We announced the launch of ProlificNorthLive in March and today we are pleased to reveal a detailed update about the first confirmed exhibitors, our conference and seminar plans, registrations, related information and stand availability.
Our target was to attract 80 exhibitors for the inaugural expo on 2 February 2016 and with eight months still remaining, we are almost a third of the way there.
With a further 30-plus companies and organisations in advanced discussions with our expo manager, Dunstan Carter, we are confident that the event will be sold out by the autumn and well ahead of the expo on 2/2/16.
ProlificNorthLive will be spread over three floors of The Point and in the adjacent Pavilion at Emirates Old Trafford (Lancashire County Cricket Club). The expo will feature 80-plus exhibitors spanning the North’s media, creative and marketing sectors and we are anticipating over 4,000 visitors on the day.
ProlificNorthLive is shaping up to be by some distance the largest ever single gathering of senior creative, media and marketing industries personnel outside London.
Extraordinarily, even though the expo is still many months away, over 250 people have already registered to attend ProlificNorthLive. Those registering reflect Prolific North’s varied and senior readership: from dozens of agency bosses and execs, broadcasting personnel and brand and marketing managers to the head of comms of one of the North’s largest companies and the head of technology and engagement at a leading Premier football club.
There is also an increasing number of registrations from companies outside the North as it seems that marketers and broadcasting folk from London and the Midlands are also keen to engage and immerse themselves in what is currently the North’s fastest-growing sector after professional and financial services.
Running alongside the exhibition will be a number of complementary interactive sessions ranging from tech demos, business speed dating and venture funding sessions to seminars exploring current issues and trends in marketing, broadcasting, collaboration and content.
There is also a 100-seat mobile cinema and we’re anticipating several leading exponents of experiential and outdoor advertising at the reception area to greet, entertain and inform visitors.
Schedules and timetables for these sessions and seminars are currently being put together and will be announced from September, five months ahead of the day.
Our first confirmed exhibitors are based across the North (including Leeds, Liverpool, Harrogate and Manchester) and are:
- Ph Creative
- MWM Associates
- Seconds That Count (Animation company: new brand launching shortly)
- On The Eighth
- MMC Learning
- The Sharp Project
- The Space Project
- Space and Time
- Manifest Communications
- Pro Motion Manchester
- The Landing
- CTI Digital
- PR Agency One
- Downtown In Business
- Picturehouse Outdoors
- Media Yorkshire
- Baltic Creative
- Smoking Gun PR
- All Response Media
Since launching ProlificNorthLive, feedback on the event has been excellent and we anticipate further exhibitors coming from across the Prolific North audience: agencies of all sizes, TV, film and broadcast companies, animation studios, media suppliers, digital innovation specialists, specialist agencies, marketers, publicly-funded creative bodies and other companies, all seeking to engage with this rapidly-growing and highly successful sector.
Picturehouse Outdoors will be bringing their 100-seater mobile cinema to ProlificNorthLive.
General manager, Chris Peters, said: “I’m really looking forward to bringing the new Picturehouse mobile cinema to ProlificNorthLive. It’s the perfect opportunity to use our unique space to show off loads of the great work being done up North and meet lots of industry professionals in the process.”
From today, ProlificNorthLive updates and features will be available via a dedicated tab on the Prolific North site and news on new exhibitors, partners and sponsors will be regularly published in the coming weeks and months leading up to the event.
We will also shortly be launching a blog on the dedicated ProlificNorthLive site which will feature Q&As, podcasts, show reels, guest blogs from exhibitors and sponsors and further event updates.
And for any companies interested in exhibiting at ProlificNorthLive, the cost of doing so will come as something of a pleasant surprise with prices starting at just £1100 – but just £980 if booked by 17 July.
2m x 2m = £1100 (£980 if booked by 17th July) +VAT
3m x 2m = £1650 (£1470 if booked by 17th July) +VAT
4m x 2m = £2120 (£1880 if booked by 17th July) +VAT
4m x 3m = £3180 (£2820 if booked by 17th July) +VAT
5m x 3m = £3750 (£3375 if booked by 17th July) +VAT
6m x 3m = £4500 (£4050 if booked by 17th July) +VAT