£46.75 – £49

The Wellness Exchange: Meet buyers and experts from the wellness industry

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General Assembly

The Relay Building

114 Whitechapel High Street

London

E17PT

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The Wellness Exchange

If you're looking to start or grow a wellness business, this is the event for you!

Join inspiring retail buyers, entrepreneurs and experts from the wellness industry for this one-day extravaganza.

Types of businesses this event is ideal for: Product based wellness brands including fashion, food & drink, supplements and sports equipment, as well as service-based businesses such as technology services or consultancy based services.

How does a Wellness Exchange work?

Exchange events put in you in touch with large brand buyers looking for products and solutions just like yours. You'll also hear advice from a variety of entrepreneurs who have been there and done it plus experts in topics such as sales, marketing and PR for the wellness industry.

Please bring along one sample item from your business to display. The areas to display your item is first come first serve as this is an optional opportunity. Please note Enterprise Nation is not liable for the safety and security of your products.

Pitch your products to buyers live on-stage

As part of the Wellness Exchange, there will be opportunities to pitch your products live on-stage to big retail buyers. This is a great opportunity to meet buyers and showcase your products. Brands that have pitched at an Exchange event in past years have ended up on the shelves of Selfridges, Boots and more, so make sure you make the most of this opportunity! Apply now to pitch to Selfridges and Sainsbury's buyers.


Why attend?

  • Hear from wellness industry experts and successful founders
  • Meet large retail buyers
  • Learn how to get media attention
  • Get your house in order with accounting and manufacturing advice
  • Boost your sales with new sales channels
  • Gain new customers on Facebook and Instagram
  • Much more!



The Agenda

08.50am: Registration and set up

09.10am: Welcome from Enterprise Nation and General Assembly
We will then do a quick Secret Sunrise session to wake you up and get you ready for the day ahead!

09.30am: Square up to your brand sales
A Square representative will interview a successful wellness brand for top tips on how to boost your sales.

10.00am: Getting your house in order
Get your house in order with this panel that covers the nitty-gritty details of cash flow from an ICAEW accountant and manufacturing from Kirpal Bharaj, founder, Stay Sixty.

10.30am: Growing, hiring and gaining media attention
Hear from the women changing the face of contraception. Hanx founders Sarah and Farah set out to create vegan sexual wellness products with a feminine side and have ended up creating a fast-growing, global brand, gaining alot of media attention on the way. Hear their top tips for growing a wellness brand.

11.00am: Coffee break: Mingle with fellow entrepreneurs and look at the samples on display

11.30am: Growing a business that makes the world a better place
Margot de Broglie, founder of Secret Sunrise, started a morning dance community aiming to create a better world, one sunrise at a time. She's on hand to let you know how to grow a business that has a focus on making the world a better place!

12.00pm: How I did it - Rebekah Hall, founder and CEO, Botanic Lab
Hear from Rebekah Hall, founder and CEO of Botanic Lab on how she quit her corporate job, met her co-founder at a yoga retreat and started a wellness drinks company that is now stocked in Waitrose, Sainsbury's, Ocado and restaurant chains such as All Bar One.

12.30pm: Creating and growing a CBD brand
CBD is a fast-growing market. When Jasmin Thomas was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, CBD changed her life. She founded Ohana CBD and has gone on to create a range of vegan CBD products. Jasmin will be sharing everything there is to know about starting and growing a CBD brand.

1.00pm: Lunch break and showcase your products
Head out to a nearby eatery but come back quickly as this is the perfect time to showcase your products!

2.00pm: Selling on the High Street
Learning how to grow your business online is important, but don't underestimate the power of popping up in bricks and mortar! Hear from a panel of Clicks and Mortar sellers on how to pop-up on a budget and how to make the most of selling face-to-face!

  • Tom Anderson-Dixon, founder, Vit Stix
  • Al Shariat, director, Coconut Merchant

2.30pm: Making the most of the online sales opportunity
Learn how to build a website that creates a first impression and turns your customers into raving fans with BigCommerce.

3.00pm: Grow your beauty business on Facebook and Instagram
Alison Battisby, founder of Avocado Social and an accredited #SheMeansBusiness trainer, will be providing tips on how you can build your business online, reach new audiences and generate more sales.

3:30pm: Meet the buyers
Get in front of retail buyers to learn about new industry trends for 2020 and what buyers look for in a brand. We will be joined by:

  • Adrian Boswell, health and wellbeing buyer, Selfridges
  • Nicholas Moorley, buyer, Sainsbury's

4.00pm: Live pitching to buyers
Enterprise Nation members attending the event have the exclusive opportunity to apply to pitch products to the buyers live on stage. If you're not an Enterprise Nation member, you can become one by buying the ticket option that includes membership. Apply now to pitch to the buyers.

4.30pm: Prosecco and event ends
Enjoy a glass of prosecco on us before heading home with a head full of new-found knowledge!




This event is powered by:

General Assembly, Square, BigCommerce & ICAEW



About Enterprise Nation

Enterprise Nation is the UK's most active small business network and we have helped thousands of people turn their good idea into a great business. Enterprise Nation membership gives you access to exclusive opportunities to grow your business and connects you with like-minded entrepreneurs and business experts who can help. By selecting the 'plus membership' ticket, you’ll automatically get 25% off this event too!


Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Please note, in the event you are unable to attend this event due to cancellation from yourself or Enterprise Nation, we are unable to refund any associated costs such as hotel or travel.

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The Relay Building

114 Whitechapel High Street

London

E17PT

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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