THE 2019 North Wales Business Exhibition is set to take place in Flintshire next week, with hundreds of businesses expected to attend the event.

Around 150 diverse company exhibitor stands will be present at Coleg Cambria in Connah’s Quay on Monday, October 30, for one of the biggest business shows in North Wales.

Those who attend will have the opportunity to see each of the stands, while also being able to network with hundreds of other businesspeople at the exhibition which will run from 9.30am to 3.00pm.

Some businesses will also be fighting it out as they pitch their ideas to the event’s ‘dragons’ for a chance to win prizes of £1,000 and £500 in the exhibition’s Dragon’s Den competition – based upon the popular business television show aired on BBC.

The exhibition has been organised by the not-for-profit Deeside Business Forum (DBF), and will be opened by the organisation’s president, Lord Barry Jones PC.

Ahead of the exhibition, DBF chairman, Askar Sheibani, said: “There are challenging times ahead for business, and great partnerships will be vital for the future.

“This event is a golden opportunity for anyone in business in the region to network with other companies.

“This is the prime business gathering in North Wales and is going from strength to strength. This year we’re expecting more than 1,000 visitors as it really is a day not to be missed.”

The business stands that will be at Coleg Cambria in Connah’s Quay on Monday, October 30, can be visited between 9.30am and 2.00pm, before special presentations are made to the best stand and the Dragon’s Den competition winners.

Although an earlier networking breakfast - organised by Mersey Dee Alliance - has been fully booked, tickets remain for delegates to book on to be a part of the big business event.

For more information, or to register to attend the 2019 North Wales Business Exhibition for free, visit:

The event is being sponsored by Westbridge Furniture Designs, Coleg Cambria, Tate & Lyle, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Wrexham Glyndŵr University, while also being supported by many other businesses including Flintshire in Business 2019, 20Twenty Bangor University, Business Wales, and Picturehouse Films.