Briefing will outline business opportunities from 2022 Commonwealth Games

“The evidence from previous games shows that businesses in the area around the host city tend to win the majority of contracts.

Businesses in Warwickshire will be given an insight on how to go for Commonwealth Games gold at an event this March.

The senior team behind the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will visit NAEC Stoneleigh to deliver a briefing session on potential business and procurement opportunities that will be up for grabs  before and during the big event.

The briefing has been arranged by Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce as part of the programme for their 'Trade Local' Business Expo on Friday, March 15 at Stoneleigh Park when hundreds of firms from across the region will come together to network and do business.

Around 80 per cent of contracts for previous Games have been secured by firms in the region around the host city and firms across Coventry and Warwickshire are being urged to be alive to the opportunities.

Louise Bennett, chief executive of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “The Commonwealth Games coming to the region is huge and we want companies across Coventry and Warwickshire to understand what opportunities are already available and what there is in the pipeline.

“The evidence from previous games shows that businesses in the area around the host city tend to win the majority of contracts. Therefore we want to bring companies across our patch up to speed with the potential opportunities so we are delighted to have secured a briefing with the organisers at our Expo.

"Our Business and Trade Expos continue to attract hundreds of companies from across the region and preparations have been underway for the event in March for several weeks. Our Go For Growth: Trade Local campaign is all about getting companies across the patch doing business with one another and being more pro-active at events such as this when looking to land new work.

“We are also keen to promote major opportunities through the campaign with major public and private sector bodies.

The Business Briefing will take place between 8am-10am on Friday 15th March 2019 at NAEC Stoneleigh. The Chamber’s Trade Local Business Expo will then open at 10am and Business Briefing delegates are invited to join the Expo at the close of the briefing.

To find out more and register to attend, please go to www.cwexpo.co.uk

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