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Northern Powerhouse Conference & Exhibition 2018, Manchester

Tuesday, 13th February 2018 08:00hrs to Wednesday, 14th February 2018 17:30hrs

Northern Powerhouse Conference & Exhibition 2018, Manchester | Event

The third Northern Powerhouse Conference for 2018 is back,
with an expected 3000+ attendees, over 120 exhibits, over 150 leading speakers and
more than
500 for the Conference Dinner.

We are the must attend NORTHERN POWERHOUSE CONFERENCE where we CONVENE THE THINKERS OF THE NORTH to discuss and debate the solutions to the following question:

 

“How do we deliver increased Productivity in an Inclusive North”

In attendance for 2018:

Denise Massey
Energy Innovation Centre

Lord Kerslake
House of Lords 
Julie Dore
Councillor and Chair of Sheffield City Council
Lord O’Neill
Northern Powerhouse Partnership

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCLUSIVE EARLY BIRD TICKET PRICES (Early Bird available until 31/10/17 and all plus VAT)

  • Private Sector Two Day Pass £345 reduced to £245
  • Private Sector One Day Pass £245 reduced to £145
  • Charity and Public Sector Two Day Pass £270 reduced to £170
  • Charity and Public Sector One Day Pass £170 reduced to £70
  • Under 21’s and Students Two Day Pass ­£80 reduced to £40
  • Under 21’s and Students One Day Pass £40 reduced to £20
  • Unemployed Two Day Pass £20
  • Unemployed One Day Pass £10
  • Conference Charity Dinner Ticket £150
  • Conference Charity Dinner Table of 10 £1,500 reduced to £1,350

What’s new?:

  • Exclusive Education & Skills theatre run by Northern Powerhouse Partnership
  • Exclusive Transport theatre working with Transport for the North
  • People’s Powerhouse Theatre
  • IPPR North leading on the Energy Session
  • Core Cities leading on the Devolution session
  • High level after-dinner speaker
  • Lower Inclusive Ticket Prices

Working closely with:

  • Northern Powerhouse Partnership
  • People’s Powerhouse
  • IPPR North
  • Core Cities
  • The Northern LEP’s

Benefits of attending

  • Network and build leads
  • Meet hundreds of decision makers
  • Grow your success with new insights and opportunities
  • Be a key player in shaping the Northern Powerhouse
  • Remove the usual barriers to meeting VIP’s
  • Hear the latest thinking on how the Northern Powerhouse can bring about economic growth and benefit people and communities too

 

Northern Powerhouse Conference & Exhibition 2018, Manchester | Programme

Tuesday 13th February

0730Registration, Breakfast Briefing & Exhibition
0800Breakfast Sponsor Debate: Sponsor TBC
0830Chair’s Introduction: Lord Kerslake CONFIRMED
0840Keynote 1; The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer*
0850Keynote 2; Fay Selvan, Chief Executive, The Big Life Group CONFIRMED
0900Keynote 3; John Whittaker, Chairman of The Peel Group*
0910Keynote 4; Lord O’Neill of Gatley, Northern Powerhouse Partnership CONFIRMED
0920 Keynote 5; Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive, Turning Point CONFIRMED

 

0930Transport Theatre
 Nigel Foster, Director of Strategy, Transport for the North*
 Martin Capstick, Lead, Northern Transport Strategy, Department for Transport*
 Graham Botham, Strategy & Planning Director, Network Rail CONFIRMED
 Elliot Shaw, Executive Director, Strategy & Planning, Highways England CONFIRMED
 Professor Karen Lucas, Professor of Transport & Social Analysis, University of Leeds*
0930Education & Skills Theatre in association with Northern Powerhouse Partnership
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
1000People’s Powerhouse Theatre
 Sponsor Presentation; TBC
1010Inclusivity Presentation Presentation;
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC

1030        Keynote 1; The Rt Hon David Davis MP; Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union*

1045        Session One: Devolution & Local Growth working with Core Cities
Chair: TBC
Andy Burnham, Mayor, Manchester*
Steve Rotheram, Mayor, Liverpool*
Ben Houchen, Mayor, Tees Valley CONFIRMED
Cllr Judith Blake, Leeds City Council*
Clr Julie Dore, Sheffield City Council CONFIRMED
Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive, Newcastle upon Tyne City Council*
Sponsor: TBC

1145Transport Theatre – Road
 Kate Willard, Chair, Atlantic Gateway & Corporate Affairs Director, Stobart Group*
 Neil McGonigle, Head of Cities, Uber CONFIRMED
 Tony Mannix, CEO, Clipper Logistics*
 Steve Gooding, Director, RAC Foundation CONFIRMED
1145Education & Skills Theatre in association with Northern Powerhouse Partnership
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
1215People’s Powerhouse Theatre
 Sponsor Presentation; TBC
1225Inclusivity Presentation;
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC

1245        Keynote 2; Baroness Lane –Fox, Executive Chair, Doteveryone*

1300        Session Two: Digital Connectivity
Chair: TBC
Brendan Dick, Managing Director, BT Regions CONFIRMED
Kirsty Styles, Head of Talent, Tech North CONFIRMED
ANO TBC
ANO TBC
ANO TBC
Sponsor: TBC

