Awards/Events

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Jenny Stewart, CEO of Liverpool and Sefton Chambers of Commerce, has agreed to become a sponsor of the inaugural Educate North Awards, which will be staged on 3rd June 2015 at The Hilton Hotel in Manchester.

The awards’ shortlist was unveiled last week and will see universities and higher and further education colleges from across the North West compete for a total of 17 trophies celebrating ‘excellence’.

Each Friday, Points North gives a senior media figure a platform to air their views on a topical or relevant issue.

This week it's Mark Simester, Marketing Director at Warburtons. He argues that social advertising should be an increasingly important part of a brand's strategy.

The shortlist for the inaugural Educate North Awards is revealed today. The awards will be presented at a unique black tie dinner in Manchester on 3 June 2015 which will showcase the world-class status of many of the North’s leading academic institutions, with a special one-day conference preceding the awards.

Each Friday, Points North gives a senior media figure a platform to air their views on a topical or relevant issue.

This week it's Simon Alexander, Strategy Director at My Clever Agency. He argues that social advertising should be an increasingly important part of a brand's strategy.

Li Yongsheng, the most senior Chinese governmental official based in Manchester, will address the Educate – North conference, which is taking place in association with The Telegraph Media Group on June 3rd.

Mr Li became Consul General in October 2014 after a career which has seen diplomatic service in Rwanda, Mali and The European Union. He is the 10th Chinese Consul General to be based in Manchester.

Barclays Bank will be a key conference sponsor for the inaugural Educate – North Conference and Awards, which takes place on June 3rd 2015 at The Hilton Hotel in Manchester.

Barclays, one of the largest financial providers to the higher and further education sector in the UK, will join The Telegraph Media Group and others in staging these new events.

This week's Points North is from Dr Chris Burgess, curator of the People’s History Museum and current exhibition, Election! Britain Votes. He considers the role that design has to play in democracy, public engagement and turnout.

Prolific North is pleased to announce the launch of a ground-breaking new annual exhibition event, ProlificNorthLive.

The one-day exhibition, which will take place at Lancashire County Cricket Club on Tuesday 2 February 2016, will showcase the very best in digital, broadcasting, PR, marketing, web design and development, publishing and advertising from across the North.

This week's Points North is from Guy Levine, CEO and founder of Return on Digital. He argues that it's time for Leadership 2.0 - focused on providing real inspiration, not free cans of pop.

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