“A Taste of Buckhead Business EXPO” returns to the Grand Hyatt Buckhead on May 20 for the sixth year. The expo features 18 Buckhead restaurants and exhibits by 36 companies based in the area.

New this year to the event, sponsored by the Buckhead Business Association (BBA), is an “Experts in Business Forum,” three 30-minute presentations by experts in the areas of business law, accounting and marketing who will provide targeted business advice.

“We are delighted that this annual Buckhead Business Association event continues to grow,” said Brenda Horne, BBA board member and co-chair for the event. “Last year, more than 800 guests came to learn more about the great variety of companies that do business in Buckhead while tasting some delicious bites from fabulous restaurants such as The Capital Grille, Ruth’s Chris Steak House , Seasons 52, Home, and many more.”

Tickets for admission to “A Taste of Buckhead Business EXPO” include free tastings from area restaurants. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the door on the day of the event or in advance through the BBA’s Web site.

The $30 VIP tickets include admission to the “Experts in Business Forum” as well as to “A Taste of Buckhead Business EXPO” and must be purchased in advance at the BBA Web site.

The expo is scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on May 20 and is to be held at the Grand Hyatt, 3300 Peachtree Road. The forums are to be held between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

For the sixth year, Grand Hyatt Buckhead is the presenting sponsor of the event, while other major sponsors to date include 97.1 FM The River Classic Hits, Entertainment Design Group and Gallery Residences. Limited sponsorships, starting at $1,000, remain available. Rates for exhibitor tables are $500 for BBA members, $800 for non-members.

–John Schaffner