1400Transport Theatre – Disruption
 Dr Alan James, VP Worldwide Business Development, Hyperloop One CONFIRMED
 Rob Wallis, CEO, TRL Ltd CONFIRMED
 Anders Eugensson, Director, Volvo Driverless Cars UK*
 Grant Klein, Partner, Smart Ticketing, PwC*
1400Education & Skills Theatre in association with Northern Powerhouse Partnership
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
1430People’s Powerhouse Theatre
 Sponsor Presentation; TBC
1440Inclusivity Presentation;
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC

1500        Keynote 3; TBC

1515        Session Three: Placemaking & City Growth
Chair: TBC
Jackie Sadek, Chair, Constellation Partnership CONFIRMED
Chris Oglesby, Chief Executive, Bruntwood*
Dame Nancy Rothwell, President, University of Manchester*
Steven Underwood, CEO, Peel Group*
ANO TBC
Sponsor: TBC

1615        Exhibiton

1630        Keynote 4; Heidi Mottram, CEO, Northumbrian Water*

1645        Session Four: Energy in association with IPPR North
Chair: TBC
Sir John Harman, Chair, Northern Energy Task Force CONFIRMED
Andy Koss, CEO, Drax Power CONFIRMED
Peter Emery, CEO, Electricity North West CONFIRMED
Denise Massey, Managing Director, Energy Innovation Centre CONFIRMED
Matthew Wright, Managing Director, Dong Energy UK*
Nina Skorupska, Chief Executive, Renewable Energy Association*
Sponsor: TBC

1745       DAY ONE CLOSE.

1900-2300 Conference Dinner

Wednesday 14th February

0730Registration, Breakfast & Exhibition
0800Breakfast Sponsor Debate; Sponsor TBC

0830        Keynote 5; Alok Sharma MP, Minister of State for Housing & Planning*

0845        Session Five: Housing
Chair: TBC
Sir Eddie Lister, Chair, Homes & Communities Agency*
Tom Bloxham MBE, Chairman, Urban Splash*
Rosie Toogood, Chief Executive, Legal & General Modular Homes*
Barbara Richmond, Group Finance Director, Redrow*
ANO TBC
Sponsor: TBC

0945Transport Theatre – Ports
 James Cooper, Chief Executive, Associated British Ports*
 Bernard Molloy, Chair, Superport Liverpool*
 Stephen Harrison, CEO, Port of Tyne*
 Carmel Booth, Chief Executive, Atlantic Gateway*
0945Education & Skills Theatre in association with Northern Powerhouse Partnership
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
1015People’s Powerhouse Theatre
 Sponsor Presentation; TBC
1025Inclusivity Presentation;
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC

1045        Keynote 6; Mike Flewitt, CEO, McLaren Automotive CONFIRMED

1100        Session Six: Industrial Strategy
Chair: TBC
Dr Craig Berry, Industrial Strategy Commission & Director of the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute, Sheffield University CONFIRMED
Kevin Fitzpatrick, VP UK Operations, Nissan Motor*
Diane Boon, Director of Commercial Operations, Cleveland Bridge UK*
Jackie Arnold, Head of Strategy, BAE Systems Submarine Solutiuons*
ANO TBC
Sponsor: TBC

1200Transport Theatre – Air
 Colette Roche, Deputy CEO, Manchester Airport*
 Graeme Mason, Planning & Corporate Affairs Director, Newcastle International Airport*
 David Laws, CEO, Leeds Bradford Airport*
 Robert Hough, Chair, Peel Airports*
1200Education & Skills Theatre in association with Northern Powerhouse Partnership
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
1230People’s Powerhouse Theatre
 Sponsor Presentation; TBC
1240Inclusivity Presentation;
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC

1300        Keynote 7; TBC

1315        Session Seven: Quality of Life
Chair: TBC
Sarah Stewart OBE, CEO, Newcastle/Gateshead Initiative CONFIRMED
Brian Barwick CEO, Rugby Football League CONFIRMED
Alice Webb, Director, BBC North*
Christine Cort, Managing Director, Manchester International Festival*
Sharon Watson, Chair Leeds 2023 Independent Steering Group CONFIRMED
ANO TBC
Sponsor: TBC

1415Transport Theatre working – Rail
 Paul Staples, Fleet Director, Transpennine Express*
 Nick Hughes, Sales Director, Hitachi Rail Europe CONFIRMED
 David Brown, MD, Arriva Trains North*
 Amy Harhoff, Head of Corporate Affairs, TfGM CONFIRMED
1415Education & Skills Theatre in association with Northern Powerhouse Partnership
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
1445People’s Powerhouse Theatre
 Sponsor Presentation; TBC
1455Inclusivity Presentation;
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC
 ANO TBC

