Our events

Speed networking business breakfast
Date: 13.09.2017
Time: 07:30am for 8 until 10am
Venue: Heronston & Spa, Ewenny Road, Bridgend, CF35 5AW
Cost: Free to attend (breakfast included)

Imagine making more contacts in one hour than some people do in a career.

Welcome to Bridgend's smarter speed networking, an intensive session of two-minute mini-meetings. This corporate take on speed dating is the perfect place to start filling your book of contacts, with people spanning a range of different sectors and industries. It's all about maximum impact, because after your two minutes each way is up, the whistle blows, and you change partners!

Exhibit at the event
There are only five opportunities available to host a display stand at this event.

The Bridgend speed networking business breakfast will provide your company with the opportunity to have exposure to an audience of over 60 companies and the opportunity to sell your products and services to these delegates on a face to face basis at the end of the session.

Exhibiting is one of the most efficient, effective and successful marketing activities available to you. No other form of marketing can get you in a room with so many potential customers actively looking for suppliers, information and guidance. Can you afford to miss out?

Stand information: 1 x banner stand per company. A small table will be provided.

 


Employment law update 2017
Date: 21.09.2017
Time: 08:30am for 9 until 11am
Venue: The Waterton Centre, Bridgend, CF31 3WT
Cost: Free to attend and includes refreshments

Guest presenter: Fabio Grech, Partner Transaction and Business Services, Employment & HR Berry Smith LLP

Are you fully up to date with key developments in employment law?

This seminar offers a comprehensive employment law update and is a must for everyone with management responsibilities. If you are a Director, Manager, HR Practitioner, Supervisor or Team Leader involved in HR or the management of people this is for you!

This update will cover a broad range of topical employment issues such as employment legislation, recent changes in employment law, clarification of new case law.

Questions and answers? delegates will have the opportunity to pose specific questions to the experts. The event will close with a Question and Answer session, providing an opportunity for attendees to obtain employment advice on any issues they need help with.


 


Social media in business half-day workshop: Instagram Marketing
Date: 10.10.2017
Time: 09am for 09.30 until 1pm
Venue: Bridgend College, Queens Road Campus CF31 3UT
Cost: Free (includes refreshments)

What exactly is Instagram and why you should be using it?

Instagram is an easy-to-use mobile application that lets you capture and edit photos or videos on your tablet computer or smart phone. You can then share your creations on Instagram and various other social media websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare.

In this session you will find out:
How Instagram stole Snapchats Thunder
How to use Instagram to market any business
Video and live video on Instagram
Hashtags and how to use them properly
How to generate leads and enquiries all day, any day on Instagram

 


Speed networking business breakfast
Date: 15.11.2017
Time: 07.30am for 8am until 10am
Venue: Heronston Hotel & Spa, CF35 5AW

Imagine making more contacts in one hour than some people do in a career.

Welcome to Bridgend's smarter speed networking, an intensive session of two-minute mini-meetings. This corporate take on speed dating is the perfect place to start filling your book of contacts, with people spanning a range of different sectors and industries. It's all about maximum impact, because after your two minutes each way is up, the whistle blows, and you change partners!

Exhibit at the event
There are only five opportunities available to host a display stand at this event.

The Bridgend speed networking business breakfast will provide your company with the opportunity to have exposure to an audience of over 60 companies and the opportunity to sell your products and services to these delegates on a face to face basis at the end of the session. Exhibiting is one of the most efficient, effective and successful marketing activities available to you. No other form of marketing can get you in a room with so many potential customers actively looking for suppliers, information and guidance.

Can you afford to miss out?
Stand information: 1 x banner stand per company. A small table will be provided.

 


HR breakfast seminar - get ready for 2018's changes to data protection laws
Date: 21.11.2017
Time: 08.30am for 9 until 11am
Venue: Coed Y Mwstwr Hotel, Coychurch, Bridgend, CF35 6AF
Cost: Free to attend and includes breakfast and refreshments

Bridgend Business Forum and Hugh James are delighted to invite you to a complimentary breakfast seminar with keynote speaker Debra Barber, Chief Executive, Cardiff Airport.

Get ready for 2018s changes to data protection laws

Presenter: Helen Iles, Senior Associate / Head of Training, Hugh James

If you want peace, prepare for war...was the advice of Roman Vegetius before the fall of the Roman Empire. So too is this the advice of Helen Iles, Senior Associate and Head of Training at Hugh James regarding new rules set to hit all UK businesses in May 2018 in the form of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

About the speaker: Debra Barber, Chief Executive Officer, Cardiff Airport

Deb retired from her role as Group Captain within the Royal Air Force in 2012 after a successful 28 year career, during which time she headed up the Air Traffic Control operation and was held in high regard as one of the RAFs notable senior female officers. At Cardiff Airport as CEO Deb is responsible for delivering the ambitious strategy for long term, sustainable growth for the Airport business, generating significant economic benefit for Wales.


 


Social media in business half-day workshop: The digital online strategy for 2018
Date: 06.12.2017
Time: 09am for 09.30 until 1pm
Venue: Bridgend College, Queens Road Campus, CF31 3UT
Cost: Free (includes refreshments)

As 2017 draws to a close, what should we focus on in digital marketing in 2018?

A look back at 2017
Why social media isn't like it used to be
Chatbots - why BOTS are taking over the online marketing world and how to use them
Augmented reality and virtual reality - it's going to be big very soon
Ten simple steps to dominate online presence in 2018

 


Social media in business half-day workshop: LinkedIn
Date: 30.01.2018
Time: 09am for 09.30 until 1pm
Venue: Bridgend College, Queens Road Campus, CF31 3UT
Cost: Free (includes refreshments)

To help you get started using your account or to learn more about LinkedIn features and functionalities, we invite you to attend a free half-day workshop

This session will include:-
A quick overview of LinkedIn for those new to the platform
LinkedIn free versus premium (all versions)
A three point strategy for LinkedIn
Advanced LinkedIn tactics

 


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