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Wednesday 23rd May, 2018 The King’s Centre, Oxford BUSINESSINOXFORD.COM #BIO2018
WHAT IS BIO2018? What is BIO2018?
Organised and curated by B4 each year and the biggest business-networking and showcase event in the county, Business in Oxford is a one-day event that brings together hundreds of business owners, leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals, united by their passion for business. BIO2018 will be our 5th event. Organised and curated from business and Delegates come to learnby from andfigures be inspired by some year and theprominent biggest figures beyondfrom - a great combination of B4 theeach county’s most business business-networking and of content comprised and beyond - a great combination of content comprised event in the county, of CEOs, entrepreneurs, of showcase CEOs, entrepreneurs, innovators, thinkers, artists and Business in Oxford is a oneinnovators, thinkers, artists sportspeople. In a world of information overkill, Business day event that brings together and sportspeople. In a world of in Oxford focuses on the issues most pertinent to your hundreds of business owners, information overkill, Business business, and inspiring leaders, invigorating entrepreneursnew and thinking in Oxford focusesaction. on the issues professionals, united by their
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Some of our current and past BIO Sponsors... BIO2018 will inspire, engage and inform by facilitating invaluable opportunities that explore the below themes:
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WHY PARTNER WITH US?
+1,000 Delegates attending
Great networking opportunities
BUSINESS IN OXFORD ADVISORY BOARD Thank you to the following who are providing their invaluable expertise and experience for BIO2018 Bob Price Leader of Oxford City Council & Board Member of the LEP “Business in Oxford is the outstanding annual showcase for the richness and dynamism of Oxford’s economy. It provides an exciting opportunity to catch up with new developments and to learn about the exciting prospects for the future.”
Nigel Tipple Chief Executive of Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership “At OxLEP – it is our role to champion Oxfordshire’s economic potential, acting as a catalyst and convenor to drive growth. BIO completely fits in with this and we are delighted to support the event and its work.”
Richard Venables Director of VSL and Partners “BIO is now in its 5th year and has established itself as a firm fixture in Oxford’s corporate calendar. It is the one event in the year that provides a showcase for the whole spectrum of Oxford and Oxfordshire’s businesses.”
Jo Willett Managing Director of Oxford Innovation “Oxford Innovation have been proud to support Business in Oxford since its launch in 2014. BIO is a crucial event for every business in Oxfordshire and undoubtedly the leading business event in the calendar.”
Frank Nigriello Corporate Affairs Director of Unipart Group “You can’t underestimate how important events like these are to the growth of our region. Coming together to learn, to network and to share best practice.”
Phil Southall Managing Director of Oxford Bus Company “BIO showcases the innovative thinking and diversity from businesses across both Oxford City and Oxfordshire. You can be assured that you wont walk away from it having not learnt something from the inspirational speakers in attendance” #BIO2018
Mark Beard Chairman of Beard Construction “Business in Oxford gives you the opportunity to learn more about some of Oxfordshire great business, in particular Oxfordshire’s tremendously dynamic small businesses.”
Lydiah Igweh BIO Operations and Marketing at The In Oxford Group “I have been attending Business in Oxford since 2015 and have watched it grow in numbers and impact both locally and regionally. I always meet fantastic individuals and companies at BIO. It’s an inspirational, educational and motivating event that I look forward to every year.”
John Kennedy Head of Client Services at Wildbore & Gibbons “Business in Oxford is an essential business event in the South East and UK. It brings together business leaders, thinkers and strategists from a diverse array of sectors.”
Ed Rosser Founder of OXC “Business in Oxford, a huge event in the UK, is a great chance to meet people and expand your network as well as becoming knowledgeable with various different KeyNotes.”
Maria Waskiel-Smit Event Co-ordinator of The King’s Centre “BIO is Oxfordshire’s most important annual event dedicated to connecting leading businesses, SME’s, entrepreneurs. It provides excellent networking, powerful presentations and workshops and interactive professional development.”
Tim Wraith Corporate Partnerships Manager, Sobell House Hospice “The Business in Oxford event is a great opportunity for Sobell House to connect in a more meaningful way with the Oxfordshire business community. As a charity we need to form partnerships with local businesses and this event helps us do this”
Gillian Mealy Business Manager of Carter Jonas “BIO2017 was an excellent event for Carter Jonas. Not only did it undoubtedly raise our profile in the local business community, we made some great contacts, reinforced existing relationships AND we had fun! We’re already on board for BIO2018.”
