Applications are now live on the Black Country Business Festival website for anyone who wishes to run an event in the nine-day programme. Anyone can apply – events can be about anything and be run in any format, as long as they contribute positively to the business community and champion innovation, creation and culture.


The Black Country Business Festival will take place on the 11 May – 21 May, it is run in partnership with the Black Country Chamber of Commerce and is managed by Associate Events. The 2020 Festival will celebrate it’s third consecutive year and is the region’s largest business showcase. Events must highlight the region’s diverse investment prospects.


It is also a unique opportunity for local businesses and companies to engage with potential customers, demonstrate skills and build a client database. It is free to host an event and the Festival works with a variety of venue partners, who offer up building space and rooms to businesses.


Corin Crane, chief executive of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce said, “One of the Chamber’s main functions is to introduce businesses and companies to new  business platforms and encourage partnerships and collaboration. The Business Festival is one of the ways we manage to do this, business is done better together.


“The Festival has seen tremendous appreciation and interest from people and companies within the Black Country and we are very excited to see what this year holds. I would encourage businesses to host events this year, as the Festival only seems to get bigger and better!”