Mello 2018: The UK’s premier investor event returns to The Derby Conference Centre

We recently welcomed hundreds of business owners seeking to learn about investing, into our venue for the annual ‘Mello 2018’ investor event.

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. Several seminars took place within our various conference rooms, covering topics including how to value a business and the importance of a board of directors.

Having not hosted the event here since 2014, this year was bigger than ever! We hosted 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’ – who we recently welcomed back for an event open to all of our wonderful guests.

Rebecca Prime, our Sales and Conference Office Manager 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 all over the UK to attend Mello 2018 in our central Derby location, 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 our conference and events 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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