Who we are?

The National Growth Exhibition & Conference offers visitors the opportunity to start and build on relationships with hundreds of local, regional and national businesses.

Why should I attend?

The event is designed as a platform for businesses to spring from: through quality business suppliers, networking with up to a thousand business owners, decision-makers locally, and the region. The show is the chance for you to gain advice from the experts and learn from our inspirational keynote speakers and informative workshops and seminars. Being a non-industry-specific show, businesses from all backgrounds find new, inventive ways to help their business grow. Discover new suppliers, reduce costs and gain industry knowledge from our expert exhibitors and speakers. Meet new business contacts through our open networking and speed networking. Whether it be an insight into a prospective venture or hints to improve your current strategies our expert exhibitors and speakers are on-hand to help.

What to Expect?

Speakers – Over 50 experts to choose from during the event

Our speakers are hand-picked for expertise, experience, and notability. They all have something to offer and share with our audience. Speakers have included in the past, Andy Street, Lord Mayor of West Midlands. Ade Bamgbala Google, Ben Kench Best Selling Author ‘Selling for Dummies’, Rebecca Jeffery, BBC1’s The Apprentice and David Guake Secretary of State for Justice. We will be announcing speakers shortly so use this chance to secure your ticket before its too late!

Exhibition Area

The exhibition hall has up to 100 expert exhibitor suppliers to choose from. Each exhibitor offers visitors the opportunity to find new suppliers to help them grow. We aim to have two exhibitors where possible giving you the choice to pick the right expert for your business.


The show runs business panels covering education, Banking, Finance, Funding, HR, Recruitment, Hospitality, Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, International Trade, Pitch Business Ideas, Technology, Innovation, Hospitality, Retail, Women in Business, Education and Training to help businesses understand how to grow through the essentials needed to run a business today.

Keynote Speakers 

We have brought together some of the UK’s best entrepreneurs to help share their knowledge with you so you can learn from mistakes and successes. This section is not to be missed as learning from others and their failures and successes can help you overcome the current crises with coronavirus.

Speed Networking

The show will host the famous Sergeant Major speed networking throughout the day. These sessions are fast and furious and you will need your cards ready and move on time. For those who know the sergeant major, you will know he is renowned for his whistleblowing and beret.

Business Lunch & Networking

The VIP Lunch and Networking is situated at the heart of the show allowing VIP visitors & exhibitor guests to catch up with each over a cup of a drink and a light bite to eat. The areas is a great way to mingle and bump into business and gain new contacts whilst catching with old.

Open Networking

Throughout the show, there will be a chance to network with delegates in the two major exhibition halls. The areas are a great place to bump into business and gain new contacts whilst catching up on old. For those who don’t have a VIP ticket, they can buy a sandwich from the networking cafe.

Networking Zones 

Visitors will have the chance to connect to businesses through our networking zones. These include Networking Sessions, Women In Business Networking Area, Networking Cafe. Each area is facilitated by networking experts and we use Linkedin to connect businesses on the day so need for delegate lists.

Business Advice Clinics

Gain over 100 hours of free business advice by booking a 1-2-1 with our business advisors. Advisors will offer a 15-minute session for businesses to seat with an expert and ask them questions on issues affecting their business. Advice clinics cover legal, HR, Marketing, Sales, Technology and much more

Virtual Networking

The Business Growth Network offers hybrid events and members and visitors will be able to use their laptops to join in during the show and across the UK to join businesses online and virtually network with each other. This will be the largest hybrid event in the county.

BIG Breakfast

Visitors will be able to attend the BIG Breakfast before the exhibition and conference opens to the general public at 9 am. This is a paid part of the show and allows visitors to attend the breakfast from 7am – 9am to join in our structured but fun meetings to help them meet, connect and grow with BGN members and visitors. Each meeting will give delegates the chance to introduce themselves over 45 second round, here from our speaker and set up 1-2-1 meetings for after the breakfast.

Business Lunch


Visitors will be able to book in advance for our Business Lunch. This is a paid part of the show and allows visitors to network and get involved in our networking lunch. Our lunch meetings are structured, but fun and are geared to help businesses meet, connect and grow with BGN members and visitors. Each meeting will give delegates the chance to introduce themselves over 45 second round, here from our speaker and set up 1-2-1 meetings for after the meeting.

About us

The Business Growth Show is organised by The Business Growth Network, and has become the destination for businesses to exhibit to grow and expand their business. It’s free to attend for visitors and offers attendees the chance to gain inspiration and knowledge from our speakers during our conference.

Our Aim

Our aim is to bring businesses together in one location in the heart of the UK.

Birmingham is a maximum of two hours from anywhere in the UK via plane, train or car. Be prepared to energise and have the chance to catapult your business to a new level.

Contact us

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