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Records broken at Wales’ Biggest Business Expo…


Posted by Introbiz – 5th December 2018 

The Introbiz Expo of 2018 was an immensely successful business event in Wales, with record crowds attending. Introbiz were ambitious enough to carry out four sold-out business events in one day, and it worked.

The Introbiz Team worked so hard to ensure success and learned a lot as a team. At Introbiz it is their upmost aim to connect business so that they can thrive, so it was a pleasure to see so many connections and even deals made on the day!

Introbiz are determined to up the ante next year – so stay tuned… watch this space. If you were not able to make the Expo (Wales’ Biggest Business Expo at the Motorpoint Arena), this year, here is what you missed.

With the sun peeping through the winter clouds on the morning of the Introbiz Expo, all was still at 7am outside the Motorpoint Arena. Inside, however, it was a different story.

Through the front doors, there were huge crowds queueing down the street to get inside. Entrepreneurs were in search of coffee and getting ready for the day ahead, beginning with Wales’ biggest Networking Breakfast event. Last minute touches were put to the record number of stands being exhibited, with the smell of full English breakfasts and fresh croissants wafting through the arena.

The Introbiz Expo 2018 had begun.

Wales largest Networking Breakfast event, sponsored by PIXAFUSION Digital

The day kicked off with WRU CEO Martyn Phillips and BBC’s Scrum V presenter Sean Holley hosting a live Q&A. This took place with over 300 guests enjoying a breakfast fit for royalty, provided by the award-winning Spiros Caterers.

But first, there was an important surprise. The Royal Welsh Third Battalion slowly marched into the breakfast room, dazzling the crowd with their percussion and musical talent. With their drums and uniforms catching everyone’s eye, they provided the perfect beginning to the day. They acted as a clue to the theme of the VIP Charity Gala Dinner later in the evening, accompanying ABF The Soldiers’ Charity on their stand throughout the day.

See the highlights of this Welsh business expo networking event here.

Source: Behind The Lens Media

Lord Sugar Lunch, sponsored by Hunter Jones Investments

One of the main and highly anticipated keynote speakers took to the stage at midday. The business mandate and nation’s favourite hirer and firer, Lord Alan Sugar arrived in Cardiff to give the Welsh business community an insight into his business expertise.

With Spiros Caterers kindly providing the lunch too, the guests sat down to await Lord Sugar. Over 300 high-profile business celebs and entrepreneurs joined us in the curtained off room for the VIP experience, with Lord Sugar partaking in a live Q&A with Paul and Tracey Smolinski, Introbiz’ MDs. The Lord’s wit and humour did not go amiss, with many saying they were over the moon to have seen their business idol in person.

See the highlights of the Lord Sugar & Hunter Jones Investment Event here.

Source: Behind The Lens Media

Grant Cardone 10X, sponsored by Paul McFadden Wealth and Thrive Assets

The global entrepreneur Grant Cardone was in the UK on his 10X Tour and he visited London, Glasgow and the #IntrobizExpo along with us in Cardiff. With people paying thousands to see him live in America, there was a huge hype generated in the UK’s business community. He certainly lived up to his reputation. The packed-out room was encapsulated by Grant Cardone as he delivered his 10X talk and Sales & Marketing advice.

This American sales guru brought along his gorgeous family, including the mesmerising Elena Cardone and hypnotised the crowd with his proven business philosophies. Guests were walking away from his talk feeling more than inspired and ready to 10X their business, which is what the Expo is all about!

Check out the keynote speakers gallery from the #IntrobizExpo event in Cardiff Online here.

Source: Behind The Lens Media

VIP Charity Gala Dinner, sponsored by Godiva Insurance

Taking place at The Vale Resort, our VIP Charity and Awards Gala Dinner really was awe-inspiring. The room was dressed up beautifully (but not as beautifully as the guests!!), really showcasing a celebratory, Christmassy vibe – the ideal setting to relax and enjoy the aftermath and the success of the day. Sean Holley addressed the crowd as compère, hosting an auction and a raffle to raise money for the ABF Soldiers’ Charity. Prizes such as a black-tie dinner for two at Edinburgh Castle + VIP Royal Gallery for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and Afternoon Tea at the Savoy Hotel in London were on offer and generated much interest and friendly competition. With great pride Introbiz are proud to say that they raised a large sum of money for the ABF Soldiers’ charity.

Introbiz also announced some fantastic award winners at this prestigious event.

This was the perfect end to a great business event packaged day in Wales, filled with success, emotion and pride. The Introbiz goal was met when they received such positive feedback from exhibitors, visitors, sponsors and keynote speakers alike!

