Thousands flock to Manchester as doors open for largest UK Northern Powerhouse conference

Manchester Central will welcome nearly 2,000 people at the UK Northern Powerhouse International Conference & Exhibition on the 25-26 February.

The two-day conference will bring together business leaders, world-leading experts and political heavyweights to help drive the success of the Northern Powerhouse.

Keith Griffiths, Co-Founder of the UK Northern Powerhouse International Conference and Exhibition said:

“I am delighted to open the doors to biggest commercial conversation in the North for a generation. This Conference is by business, for business, and we hope to play a major role in shaping the Northern Powerhouse and ensuring the region’s future economic success.”

Key figures making major speeches include Lord O’Neill of Gatley, Commercial Secretary to HM Treasury, Sir David Higgins, Executive Chairman of HS2, as well as the Chief Executives of several northern councils.

Attendees will arrive from across the world to collaborate, network and ultimately realise the commercial opportunities provided by the incoming wave of devolution and investment to the North of England.

For more information on the UK Northern Powerhouse International Conference and Exhibition (25-26 February 2016) visit or join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #NorthernPowerhouse16.