Matthew Peachey Economic Development Manager of Oxford City Council “Business in Oxford is a vital event for Oxfordshire. Not only does it bring public and private sector businesses together in a unique environment, it also helps us all to understand what we all need to do to keep Oxfordshire at the forefront of economic growth.”
WHY EXHIBIT AT BUSINESS IN OXFORD? We are committed to delivering an excellent 2018 for our Exhibitors, building on the success of the first four years of Business in Oxford. BIO has established itself as the biggest business networking and showcase event in the county. If in doubt, just take a look at the exhibitor and delegate testimonials below:
Jonna Mundy CEO, You HR “BIO is by far the best business event in Oxford! Having attended as both a delegate and an exhibitor, there are so many benefits to be gained from a personal and business perspective. So many networking events promise so much and fail to deliver… BIO are true to their word. Every year, Richard and team create a fruitful, thought-provoking and insightful agenda, ensuring there’s something for everyone whatever your reason for attending.
Verity Donovan Conference Business Development Coordinator “BIO2017 was a great success for us and we converted a significant enquiry which makes exhibiting at BIO2018 a must.”
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Isabelle Barber Business Development Manager, Rhodes House “BIO2017 was a fantastic occasion which allowed us to meet both a wide range of potential clients and, as importantly, connect and reconnect with other local businesses. A networking and promotion event which is not to be missed for businesses seeking to raise their visibility within the county and expand their client base. We have already booked for BIO2018.”
Johannah Aynsley Executive Director Cowley Road Works “BIO2017 provided our charity with an opportunity to raise further awareness of our cause within the business community which is invaluable to a charity like ours.” #BIO2018
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Exhibiting What’s included?
What is BIO2018?
• Dedicated exhibition space (3m x 2m) • Your company listing in the BIO Programme (printed on-line) • Your company listing in B4 Magazine • Your Company profile on the BIO2018 website • Your company offer included in the event promotional booklet • BIO Influencer profile Announcement of partnership on social media ganised •and curated by figures from business and 4 each year and the biggest beyond - a great combination • Announcement of partnership on e-Newsletter siness-networking and of content comprised • On-going social media mentions owcase event in the county, of CEOs, entrepreneurs, Access BIO2018 delegate list siness in•Oxford is ato oneinnovators, thinkers, artists y event that brings we together and sportspeople. In a world of (those have permission to include) ndreds of business owners, information overkill, Business • Access for up to 2 to VIP lounge aders, entrepreneurs and in Oxford focuses on the issues • Rights to use BIO2018 ‘proudtototoday’s support’ logo ofessionals, united by their most pertinent ssion for•business. businesspeople, invigorating Rights BIO2018 to use BIO2018 bespoke banner for e-mail ll be our 5th event. new thinking and inspiring and web promotion action. • Royalty free elegates come to learn fromaccess to all photos and video d be inspired by some of event sponsors and presenters drinks • Invite to pre e UK’s most prominent • Up to 2 VIP Luncheon tickets • Up to 2 Complimentary lunch tickets O2018 will inspire, engage and inform by facilitating • Up to 2 Complimentary standard tickets valuable• opportunities that explore the below themes: Complimentary breakfast • Complimentary tea, coffee & water in seminar rooms High Performance Creativity • Access to BIO2018 After Party Innovation People Strategy• One x VIP Lunch ticket Management Marketing • Two x Light Lunch Growth tickets
Digital Transformation Leadership
BIO2018 Exhibition Prices (3m x 2m) Exhibition Stand. Pre 30th Nov Early Bird Rate: £680 EX VAT Post 30th Nov Rate: £850 EX VAT
EARLY BIRD OFFER
£680 EX VAT
‘ I just wanted to say how impressed I was with the event and the event team. It was extremely professional. Please pass my thanks to everyone who helped make it happen. ’ Matthew Peachey Oxford City Council
‘ A great event indeed. The main hall with all the exhibitors had a real buzz about it. It was a challenging place to present in, but the presenting in that space added to the buzz, so I think it worked. ’
It was a great event – exactly what Oxfordshire business needs. I hope the feedback is all excellent – it certainly should be! Very well done. ’
Sebastian Johnson Oxford Strategic Partnership
John F Kennedy Wildbore & Gibbons LLP
‘ Well done yesterday...
