Hundreds of Nottingham companies are expected to come together at the Motorpoint Arena on March 3rd for the Nottingham Business Expo.

The second annual Expo is a chance for companies to network, promote and encourage new business.

Organiser Andy Whyles, from events firm All About Tourism said: "We are extremely proud to be hosting the 2016 Nottingham Business Expo at the newly named Motorpoint Arena.

"With the success of last year's event we are keen to make sure that this year exceeds that and that event cements itself in the regional business calendar for years to come.

Many companies are exhibiting again this year after the positive impact the event had on their companies.”

We are exhibiting on the day and Alex Atkin has stated: "We are excited to be exhibiting for the first time and we're very much looking forward to being a part of this event."

There will be roughly 70 stands, 15 hubs and 26 concourse stands plus outdoor space at this year's event.

The Expo will run from 9am and finish at 4pm on March 3.

Political speaker and television presenter Andrew Neil and founder of lastminute.com Brent Hoberman will be speaking on the day. Paul Southby, Chairman of Marketing Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, will also be speaking on the day.

The Dragon's Den style 'Bull Pit' competition where businesses will have the opportunity to present an idea, invention or plan to a panel of Nottingham's business experts.

After the Expo there will be an evening networking event that will take place in the Bolero Suite at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham open to all delegates and exhibitors.

To book tickets for the event go to businessexhibition.gigantic.com/nottingham-business-expo-tickets.