1515        Keynote 8; Georg Ell, Director, Western Europe, Tesla Motors*

1530        Session Eight: Science & Technology
Chair: TBC
Iain Wright, CEO, North East Process Industry Cluster CONFIRMED
ANO TBC
ANO TBC
ANO TBC
ANO TBC
Sponsor: TBC

1630Conference Summary
  
1645Transport Theatre Conclusions
  
1655Education & Skills Theatre Conclusions
  
1705Final Summary & Next Actions
  
1715DAY TWO & CONFERENCE CLOSE

 

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Northern Powerhouse Conference & Exhibition 2018, Manchester | Speakers

Amy Harhoff image

Amy Harhoff

Head of Corporate Affairs;
Transport for Greater Manchester
Andy Koss image

Andy Koss

Chief Executive Officer;
Drax Power
Denise Massey image

Denise Massey

Managing Director;
Energy Innovation Centre
Ben Houchen image

Ben Houchen

Mayor;
Tees Valley
Fay Selvan image

Fay Selvan

Chief Executive;
The Big Life Group
Brendan Dick image

Brendan Dick

Managing Director;
BT Regions
Jackie Sadek image

Jackie Sadek

Chair;
Constellation Partnership
Brian Barwick image

Brian Barwick

Chief Executive Officer;
Rugby Football League
Cllr Julie Dore image

Cllr Julie Dore

Leader of the Council;
Sheffield City Council
Dr Alan James image

Dr Alan James

Vice President Worldwide Business Development;
Hyperloop One
Kirsty Styles image

Kirsty Styles

Head of Talent;
Tech North
Dr Craig Berry image

Dr Craig Berry

Industrial Strategy Commission and
Director of the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute;
The University of Sheffield
Sarah Stewart image

Sarah Stewart

Chief Executive Officer;
Newcastle/Gateshead Initiative
Elliot Shaw image

Elliot Shaw

Executive Director, Strategy & Planning;
Highways England
Sharon Watson image

Sharon Watson

Chair;
Leeds 2023
Graham Botham image

Graham Botham

Strategy & Planning Director;
Network Rail
Iain Wright image

Iain Wright

Chief Executive Officer;
North East Process Industry Cluster
Sir John Harman image

Sir John Harman

Chair;
Northern Energy Task Force
Mike Flewitt image

Mike Flewitt

Chief Executive Officer;
McLaren Automotive
Neil McGonigle image

Neil McGonigle

Head of Cities;
Uber
Nick Hughes image

Nick Hughes

Sales Director;
Hitachi Rail Europe
Peter Emery image

Peter Emery

Chief Executive Officer;
Electricity North West
Rob Wallis image

Rob Wallis

Chief Executive Officer;
TRL Ltd
Steve Gooding image

Steve Gooding

Director;
RAC Foundation
Lord Victor Adebowale image

Lord Victor Adebowale

Chief Executive;
Turning Point

Exhibition prices

A 6m2 stand costs £3,000 plus VAT for the two days.

A 8m2 stand costs £4,000 plus VAT for the two days.

A 12m2 stand costs £6,000 plus VAT for the two days.

A 18m2 stand costs £9,000 plus VAT for the two days.

A 24m2 stand costs £12,000 plus VAT for the two days.

We have a limited amount of stand space available at this event – so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Four exhibition passes are included with each stand.

ALL STAND BOOKINGS SHOULD BE MADE DIRECTLY WITH US – and then your additional stand requirements will be made direct to GES.

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Corporate Sponsors

We will guarantee that none of the corporate/theatre sponsors conflict from a business perspective.

Also Includes:
Chairmanship of one panel in Auditorium.
Position on Advisory Board.
18m2 Stand space (stand build additional) in the Exhibition area.
30 Delegate passes for both days of the conference.
Table for 10 at the conference dinner.
Your logo will be displayed on the event page of the website.
Your logo will be on all documents related to the event – booking forms, emails etc.
One full page advert in conference programme.
Access to photographs and video of the event.
£30,000 plus VAT (ONLY Eight Available)

Corporate Sponsors;

 

 

Theatre Sponsor

This is the sponsorship of either the Transport, Education & Skills or Inclusivity theatres in the exhibition area.

Also includes:
Position on Advisory Board.
18m2 stand space (stand build additional) in the exhibition area.
30 delegate passes for both days of the conference.
Table for 10 at the conference dinner.
Your logo will be displayed on the front page of the website.
Your logo will be on all documents related to the event – booking forms, emails etc. One full page advert in conference programme.
Access to photographs and video of the event.
£30,000 plus VAT (ONLY Three Available)

Silver Conference Powerhouse TV Sponsor

Powerhouse TV will be shown on monitors in Conference venue throughout the event.

Includes:
On Screen Brand Credit throughout broadcast
Your company interviewed by Conference Moderator on policy towards Northern Powerhouse
12m2 Stand space (stand build additional) in the Exhibition area.
20 Delegate passes for both days of the conference.
Table for 10 at the conference dinner.
Your logo will be displayed on the event page of the website.
Your logo will be on all documents related to the event – booking forms, emails etc
One full page advert in conference programme.
Access to photographs and video of the event.
£25,000 plus VAT (ONLY One Available)

Conference "Outcomes Report" Partner

This sponsor is responsible for creating, with the other sponsors, the “Output” from the Conference & exhibition, to pass onto Central Government.

