Introbiz is Wales’ leading professional business network where they can connect you with your target audience.
Based in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales, the people behind the Introbiz Networking Organisation are passionate about bringing businesses together to build new relationships and to help grow organisations.
There are over 300 members within the business network, meaning there’s no shortage of connections to be made at their weekly business networking events.
They host a variety of business networking events throughout Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales, ranging from Power Group networking events & Social networking events to ladies networking lunches, specialist business clubs and breakfast networking events, so there’s something for everyone.
Introbiz also host Wales’ biggest business Expo annually in Cardiff, (currently at the Motorpoint Arena), where they welcome over 4,500 visitors & 200+ exhibitors, and where world renowned keynote speakers take to the stage. There are also business seminars and workshops and a VIP Celebrity Gala Dinner & much, much more.
Find out more about the Introbiz Expo 2018 event here.
Come and try the Introbiz business networking experience for yourself – Why not visit our Introbiz deals section to see their upcoming events in the Cardiff and South Wales area or feel free to book a deal for a stand at their next Expo or register for a free ticket to attend.
Introbiz was founded in January 2009 by Tracey Smolinski. Born in the heart of the recession, Introbiz is a contemporary success story.
Tracey came from an advertising background, and in 2007 she set out business networking for the first time. She doesn’t mind admitting that she didn’t know how to network or what it was all about – or that, during her first three months, she got it very wrong!
As a sales executive, Tracey started with a sales approach, trying to sell to the room. ‘It didn’t work!’ she says. ‘I nearly gave up on it, but before I did, I took some very sound business networking advice. Business Networking is about building relationships and trust.’
Once Tracey started to network in the right way, she realised how powerful networking can be. She went on to sell £100,000 of advertising revenue over the next six months. ‘Clearly, this was a very powerful way to increase anyone’s business,’ she says. ‘I noticed that there was a niche in the market and a great opportunity to set up my own networking business.’
Tracey had always had an entrepreneurial mind, but was a working mum first and foremost. Back in 2009, there were no networks out there that would bring together businesses and their target audiences. Introbiz was born from Tracey’s intention to place businesses with their target audiences at five-star events and locations.
Unsurprisingly, Tracey signed up lots of new companies to the Introbiz network! Then, in June 2010, Tracey met her husband Paul Smolinski. Paul was a regional manager in the retail industry for over 25 years, and had vast experience running large teams across the UK. Paul had thousands of business connections in South Wales, and he dressed many celebrities, football teams and business leaders with such brands as Hugo Boss, Canali and Ted Baker.
Paul joined Introbiz as Operations Director in 2012.
Tracey is proud to be a Big Ideas Wales role model, encouraging young people to think in entrepreneurial ways is relevant whether they chose to work for themselves or others.
She is also a member of the Professional Speakers Association.
Introbiz is now one of the most respected business networks in South Wales, hosting weekly networking events as well as Wales’ biggest business exhibition every autumn.
Introbiz prides itself on attracting some of the largest brands in the UK and internationally as members and partners, meaning that they can connect SMEs with the larger corporations at their weekly networking events.
The Introbiz business network consists of hundreds of members, 300 exhibitors and thousands of visitors to their business events. If there is someone in the South Wales business community that you would like to speak to, then they can make that happen.