Business Events

Harlow has a vibrant business community with a range of networking opportunities.

Businesses are encouraged to get involved and share their knowledge with other Harlow and locally based businesses. Whether you are attending the Harlow Business Forum, a Harlow District Chamber of Commerce event, Meet the buyersAmbitious WomenProsperity Network or ARISE gathering there are plenty of chances to network, engage and learn about opportunities.

Check back to see regular updates on upcoming events.

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Harlow Business Forum

Join the Harlow Business Forum to hear about local / national business opportunities, network and discuss all things Harlow business.

The Harlow Business Forum is a free bi-monthly meeting which is open to all local businesses. Each meeting provides a platform to discuss relevant topics, hear from guest speakers and experts, network and raise your business questions. Previous topics have included:

  • business support offers
  • grants and funding
  • what’s going on in Harlow
  • recruitment, skills and apprenticeships

Hosted by Harlow Council and Harlow and District Chamber of Commerce

Details of the next Harlow Business Forum

Date/time: 26th June @ 9am – 10.30am
Venue: Council Chamber
Agenda: TBC
To book:




Creating a website using Wix

Tuesday 11th June & Wednesday 26th June |Online

Suitable for business owners who are thinking about getting a website, or those who have just started to put one together.

This webinar has been designed as a beginner’s guide for businesses focused on creating a website, and interested in finding out more about how to use Wix to achieve this.


Essex Construction Alliance – June 2024

Thursday 13th June | 8am – 11am | Chelmsford Rugby Football Club

From sole traders to tier one contractors, come along to meet industry experts and connect with like-minded construction professionals.

Informal breakfast networking session with two presentations, giving you the chance to hear the latest news and supply chain opportunities.

The event will finish with further networking, offering more time to connect with local construction professionals.

Check-in at Stansted Business Expo

Thursday 27th June | 10am – 3pm | London Stansted Airport 

Check-in at Stansted is a business exhibition brought to you by the Stansted Airport Chamber of Commerce. The event aim is to connect businesses together within a region that is rapidly growing – to network and do business together.

FSB Business Bootcamp

Tuesday 17th Sept | 9am – 4pm |Colchester 

To mark the 50 year anniversary FSB are helping small businesses from across Essex to make their business count with their very first Business Bootcamp.

Held at the University of Essex’s landmark building of The Essex Business School, with a unique indoor winter garden, the day will be packed full of panel discussions, workshops and opportunities to network – all designed to help you make your business count.

Festival of Business for 2024

Wednesday 13th November | 10am – 3pm |Chelmsford 

The Festival of Business is back and the theme for this year will be “Essex Has Talent” and the Festival will be bigger than ever before!

The Festival is a perfect platform for businesses to promote and connect with their wider community. The Expo this year will have an even bigger impact as a dedicated Jobs Fair section is introduced. Whether you are on the lookout for a career move or seeking fresh talent in your business the Festival is the place to bridge occupational opportunities for both employers and job seekers.


Harlow Council are not recommending or endorsing any of the events or businesses listed.

Efforts have been made to ensure the information is correct, however we cannot guarantee the accuracy of information displayed. Harlow Council does not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions in the listed details.

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