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Business Summits give SMEs the opportunity to be part of Heathrow's Supply Chain

Heathrow announces 2018 Business Summits

Posted on in Construction and supply chain

Heathrow is pleased to announce we’ll be hosting 10 Heathrow Business Summits around the UK in 2018 to ensure every region benefits from the expansion of Heathrow.

In 2017, Heathrow held seven business summits across the UK, and to date an estimated £93.4million of new deals have been won by businesses as a result of the partnerships formed at Business Summits.

SMEs already play a crucial role in Heathrow’s supply chain – with the airport spending over £1.5 billion annually with more than 1,200 SMEs and suppliers from across the country and in the local communities surrounding the airport.

To ensure that UK businesses can maximise the opportunities of expansion, Heathrow will deliver 10 Business Summits throughout the UK in 2018. These events connect SMEs from Somerset to Scotland to growth opportunities by allowing businesses to network and trade with each other, meet the airport’s supply chain and organise meetings with the Department for International Trade to explore exporting opportunities.

The benefits of Heathrow Business Summits

  • A great platform for SME’s to get a foot in the door and capitalise on the business opportunities available at Heathrow
  • Promote your services to businesses within Heathrow’s supply chain who are committed to procure from SMEs
  • Meet and network with exhibitors partners including Local Councils, Chambers of Commerce, Local Enterprise Partnerships, and Department for International Trade.

To find out more watch our video

What to expect at Heathrow's Business Summits

Heathrow Business Summits 2018

Business Summit South West – Somerset
Tuesday 13th March
Somerset County Cricket Club
In partnership with Somerset Chamber

Heathrow Business Summit North East – Teesside
Thursday 10th May
Jurys Inn Middlesbrough
In partnership with the North East England Chamber of Commerce

Heathrow Business Summit North West – Manchester
Friday 8th June
A J Bell Stadium
In partnership with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Heathrow Business Summit Wales – Cardiff
Wednesday 11th July
Cardiff City Stadium
In partnership with the Welsh Government

Heathrow Business Summit Scotland – Glasgow
Monday 10th September 
DoubleTree By Hilton Glasgow Central
in partnership with the Scottish Chambers of Commerce

Heathrow Business Summit Yorkshire – Doncaster
Thursday 11th October 
Doncaster Racecourse
In partnership with Doncaster Chamber

Flagship Heathrow Business Summit 
Tuesday 27th November 
Venue TBC

Heathrow Business Summit Northern Ireland
Date and venue TBC
In partnership with the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce

Heathrow Business Summit Midlands
Date and venue TBC

Heathrow Business Summit East London 
Date and venue TBC