Why Attend Business In Oxford?

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Miss BIO2019

After three years at Saïd Business School and two at The King’s Centre, BIO2019 will take place at a new venue. We’ve visited lots of great venues to make sure we find somewhere which ticks all of the boxes and we think you’ll be delighted with our choice.

Whilst we believe that there are countless opportunities why you should attend BIO2019, we've managed to narrow it down to four key reasons:

1. Get expert insight to help boost your business

Our speakers are proven business leaders, strategists, practitioners and experts. Many of them are well respected in the Oxfordshire business community and beyond, who understand what you need to know. You'll get a solid grounding in tried-and-true business fundamentals and unique insight into the innovative new practices that will help boost your business your growth.

2. Build your intellectual capital and add value to your organisation.

No matter how long you've been in business or what position you hold at your company, chances are there is still something you can learn. Trends, new strategies, and innovations in technology happen all the time; BIO2019 is an educational opportunity that provides you with the full range of up-to-date knowledge that you can apply immediately.

3. Meet with potential partners & leading suppliers

Our exhibitors are leading industry experts and solution-providers that are happy to answer your questions. Invest time in the BIO2019 Exhibition Hall to discover innovative products and services that will enable you to stay competitive in today’s business world.

4. Build your professional network through great networking opportunities

Let's be honest, BIO2019 will be packed full of learning & opportunities in a relatively short period of time. But there will also be time to relax, indulge in some experiential networking and get to know your peers, from whom you can hear fresh ideas, collaborate and validate or give you new perspectives on a particular business challenge. Learn from others and be inspired to implement something similar in your business.

Tickets will go on sale soon so make sure you grab yours…we have a limited capacity at the new venue so don’t miss out.

Here is what our returning attendees have said

I was really impressed

Just wanted to congratulate you and your team on a fantastic event today. It was slick and professional and it wonderful to hear your new initiatives for B4. I was really impressed and enjoyed it immensely.

Cathy Dunbabin

Met a huge amount of new connections

For a newbie in the Oxford business world it not only engaged me through the seminars, which btw were awesome, but I got to try my hand at speed networking and met a huge amount of new connections that I otherwise may not have.

Sarah Morgan
Oxford University Press

It was a brilliant opportunity

It was a brilliant opportunity for me and I hope that people did get something out of it for themselves!

Annabel Chaffey
Team GB

It’s been a really productive

It’s been a really productive and great day for us.

David Birch

Brilliant way to meet new companies and individuals

Brilliant way to meet new companies and individuals, and make some fantastic new connections that we are looking forward to working with.

Lizzie McLean
Junkyard Golf Club

Under one roof to build relations

BIO2018 was an excellent forum to network, it brought together a wealth of different businesses across Oxfordshire under one roof to build relations and drive and infuse business within the county.

Marie Parkinson
OJI Marketing

I’ll definitely be coming along in 2019!

This was my first BIO conference so I wasn’t sure what to expect. It was a brilliant and energising day, well organised and with a great variety of exhibitors. I’ll definitely be coming along in 2019!

Ned Wells
Zanzi Digital Marketing

Well done for BIO today

Well done for BIO today. I thought it went really well and I remarked to many attendees that there were a great quantity of people I’d never seen before, which is wonderful news!

Richard Venables
High Sheriff of Oxfordshire

An engaging and insightful time

We had a very engaging and insightful time as well as being enjoyable. The best yet in my view.

Darren Aston
Aston & James

We’re lucky that an event like this happens in our region

Business in Oxford gets bigger and better every year. We’re lucky that an event like this happens in our region and I’d recommend to all businesses to either attend or exhibit. Business in Oxford helps our city drive collaboration, innovation and share best practice.

Emma Gascoigne
Big Foot Communications

An opportunity to raise further awareness

CRW is a cultural outreach charity based in East Oxford; we produce the county’s biggest cultural event, Carnival, which is geared towards affecting positive change within the community- in 2017 alone we have reached out to approx 90,000 Oxfordians through a series of cultural events and activities. BIO2017 provided our charity with an opportunity to raise further awareness of our cause within the business community which is invaluable to a charity like ours. When you are trying to attract sponsorship, develop trustee relationships and link in to corporate CSR policies, what could be better than a conference centre full of potential partners – the added bonus was that Richard donated our stall, which was very generous and we are grateful to B4 for helping us to shout about our charity to an audience we don’t often get to have under one roof! We are now paid up members of B4.

Johannah Aynsley
Cowley Road Works

Collaborate and make change happen

BIO has fast become the business networking event for Oxfordshire. It pulls together people from all strands of business and politics to listen, absorb, collaborate and make change happen.

Olivia Lane-Nott
Spacecraft Consulting

The range of sessions is huge

The range of sessions is huge, lots of different aspects of business are here.

Bob Price
Oxford City Council

Well done indeed

I’ve been to a great many conferences over the years, and have organised a good few too – but I doubt I’ve been to many as well organised as BIO2018 – well done indeed.

Peter Collins
Vistage Oxford