Includes:
Main branding on Conference Output material.
Speaking Opportunity in the Networking Area of the Exhibition.
Position on Editorial Board.
12m2 Stand space (stand build additional) in the Exhibition area.
20 Delegate passes for both days of the conference.
4 Places at the dinner.
Your logo will be displayed on the front page of the website.
One full page advert in conference programme.
Access to photographs and video of the event.
£15,000 plus VAT (ONLY One Available)

Silver Conference Session One Sponsor: Devolution & Local Growth

We will have a different Conference Session Sponsor for each of the eight conference sessions.

Includes:
Speaker position on your panel
12m2 Stand space (stand build additional) in the Exhibition area.
Additional 3 pull-up stands on the stage during your conference session.
20 Delegate passes for both days of the conference.
2 Places at the dinner.
Your logo will be displayed on the event page of the website.
One full page advert in conference programme.
Access to photographs and video of the event.
£15,000 plus VAT (ONLY One Available)

Silver Conference Session Two Sponsor: Digital Connectivity

We will have a different Conference Session Sponsor for each of the eight conference sessions.

Includes:
Speaker position on your panel
12m2 Stand space (stand build additional) in the Exhibition area.
Additional 3 pull-up stands on the stage during your conference session.
20 Delegate passes for both days of the conference.
2 Places at the dinner.
Your logo will be displayed on the event page of the website.
One full page advert in conference programme.
Access to photographs and video of the event.
£15,000 plus VAT (ONLY One Available)

Silver Conference Session Three Sponsor: Placemaking & City Growth

We will have a different Conference Session Sponsor for each of the eight conference sessions.

Includes:
Speaker position on your panel
12m2 Stand space (stand build additional) in the Exhibition area.
Additional 3 pull-up stands on the stage during your conference session.
20 Delegate passes for both days of the conference.
2 Places at the dinner.
Your logo will be displayed on the event page of the website.
One full page advert in conference programme.
Access to photographs and video of the event.
£15,000 plus VAT (ONLY One Available)

Silver Conference Session Four Sponsor: Energy

We will have a different Conference Session Sponsor for each of the eight conference sessions.

Includes:
Speaker position on your panel
12m2 Stand space (stand build additional) in the Exhibition area.
Additional 3 pull-up stands on the stage during your conference session.
20 Delegate passes for both days of the conference.
2 Places at the dinner.
Your logo will be displayed on the event page of the website.
One full page advert in conference programme.
Access to photographs and video of the event.
£15,000 plus VAT (ONLY One Available)

Silver Conference Session Five: Housing

We will have a different Conference Session Sponsor for each of the eight conference sessions.

Includes:
Speaker position on your panel
12m2 Stand space (stand build additional) in the Exhibition area.
Additional 3 pull-up stands on the stage during your conference session.
20 Delegate passes for both days of the conference.
2 Places at the dinner.
Your logo will be displayed on the event page of the website.
One full page advert in conference programme.
Access to photographs and video of the event.
£15,000 plus VAT (ONLY One Available)

Silver Conference Session Six Sponsor: Industrial Strategy

We will have a different Conference Session Sponsor for each of the eight conference sessions.

Includes:
Speaker position on your panel
12m2 Stand space (stand build additional) in the Exhibition area.
Additional 3 pull-up stands on the stage during your conference session.
20 Delegate passes for both days of the conference.
2 Places at the dinner.
Your logo will be displayed on the event page of the website.
One full page advert in conference programme.
Access to photographs and video of the event.
£15,000 plus VAT (ONLY One Available)

Silver Conference Session Seven Sponsor: Quality of Life

We will have a different Conference Session Sponsor for each of the eight conference sessions.

Includes:
Speaker position on your panel
12m2 Stand space (stand build additional) in the Exhibition area.
Additional 3 pull-up stands on the stage during your conference session.
20 Delegate passes for both days of the conference.
2 Places at the dinner.
Your logo will be displayed on the event page of the website.
One full page advert in conference programme.
Access to photographs and video of the event.
£15,000 plus VAT (ONLY One Available)

Silver Conference Session Eight Sponsor: Science & Technology

We will have a different Conference Session Sponsor for each of the eight conference sessions.

Includes:
Speaker position on your panel
12m2 Stand space (stand build additional) in the Exhibition area.
Additional 3 pull-up stands on the stage during your conference session.
20 Delegate passes for both days of the conference.
2 Places at the dinner.
Your logo will be displayed on the event page of the website.
One full page advert in conference programme.
Access to photographs and video of the event.
£15,000 plus VAT (ONLY One Available)

Silver Live Twitter Feed Sponsor

This opportunity relates to the presence of a Twitter wall.

