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A year after launching as Confex Future Focus, Confex North is set to take the northern events industry by storm

Where: Victoria Warehouse, Manchester | When: 3-4 July 2019 |

Confex North is a conference and exhibition dedicated to developing the growth of the events industry. 

For 36 years International Confex, London, has been the key calendar date to bring together event professionals for two days of networking, free-to-attend education and supplier inspiration.

Now in its second year, Confex North (previously Confex Future Focus) exists to offer the same opportunities for discovery but in a more beneficial location for the northern events community.


Discover a diverse range of supplier inspiration. Whether you need to source a venue, technology provider, entertainment anything in between, Confex North will cover every element of designing, creating and delivering an event and save you valuable time by allowing you browse the industry’s leading event suppliers under one roof.


Two days of free-to-attend seminar sessions covering the trends and challenges facing the events industry. Join one of two content streams and gain insights from key industry figures.


International Confex is known as the heart of the UK events industry, but event professionals based in the north of England will now have a hub of their own. Confex North provides a forum for event professionals to come together to grow their networks and build business relationships.

What’s on

The Corporate Event Planners Forum in partnership with the Event Marketing Association (EMA) is a free-to-attend education programme specifically designed for and delivered by inhouse corporate event planners comprised of panel debate and presentations covering a range of topics to enhance all events.

Corporate and agency event planners based in the North West will be sent personal VIP invitations to attend, which will entitle them to a range of benefits including hosted travel to and from the show as well as a number of treats on-site. 

VIP attendees will also have exclusive access to the Speakers Corner event at the end of Day 1 where, in addition to a glass of something cold and refreshing, event planners can enjoy a selection of the UK’s elite business speakers showcasing their talent.

Event tech will feature prominently at the show and in addition to hearing about cutting edge innovation in the tech theatre, Confex North visitors can get hands-on in the playroom and immerse themselves in new experiences, delivered by the magic of VR, AR, projection mapping and holographic technology to name but a few.