WHEN Tues 19th March 24 10am - 2.30pm
WHERE Belfast Clayton Hotel

Export to Europe with Invest Northern Ireland

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Export to Europe with Invest Northern Ireland

Local companies generated £7.8 billion by exporting to Europe in 2021 – and Invest NI can help you join them.

Get expert advice and support with funding, identifying markets, product development, upskilling, and more.

Take the first step now. Assess your export-readiness with the free 5-minute Export Health Check.

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Belfast Business Show 2024

Sponsored by Ian Farley Tax Credits

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Tuesday 19th March 2024

10am – 2.30pm

at the Clayton Hotel, Belfast

Northern Ireland’s Premier Business Networking Event where you can meet 100’s of local decision makers who have already registered to attend this event.

Designed for decision makers, team leaders, owners, managers and directors from all sizes of business.

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About Hashtag Events

Whether you’re coming along for the first time or you’re a seasoned pro and attending all of our events, welcome!

Hashtag Events are one of the UK and Ireland’s largest business event organisers. We deliver around 20 live face-to-face business shows a year and a similar number of virtual events. We welcome around 12,000 unique attendees a year to our shows and over 1,600 companies have exhibited with us so far. Our sponsors (check them out), exhibitors, speakers, delegates, followers and our team are all essential ingredients to delivering you a great day. If you visit, say hi and introduce yourself and have an awesome event.

What should I expect?

The show features everything you might need for a great day of business. There’s an awesome array of things to do and people to meet. It’s no exaggeration to say that we welcome businesses from all industries and sizes.

1-2-1 Networking

With over 15 years of experience in networking and events, we know how to connect people. Unlike some events, our networking sessions are free to attend all day. We connect you with the kind of in-person connections that make your business tick. With 82% of our delegates being decision-makers, you know you’re in the right company.

Workshops and Seminars

From world-class business leaders to award-winning authors, sporting heroes to captains of industry; we bring you the most insightful and inspiring speakers. We don’t lose sight of our roots and a small business either. We bring the best local experts to each event and keep you connected at every level. Meet the speakers, grab a coffee, and it’s access to all areas with our business speakers and presenters.

Keynote Speakers at Belfast Business Show

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Seminars and Sessions at Belfast Business Show


Event Opens

10:30am - 11:15am - Seminar Area

B2B Networking Session

Speaker at Hashtag Events Business Show Your host Steven J Innes will be leading our first networking session of the day and helping you with a few tips as well as a chance to present your business to everyone  with your “elevator pitch”. Bring lots of business cards, grab a coffee and start the day with some great connections.

11:15am - 11:45am - Seminar Area

Face your Fears

Kieran PhelanKieran Phelan says “Change is never comfortable.”

Change involves something unknown. As humans, we all crave certainty. It’s difficult to have certainty today. Business is constantly evolving. Progress requires change. So get comfortable in the uncomfortable.

Having up to date numbers will help minimise some of the unknowns. Having advisors who’ll decipher those numbers helps plan for future unknowns. Are you ready to face a fear in your business?

11:45am - 12:15am - Seminar Area

Maximizing Sales and Business Development

Ciaran Deeney

Attendees will gain invaluable knowledge and practical strategies to unlock their full potential and excel in driving sales growth and expanding business opportunities.

Participants will gain in-depth insights into the art and science of success in sales and business development.

Learn how to identify and target your ideal customer, Master the art of negotiation, including strategies for overcoming objections, handling difficult customers, and closing deals that mutually benefit both parties.

12:15pm - 12:45pm - Seminar Area

Generating Leads with LinkedIn

Sharon MurrayJoin our sweary menopausal LinkedIn Guru Sharon Murray. From the moment you create a LinkedIn account, you are starting to tell a story. 

This seminar will be covering – The importance of storytelling in LinkedIn Marketing, Your LinkedIn Profile – The Book Analogy, Bringing YOUR story to life on LinkedIn and How to showcase your customer’s story

12:45pm - 1:15pm - Exhibition Hall

How To Approach Online Marketing To Bring Actual Value

Chris DillonJoin Chris Dillon of the Marketing Autopilots for this awesome session.

Focusing on the theory behind marketing online, the strategy that you should be taking as well as the technical side of making paid ads work for your business. Whether it be lead generation or e-commerce sales, I will go through how important 1st party data (emails & phone numbers etc) is to making the sales long term.

1:15pm - 1:45pm - Seminar Area

Guaranteed One-to-One Appointments

Exhibitors at Hashtag Events Business ShowJoin us to close the event with three one to one meetings to build your network and open doors for you. Who knows who you’ll end up chatting to?


Event Closes

Sponsors of Belfast Business Show

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Book a Stand to Exhibit at Belfast Business Show

Standard Exhibition Space

£ 195
00 plus vat
  • 3m x 2m Space
  • Listed on Online Exhibitor Directory
  • Access to our Event Management Platform
  • Mid Row Location
  • Social Media Shoutouts

Upgrade to Premium Location

£ 50
00 plus vat
  • As above plus:
  • End of Row or Prominent Location
  • Extra Social Media Shoutouts
  • Video Promotion Shown on LinkedIn
  • First Access to Stand Locations

Advertise on the Event Map

£ 100 00 plus vat
  • Guaranteed Footfall to your Stand
  • Every Delegate must visit you for a stamped card to win £££
  • Maximise your Day with extra traffic
  • Only 5 per event available
Only 5 available per event - limited availability

Extras Pack

Furniture & Power
£ 40
00 plus vat
Day Rental
  • Trestle Table
  • Freshly Laundered Cloth
  • Chairs
  • 13a Power Outlet for upto 4 connected devices

Email Marketing Data

Kickstart your sales process
£ 100
00 plus vat
1 year unlimited use License
  • Delivered day after event
  • GDPR Compliant
  • Includes Email Addresses
  • CSV Format for easy import into mailing software

Exhibitor List

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Frequent Asked Questions…

Anyone in business! Most of our exhibitors and presenters are geared towards B2B rather than B2C but everyone is welcome along.

Pretty much anyone. Just visit our registration page and in about 1 minute you can register for a complimentary ticket. You’ll normally receive the email confirmation in just a minute or two and you’re all set.

Absolutely. Tickets for delegates are complimentary.

Just yourself (and perhaps a pocket full of business cards). It’s helpful and quicker to check in with your ticket, either on your smartphone or printed but we can check you in without it.

Please do. The more the merrier as far as we are concerned. Just ask them to register in advance if they can although you can register on the door.

Anyone. We’ve had almost every kind of business under the sun over the years and you’re all welcome.

Of course you can. Pop along and bring a business card and we’ll register you in no time

You can join in with any of the sessions during the event at any time. No special bookings or registrations are required. Just make your way to the relevant area on the day.

We always kick off our business events with a networking session. Bring your business cards and get ready to make some new connections. Beginners and seasoned pro’s are equally welcome.

No set dress code although most people opt for business casual and just make sure you’re comfortable.

We have hot and cold refreshments available during the day at our Café. We usually offer breakfast rolls until late morning followed by a selection of sandwiches and snacks. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in plenty of time. Guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and food too.

Yes, usually very close to the main entrance.

We do our best to ensure that all of our venues are fully accessible. If you have a specific set of requirements please contact us at any time so we can do our best to ensure your visit is trouble free.

Absolutely, get in touch with any questions.


If you have any further questions or want to find out how to join us
as a delegate, speaker, exhibitor or sponsor,

just call us on 01670 613305 or email hello@hashtag-events.co.uk