More than 100 exhibitors will be taking part in the annual Menta Trade Fair in Bury St Edmunds.
Among the exhibitors will be established companies, digital businesses and new start-ups.
The trade fair takes place at The Apex on October 4 and will launch the region’s 11 day Business Festival that starts with a free networking event, Brunch Means Business from 11am.
The fair runs from noon to 6pm is free to visitors and is sponsored for the eighth consecutive year by Suffolk-based Atkins Thomson Solicitors.
Rob Dellow, of Atkins Thomson, said: “We are delighted to continue our support of this wonderful day. The exhibition goes from strength to strength, year upon year.”
The keynote speaker at Brunch Means Business will be Robert Hughes, managing director of Suffolk-based family-owned Hughes Electrical for 18 years, who will be speaking on ‘Profit – why all profit is not equal’.
Hughes Electrical employs 900 people from 50 locations, principally in East Anglia and has an annual turnover of £110 million plus.
The Brunch is supported by Invest in Suffolk. Catering students from West Suffolk College will be creating and serving the refreshments. East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices will be on hand to accept donations.
Alex Till, chief executive of Menta, said: “We’re honoured to have Robert Hughes as our speaker.
“The build-up to this year’s Menta Trade Fair is well underway with over 80 per cent of stands already sold.
“This year we’re expecting over 600 visitors to the Menta Trade Fair, goody bags will be given away and we’ve extended the day by introducing Brunch Means Business with the intention of providing businesses with an even better opportunity to showcase their products and services.
“I’m looking forward to a great day, celebrating what’s best about business.”
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