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Coming Up in October at the BDC...

01.10.2014 Coming Up in October at the BDC...

It’s already October and less than 100 days till Christmas! Before we get all festive though, we have a busy month here at the BDC starting with Brides the Show (3rd-5th October). This is a must attend event for future brides as everything you need will be under one roof; from car hire to make-up to down to finding the right champagne to toast the bride and groom. The catwalk is also a great opportunity to see some fantastic dresses modelled, all styled by the shows director Bryony Toogood.

At the weekend the BDC is welcoming The Student World Fair which opens Sunday 5th October offering a perfect opportunity for students who want to study abroad to speak to universities from around the world and to chat to lecturers that will help to secure the chance of fulfilling the dream of exploring the globe. Along with talking face to face with academic professionals you also have the chance to join in with some of the seminars on the day giving you an insight into the admission process with confirmed speakers from USA, Hong Kong and Canada. There are also seminars containing financing at foreign universities.

JAX London 2014 follows, bringing Java, JVM and Enterprise Professionals together to get hands on in workshops with some of the industry experts. With 60 technical sessions to get involved with including keynote presentations and community networking events, the event is full of the latest knowledge and most up to date data. JAX gives delegates the unique opportunity to be one step ahead of the industry.

Management in Practice is returning to the BDC once again bringing selected speakers and experts in many different areas of business. Management in Practice is offering training in Finance, Commissioning, Risk management and HR along with all the new legislation and patient access. MIP 2014 opens on the 16th October 2014 and not only is it free to attend but it’s a great conference for NHS managers, commission managers, GP Partners, Business managers and Nursing staff managers.

For students between the ages of 15-23 the School Leavers & Apprenticeship Career Show on the 16th October is the chance to discover many different ways to train on the job, take on an apprenticeship or further education. With top employers such as the RAF, RBS, AON, Google and around 40 other employers it will give students a wide variety of businesses to network with and discover what they can gain from them. Workshops and seminars run throughout the day with speakers from government bodies, expert educational representatives and brought to a close by a Q&A session.  There is also the chance for exhibitors to network during the sharing panel to end the day with well-earned drinks. Shortly following is its sister event, the Diversity Careers Show which is open to undergraduates and graduates, giving them the chance to take part in highly engaging career developing activities.

We carry on October with more vocation related events in the form of BMJ Careers Fair which opens on the 17th & 18th October. It’s the perfect opportunity to sit down with experts and create CV’s, learn interview skills and help structure a career plan. Exhibitors are here to help delegates find a new job or identify the career that they should pursue. The exhibition hall is free of charge to enter but don’t forget to join the seminars and workshops you need to register and pay online to book a place in these sessions.

The First Time Buyer Home Show in its 5th year is the place to get a leg up onto the property ladder with exhibitors from home developers, financial advisors, mortgage consultants and interior experts. Talks are brought to you from TV celebrity Nicki Chapman who will be speaking to first time buyers who have already bought through the ‘Help to Buy Scheme’ helping others to see the opportunities that could be available to them.

Helping to bring October to a close, BBC Good Food Bakes & Cakes Show is finally here. For baking fanatics, it’s the perfect opportunity to meet some of the experts and also catch the 30 minute theatre experience with some of the biggest stars on television; Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. It will be full of fun and exciting ideas to experiment with in the kitchen. Open from 25th – 27th October, Bakes & Cakes gives you the chance to shop for all the baking gadgets needed to try out something new!

Droidcon wraps up the month returning for the 5th year for 3 days starting on the 30th October. Droidcon is full of new and upcoming technology giving delegates the latest industry updates and ideas, with the barcamp opening event giving anyone the chance to jump up on stage and discuss anything they choose. This is followed by democamp letting developers show off the depths of their new apps. The first evening is the perfect opportunity to network with fellow delegates during the infamous Droidcon party. The 3 day event is full of sessions giving delegates the chance to learn new skills and expand their knowledge on areas such as how to create apps for 100million users.

For more on these and other events at the BDC, check out our upcoming event listings. 

Posted by David