Anglia Business Exhibition Announces 2018 Date And Launches Stand Sales

Stands Now On Sale For East Anglia’s Largest Business to Business Event

ISSBA, (Ipswich and Suffolk Small Business Association) have announced that their prestigious flagship event, The Anglia Business Exhibition will take place at The Ipswich Hotel Copdock on Wednesday 16th May 2018.

The largest event of its kind in the county, with over 100 exhibitor stands, is supported by key strategic partners such as Suffolk County Council and Ipswich Borough Council, as well as a host of sponsors from across the business community.

Roger Barcham, Chairman of ISSBA commented:

“Now in its 22nd year, the event has gone from strength to strength and we are delighted that the event will once again be hosted at The Ipswich Hotel, Copdock.”  

He added:

“ISSBA is a thriving not for profit organisation that has provided support
to small businesses for many years.”

“The exhibition has grown to become the leading business-to-business event in the area, bringing the counties business people together in one place at one time. Live events can create a platform for you to communicate to your target audiences. Even in the digital age, when information is so much easier to come by, people will always want – and need – to meet face-to-face. Exhibiting is one of the most efficient, effective and successful marketing activities available to you. Having a presence at The Anglia Business Exhibition will give you exposure to an audience of over 1500 business professionals and over 100 aspiring, developing and expanding companies.”

Strategic Partners, Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk County Council have once again pledged their support to the event.

Councillor David Ellesmere, Ipswich Borough Council said:

“Ipswich Borough Council is pleased to support ISSBA at the 2018 Anglia Business Exhibition.   We are proud to be a strategic partner at this flagship event which showcases many thriving local businesses and provides an excellent platform to network with like-minded professionals and businesses.”

Cllr Colin Noble, Leader of Suffolk County Council said:

“I am very pleased that the County Council has once again been able to sponsor the Anglia Business Exhibition.  The event has grown from strength to strength and provides a great opportunity for business to business networking.  Small businesses are a really important part of the Suffolk economy and events such as this are a great way for them to promote what they do and grow.”

Ipswich based Insurance Brokers and Independent Financial Advisers, Woodward Markwell are a regular exhibitor at the event. Toni Vincent-Panich, Marketing Manager said:

“We have been exhibiting at the Anglia Business Exhibition event for a number of years now and it has become an integral part of our marketing strategy. It allows us to position and develop our brand, meet with key decision-makers face-to-face, promote our products and services and it gives us the opportunity to network with like-minded businesses and individuals. This is why it’s so important to have an event like this in our region as it brings the local business community together under one roof. Woodward Markwell had a successful event last year, the footfall was good and we were really impressed with the new location with the exhibition being held at the Ipswich Hotel, Copdock. To top off a great event last year we were awarded runner up in the best stand, this year we are aiming for the win. I already have a few ideas up my sleeve.”

Stands are now on sale and open to both members and non-members. Businesses are invited to book their stand by visiting

For Sponsorship Opportunities:

Sonia Shelcott, Millriver Publicity on 01473 410278

Kim Brown, Boleyn Events on 01473 712330

We would be delighted to talk with your business about potential opportunities


Photo Shows: Councillor David Ellesmere – Ipswich Borough Council, Toni Vincent-Panich – Woodward Markwell Insurance Brokers - The opening of ABE 2017

Press Information: Sonia Shelcott Millriver Publicity 07775 613079  


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Anglia Business Expo 2018 Launch

About the exhibition

Location: Trinity Park Event Centre
Felixstowe Road

Date: Wednesday 15th May 2019

Time: 10:00 - 17:00