Acton-based businesses are welcome to exhibit at Acton Business Expo – take advantage of some fantastic promotion opportunities

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Exhibition stands cost £120.

To apply, please submit the following information by email to welcome@actonbizexpo.co.uk

1. Your name
2. Name of your business:
3. Business address & postcode:
4. Are you shop-based or home-based?:
5. Website:
6. Twitter handle:
7. Facebook page url:
8. Description of your product or service in 30 words or fewer:
9. Are you interested in becoming an expo sponsor, in order to maximise your reach and exposure? (see Sponsorship info below):

We would like to present a range of businesses at the expo, so each type of business will be limited to 2-3 per category. If your application is right for the expo, we will let you know by Thursday 28 April.

Have a look at who’s exhibiting already.

(Note: all five spaces allocated for non-Acton postcode businesses have been booked – but you can still opt to go on the waiting list in case of cancellations.)

Why exhibit?

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Here are a few good reasons to take a stand at the Acton Business Expo:
• guaranteed borough-wide exposure for your Acton-based business
• boost your business credibility by being a part of this Ealing Council event
• social media coverage like nowhere else in Ealing
• meet real people: planned visitor footfall of 200-300 people on the day
• online reach of several thousand
• pre-expo coverage in local media, including Around Ealing, Contactus magazines, West Side Radio, online and offline
• expo website listing, which helps with your SEO – see our List of Exhibitors page
• expo guide listing, in print and online – click to see what our Ealing in Business expo guide from last November looked like)
• opportunities for sponsored exposure to increase your visibility e.g. printed materials, affordable advertising, speaking slot at the expo
• free networking events before, during and after the expo
• two pre-expo tips and advice sessions
• build relationships with other Acton-based businesses
• find out about neighbouring services you can support or even collaborate with

What you get for £120:

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• one 5ft table, table cloth and two chairs
• all-day tea and coffee service
• exhibitor listing with logo and contact details live-linked on this expo website
• listing in the online expo guide – published beforehand, including live links to your website, Twitter and Facebook pages
• listing in printed version of expo guide (free printed copies will be handed out to every attendee on the day of the expo)
• exhibitor training
• social media boosting
• access to extras (see Extras below)

Available extras:
• standsitter: needs to be pre-booked £5 per half hour, if you need a break from the stand, if you’d like to attend any of the seminars, if you need help setting up or clearing away, if you can’t stay until the end, this person will take your place on the stand and represent you while you’re away so you don’t miss making contact with any visitors.
• advertise in the expo guide: text-only ads £20, quarter-page £100, half-page £200, full-page £400
• pre-advertise or post-advertise in The_Ealinger (Contactus weekly online magazine): text-only ads £20
• be an expo sponsor, which works out cheaper than adding extras separately, see packages below: Basic Acton (£200), Premium Acton (£400), and Gold Acton (£1000)

Video below gives an idea of the exhibition space in Rooms 4-5 at the Acton Town Hall (second floor).


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Basic Acton £200 includes:
• exhibition stand: one 5ft table, two chairs, regular website and expo guide listings, exhibitor training, social media boosting (worth £120)
• quarter-page advert with matching story in the expo guide (worth £100)
• two text-ads in The_Ealinger (Contactus weekly magazine) (worth £40)
• named as an expo partner, with your logo and website link on our website home page
• plus one add-on extra (see list below)

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Premium Acton £400 includes:

• exhibition stand: one 5ft table, two chairs, regular website and expo guide listings, exhibitor training, social media boosting (worth £120)
• half-page advert with matching story in the expo guide (worth £200)
• four text-ads in The_Ealinger (Contactus weekly magazine) (worth £60)
• *Premium Acton exclusive: expo flyer sponsorship – name and logo on 2000 flyers (worth £150)
• named as an expo partner, with your logo and website link on our website home page
• plus two add-on extras (see list below)

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Gold Acton (only 2 of these available) £1000 includes:
• two exhibition stands (placed together or in different parts of the hall), plus online/offline listings, exhibitor training and social media boosting (worth £240)
• full-page advert with matching story in the expo guide (worth £400)
• six text-ads in The_Ealinger (Contactus weekly magazine) (worth £100)
• *Gold Acton exclusive 1: full page Q&A feature in The_Ealinger (Contactus online magazine) (worth £200)
• *Gold Acton exclusive 2: 10-minute speaker slot at the expo
• named as an expo partner, with your logo and website link on our website home page
• plus two add-on extras (see list below)

Sponsors’ add-on extras for added exposure – choose from:
• logo on pull-up banner at Acton Town Hall during the expo
• logo on A2 posters outside Acton Town Hall and at The Mount
• logo on display advert in the Ealing Gazette local newspaper
• promoted as co-sponsor of pre-expo exhibitors training event
• promoted as co-sponsor of after-expo exhibitors soiree
• opportunity to offer and present prize in expo raffle
• host the Acton Business Meetup* with all the associated promotion
• extra £20 text ad in the expo guide
• 1 x £20 sponsor of weekly Ealing Business Diary (see tinyurl.com/EalingBusinessDiary)
• 1 x £20 text ad in ‘Contactus Ealing’ Christmas 2016 annual – out Nov 2016 (info here)

*Acton Business Meetup takes place in the last week of every month and all you have to do is provide the venue (in Acton!), with tea, coffee and biscuits. Home-based businesses can book a local cafe or meeting space. In exchange, your business will be featured on all the promotions for the event for about a month, worth several hundred pounds in terms of advertising.

For more information about exhibiting and sponsorship, please email Carlene Bender at: welcome@actonbizexpo.co.uk

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