ProlificNorthLive, our ground-breaking expo, is now just a few weeks away – and you can register for free here.

It all takes place on February 2nd 2016 at Emirates Old Trafford, and will be the biggest media, marketing and creative industries event ever to be staged outside London.

We now have around 85 exhibitors signed up – you can see the full list here – and there’s also a full day conference and dozens of workshops, tech and financing sessions, complemented by a full visual programme taking place in the 100-seat mobile cinema.

Our four Event Partners for the event are Smoking Gun PR, A&P, mclcreate and Steamhaus.

But there are many more things to look forward to in 2016 – here’s the list of confirmed events and reports so far:

January 28th: The Northern Digital Awards at the Royal Armouries in Leeds – you can see the shortlist here

February 2nd: The ProlificNorthLive Expo at Emirates Old Trafford

March: The Prolific North Top 50 Digital Agencies 2016 – you can see the 2015 ranking here

April 21st: Educate North awards and conference, in association with The Telegraph

April 28th: The Prolific North Awards returns for a fourth year, with over 700 once again expected – and Justin Moorhouse hosting

May: The Top 100 Brands 2016 – you can see the 2015 ranking here

June: The Prolific North Top 50 PR Agencies 2016 – you can see the 2015 ranking here

June/July: Global Reach 2016 – the return of our conference aimed at companies and organisations with overseas sales or are considering opening an overseas office

July: The Prolific North Top 50 In-house Communicators – you can see the inaugural ranking here

September 21st: The Northern eCommerce Awards – a brand new event targeted at the burgeoning ecommerce sector

October 19th: The Northern Marketing Awards returns for a fourth year – see this year’s event here

November: The Prolific North Top 50 Integrated Agencies – see the 2015 ranking here

November: The Top 75 B2B Brands – see this year’s ranking here

A very merry Christmas to all!