Growth and Innovation Summit & Business Expo

Growth and Innovation Summit & Business Expo

The Growth and Innovation Summit is now fully booked. However, we still have tickets available for the Business Expo and networking lunch. Scroll down to book yours. 

The Growth and Innovation Summit & Business Expo is the culmination of a fortnight of activity during the Buckinghamshire Business Festival, where we shine a spotlight on Buckinghamshire's thriving and invested business community.

What to expect

A day of inspiration, innovation, connections, and growth!

Download the list of Expo Exhibitors and find out more before you visit! 

9.30am – 10.30am: Networking and refreshments

Start the day as you mean to go on with a spot of networking.

(Free entry)

10.30am – 11.00am: Buckinghamshire Business First AGM

Setting the tone and theme for the day, Chairman Michael Garvey and Managing Director Philippa Batting host the Buckinghamshire Business First AGM .

If you would like to view the official documents (financial statement, notice and resolution, etc.) in advance of the AGM, you can find them here.

(Free entry)

11.00am – 12noon: Growth and Innovation Summit

Looking for a catalyst that propels your business to new heights? This is your chance to learn from the best!

A panel of vibrant local business leaders will share the secrets they have uncovered on the path to growth and innovation.

(Free entry)

12noon – 4.00pm: Business Expo & networking lunch 

The Buckinghamshire Business Expo is back - and we've thrown in a free networking lunch!

Make new connections as you meet a range of exhibitors showcasing their products and services. With countless businesses together under one roof, this is an unmissable business opportunity.

1.30pm - 3.00pm Book a place on our Growth Breakout sessions

With 8 topics to choose from, see the full range here

(Free entry for visitors, see exhibitor prices below)

Book a free visitor ticket for the Growth and Innovation Summit & Business Expo

To book a free visitor ticket, click the 'Book now' button on the left-hand sidebar or scroll down to the 'Book now' section.

Your ticket gives you access to the whole days' activity:

  • Networking and AGM (10am-11am)
  • Growth and Innovation Summit (11am-12noon)
  • Business Expo & networking lunch (12noon-4pm)

When booking, please let us know if you will be joining us for the 10am networking and/or the networking lunch from 12 noon. This will help us with the catering requirements.

Want to exhibit at the Business Expo?

Exhibition space is available to invested members of Buckinghamshire Business First. Learn more about our invested membership packages here.

Exhibition space is:

  • free for Ambassador members
  • £50 for Partner members
  • £100 for Stakeholder members

To book your space, click the 'Book now' button on the left-hand sidebar or scroll down to the 'Book now' section.

Please book one exhibitor ticket for your business and a visitor ticket for each member of your business attending on the day. For example, if you are exhibiting and will have two team members in attendance on the day, book one exhibitor ticket and two visitor tickets.

Visitor tickets are free of charge and are also valid for the Growth and Innovation Summit and the morning networking and AGM. If you are intending to exhibit, please ensure you select the correct ticket relating to your membership package. 


7 December, 2023 - 7 December, 2023
9:30am - 4:00pm
Registration, refreshments, exhibition & networking from 9.30am
Adams Park, Hillbottom Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP12 4HJ
Please note:

Follow to locate the venue. 

Parking: There is free parking available at the venue. 

Arrival Instructions:  Please proceed to the Woodlands Executive Lounge which is accessed along the left-hand side of the building via the stairs or lift.  We will have banners as a guide.  If you have any problems locating the space, please check at reception for guidance. 

Refreshments: We will provide refreshments for guests with food served during the networking element of the event from 12noon and ice-cream from The Works at 2.30pm!

Photography: We may take photographs at this event for future promotional activity including social media. If you do not wish to appear in the photographs – please let us know either when making your booking, via email to or by advising a member of the BBF team when you arrive.

Our environmental impact: We are working hard to reduce the environmental impact of our events and lower our carbon footprint as much as possible. Find out more here.

Buckinghamshire Business First Events Team
Waiting List:
Click the pink 'Waiting list' tab in the 'Book now' section to add yourself.


1. Michael Garvey
  • 1. Michael Garvey

Chairman, Buckinghamshire Business First and Managing Director, Chandler Garvey

2. Philippa Batting
  • 2. Philippa Batting

Managing Director at Buckinghamshire Business First

Angela Spang
  • Angela Spang

Founder & Owner, JUNE MEDICAL

Graham Schultz
  • Graham Schultz

CEO, Plastron

James Hakesley
  • James Hakesley


Karim Kassam
  • Karim Kassam

Managing Director, Horwood House Hotel

Nick Moss
  • Nick Moss

Services Director, Saepio Solutions

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