Milton Keynes South MP Iain Stewart joined event organiser Victoria Beale at a business event to promote next year’s event.
Organisers are confident they can build on the 100 exhibitors and 1,500 delegates that attended earlier this year, to create the largest business show outside London and Birmingham.
Business Expo 3.0 takes place on March 6 at stadiummk.
Victoria pictured, chief executive of sales support company Rapid Sales Solutions and founder of the Business Expo 3.0, said: “We could never have imagined the response we received to the first expo in 2013. We attracted national and international businesses to Milton Keynes but it was also a powerful platform for local businesses.”
Among the national and international companies taking part in the first Expo were buidget airline easyJet, Silverstone Circuits and information services giant Experian. Local attendees included such as Mirus IT, planning experts David Lock Associates and events organiser Julia Charles Management.
Victoria is promising “exciting and inspiring” speakers and a total16 workshops covering topics including lead generation, social media, auto enrolment and finance.
Already confirmed as exhibitors are Santander, Companies House, IPO, De Vere Venues, the Manufacturing Advisory Service, Federation of Small Businesses and the Institute of Directors.
Milton Keynes Council leader Cllr Andrew Geary said: “We will once again be stressing the value delivered by local MK businesses on an international scale, and the strategic location that Milton Keynes provides to serve the global marketplace.
“Milton Keynes is always referred to as the place to be – and there are many, many good reasons for that.”