County Durham businesses keen to showcase their products and services are urged to take part in the Incubator Zone programme at EMCON.
Organisers of Durham EMCON, County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network (CDEMN), have teamed up with Business Durham’s Durham Business Opportunities Programme (DBOP), with European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funding, to offer companies a mini exhibitor package which they hope will open the expo up to those companies who don’t have big marketing budgets or the resources to exhibit at an event like this.
The package means they can have a presence within the show with the added bonus of support provided to help prepare them for the exhibition and marketing materials such as banner stands and flyers designed and printed if they need them.
David Land is Chairman of CDEMN. He said: “The first Incubator Zone, held at last year’s event, was an overwhelming success with many of the 21 companies who took part winning work as a result.
“The programme helped us address the balance as far as attracting micro and small businesses to exhibit, and also backs up what we’ve been saying, which is that the event is as much for companies at the smaller end of the supply chain as those bigger businesses.
“We’re now looking for companies to take part this year, so if you fit the criteria and want to grow your customer base and showcase your business to a vast audience of leading engineering and manufacturing companies, get in touch.”
The criteria to participate is:
– Your business must be based within County Durham
– It must have links to the engineering and manufacturing sectors
– Ideally employ less than 15 people
– Have never exhibited at EMCON
Lisa Wall is Business Engagement Officer with DBOP. She said: “This is the perfect opportunity for companies to take part in EMCON without the pressure of significant costs which are often attached to exhibiting at big events.
“The Incubator Zone programme is a great example of how the Durham Business Opportunities Programme can help businesses find new opportunities and contacts to help their business grow.”
The Incubator Zone programme is being delivered by the DBOP team working in partnership with LEC Communications and Design.
The event returns on Thursday 18 October. For updates, or to book as an exhibitor, visit emcon.show.