Conference

Landmark conference confirmed for Manchester Central on 23 September

A large-scale ‘in-person’, one-day conference has been confirmed to go ahead at Manchester Central on Thursday 23 September. PROGRESS21, is one day, three events, centred on careers, businesses and Greater Manchester’s global ambition, delivered by the Growth Company with a wide range of partner organisations. The three events will see thousands of Greater Manchester businesses, support organisations, and individuals, safely re-connect in person, and will offer a wide-ranging programme of presentations, workshops and support to add significant momentum to the economic recovery of the city-region.

Venturefest 2019

Attracting record numbers for a sixth year, the 2019 Venturefest North West event kicked off again at Manchester Central with a fantastic range of speakers and exhibitors. Organised by GC Business Growth Hub and taking place on Wednesday 20 November, Venturefest North West claimed it’s title of the region’s biggest annual innovation conference and exhibition. The event once more welcomed North West business owners, entrepreneurs and investors who were looking to grow and build their businesses, whether they were starting out,

pro-manchester Economics Conference 2018

pro-manchester’s sold-out Economics of Greater Manchester Conference at The Lowry Hotel welcomed experts from our region to discuss the key issues affecting our region’s economy. High on the agenda were homelessness, the skills gap and pollution.

So, what’s next for Manchester?
Mike Blackburn, chair of the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership believes: “We shouldn’t be waiting for central government to make plans for the north, we should be setting our own agenda. Our great city region has been built on social and industrial pioneers for centuries.