The annual We Mean Business Expo and Croydon Ecodrive Motorshow is moving from autumn to spring in 2016 to give participating firms a major boost.
South London's largest business market, which allows firms to network and showcase their products and services, will be staged at the Croydon's Fairfield Halls on Wednesday, May 18 to give companies the opportunity to boost their sales earlier in the year.
Previously held in October, We Mean Business Expo is designed to support the lifeblood of the south London economy, and provide businesses of all types and sizes a unique opportunity to network and make valuable connections.
More than 1,000 visitors and 120 exhibitors hailed last year's event a huge success. But organisers White Label Creative say staging it in May this year will allow companies to boost their sales earlier in the business year.
White Label Managing Director Katharine Glass said: "We had terrific feedback from last October's event which was a sell-out for exhibitors – and the 2016 event is shaping up to be even bigger.
"Holding the Expo in May will allow firms to make the most of all the business opportunities on offer at an earlier point in the year.
"It will also enable us to expand the outdoor Ecodrive: Croydon Motor Show, which attracted a huge amount of interest last year."
Ecodrive will showcase the latest 'green energy' transport on the Fairfield Halls forecourt, with a wide range of fuel-efficient "green energy" cars and electric bikes, from leading manufacturers.
The Expo will feature a full programme of events, including a VIP Networking Breakfast sponsored by the Federation of Small plus business advice seminars and workshops, and a series of speed-networking sessions.
Last year's exhibitors covered a range of business sectors from innovative technology companies to multi-nationals such as HSBC.