The Greater Manchester Business Expo opened its doors to the North West business community at the USN Bolton Arena for the first time in May. This inaugural event attracted 1,200 delegates keen to visit the 100+ exhibitor stands. Organisers Shout Expo were delighted with the turnout. Having hosted the Lancashire Business Expo for five years, and their first Merseyside Business Expo in 2018, Manchester was a natural choice for their next Expo location. Jordan Conlin, Director at Shout Expo, said he wasn’t surprised that the event had been so well received: “The North West has a thriving business community and there’s a thirst for credible opportunities to promote businesses and networking with peers and even competitors. We know this from our networking groups across the area and the amount of business exchanged week in, week out.”
Exhibitors at the Greater Manchester Business Expo hailed from across the North West and beyond. A wide range of business sectors were represented, with many exhibitors being new companies taking the opportunity to engage with Manchester-based organisations and the wider North West business community. Feedback on the event was overwhelmingly positive with many exhibitors pledging to exhibit again in 2020. Delegates and exhibitors alike made all-important new connections and said they were impressed with the warm leads secured and connections made.
Plans are already afoot for the Greater Manchester Business Expo 2020 which Shout Expo have declared will be even bigger and better. They will be focusing on developing innovative ways of promoting the unique appeal of the North West business community. A date has not yet been set for the 2020 event, but businesses interested in exhibiting should visit www.shoutexpo.com/manchester/ for any updates.