Morning

28th September, Thursday

10:00am

Sussex Business Show

We open our doors to the public and will showcase a brand new B2B event for Sussex businesses to tap into at the Corn Exchange.

10:30am

Keynote Speakers

The event will showcase talks with Sussex entrepreneurs: Flo Powell, James Dempster, Claire Griffiths and Gavin Willis.

11:00am

Casino Opens....

We've partnered up with one of the leading Casino companies in Sussex to bring Poker and Roulette to the Grand Draw event.

Lunch

28th September, Thursday

12:00pm

Grab Lunch and Network

Join us in the lunch zone of the event, get networking, meet new business contacts and enjoy a delightful lunch offering.

01:00pm

Lunchtime Masterclasses

Capture your imagination with a Mental Health Talk, Wellbeing That Works, Sales Without Selling and Marketing for Impact.

01:00pm

The Tiger's Pen

8 start-ups looking for investment will pitch live to tigers in the pen who will guide, advise and potentially invest at SBS23.

Afternoon

28th September, Thursday

02:00pm

The Grand Draw Winners

At 2:00pm we will announce the winners of the GRAND DRAW for the Casino Roulette. Let the Games Commence. Good Luck!

02:00pm

Afternoon Masterclasses

Talks for this afternoon will be on Failure is an option, Understand others Better, Beyond Net Zero and Video Storyboarding.

03:00pm

Customer Service Award

Exhibitors will have all been means tested on their customer service before the show, and now is the time to see who's won?

Event Highlight

Highlight

LUNCHTIME

Sept 28th, Thursday 2023
Join us for a fantastic day of business networking at Brighton in East Sussex at The Dome, Corn Exchange, Brighton.
Yaron Engler

Mental Health Matters!

Yaron Engler
CROP
01:00pm
"WHO ARE YOU? What are you values? What are you strengths? What do you stand up for? Knowing yourself is the key for real long lasting success in leadership."

Camille Pierson

Wellbeing That Works!!

Camille Pierson
The Float Spa
01:20pm
"The majority of our waking lives is spent at work. Your company isn’t the product you make or even your customers. Your company is your people. Learn how to make your company stronger when you make wellness a priority."

Ben Bennett

Sales Without Selling

Ben Bennett
Second Voice
01:40pm
"The way clients buy products and services has changed forever. The way they think, the way they research, the way they compare. Learn how to win clients without selling to them."

Alice Reeves

Marketing for Impact

Alice Reeves
The Joyful
02:00pm
"To grow your business, it’s not enough to be good at what you do: you need to think about your IMPACT. Let's explore how even small brands can make a BIG impact and share successful purpose-driven marketing."

AFTERNOON

28th Sept, Thursday, 2023
If you have an interest in joining experts and business leaders of marketing across Sussex then please register on the website.
Jeremy Jacobs

Failure is an option

Speaker: Jeremy Jacobs
Company: Cookie Jar Consultancy
02:20pm

“Jeremy will show how we must not fear failure and see how, if it had to happen, it can become a positive and empowering experience through the closure of a business."

Understand Others Better

Speaker: Roksana Anning
Company: Apex Mindset
02:40pm

“Is it frustrating when people don’t do things your way? Slow to act or make snap decisions, too direct, or too chatty? Everyone’s different, but predictably different. What if I told you, you can understand people better in minutes?."

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Beyond Net Zero

Speaker: Michael Kennard
Company: Compost Club
03:00pm

“Listen to this powerful social entrepreneur diverting food waste, regenerating soil and educating on its importance to life on our planet..."

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Business Storytelling

Speaker: Roxy Van Der Post
Company: Myosotis Film & Photography
03:20pm

What does it means to "own your story"? Bringing the power of storytelling into your business can change how you talk to yourself, your collaborators, and clients, and how you show up as a leader in your community.

AFTER SHOW

28th Sept, Thursday 2023
The Sussex Business Show which is hosted by Network Xpress is delighted to showcase the After Show Party this year.
Paul Bates

Customer Experience Awards

Paul Bates
CleanKill UK
03:40pm,
Our Awards Sponsor is Cleankill Pest Control, we will be joined by Paul Bates, who is the Managing Director of the company, and he'll present the three awards on the day.

Sonny Cutting
Tradeshow Speech

Sonny Cutting
Sussex Business Show
03:50pm
This closing speech will include a few thank you messages to sponsors, speakers and associates, plus information about the after show dinner party happening an hour after the tradeshow.

Compere: TBC
Poetry Reader

Compere: TBC
Special Guest
04:00pm
As we close down the 2023 Sussex Business Show, we'll be joined by a softly spoken special guest, who'll calm the day down with a ballad of poetry written expressly for the event & show.

Compere: TBC
Aftershow Party

Compere: TBC
Special Guest
05:00pm
As we open for dinner in the four different restaurants, each with their own flavour, we'll enjoy the day's highlights with comedy and joy, here in Brighton for the Sussex Business Show.