It’s back to business for Broome expo

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New Broome Chamber of Commerce & Industry chief executive Elaine Jolliffe.
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Businesses around the North West will have the opportunity to showcase what they have on offer when a well known Broome event makes its reappearance.

The Broome Chamber of Commerce and Industry is set to relaunch the Broome expo next month under the new banner Love Broome Small Business Expo. Like its predecessor the event will give companies across the Kimberley and Pilbara a platform to network, make sales and market themselves to customers and corporates.

The event invites small to medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurs and start-up organisations to set up a booth over two days and attracts the business community from the two regions.

Formerly known as the North West Expo, the event was scrapped four years ago due to high costs.

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But BCCI chief executive Elaine Jolliffe said bringing back the expo was a priority.

“We all know there is a lot of activity happening in the Kimberley and even more happening soon,” she said.

“It was important to provide opportunities for businesses to get themselves out there and be seen to be able to develop and take advantage of this increased activity.

“It has been four years since the last expo and we look forward to bringing it back and starting afresh.”

Ms Jolliffe said the event would be used as a trial to determine whether or not it will be reintroduced annually.

“We are testing the waters and keeping it somewhat small with Love Broome,” she said.

“That’s not to say it isn’t a big opportunity for businesses, but we will monitor the number of exhibitors and customers before making a decision on whether or not we will bring it back for good.

“I encourage everyone from the Pilbara and Kimberley to get involved, whether as a customer or a business.”

The expo is supported by the Shire of Broome. It will be held over two days at Broome Convention Centre from March 15, with a networking social event on March 14. The venue allows for about 30 exhibitors.

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