25th November 2015

About Exhibiting

The Big Futures Show offers employers, colleges, universities and organisations a unique opportunity to reach out and engage with young people from across East Sussex looking forward to further education, training and employment. This one day in a year brings employers and educators face to face with tomorrows workforce at a time when they are making big decisions about their futures.

Student visitors from across East Sussex have to decide what to do next in a year or so. They will be looking for jobs they would like to do and employers that they would want to work for. They will be asking what qualifications they need and how do the achieve them. They have to decide whether to stay in further education and if so studying toward what, do they look for an apprenticeship or do they go on to higher education and enter the work place as a graduate?

The Big Futures Show is an ideal opportunity for you to contribute to the development of the workforce of the future, to influence its direction and gain exposure to it. There are a range of options for exhibitors;

  • Major sponsors can benefit from exposure associated with the event as well as an enhanced presence. If you are interested then please ask for details.
  • Exhibitors (including charities) will get at least 4m2 space depending on location which can be increased for a small additional charge.
  • Smaller Market Place spaces are available for sole traders and individuals.
 SponsorExhibitorMarket PlaceCharity
Floor Space8m24m22m24m2
EYR Supporterincluded£150.00£75.00£25.00
Extra Floor Spaceby negotiation£25/m2n/a£25/m2
Shell Schemeincluded£25/m2n/a£25/m2
Extra Shell Scheme£25/m2£25/m2n/a£25/m2
All rates ex VAT

You will be listed in the show guide under one or more Tags of your choice as soon as we have your confirmation. Your stand sign will indicate these Tags.

In addition you will be invited to a special pre BFS Exhibitor Event designed to help at BFS and other exhibitions. It will also offer guidance and help with selecting students for work placements, apprenticeships, internships and eventually employment.

The show will be open to students and teachers from 09:30 and to others such as parents and older students from 16:00.

We encourage everyone exhibiting to be inspirational and wherever possible provide interactive exhibits. If you require guidance on exhibits then we would be happy to discuss with you what might be appropriate. Giving away appropriate exhibition freebies and literature about your company, is acceptable. If any assistance is required to facilitate your exhibit then please talk to us as soon as possible.

The Big Futures Show is a professional offering to our visitors like any other trade show. We will encourage everyone to present themselves directly to and be accessible to visitors. If you are new to exhibiting or are at all nervous about how to communicate with young people then don’t worry we are on hand to help and advise. There will be an Exhibitors Event in the weeks before the show where we will be offering advice and support.

Table and chairs will be available if required and your presence can be enhanced with more space and shell scheme stands for a small sum as above.

There will be an electric point nearby your space but if you require additional power for equipment please contact us beforehand for arrangements.

There is free WiFi available within the centre.

Early booking is encouraged to make sure you are included within the show guide and other materials.

We hope you will find the show rewarding and want to exhibit again. 2017 exhibitors will be offered priority repeat booking.

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Use this link to book online or download a PDF booking form