Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre

Women in Business Expo

About the event

The event is organised by Hub Exhibitions and will take place 16-17 October 2019 at the new Farnborough International Conference and Exhibition Centre, Hampshire.

This state of the art exhibition venue boasts ample free parking, and an inspirational exhibition space to host Women in Business Expo.

The event is aimed at women looking for inspiration, guidance and business services.  Are you looking to support or grow an existing business?   Are you looking for a career change with an employer who encourages women leadership and senior roles?    Are you looking to invest in a franchise opportunity?   Or are you returning to the workplace after some time out?   Women in Business Expo will inspire you!    

Exhibitors will include both local and national companies looking to offer women business, franchise and career opportunities or support women in their next career or business move.

Why are we launching the show?    Take a look at a few statistics, they're encouraging and frightening at the same time.  

  • 1 in 10 exec directors in the UK are female
  • Statistics show that companies with 1 or more female directors are more successful
  • Gender pay gap is 18%
  • 74% of mothers work in the UK (Office National Statistics)
  • 15 million working women in UK
  • 28% small business owners are women
  • 25% franchise owners are women
  • Women’s self employment has risen by 40% since 2008 recession, compared to 13% for men
  • There are more men called Steve or David who are FTSE 100 CEO's than there are women

Keen to be involved in this exciting new launch event? We would love to hear from you. Contact christie@wibexpo.co.uk

"At NatWest, we believe it’s our role to support more women in business, whether they’re starting up or scaling up. We’ve been working had to do that, building trust with women-led businesses across the UK. We’re improving our services and doing more to meet their needs. Whatever the nature of their business, our support goes beyond finance. At NatWest, we offer an appointment within 48 hours, a specialist franchise development manager and professionally accredited local relationship managers with specialist knowledge of the women in business sector.

We’re delighted to be sponsoring this brand new conference and exhibition, which aims to deliver guidance, inspiration and business services to women at every stage of their journey."

“ I am so excited to be supporting Women in Business Expo. It’s about time we saw an event that is focused on bringing together entrepreneurial women like myself to share their stories . Hear about the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur and if you are thinking of setting up a new business, supporting an existing business or making a career change then come down to Farnborough on the 16-17 October, and be inspired!”

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If you are interested in exhibiting please contact christie@wibexpo.co.uk, call 01483 934381, or register your interest below:

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