December/January 2019

The Northern Business Expo is back at Manchester Central

//The Northern Business Expo is back at Manchester Central

Last April saw the much-anticipated return of The Northern Business Exhibition to Manchester. GM Business Connect were proud to be media partners with the event, and we also exhibited at the expo. The two-day event had moved to a bigger venue for its 3rd year, taking over the Manchester Central Convention Complex, and provided entrepreneurs and business owners with a unique opportunity to discover the latest industry innovations and network with their peers.

Steve Bartlett at Northen Business Expo

Just over 100 industry-leading suppliers, including show partners Yell Business, showcased their latest products and solutions to thousands of business professionals from across the country. As a leading business exhibition in the North of England, the seminar and workshop line up didn’t disappoint and provided a comprehensive program of guidance, inspiration and up-to-date information.

Carl Reader at Northern Business Expo

The keynote seminar hall hosted more than one hundred and fifty seated delegates with many more crowded around the show for speakers including ex-BBC Dragon Rachel Elnaugh and social media marketing guru, Steven Bartlett. The 25-year-old CEO of global social media agency, Social Chain, explored the changing landscape of online marketing and how businesses can capitalise on micro-influencers. Another highlight was Richard Hanscott, CEO of Yell, opening the exhibition with his very popular seminar on how to build a successful digital business. The workshop halls were as popular as ever, covering digital marketing, finding business funding and the secrets of sales. International speaker and senior business advisor, David Tovey, hosted two packed out workshops on the Secrets of sales success, presenting a new approach to selling in order to build long-term profitable relationships.

The event attracted thousands of ambitious business professionals and entrepreneurs from across the country, keen to network, find new suppliers and stay up-to-date in a constantly evolving world; from established business owners looking for cost-effective ways to grow and develop to budding entrepreneurs taking part in the NBE18 Win Your Business in a Box competition. On the back of the 2018 event the Northern Business Expo is once again back at Manchester Central over 12 and 13 March 2019, following the same successful formula as last year. Once again GM Business Connect are media sponsors and exhibitors, and we are looking forward to meeting a great new set of exhibitors and visitors this coming March.

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