Includes:
Branding at event on, or in close proximity to screens monitoring Twitter feed
Exclusive branding of Tweetup area
12m2 Stand space (stand build additional) in the Exhibition area.
Additional 3 pull-up stands on the stage during your conference session.
20 Delegate passes for both days of the conference.
2 Places at the dinner.
Your logo will be displayed on the event page of the website.
One full page advert in conference programme.
Access to photographs and video of the event.
£15,000 plus VAT (ONLY One Available)

Silver Dinner Sponsor

You will be the sole sponsor (with the exception of the corporate sponsors) for the conference dinner.

Includes:
12m2 stand space (stand build additional) in the exhibition area.
Large lattice stand and three pull-up stands at dinner.
10 delegate passes for both days of the conference.
Table for 10 at the conference dinner.
Your logo will be displayed on the event page of the website.
One full page advert in conference programme.
Access to photographs
£15,000 plus VAT (ONLY One Available)

Bronze Registration Area Sponsor

Logo/Branding incorporated into the design of the main registration area

Includes:
6m2 Stand space (stand build additional) in the Exhibition area.
10 Delegate passes for both days of the conference.
2 Place at the dinner.
Your logo will be displayed on the event page of the website.
One full page advert in conference programme.
Access to photographs and video of the event.
£7,500 plus VAT (ONLY One Available)

Bronze VIP Area Sponsor

Logo/branding incorporated into the design of the VIP area.

Includes:
6m2 stand space (stand build additional) in the exhibition area.
10 delegate passes for both days of the conference.
2 places at the dinner.
Your logo will be displayed on the event page of the website.
One half page advert in conference programme.
Access to photographs and video of the event.
£7,500 plus VAT (One available)

Bronze Sli.do Audience Interaction Platform Sponsor

Sli.do is like nothing you’ve seen before – a web based interaction platform designed to boost audience participation and solve the forever ‘disconnectivity’ problem. Sli.do enables us to do more with less: it allows our delegates to easily ask questions in real time, anonymously or with their name, vote up their preferred questions, answer pool surveys and tweet the event hashtag from one device! All interaction will be live fed to main screens during the course of procedures and pertinent questions will be put forward to our speakers by our conference host.

Includes:
Branding of Sli.do questions and polls features (to be fed to event screens regularly)
6m2 Stand space (stand build additional) in the Exhibition area.
10 Delegate passes for both days of the conference.
2 Place at the dinner.
Your logo will be displayed on the event page of the website.
One full page advert in conference programme.
Access to photographs and video of the event.
£10,000 plus VAT (ONLY One Available)

Bronze Programme Sponsor

This will provide branding on the cover of the conference programme.

Includes:
Speaker slot in networking area of exhibition.
6m2 stand space (stand build additional) in the exhibition area.
10 delegate passes for both days of the conference.
2 places at the dinner.
Your logo will be displayed on the event page of the website.
One full page advert in conference programme.
Access to photographs and video of the event.
£7,500 plus VAT (One available)

Bronze Breakfast Sponsor - Day One

Sponsor has exclusive branding rights in this physical space; for the duration of the breakfast.

Includes:
Speaker slot in networking area of exhibition
6m2 Stand space (stand build additional) in the Exhibition area.
Three pull-up stands in Breakfast Area.
10 Delegate passes for both days of the conference.
2 Place at the dinner.
Your logo will be displayed on the event page of the website.
One half page advert in conference programme.
Access to photographs and video of the event.
£7,500 plus VAT (ONLY One Available)

Bronze Breakfast Sponsor - Day Two

Sponsor has exclusive branding rights in this physical space; for the duration of the breakfast.

Includes:
Speaker slot in networking area of exhibition.
6m2 stand space (stand build additional) in the exhibition area.
Three pull-up stands in Breakfast Area.
10 delegate passes for both days of the conference.
2 places at the dinner.
Your logo will be displayed on the event page of the website.
One half page advert in conference programme.
Access to photographs and video of the event.
£7,500 plus VAT (One available)

Bronze Lunch Sponsor - Day One

Sponsor has exclusive branding rights in this physical space; for the duration of the lunch.

Includes:
Speaker slot in networking area of exhibition
6m2 Stand space (stand build additional) in the Exhibition area.
Three pull-up stands in lunch Area.
10 Delegate passes for both days of the conference.
2 Places at the dinner.
Your logo will be displayed on the event page of the website.
One half page advert in conference programme.
Access to photographs and video of the event.
£7,500 plus VAT (ONLY One Available)

Bronze Lunch Sponsor - Day Two

Sponsor has exclusive branding rights in this physical space; for the duration of the lunch.

Includes:
Speaker slot in networking area of exhibition
6m2 Stand space (stand build additional) in the Exhibition area.
Three pull-up stands in lunch Area.
10 Delegate passes for both days of the conference.
2 Places at the dinner.
Your logo will be displayed on the event page of the website.
One half page advert in conference programme.
Access to photographs and video of the event.
£7,500 plus VAT (ONLY One Available)

Bronze Email Partner

Bronze Badge Sponsor

Sponsors logo prominently displayed on all delegate badges.

