Hilton Head Business EXPO Features New One-Day Mega Format


HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC January 13, 2014 –  This year’s new one-day Business EXPO format, presented by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, will be held Wednesday, January 29 at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa.  Look for exciting changes in store for exhibitors and attendees as well as business networking and seminars, including in-demand guest speaker Lee Cockerell, former Disney V.P.

Lee Cockerell, former executive vice president, operations, Walt Disney World Resort  and author of "Creating Magic" and "The Customer Rules"

Lee Cockerell, former executive vice president, operations, Walt Disney World Resort
and author of “Creating Magic” and “The Customer Rules”

With over 2,000 attendees, Business EXPO is one of the largest business-building events in the region. In a recent chamber survey, over 89% of former exhibitors surveyed preferred a one-day mega EXPO format, with 92% citing the opportunity to make new contacts.

Business EXPO runs from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Prior to Business EXPO, the chamber will present a Flood Insurance Summit at 10:00 a.m. Industry experts will share valuable news on this topic and address questions in an  informative Q&A session.

Attendees can learn how to take their customer service to a whole new level at Business EXPO’s 4:00 p.m. seminar with Cockerell, author of “The Customer Rules, The 39 Essential Rules for Delivering Sensational Service.”

New to this year’s line-up will be a mega EXPO After Hours event from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. featuring great food, complimentary beer and wine and entertainment, along with live remotes from L&L Broadcasting, exhibitor giveaways and coverage from WSAV, WHHI and 104.9.

There is no cost to attend EXPO during the day. Cost is $10 for members to attend EXPO After Hours. $20 for non-members. Presenting sponsor is Hilton Head Regional Healthcare.

The cost to attend Cockerell’s “The Customer Rules” seminar is $20 for members, or special price of $25 which includes discounted entry to EXPO After Hours. The cost for non-members is $35 for the seminar, $40 for seminar and EXPO After Hours. Seating is limited.  There is no fee to attend the Flood Insurance Summit. Registration for seminars is required.  For details go to hiltonheadchamber.org or call the chamber at (843) 341-8379.