Bury St Edmunds business festival gearing up to be massive event

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THERE is more than three months still to go, but already the Bury St Edmunds business festival is gearing up to be a massive event.

Spanning 11 days from September 11 through to September 21, the event will open with the popular MENTA trade fair. Last year it attracted 400 people and it is expected to get a strong following once again this year – stands for the event have already sold out.

The festival will close with the first ever Bury Free Press business awards.

In between there are two business exhibitions, an engineering conference, various workshops, networking, training and learning opportunities.

There will be an International Trade Event on China while the Intellectual Property Office will be running a workshop on Intellectual Property and how it can impact upon small to medium sized enterprises (SME’s).

There will also be workshops with West Suffolk College on subjects such as the online presentation tool ‘Prezzi’ and mobile phones in business while the Theatre Royal will lead on the art of being heard and the art of leadership.

The Bury Free Press Business Show which attracted over 300 people last year, will again include a procurement workshop with the USAFE and a speed networking event.

More details will be released when the festival website goes live next month.