Includes:
6m2 stand space (stand build additional) in the exhibition area.
10 delegate passes for both days of the conference.
2 places at the dinner.
Your logo will be displayed on the event page of the website.
One half page advert in conference programme.
Access to photographs and video of the event.
£7,500 plus VAT (One available)

Bronze Lanyard Sponsor

Sponsor has exclusive branding rights for the Lanyards for both days. Prime branding will remain NPC.

Includes:
6m2 Stand space (stand build additional) in the Exhibition area.
10 Delegate passes for both days of the conference.
2 Place at the dinner.
Your logo will be displayed on the event page of the website.
One half page advert in conference programme.
Access to photographs and video of the event.
£7,500 plus VAT (ONLY One Available)

Bronze Show Guide Advertising Double Page Spread

One double page colour advert in the programme.
£1,500 plus VAT (25 available)

Bronze Show Guide Advertising Full Page

One full page colour advert in the programme
£1,000 plus VAT (25 available)

Bronze Show Guide Advertising Half Page

One half page colour advert in the programme
£600 plus VAT (24 available)

Conference Bag Literature

Place one piece of marketing literature (max. five pages) in to the conference bag.
£500 plus VAT (25 available)

Fringe Events

We are offering the opportunity for you to host your own fringe events within Manchester Central, if you are interested in this, please contact the organisers.

Attendees

Information to follow.

FAQs

Please click the links below to find the FAQ related to your questions:

General FAQ

Getting there FAQ

Attending FAQ

Exhibiting FAQ

Sponsoring FAQ

 

General FAQ

When is the Northern Powerhouse Conference 2018?

Tuesday the 13th of February 2018, to Wednesday the 14th of February 2018.

Where is it?

Manchester Central Convention Complex, commonly known as Manchester Central.
Address: Windmill Street, Manchester, M2 3GX

How long does it run for?

Two full days:

Tuesday the 13th: from 8am to 5:30pm
Wednesday the 14th: from 8am to 6:15pm

And on day one, our exclusive black tie conference dinner runs from 7pm to 11pm.

When is the best time to arrive?

Attendees: You can arrive at any time. However, if you don’t want to miss anything, we advise being at the entrance at 8am ready for registration and complimentary breakfast.

Exhibition: Please view our exhibition FAQ below

Sponsor: Please view our sponsor FAQ below

What’s the dress code?

There’s no strict rule, but the vast majority of our attendees wear smart/business attire.

Are refreshments provided?

Complimentary breakfast and lunch are provided with every attendee ticket and delegate pass. And since this is the Northern Powerhouse Conference, we strive to include regional ingredients. For 2018, this will include:

Breakfast: Local back bacon in a freshly baked bread roll, or sautéed field mushrooms and potato rosti on a freshly baked bread roll (V) – along with a choice of ethically sourced coffee, organic tea and herbal infusions.

Morning break: A choice of ethically sourced coffee, organic tea and herbal infusions with a selection of homemade northern biscuits.

Lunch: Freshly made sandwich (choice of 4) with local ingredients, a piece of fresh fruit, Lancashire crisps, cereal bar and a bottle of still water – along with a choice of ethically sourced coffee, organic tea and herbal infusions.

Afternoon tea: A choice of ethically sourced coffee, organic tea and herbal infusions with a selection of homemade northern biscuits.

We aim to make sure that everyone is fuelled up for a busy day of networking.

Is there WiFi?

Yes. Free WiFi is included for all attendees, exhibitors and sponsors at the event.

If you’re exhibiting and need a dedicated connection for video or content streaming, this can be requested separately.

Is there disabled access?

Yes. The vast majority of the event is on the ground floor at street level, with unimpeded access via the main entrance. Foyer doors are activated by sensor. First floor levels can also be accessed via lifts. Alongside this, guide dogs are welcome, and induction loop functionality is included in the main auditorium. The on-site parking also includes disabled parking bays with a lift directly to the venue.

Please contact us if you have any questions about accessibility and we’ll be happy to help.

Getting there

How easy is it to get there?

As well as being a major city of the northern powerhouse, Manchester is also one of the most easily accessible cities for the conference. It has first-class transport links and is in the middle of the UK, making it a straightforward trip whether you’re coming from London, Scotland or anywhere in between.

Do you have a map?

Google interactive map here.

What transport links are nearby?

Air: Manchester Airport is only 25 minutes away by taxi, or 20 minutes via the regular rail service directly between the airport and city centre. Plus, with daily regional and international flights, you could be at the conference in a matter of hours from anywhere in Europe.

Train: Manchester Piccadilly is only a 20 minute walk/5 minute taxi to the conference. You could also hop on a connecting train to Oxford Road station which is a 5 minute walk away. With affordable tickets and fast travel times, it’s an easy way to attend from any part of the UK.

Road: Thanks to the M60 orbital motorway, it’s easy to get into Manchester city centre from any direction. Once you’re in Manchester, simply follow signs to the city centre and then follow signs to Manchester Central. Address for your sat-nav: Manchester Central Convention Complex, Windmill Street, Manchester, M2 3GX

Is there nearby parking?

