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Great Exhibition of the North

The Great Exhibition of the North is a three-month celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit and the impact of our inventors, artists and designers. It’s a chance to show how our innovative spirit has shaped the world and is building the economy of tomorrow.

HemingwayDesign teamed up with Newcastle-based events management company, BeaconHouse Events to manage the technical delivery and design of the first ever Northern Powerhouse Business Summit, which took place 4-6 July, during the Exhibition.

Sarah Thackray, director of BeaconHouse Events, said: “We were delighted to win the bid for the production and design delivery of this iconic summit and working with HemingwayDesign, who have brought so many creative ideas to the event’s design plans, has been an amazing experience.  As proud Northern businesses, we can’t wait to show the exciting work that we’re doing to deliver exceptional events in the region.”

Designed to be the central business event during the Great Exhibition of the North, the summit brought together small businesses, government ministers, city region mayors and business leaders from across the North of England. Together they have helped to shape the next stage of the Northern Powerhouse through panel discussions, presentations, workshops and speeches.

There was also a number of workshops, delivered by Northern businesses, designed to provide a more in-depth look at the themes of growing the Artificial Intelligence and data driven economy, clean growth, the future of mobility and an ageing society. Workshops included practical sessions on designing for an ageing population, the future of work, digital transformation and building a Northern industrial strategy.


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