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The UK’s premier investor event returns to Derby

Business owners seeking to learn about investing were recently welcomed to The Derby Conference Centre for the 2018 Mello Investor Exhibition.

The event, hosted by investment group Mello, saw presentations from 50 UK growth companies spread over two days and gave business owners the opportunity to network with influential figures.

Mello 2018 took place on 27th and 28th April. Several seminars took place within the various conference rooms available at The Derby Conference Centre covering topics including how to value a business and the importance of a board of directors.

The Derby Conference Centre last hosted the event in 2014, however this year’s was bigger than ever, hosting nearly 40 exhibitors and over 500 attendees on the first day alone, with 10 keynote speakers over the course of the two days. The event also began with a pre-schedule show featuring renowned ABBA tribute act ‘Sensation’, as well as other entertainment in the form of live music.

Rebecca Prime, Sales and Conference Office Manager at The Derby Conference Centre, said:

“Hosting Mello 2018 is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase the flexibility of our venue. The event was a huge success and we have received nothing but fantastic feedback about the team here at The Derby Conference Centre. We hope to see Mello return in the future.”

As well as bringing together like-minded business owners and investors, Mello 2018 also featured an awards ceremony. The ceremony recognised businesses in 21 categories and, for the first time, the award winners were chosen by the investors themselves without a panel.

Investors and exhibitors came from various areas of the UK to attend Mello 2018, including from London and other major cities. Recent testimonials describe the exhibition as a “superb” and “first-class event” which has given business owners the chance to learn everything they need to know about investing.

The testimonials also praised The Derby Conference Centre, with one stating that they felt “refreshed and invigorated” about investing as a result of attending and another spoke highly about being able to discuss the workshops and presentations during the evenings.

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