Business events and news

Oxford Business Forum

Our business forum events are held jointly on behalf of Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire County Council and the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Our aim is to maintain and build strong links with local businesses and help to foster a positive enterprise culture in Oxford and its sub-region.

Three key events are held each year, which provide topical, high profile speakers and an opportunity to discuss current issues relevant to the local economy.

If you would like to come along please contact Samuel Kabiswa Tel: 01865 252316 or email

Business in Oxford 2018

Now in its 5th year, BIO2018 brings together over 900 of the county’s business owners, leaders, entrepreneurs and executives.

Their aim is to promote and deliver an engaging event where the county’s leading businesses can discover, learn, celebrate and shape the future of business in Oxfordshire together.

BIO2018 will look at how to cultivate the right behaviours and adopt proven best practices to achieve and expand commercial business success.

It will take place Wednesday 23 May 2018 at The King’s Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES.

Venturefest 2018

To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Ventufest20 will focus on technology sectors in Oxford that have the transformative potential for the local, UK and world economies.

The event will showcase the technologies, the application and the opportunities within these sectors and will engage big business and investors in celebrating the potential of our country.

It will take place Wednesday 12t September 2018 at Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus.