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The Wellness Exchange
Fri 10 March 2017, 09:30 – 17:00 GMT
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: Clothing businesses, food, drink and supplement providers, sports equipment busineses as well as wellness services such as personal trainers and fitness businesses.
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. As there are 200 attendees at this event you will not be able to display more than one item. 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.
9.30am: Welcome from Enterprise Nation
Emma Jones, founder, Enterprise Nation
9.35am: My journey to getting into retailers
Julianne Ponan, owner and CEO director, Creative Nature
10.00am: How two former GB swimmers have created the Chanel of the protein world
Charlie Turner and Lee Foster, co-founders, Neat Nutrition
10.30am: Meet the buyer: Holland & Barrett
Ian Mackie, head of food category, Holland & Barrett
11.00am: Coffee Break
11.30pm: Building a new category
James Shillcock, founder, Vivid Drinks
12.00pm: Guide to a health product start-up: How I did it
Following an eight year career as head of health and beauty at Whole Foods UK, Ines Hermida decided to become her own boss and run her own show. Protein shake, MACACHA, is the result and is selling across the UK and overseas. Ines will show how she got started and keeps growing.
12.30pm: Meet the buyer: Planet Organic
Al Overton, head of buying, Planet Organic
1.00pm: Lunch break
Head out to a nearby eatery, or showcase your product to Al Overton at a lunchtime demo
2.00pm: How to grow your wellness business on Instagram
Jennifer D Begg, co-founder of TwoBees and an accredited Facebook trainer
2.30pm: Let’s get personal: How to deliver a personal wellness experience to your customer
Chris Bailey, founder, Disrupts Sports
3.00pm: Show me the money!
Experts and entrepreneurs offer top tips on how to raise and manage money
Sam Barton, KPMG
Peter Shearing, HSBC
Jonathan Newman, founder, Chi London
Luca Amaduzzi and Agostino Stilli, co-founders of Cycl, who successfully partnered with investor Nick Jenkins on a recent episode of Dragons' Den
3.30pm: Scaling a national wellness business
A panel of entrepreneurs who have successfully grown through fitness training classes and gyms show how it’s done
4.00pm: Make me famous!
A panel of editors and an entrepreneur outline how you can pitch your story to the press and secure celebrity clients
Geeta Sidhu Robb, founder, Nosh Detox
Sophie Scott, editor, Balance Magazine
Lauren Armes, founder, Welltodo
This event is supported by:
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.
About Enterprise Nation
Enterprise Nation is a small business network and business support provider with more 70,000 members. Its aim is to help people turn their good ideas into great businesses through expert advice, events, acceleration, networking and inspiring books.