big thank you to you and the team for a really successful BIO event this year. I think the venue was great and having all the stands in one place worked really well. ’
‘ We had a very engaging and insightful time as well as being enjoyable. The best yet in my view. The team took away a lot of positives, we met a lot of like minded people which has laid the foundations to develop what I hope will be long term relationships. ’
Stephen Schneider – Blake Morgan LLP
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‘ For a newbie in the Oxford business world it not only engaged me through the seminars, which btw were awesome, but I got to try my hand at speed networking and met a huge amount of new connections ’ Sarah Morgan e-volveHR Limited
EARLY BIRD OFFER
Key Note Sponsor
Off all prices until 30/11
EARLY BIRD RATES (Pre 30th November)
Rate (Post 30th November)
Naming rights of Opening or Closing Session
Naming rights of one of 12 seminars
1 of 4 Key Note Speaker Sponsors Chair of seminar or host of session
10 minute interactive ice-breaker to open seminar
10 minute presentation
30 minute presentation Chair panel discussion & Q&A
Promotional material on chairs
SEE EXHIBITOR PAGES (6 - 7)
Logo on slides in session
Your pull up banners on display
Branded signage outside theatre with your logo
BIO Programme advert (printed and on-line)
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1 x 1/4 page
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Company profile on BIO2018 website
Offer included in event promotional booklet
TV display adverts at event
Logo featured on Partners page on BIO website
BIO Influencer profiles
Marketing & Branding
Key Note Sponsor
E-Mail and Social Media Logo featured on all BIO2018 e-Newsletters
Announcement of partnership on social media
Announcement of partnership on e-Newsletter Ongoing social media mentions
Access to BIO 2018 delegate list (those we have permission to include)
Premium Networking Dedicated exhibition space (3m x 2m)
Access to VIP lounge Co-branding on screens during VIP lunch
Co-branding of VIP lounge
Advisory Board invitation and profile
PR Logo included in BIO2019 promotional video
Invitation to BIO2018 Media Day Rights to use BIO2018 'proud to support' logo
Royalty free access to all photos and video
Rights to use BIO2018 bespoke banner for e-mail and web promotion
Invite to pre event sponsors and presenters drinks
VIP Luncheon tickets
Complimentary lunch tickets
Complimentary standard tickets
50% discount on all other tickets
Complimentary tea, coffee & water in seminar rooms
Access to BIO2018 After Party
Dedicated Car Parking space
Logo included in BIO2018 previews in B4 Magazine
Tickets & Access
BIO2018 Brand Awareness Opportunities 1
Company Logo on session slides Your company logo will feature on your sponsored session slides.
BIO pull-up banner (schedule) Your company logo will feature on the official seminar schedule pull up banner before and during your sponsored seminar.
BIO pull-up banner (all sponsors) Your company logo will feature on the official â€˜thank you to our partnersâ€™ pull up banners, which will be displayed for the entire duration of the event and in multiple locations.
BIO programme advert Your company will have a full colour advertisement in the official BIO2018 programme (print and online).
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BIO website profile Your company logo and profile with hyperlink will feature on the official BIO website.
VIP and Promotions Booklet Your company will have a full colour promotional voucher in the official BIO2018 VIP and promotions booklet.
TV display adverts at event Your company logo will feature on TV screens during the event.
Partners page of logos Your company logo will feature on the official BIO2018 partnerâ€™s page.
BIO Influencer profiles page A chosen representative from your company will feature as a BIO2018 Influencer on the BIO website.
Logo on all BIO e-Newsletters
Your company logo will feature in official BIO newsletter updates.
On-going social media announcements Your company will feature in regular ad relevant updates across official BIO2018 social media channels.
Announcement of partnership on social media Your company will feature in a customised image used across official BIO2018 social media channels to promote your support and involvement.
Logo on 2019 Promotional Video Your company logo will feature in the official BIO2019 promo video.
Dedicated exhibition space Your company will feature as an exhibitor in the official BIO2018 marketplace. See also pages 6 to 7.
Rights to use ‘proud to support’ logo Your company can promote its association with BIO2018 by using our ‘proud to support logo’.
Royalty free access to photos and videos Your company can promote its association with BIO2018 by using our professional photographs and videos.
Customised BIO signature email and web banner Promote your association with BIO2018 by using a customised BIO2018 email signature and web banner.
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