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10 Reasons Why Recruitment Expo is a Must for Every Recruiter


Though recruiters will no doubt have a diary full of events that they wish to attend, the Recruitment Expo is simply a must, bringing some of the biggest names in the industry together. Spread over two days, the 2017 event will be held in Birmingham’s NEC, taking place on the 4th and 5th October. As the 5th edition of the famous get-together, we are eager to promote this event to the recruiters of the UK. So, here are just 10 reasons you should attend this year.


Covering a host of topics of interest to recruiters, the show will give visitors the opportunity to attend seminars and training sessions on the most recent industry innovations, the hottest topics, new and developing products, and realise opportunities in the market that will help them grow their businesses.

Learning Zone

The Learning Zone is a part of the event where many seminars are delivered, with workshops spread across the two days. This year, the Learning Zone will welcome the following people:

  • Amanda Davies, Managing Director of ISV Software
  • John Rose, Recruiting Protagonist at Resourceful UK
  • Paul Dewick, Commercial Director of Boomerang Funding
  • Julia Doherty of Green Umbrella Marketing
  • Drey Francis, Director of Engage Technology Partners
  • Anna Plotnek, Managing Director of PLOTT Creative
  • Maciej Mazurek, Tech Recruitment Team Leader of Bee Talents
  • Fiona Brunton, Specialist Bid & Tender Writer of Brunton Consultancy
  • Emma Clarke, Associate of TEAM/Brabners LLP
  • Neil Warner, Senior Associate of Gateley Plc
  • Vicky Roythorne, Head of Compliance of Outsource UK
  • Brad Shackleton, CEO of Recruiting Excellence


If you are looking to network, then the Recruitment Expo 2017 is certainly for you, welcoming representatives from every corner of the recruitment industry. With dedicated areas for networking, what is so great about this event is that you can network with those that are just as eager as you to make strong connections.

Lead generation

Whatever you are looking to sell to the recruitment market, the Recruitment Expo will no doubt home your target market. Welcoming companies and individuals from technology, marketing, legal and many other sectors, the event is bursting with active buyers looking for opportunities. Many exhibitors and visitors use the expo as a chance to generate leads, taking business contacts which they can utilise when returning to the office.

Find suppliers

On the same note, if you have been given a budget to source a particular product or service for your recruitment company, the NEC will be jam-packed with suppliers. Giving you access to a range of different sized businesses, the Recruitment Expo will allow you to research the best businesses in the space; all on one day and in one place.

Promote your startup

Each year, the Recruitment Expo sees a new influx of innovative startups heading to the NEC, wanting to establish themselves in the market and start building out their network. If you are a startup or looking to connect with new businesses, then this event will be sure to cater to your needs.

Stay ahead of your competition

Whether you are investing in a stand or just visiting the NEC for a day, you will be able to gauge the competition within your market. From collecting marketing materials to attending the many seminars on offer, from the event you will gain a clear picture of where you stand in the market you are looking to dominate.

New technology

Every year, the Recruitment Expo unveils the latest innovations in the world of recruitment tech. Whether it be software companies launching their latest products or agencies presenting detail of online trends, if you are a tech buff then the expo is definitely for you!

Freebies and competitions

Eager to entice as many people to their stands, exhibitors will often give out freebies at the event. Whether it be free drink and food or free entry into a raffle, the Recruitment Expo has over the years become renowned for its healthy giveaways.

A day out the office

If none of the above have been successful in getting you excited about the event, then simply relish in the fact that you can enjoy a day out of the office, rubbing shoulders with the best in the business whilst enjoying a productive day out with colleagues.

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