Northern expo will showcase events powerhouse

Organisers of the Great Northern Events Expo are promising a new concept for the north of England.

The twin-centred event, which is taking place at Bolton’s Macron Stadium (pictured below) on 4 November and at Elland Road, Leeds on 3 February 2016, has been designed to promote and support the northern events industry.

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Organisers say delegates will have a all their event needs in one place – including indoor, outdoor, mass participation, corporate and experiential events.
Speakers confirmed to speak at the events include Peter Dodd, marketing and sales director of Welcome to Yorkshire, who will speak about the success of the Tour de France Grand Depart, and its legacy for the region; Paul Reed, general manager of the Association of Independent Festivals, who will be sharing his extensive knowledge of the live industry as well as insights into the implementing strategic development and growth within his organisation; and Neil Simpson, director of Fascinate Social Marketing who will share his thoughts on creating a strategy for using social media to help market your events at the Yorkshire event, and how to use events to create leads and business growth at the North West event.

Mandy Parkinson Commercial Manager at GNEE said, “According to the Business Visits and Events Partnership, UK events industry is now worth £39 billion per year. It makes absolute sense for the region to have its own show, so we can do business on our doorstep, which without doubt, bolsters the regional economy. This is the region’s only events expo and fills a void that has been in the industry for many years. As well as a wide range of exhibitors, we’ve lined up some impressive speakers who will provide delegates with insightful content and advice that they can use to develop their own events further. Interest is certainly gathering pace, not only from delegates and we’ll shortly be announcing our first tranche of exhibitors, so my advice to anyone who works in the northern events sector would be register as soon as possible and guarantee your place.”

Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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