Exhibition News June 2018 - Page 17

17 “The world around us is changing and this is a great opportunity to not only keep up with the change, but be ahead of the curve” – Tim Collett, WRG Make connections and network International Confex has long been a forum for event professionals to gather in the south of England and Confex Future Focus will offer the same opportunity for event professionals based in the north. “The north, and north west of England in particular, is a hugely vibrant and innovative hub of the UK events industry, where both corporates and agencies are producing ground-breaking and spectacular events across the globe,” says Farnfi eld. “It’s an amazing opportunity to tap into Manchester’s scientifi c heritage and showcase the latest innovation and tech that underpins the successful delivery of impactful events.” Just like its older sibling, Confex Future Focus will present plenty of ways for delegates to grow their networks and build new business relationships, ensuring they leave the show having had a productive day. Join the excitement Tim Collett, head of live, WRG: “WRG are excited that Confex Future Focus will be coming to Manchester this year. As a future-focused agency with its home in Manchester we know this city will be the perfect home for such engaging and thought provoking content. The world around us is changing at a faster pace than ever and this is a great opportunity to discuss how we as an industry can not only keep u p with the change, but be ahead of the curve to help us meet the challenges of tomorrow.” Collette Mellor, head of communication and marketing, mclcreate: “Mclcreate are delighted to be involved in Confex Future Focus; we are looking forward to welcoming clients old and new to the VIP area, where we will be sharing our insights around the future of events, as well as hearing from other industry leaders during panel sessions.” Holly Moore, founder and managing director, Make Events: “It is really indicative of Manchester's place in the events sector that Confex have decided to do a spin off event in our city. “I am delighted it is not just to be a smaller version of the Confex we all know and love.” EN exhibitionnews.co.uk | June 2018