The 2012 Western Mass. Business Expo was a great success!
The MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield came alive on Oct. 11, as the Western Mass. Business Expo 2012 put the region’s business community on center stage. More than 2,000 visitors turned out during an event-filled day that featured 140 exhibitors, dozens of educational seminars and Show Floor Theater presentations, co-located events, thought-provoking breakfast and lunch programs, and a day-capping Expo Social, a premier networking event. Read the full recap at BusinessWest.com >
SHOW FEATURESAdmission, seminars and the following events were all FREE!
Hundreds of Exhibitors
9:00 am - 4:00pm
The Western Mass Business Expo featured hundreds of exhibitors in the region’s second annual, new and expanded B2B trade show!
2012 Expo Social
4:00 - 6:30pm
Hundreds enjoyed food, spirit and entertainment as they wrapped up their day at the 2012 Expo Social.
Free Educational Seminars
Three educational tracks will feature 21 sessions where industry leaders and elite speakers will conduct cutting edge workshops. See schedule >
The 2012 Expo Kickoff Breakfast
Presented by the ACCGS
Keynote Speaker: Richard Freeland
The Expo’s breakfast program, coordinated by the ACCGS and sponsored by the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County, featured a keynote address from Richard Freeland, commissioner of the Mass. Department of Higher Education, focused on the recent report “Time to Lead: The Need for Excellence in Public Higher Education.” It was followed by a panel discussion that included Robert Pura, president of Greenfield Community College, and Peter Blain, manager of the Baystate-Springfield Educational Partnership, and Nick Fyntrilakis, vice president of Community Responsibility for MassMutual.
The 2012 BusinessWest Expo Luncheon
Featured the Better Business Bureau Torch Awards
Supported by the ACCGS
Keynote Speaker: Michael Clayton
The Expo Luncheon, sponsored by First Niagara and the Better Business Bureau, celebrated the BBB’s 100th anniversary with presentation of the agency’s Torch Awards. Bestselling author Michael Clayton was the luncheon keynote speaker.