Buy Yorkshire, the largest business to business conference in the North, is set to return to the region when the event opens its doors on Tuesday 15 May.
Featuring at the First Direct Arena in Leeds for the first time, the event will build on the £56m inward investment the conference has attracted to the region in the last eight years.
Once again it is expected to welcome more than 4,000 delegates and 175 exhibitors, along with an impressive line-up of 20 speakers.
Hosted by The Yorkshire Mafia, the business group with more than 21,000 pre-approved members, Buy Yorkshire, which was launched in 2011 and is free to attend, has brought together more than 28,000 delegates and 1,000 exhibitors over the years.
Intended from the outset to become the largest regional event in the annual business calendar, the Buy Yorkshire Conference has showcased high-profile speakers including Michelle Mone, Alistair Campbell, Janet Street-Porter, Alison Munro and senior executives from Hyperloop One, LinkedIn, Google, Facebook and Tesla amongst others.
Founder of The Yorkshire Mafia, Geoff Shepherd, said: “When we launched the Buy Yorkshire Conference eight years ago we set out to create an event that would bring world leading speakers to the stage, attract some of the UK's leading organisations as exhibitors and bring together thousands of people."
For the second year, the event has launched a competition which will see a sponsorship package awarded to two charities. Any registered charity can get involved by simply registering and filling in an online form.
The charity that receives the most support through votes, or that is seen to create the best campaign to raise awareness of its efforts, will win a sponsorship package that includes a stand at the conference, 3 x VIP passes to all speakers, workshops and seminars plus associated marketing.
Speakers taking to the stage at this year’s event will be announced over the coming weeks with representatives from government, transport, travel and digital all set to make an appearance.
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