Edinburgh E-Business Week 2010

It may be a bit much to brand it as a highlight, but back in the mid 90s Edinburgh E-Business Week was quite a key part of the Edinburgh web scene calendar.

After a break of a few years our European cousins have seen fit to support the re-introduction of the week.  Just like the old days (whimsical swoon), the week is once again being organised by Roger Horam at the Edinburgh Chamber.

Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Jewel & Esk College and a host of private sector advisers will be delivering a week of free ebusiness/ICT training and advice.

Running from the 7th to 11th June and including 15 seminars on a variety of web related activities, there’s a good few internet marketing sessions.

There is a pdf brochure available on the Chamber site which includes brief descriptions of each seminar. (Update 03/06/2010: More details about some seminars below)

We are making two contributions to the week:


I’ll be running the “Joy of Search” (a repeat of my recent SEO presentation) at 6.30pm on Monday the 7th at Jewel & Esk College, 24 Milton Road East, Edinburgh.

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Ben Rogers will be delivering the one described as “How to Improve Your Online Exposure Through Data Analysis”.  This is actually the one and the same seminar as the “Actionable Insights form Google Analytics” – it’s the New Media Breakfast being run in conjunction with ebusiness week. (Full details)

Update: 03/06/2010

Roger has kindly provided me with much more detail on the speakers:

John Taylor (JT Projects)

John will be delivering:

  • “Online Marketing” on Monday 7th 9am to 12.30am at the Edinburgh Chamber; and
  • “Web 2.0” on Thursday 10th June 6.30 to 8.30 at Jewel & Esk College.

John Taylor’s background is a mix of business and IT, which enables him to manage business, marketing and technical teams on eCommerce, eBusiness and eMarketing projects.

John specialises in: ebusiness, ecommerce, etail, website reviews, site performance analysis, web analytics, improving website conversion rates, usability, online marketing, company growth, business strategy, business change, project management, programme management, interim manager, economic development.

Robin Mehta (Technology Consult) – Email Marketing

Robin‘s delivering “Email Marketing” which runs from 1.30 to 5pm on Monday 7th at the Edinburgh Chamber

Technology Consult is a company that prides itself on the creation of bespoke solutions for its clients.  Robin Mehta’s Specialties: Bespoke Software, Custom Websites, Design and Branding, Digital customer communications.

Brian Mathers (ICT Advisors) and Adrian Berezuik (Smart Partnerships)

Brian and Adrian will be delivering:

  • “Get Real Results from your website” – Tuesday 8th June 9am to 12.30, Jewel & Esk College;
  • “A fit for purpose website platform” – Tuesday 8th June 1.30-5pm, Jewel & Esk College;
  • “Search engine marketing” – Wednesday 9th June 9-12.30pm, Easter Rd Stadium; and
  • “Making best use of Google products” – Wednesday 9th June 1.30-5pm, Easter Rd Stadium.

ICT Advisors are Website Designers in Fife and an SEO company with offices in Glasgow too. They deliver search engine friendly web site design and online marketing services. They help to increase traffic to your website and train you in how to market your business online. Sectors covered include power tools, medicines, flowers, handbags, or video and audio cables talk to ICTAdvisor who know about building successful websites and marketing your business online.

Brad McGuire (Bright Blue Design)

“Developing an  E-Marketing Plan” will be delivered by Brad on Tuesday 8th June 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the Edinburgh Chamber

BrightBlueDesign is a web design and internet consultancy provider, based in Scotland, focused on harnessing the power of the internet to add value to your company — specialising in website design, web marketing, e-commerce and hosting.

Pete McLaren (Chiene and Tait)

Pete‘s seminar is “Securing your business from threats” and will be at the Edinburgh Chamber 1.30 to 5pm on Friday 11th June
Chiene & Tait IT Services, the IT arm of the Edinburgh based accountancy firm offer a full range of IT Services including strategic planning, implementation and support. Services are aimed largely at small and medium sized businesses that cannot justify the cost of their own IT department.

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