You can see all of the Introbiz Expo After Party and Award Show highlights of this beautiful event online here.

Source: Hummingbird Creations

To read some further feedback, have a read of some Introbiz  testimonials from some of the exhibitors, sponsors and visitors, they provide a real taster of what to expect from the Expo.

If you like what you have seen about Introbiz and you’re not yet a member, give their lovely team a call on 02920 291 002 or email info@introbiz.co.uk. The benefits of joining Introbiz are bountiful, they have a brilliant network and any business is welcome to join. Introbiz go above and beyond to connect people in their network, if they see a link, they will not hesitate to connect those businesses together.

Excited for next year? Check out the new Introbiz Expo 2019 floor plan:

Source: Introbiz

Tempted to exhibit in 2019? With prices to exhibit starting from just £499, it’s an absolute no brainer! This year they had thousands of visitors, with plenty of deals taking place on the day 🤝 Head over to the Introbiz  website for more information.

So, thank you to everyone who got involved.

We are already looking forward to next year!


Top Entrepreneurs of Wales Celebrate winning awards at lavish Introbiz & Introbiz Expo Awards Ceremony…


Posted by Introbiz on 29 November 2018 

The Introbiz Expo 2018 was our biggest yet. Wales’ largest business Expo took another leap and is now the largest business Expo by FAR. This could not have been done without everyone who took part, exhibitors, keynote speakers, visitors, sponsors and volunteers alike. We are over the moon to hear how beneficial everyone found the day, with businesses already following up contacts made and making deals left right and centre! We felt it necessary to recognise those that particularly excelled. So, here’s a massive congratulations to all of our Introbiz Expo Award Winners!


After an incredibly difficult choice, we decided that Zenith Print and Packaging would be the winner of the Best Large Stand. With their all singing, all dancing funfair style stand, they attracted such a large amount of footfall and clearly made the most out of their Expo experience. Giving away free teddies just before Christmas was a stroke of genius, in our opinion.

Here is the link to their website to find out more 👉 http://zenithprintgroup.com/

Source: Introbiz
Source: Hummingbird Creative

The winner of Best Medium Stand was 123 Divorce. Their stand stood out because of their insistent use of anything pink, if it wasn’t pink, it wasn’t allowed on the stand! Their theory is, in a time of grey, they will be the colour in your life, helping you through the difficult times brought on by a divorce. This branding really makes them stand out and we believe this deserved an award. (WelshBiz owners MA Consultancy are very happy that our Clients won 👏)!

Peruse their website here 👉 https://www.123divorce.co.uk/

Source: Introbiz
Soucre: Hummingbird Creative

As a much-loved science discovery centre in Cardiff, it’s a task to demonstrate what Techniquest is all about at a business exhibition in the Motorpoint Arena. Yet they pulled it off with flying colours, by transporting an actual exhibit from their museum. Techniquest wooed visitors with something different, they were able to measure their reaction times by placing their hands onto the exhibit. Nothing like a bit of healthy competition! Therefore, they won Best Small Stand.

Check out what they’ve got going on here 👉 https://www.techniquest.org/

Source: Introbiz

We chose Dreams & Wishes charity as our winners of Best Marketing. It was hard to miss them all over social media! This charity is such a worthy cause, granting ill children their dreams and wishes. Their marketing is ‘on point’ and deserves recognition, keep it up Dreams & Wishes!

Have a look at their brilliant work here 👉 https://www.dreamsandwishescharity.org/

Source: Hummingbird Creative

123 Divorce didn’t just win Best Medium Stand, they also won 2nd Best Marketing! As aforementioned, their pink campaign is hard to miss. They stand out from the crowd and that is what good marketing is all about. Congratulations 123 Divorce!

Check above for their website details! (WelshBiz’s owners MA Consultancy are proud of this award as we have been doing all of their marketing for their launch 🚀 at the expo 😎💪).

Source: Hummingbird Creative

In 3rd place for Best Marketing was PIXAFUSION Digital. They are a full-service digital marketing agency, and this really shows in their own marketing. Their advertising before and during the Expo was excellent and we loved it!

See why they deserved this award here 👉 https://pixafusion.digital/

Source: Hummingbird Creative

After much thought, we decided that Giovanni Malacrino was the worthy winner of Entrepreneur of the Year. He is the Welsh Italian that everyone wants to know and get involved with. His brain for business is impressive and this is evident in the work he has completed this year with Introbiz. We adore his restaurants Giovanni’s Park Place and Giovanni’s The Hayes, and our MDs Paul and Tracey Smolinski really enjoyed trying his Cookery School! His restaurants are very popular with celebrities and he often welcomes the likes of Cliff Richard, Katherine Jenkins, Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones. On top of this, Gio always wants to help people, he has no hidden agenda. He stands out with his charitable work. Keep it up Gio!

