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Business Week 2017

Dumfries and Galloway Business Week will take place from Monday 2 to Friday 8 October.

This year's Business Week will build on the success of previous years with some inspirational events featuring Google Digital Garage and MasterChef winner Gary McLean.

Free events are taking place across the region to help you:

  • grow and develop your business
  • become more competitive
  • learn from the experts
  • promote your business

Featured events

MasterChef Live demonstration - Tuesday 3 October
Gary Maclean winner of 'MasterChef: The Professionals 2016' is hosting a demo at the Easterbrook Hall. Gary will use local ingredients from Dumfries and Galloway to create dishes and showcase the amazing produce we have on our doorstep in Scotland. He will also share his thoughts on how we raise the standard of delivering good food for our customers.

Dumfries and Galloway Tourism Conference - Tuesday 3 October
The Dumfries and Galloway Tourism Conference is also taking place during Business Week for the first time. We have an exciting line up of speakers that will inspire all tourism businesses to collaborate and to share their products in order to develop the region's tourism offering. We want to celebrate the recent successes and highlight the business opportunities available to you.

Business Development Day - Wednesday 4 October
Over 40 business stands will be exhibiting products and services at our Business Development Day. There will also be presentations throughout the event covering a range of topics  We are also hosting four digital sessions at the event:

  • Google Garage - Tell Your Story Online
  • Google Garage - Reach New Customers Online
  • Stephen Whitelaw - Attracting international customers: SEO and Social Media
  • Stephen Whitelaw - The Future of the Web

Raising Finance for Food and Drink Growth - Wednesday 4 October
This event focussing on the growth aspirations of food and drink businesses will provide information on identifying sources of finance, accessing investments and what the funders will expect from you. You will hear from a food and drink business that has achieved growth after raising finance. 

Further information

Booking is essential for all events.

Book your places now

Visit the Business Gateway website or call 01387 808738 for more details

Page last updated: 08/08/17