The largest gathering of business leaders dedicated to the Northern Powerhouse is heading to Manchester Central later this month.
Taking place 25–26 February, the two-day event will give business professionals the chance to show how their activities can shape the Northern Powerhouse agenda and drive the growth of regional business.
The conference will showcase the potential of the North of England in the global market and help progress plans for the future of Northern business.
Angie Robinson, CEO at Manchester Central, said: “We’re delighted to have such a unique opportunity to hold an event which will educate northern businesses on how bolstering their current activities can support the advancement of the Northern Powerhouse.”
Robinson added that the conference had already attracted significant backing, reflected in the outstanding speaker line-up.
“I’m most looking forward to learning even more about how our venue can play its part in the development of the Northern Powerhouse and discovering new collaborative working opportunities with other leading businesses in the North,” she said.
Keith Griffiths, co-organiser of the UK Northern Powerhouse Conference, said: “The UK Northern Powerhouse Conference aims to play a major role in contributing to the commercial conversation around the Northern Powerhouse and help the region reach its economic potential.”
The conference – which is supported by the chief executives of all major northern cities, and backed by thecChairman of the Local Enterprise Partnerships – will be chaired by the BBC’s John Humphrys.
Speakers include Northern Powerhouse Minister Lord O’Neill and CEOs from numerous private and public sector companies including ASDA, Microsoft, Network Rail and First Group.
The UK Northern Powerhouse Conference & Exhibition is a privately funded networking company for public and private sector organisations and entrepreneurs who have assets or interests in the North of England which they wish to develop and safeguard. The event is being organised by UKNP.