Over 3,800 people, 130+ exhibitors, 120+ speaker and panel sessions – and one big coming-together of the North’s creative sector.

The return of Prolific North Live was by overwhelming reaction a major success, with the switch to a two-day expo rewarded by a healthy boost in attendance numbers from last year’s 2,200.

Prolific North Live was held at EventCity

That 60% increase has provided real encouragement that next year’s event – to be held on Wednesday February 28th and Thursday March 1st 2018 – will top 5,000 people.

EventCity provided an expansive space in which to accommodate over 130 exhibitor stands that saw just about every corner of the region’s media, marketing and creative sector represented.

And each of the eight pavilions hosted an absorbing and almost unrelenting array of keynote speakers, workshops and panel sessions that provided ample reward for both pop-in visitors and hardcore schedulers.

The general buzz across the two days was such that the hashtag, #PNLive, was regularly trending on Twitter – and the tweets below are testament to the positive feedback from those who both visited and exbihited. Many exhibitors have in fact already booked a stand for PNL 2018.

A huge thank you to our event partners once again – Channel 4, Steamhaus, Vision One and The Landing – and to all those companies and organisations that exhibited and in some way engaged in the day.

Thanks also to our partners, Don’t Panic, for helping to deliver such a great event.

Take a look at what people thought of Prolific North Live 2017 – and there is a video and photos below:

Some video highlights from our official events video production partner HSQ Productions:

And here are some of the pictures from the event: