Taking place 25th – 26th February, the two-day event gives top professionals the chance to show how their activities can shape the Northern Powerhouse agenda and drive the growth of regional business.
Being centrally-located and experienced in hosting some of the world’s leading events, Manchester Central is the ideal venue to host the conference; which 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.
“The venue is internationally renowned for hosting high profile events and the UK Northern Powerhouse Conference absolutely sits alongside them; it has already attracted an enormous amount of attention and backing which is reflected in the outstanding speaker line-up.
“Personally, 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.”
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 the Chairman 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.