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The Showcase App for the Suffolk Business Exhibition allows you to register and 'claim' your company, which gives you the opportunity to edit your business information and add logos, descriptions and products.

Here's a step by step guide for how to set up your business entries:

We are delighted to announce a powerful new app that will help you network, exchange details and do business.  We are making this available to attendees for free!

Called “Showcase”, the app will enable you to:

  • View the latest event information, schedules and exhibitor profiles at your fingertips
  • See which of your connections are also attending (eg LinkedIn connections)
  • Exchange contact details with people you meet
  • Create a To-Do list around the exhibitors you want to meet with
  • Make notes on all your meetings and observations • Keep connected with people you meet
  • Plus much more

All of your activities on the app are sync’d to the Showcase web portal, making it easy to view and follow up opportunities after the event.  Click on 'read more' below for the links.


Watch the video taken at the Suffolk Business Exhibition training day and listen to several exhibitors speak about their experiences!

Chief Executive of NWES  Kevin HorneNWES, the region’s leading business support organisation has announced its support to the Suffolk Business Exhibition. The event which is organised by ISSBA (Ipswich and Suffolk Small Business Association) and their Strategic Partner Suffolk Chamber of Commerce takes place at Trinity Park Ipswich on Wednesday 1st May 2013. NWES will be sponsoring the Business Start Up Area.

Kevin Horne, Chief Executive of NWES, commented: “We are delighted to be involved with this years event. We have been encouraging enterprise and helping to support business start-ups for over 30 years. To be part of the Suffolk Business Exhibition and in particular  be the sponsor of the Business Start Up Area fits perfectly into our mission to ‘encourage enterprise’. Over the last 5 years we have helped over 2500 new businesses to start trading. We are keen to see even more people to set up their own business, in a sustainable way. With our support, it has been proven that businesses survive longer, grow faster and are more profitable. This sponsorship agreement also fits perfectly with our other business sponsorships which includes the Future 50 and the East Anglian Business Awards.”

20130213 ISSBA Launch-07936 smallSponsors and media partners recently gathered at Ipswich Town Hall to officially launch this years Suffolk Business Exhibition. The event was sponsored by Ipswich Borough Council and included a welcome address from Councillor Bryony Rudkin, Portfolio Holder for Culture.

Arguably one of the county’s best-supported business events, the ISSBA Suffolk Business Exhibition 2013 will be taking place at Trinity Park Ipswich on Wednesday 1st May 2013.

We are now taking bookings for what is arguably one of the county’s best attended, respected and supported business events, the ISSBA Suffolk Business Exhibition 2013. Taking place at Trinity Park Ipswich on Wednesday 1st May 2013, the event promises to be even bigger and better than 2012.

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ISSBA's annual AGM will take place on Wednesday 20th June at Ipswich Sports Club.

For further details including online booking and agenda, please click here.

The 2012 Suffolk Business Exhibition – a joint venture between Ipswich & Suffolk Small Business Association (ISSBA), Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and Menta – attracted a bumper crowd for a lively day of debate, training, meeting up and doing business.

We’re told by many exhibitors and visitors that this year’s Suffolk Business Exhibition was their “best ever”. That’s good to hear of course! But equally, we do need feedback that reflects a wide spectrum of views. It’s only by finding out what worked well for you – and what you might like to see changed or improved for SBE13 that we can make sure that the event is truly meeting everyone’s needs. Can we ask you to take a few minutes to fill in the form below and send it back to us by the middle of May, in order that we can take onboard your thoughts and review what might need to be changed. Thank you. (please click on 'Read More' to view the form)