We can go one better with parking directly on site! It’s 24 hours and pre-booking is available. Please click here for more information. (https://www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park/car-parks/manchester-central-under-jv/)

How easy is it to find a taxi?

Manchester’s black cab taxis are regularly available at Manchester Airport, Piccadilly train station and Victoria train station. Plus, the venue itself has a dedicated taxi rank with pick-ups and drop-offs.

Are there any nearby hotels?

There are two hotels within a 5 minute walk, and over ten within a 15 minute walk. Better still, the Midland Hotel situated opposite Manchester Central is only a 60 second walk away.

There’s also economy accommodation through to 5-star hotels to suit any budget.

Please click here to view Manchester Central’s partner hotels. Many more can also be found on various online travel sites.

Are there any shops, bars or restaurants nearby?

If you fancy dinner or a drink after a busy day of networking, you’ll be spoilt for choice. There are dozens of restaurants and bars within a 5-15 minute walk of the conference in the upmarket business district.
Restaurants and cafes serve a range of lunch and dinner menus – with Indian, Italian, British, Spanish and Japanese cuisine. There are also many more themed bars – from cask ale pubs to luxury wine establishments.

 

Attending FAQ

 

What’s the programme?

You can view the full programme here, which is updated on a regular basis as more speakers and debates are added to the event.

What are the ticket prices?

Two day conference & exhibition: £350 + VAT
One day conference & exhibition: £300 + VAT

*Early bird offer* Book your tickets now and receive £100 off:

Two day conference & exhibition: £350 + VAT £250 + VAT
One day conference & exhibition: £300 + VAT £200 + VAT

Why should I buy a two-day ticket?

The two-day ticket offers double the insights and networking opportunities for the northern powerhouse.

A one day ticket still gives you a wealth of exhibitions, keynotes and debates to enjoy, but with different speakers and attendees over both days, it’s well worth making the most of this annual event for just a little extra.

How do I buy a ticket?

You can download our booking form here, but the easiest way to purchase is via our online booking system, where you can buy in minutes via secure payment.

Alternatively, please call 0113 397 0335 to book, where credit/debit card payment can be made by phone. Need an invoice? Just let us know.

What happens when I’ve purchased my ticket?

Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a VAT receipt by e-mail, where we can also send you an invoice if requested. Tickets are e-mailed to you 3 weeks before the event date.

What do I do when I arrive at the conference?

You will be required to show your e-mail ticket with the barcode at the main entrance reception. We’ll then print your official ticket and you can head straight in.

You can present the e-mail ticket as a print out, or show us the ticket on your smartphone or tablet. Whichever is easier.

What do I receive at the conference?

At reception, you’ll receive the official conference bag along with a conference programme and branded lanyard. The bag is perfect for carrying any freebies from the exhibits.

Can I receive a refund if I can’t attend?

Refunds can be provided up to 14 days before the event, so you can book with peace of mind.

Are there any public sector discounts?

We value the attendance of all public professionals who want to engage with those in the private sector to drive forward the northern economy. If you work in the public sector, you’ll receive £75 off your ticket of choice (excluding dinner). Please contact us to book.

Are there any student or young person discounts?

Yes. We value the input of young people who will one day become the leaders and innovators the northern powerhouse needs. If you’re under ##, you’ll receive 50% off all ticket types (excluding dinner). Please contact us to book.

Can I attend on my own?

Absolutely! Many attend by themselves, so you would be far from alone. With two full days of exhibits, conference sessions and networking opportunities, there’s plenty to see and talk about with like-minded people.

What networking opportunities will exist?

The Northern Powerhouse Conference is about bringing together directors, CEOs, public sector decision makers and other professionals from across the UK to drive forward the economy of the North. For that reason, when the conference is not in session, it’s all about networking.

There are four refreshment periods to chat over a bite to eat, a dedicated networking area, and two full days in our vast exhibition hall, where you can meet thousands of fellow attendees and dozens of exhibitors.

Bring lots of business cards. You’ll need them.

 

Click here to book your place at the Northern Powerhouse Conference 2018. Alternatively, please call 0113 397 0335, or contact us online.

 

Exhibiting FAQ

What are the exhibition stand options?

  • 6m2 stand – costs £3,000 + VAT for the two days
  • 8m2 stand – costs £4,000 + VAT for the two days
  • 12m2 stand – costs £6,000 + VAT for the two days
  • 18m2 stand – costs £9,000 + VAT for the two days
  • 24m2 stand – costs £12,000 + VAT for the two days

Do you have an exhibition floor plan?

What is the exhibition shell like?

A typical exhibition shell at the event looks like this, depending on the size you decide to go for.

Why should we buy a larger exhibition stand?

While all our stands are in high-visibility locations for optimum footfall, the larger stands attract greater attention and allow more flexibility over what you include in your stand.

For example, many of our bigger exhibitors include workshops and seating areas where representatives can chat with interested attendees.

The larger stands also include additional exhibition passes so you can bring more of your people to the event.

How do we book an exhibition stand?

Please call 0113 397 0335 to book your exhibition space, or if you have any questions.

Can we choose our exhibition stand location?