Have a look at what he has been up to here 👉 https://www.giovanniscardiff.co.uk/

Source: Hummingbird Creative

Prodec earned this award well and truly. They closed the biggest deal in the network this year. This took place at the end of a journey, which began with Rebecca knocking on our office door, trying to sell her services to us. We returned the favour by telling her what we do, resulting in her signing up to the Introbiz network. Through the network we connected her with the right people, and hence, the 1.5 million-pound deal was done. Congrats Prodec!

Visit their website for more information 👉 https://www.prodec.co.uk/

Source: Hummingbird Creative

Cobalt HR earned the title of the Best Start-Up! We think their efforts deserved recognition as they have really grown throughout the year. Kerry has been so active this year, regularly hosting successful events in the city. Keep up the good work, we love watching your journey!

See how successful they are here 👉 https://www.cobalt-hr.co.uk/

Source: Hummingbird Creative

Mike Armstrong from MA Consultancy won Networker of the Year for good reason. Although every member of Introbiz deserves an award for networking, Mike raised the bar indeed! And now after listening to Grant Cardone’s speech at the Expo, Mike is truly 10X-ing his business and his life. What an inspiration! (WelshBiz’ Owners MA Consultancy run by Mike Armstrong) are very proud of this achievement and would like to publicly thank Introbiz for being awesome, having an awesome network and changing the shape of networking and business expo’s in Wales and around the UK. Keep up the great work 💪👊🔟❌🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇬🇧)!

Source: Hummingbird Creative

You can see some of what Mike is up to at: www.marketing.wales | www.maconsultancycardiff.com

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Our competition, ‘The Pitch’, which takes place at the Expo each year, always attracts some incredible talent. Our judges chose The Disabled Reviewers as 2018’s winners. Their pitch is that they review Disability Aids, Cars, Hotels, Airports, Airlines, Hotels Abroad and much more for disabled people. We are so pleased to have them on board as part of our network.

Check out the rest of the gorgeous photographs here!

Everyone involved with the Expo deserves to win an award, it was a fantastic event and we are so grateful so many people found it beneficial. Bring on next year!

If you’re looking to get the most of your Introbiz networking fix before Christmas, visit their website to secure your place on the final two business networking events in Wales for 2018 (hurry, tickets are limited!).

20x’ing my business by helping other to 10x (or more theirs)!


Was originally looking for 10x but why when 20x is achievable (or more)!


We had a very productive official launch at #IntrobizExpo – thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello!

We had a very productive official launch at #IntrobizExpo – thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello!

— Read on thingstodoincardiffdirectory.wordpress.com/2018/11/25/we-had-a-very-productive-official-launch-at-introbizexpo-thanks-to-everyone-who-stopped-by-to-say-hello/


Networking Breakfast at Jurys Inn – Introbiz

Networking Breakfast at Jurys Inn – Introbiz
— Read on www.introbiz.co.uk/product/networking-breakfast-jurys-inn/


The Networking 2018 Journey Begins

The Networking 2018 Journey Begins

— Read on networker2018andbeyond.wordpress.com/2018/11/25/the-journey-begins/


Some Pictures & Highlights of #LordSugar @GrantCardone and the Vibrant #Welsh #Business #Community at #IntrobizExpo through the Eyes of @WelshBiz & MA Consultancy…

Some Pictures & Highlights of #LordSugar @GrantCardone and the Vibrant #Welsh #Business #Community at #IntrobizExpo through the Eyes of @WelshBiz & MA Consultancy…

— Read on welsheventsblog.wordpress.com/2018/11/24/some-pictures-highlights-of-lordsugar-grantcardone-and-the-vibrant-welsh-business-community-at-introbizexpo-through-the-eyes-of-welshbiz-ma-consultancy/


Find #YourCarGroup on stand 269 at #IntrobizExpo and take part in their fab competition…


Had a great day so far listening to and meeting so many great business people at #IntrobizExpo including #LordSugar and @mark_e_wright !


Great to see @snowyconesc at #IntrobizExpo – love working with these guys and their fab #snowycones


Great seeing @roryj_mjtribute at #IntrobizExpo on stand 231 – come and get a #Selfie with #MichaelJackson


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