted by David Burch, our Director of Policy, the Economic Tea debate will enable businesses to learn about what is happening in the Basildon and South Essex Economy.  It is sure to encourage lots of useful and topical discussion and gives you the chance to ask the speakers who are all key decision makers, any questions you may have.  There will be short presentations from each of the speakers as an introduction followed by questions from the audience.

A nice way to end what we are sure is going to be a fantastic day!

Those taking part in the debate are:-

Denise Rossiter – Chief Executive of Essex Chambers of Commerce

Christian Brodie – Chair of SELEP
Christian Brodie will be giving an explanation of the South East LEP and how it functions, what investments it has been able to support in Basildon and South East Essex, and a look at issues facing the area in the future such as skills and the impact of the new Lower Thames Crossing.

Jane Gardner – Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner
Jane Gardner will be giving an explanation and overview of the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner, crime issues in Basildon and South Essex and provide an update on what Essex Police are doing to address them.  Jane will also make reference to the crimes facing businesses in the County, such as cybercrime.

Julian Drury – MD Trenitalia c2c
Julian will be providing an overview of the infrastructure issues facing Basildon and the wider South Essex economy. 

Cllr. Linda Allport-Hodge – Group leader of Basildon Council
Cllr. Linda Allport-Hodge will be updating us on the economy on Basildon, including news of the new businesses coming to Basildon, expanding businesses in Basildon and talking about some of the Council's plans to boost the local economy.

During the Expo, Fablab Essex and Basildon Business Group will be providing Masterclasses FREE to attendees and exhibitors. The Fablab Essex Masterclasses will be covering a number of new and emerging technologies that our members believe will be catalysts for innovation in the next few years.  The Masterclasses from Basildon Business Group will provide an invaluable insight into Cyber Crime from a variety of keynote speakers, include the Police Digital Fraud team, Barclays Bank, and Palmers Solicitors.

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