Yes. It’s first come, first served when choosing your stand location based on what is available.

We therefore recommend booking at the earliest opportunity, particularly as the number of exhibition stands is limited.

What happens when we’ve made the booking?

Once booked, we will e-mail a confirmation and provide access to the online exhibitor’s manual containing everything you need to know.

What about power supplies, lighting and furniture?

The official exhibition contractor, GES, provides all power and lighting. The exhibition manual will contain more details on how to arrange this. GES can also provide furniture, displays and other features if required, but you can also bring your own if you prefer.

How many people can we bring?

We include the following full-access tickets with each stand:

  • 6m2 stand – 2 tickets
  • 8m2 stand – 3 tickets
  • 12m2 stand – 4 tickets
  • 18m2 stand – 6 tickets
  • 24m2 stand – 8 tickets

Additional tickets can also be purchased by exhibitors at a discounted rate. Please contact us for more information.

Who can we bring?

You can bring staff or representatives, and also any guests you wish. The included tickets will give each person full, two-day access to the exhibition and conference, as well as complimentary breakfast, lunch and refreshments during the morning and afternoon tea breaks.

When should we arrive?

The exhibition build is carried out the day before the event on Monday the 12th of February 2018.

On the day of the event, exhibitors can arrive at 0730hrs so they are ready for the arrival of the attendees at 8am sharp.

What can we include in our exhibition stand?

The choice is yours! Some common features of past exhibition stands include:

  • Wall graphics
  • Pull-up stands
  • Tables with literature
  • Decorations
  • Display screens
  • Workshops
  • Seating areas
  • Interactive tablets/computers

Can we provide freebies or tasters?

Yes. We recommend it, as it’s a great way to draw more attention to your stand with something different. Common freebies include branded stationery and even tasters of regional food and drink.

How busy can we expect it to be?

With over 1,500 attendees each day made up of business owners, MDs, CEOs and public sector officials, there will be plenty of people to interact with throughout the two days.

Even during the keynotes in the auditorium, the exhibition area is always a hub of activity.

Will my brand be seen elsewhere?

Every exhibitor receives a named listing on the event page of the Northern Powerhouse Conference website.

Throughout the two days, our photographers will be snapping the entire event, and our videographers videoing the entire event, for exposure on our website gallery and social media platforms.

Plus, in 2017 over 75 journalists attended, so there’s always the opportunity for far-reaching press exposure.

Are there any other opportunities for increased exposure?

Our range of sponsorship packages include exhibition stand space along with e-mail, website, programme, badge, lanyard and conference advertising.

Is overnight security provided?

Full 24 hour security is in place during the conference operating hours and overnight.

 

If you would like to discuss exhibiting at the Northern Powerhouse Conference 2018, please call 0113 397 0335, or contact us online.

 

Sponsoring FAQ

What are the sponsorship packages?

From adverts in our programme, through to executive sponsorship packages including stand space, site advertising and conference branding – there’s an option to suit any enterprise at the Northern Powerhouse Conference.

Please click here to view the sponsorship packages in detail.

How do we book a sponsorship package?

Please call 0113 397 0335 to book a sponsorship package, or if you have any questions.

What happens when we’ve booked the package?

Once booked, our sponsorship team will contact you to arrange what is required and make sure you receive the strongest ROI from the event.

Are there any sponsorship packages suitable for small businesses?

Absolutely. Conference bag and programme advertising start from only £500 to £1,500 + VAT. It’s a very cost-effective way to promote your business to thousands of decision makers while associating your brand with the Northern Powerhouse Conference.

Please click here to view our full list of sponsorship packages.

Do any sponsorship packages include exhibition space?

Yes. All our bronze, silver and gold packages include 6m2 to 18m2 of exhibition stand space. It’s the perfect way to combine an exhibition presence with more powerful advertising and even better networking opportunities.

What are the requirements for logo and advert graphic files?

Please click here to view our advertising specification document.

Are passes included with the sponsorship packages?

Yes. All our bronze, silver and gold sponsorship packages include delegate passes to the exhibition and conference, as well as reservations at our black tie leaders dinner.

What access will I receive?

Our bronze, silver and gold sponsorship packages include delegate passes, so you can enjoy the exhibition and the conference while networking with fellow business leaders.

These packages also include reservations at our black tie leaders dinner. This exclusive event brings together business owners, CEOs, councillors, ministers and keynote speakers for a lavish banquet and networking opportunities with the key players in the North.

Will my brand be seen elsewhere?

Throughout the two days, our photographers will be snapping the entire event, and our videographers videoing the entire event, for exposure on our website gallery and social media platforms.

Plus, in 2017 over 75 journalists attended, so there’s always the opportunity for far-reaching press exposure.

 

If you would like to discuss sponsoring the Northern Powerhouse Conference 2018, please call 0113 397 0335, or contact us online.

 

Northern Powerhouse Conference & Exhibition 2018, Manchester | Details

Details

Start:
Tuesday, 13th February 2018 08:00hrs
End:
Wednesday, 14th February 2018 17:30hrs

Venue

Manchester Central