Following the success of the inaugural Business Exchange South West Charity Conference 2019, the event is returning in 2020 with a new venue and format.
The 2020 event will be hosted at Bath Racecourse on Thursday 6th February 2020 and will bring together local charities, the third sector and businesses to connect, share learnings and go for growth.
The day will start with a networking breakfast at 7:30am and the conference will officially open with an inspirational keynote speaker to set the tone for the day.
From 9am-3pm there will be an opportunity for businesses and charities to exhibit. Charities can showcase their work and companies can demonstrate to the third sector their specialisms.
Throughout the day delegates will be able to attend a number of seminar slots designed to educate, inform, inspire and ignite ideas.
The seminar sessions will cover a number of topics voted for by this year’s attendees in post-event feedback. Subjects for discussion include:
• Alternative Funding
• Donor Engagement
• Social Media
The Business Exchange is proud to announce that 2019’s event partners have signed up to support the charity conference again in 2020. Fidelius Group, Stone King LLP and Milsted Langdon LLP, will all be involved, with their specific contributions to be announced once the full day’s programme is compiled. What we can reveal is that Fidelius will be hosting a Giving Bank, where people can donate everything from time to skills and financial support.
There is also a new partner for 2020, membership network 3SG. 3SG provides resources and support for charities and enterprises in Bath and North East Somerset and will be hosting a seminar session on the day.
Over 90 delegates attended the first Business Exchange South West Charity Conference and the plan is to double that figure next year.
The idea is to make the event as affordable as possible, with the ability to pick and mix the parts of the day you attend. Breakfast will be charged at £10 per ticket, charity / third sector exhibition stands cost £40+VAT or £50+VAT for a stand plus goodie bag inclusion. Business stands are priced at £100+VAT and £120+VAT for a stand plus goodie bag insert. This is not an income-generating event, we just need to cover our costs.
What our 2019 attendees said….
“As a charity we don’t often get the opportunity to interact with businesses. It was a revelation to see how important and beneficial it is to foster symbiotic relationships between the two. I found the speakers all very relevant and insightful too.”
“The speakers were very informative – I came away with much food for thought on how we might improve practice in our organisation.”
Book your tickets online here and to find out more about sponsorship opportunities email: firstname.lastname@example.org