An annual highlight on the local business networking calendar is set to mark its milestone tenth anniversary with an all-new format.
Monday, November 23, 2020
For the past decade, Granite Expo has given exhibitors and delegates the opportunity to meet, knowledge share and do business every year. Determined to ensure that the show will go on in a safe and accessible way in 2020, organisers Granite PR have now developed an online version of the event. Held in association with legal firm Stronach’s, it will bring the forum to a whole new digital audience, unlimited by geography.As well as providing a forum for companies of all shapes and sizes who are based in or have links to the North East, Granite Expo has an enviable reputation for providing a showcase for new and up-and-coming SMEs. This year is set to be no exception, with a host of businesses using the November 26th event to introduce themselves to the market, providing added optimism in the midst ongoing economic challenges.In addition to an array of more than 30 online exhibitors, the one-day event will also feature five business seminars focusing on law, finance, business funding, health and digital. These will be preceded by welcome messages from sponsors Stronach’s and International School Aberdeen, plus Aberdeen Lord Provost Barney Crockett.Commenting on plans for the first ever digital Granite Expo, event creator and Granite PR MD Brett Jackson said: “In ten years, we have traded through all sorts of economic conditions during which the oil barrel price has been anything between $16 and $145 – and this year has added to the mix untold difficulties for every business.“The enduring appeal of Granite Expo is very much down to the diverse range of businesses and individuals who support it each year. Some of them have been returning frequently since the beginning and others are joining us for the first time to see what it’s all about, so it was very important that we got creative in reciprocating that support by finding a way to deliver Granite Expo in this unprecedented year.”Ewan Neilson, Partner in Stronachs LLP said: “Stronachs LLP are delighted to be legal sponsor to the 10th Granite Expo. It offers a unique opportunity for SMEs, entrepreneurs, intermediaries and anyone else connected to the North East business community to connect to other like- minded people. Connectivity is a major factor in business success in our changed world today and Granite Expo offers connectivity opportunities for everyone.”Granite Expo is free to attend and details on how to register can be found here.