WHEN Thurs 8th February 10am - 2.30pm
WHERE Walsall Bescot Stadium

Walsall Business Show 2024

Sponsored by Visiativ UK

Visiativ sponsor Hashtag Events' Business Shows


Thursday 8th February 2024

10am – 2.30pm

at the Bescot Stadium

The West Midland’s Premier Business Networking Event 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 Walsall Business Show

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Seminars and Sessions at Walsall Business Show


Event Opens

10:30am - 11:00am

B2B Networking

Speaker at Hashtag Events Business Show Your host Steven J Innes will be leading our first networking session of the day and helping you with a few tips as well as a chance to present your business to everyone  with your “elevator pitch”. Bring lots of business cards, grab a coffee and start the day with some great connections.

11:15am - 11:45pm

Mastering Sales without being Del Boy

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.

11:45am - 12:15pm

Unlock the Secrets to Writing Your Business Book in Just 12 Weeks

Our Business Book Blueprint™ is based on a proven framework that simplifies the written process, so you can confidently and efficiently complete your book in just 12 weeks. No more procrastinating or writer’s block.

A well-crafted business book can serve as a powerful tool to Showcase Tour Expertise, Boost Brand Recognition, Generate Passive Income and Expand Your Network.

12:15pm - 12:45pm

Is your business plan total b*ollocks?

Geoff Nicholson


In this session, we will delve into the critical mindset required for success in achieving your goals. We will explore the reasons why you may be currently falling short in achieving your desired outcomes, and provide you with simple yet effective strategies to maximize your results. With decades of experience working with high performers, Geoff has a proven track record of assisting individuals in transforming their results. Join us for an insightful session that will empower you to overcome obstacles, redefine your approach, and achieve the success you deserve.

12:15pm - 12:45pm

How to Get More Business Through Your Use of LinkedIn

Ian Preston


LinkedIn is one of the most powerful marketing tools available anywhere in the world today yet it is habitually underused. Learn how to build a powerful profile and develop a strategy to proactively find, connect in the right way and engage easily with your ideal contacts – missing out the gatekeepers! Imagine – no more cold calling and unanswered emails!!

12:45pm - 13:15pm

Speed Networking with 4N

Sara GillerJoin Sara Giller from 4N for a high paced end to the day with speed networking. Grab a whole bunch of awesome 1 to 1 conversations and expand your address book. All you need is a pile of business cards and the rest will follow in rapid time.


Event Closes

Sponsors of Walsall Business Show

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Book a Stand to Exhibit at Walsall 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

Register for a Free Ticket to Walsall Business Show

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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