The 2016 conference has been rebranded as ‘YEN Expo 2016‘, reflecting the broader reach of the event and Bradford’s re-established standing in the regional business arena.
This year’s event, organised by Yorkshire Enterprise Network and the Telegraph & Argus, will take place on Tuesday, October 25, returning to the 2015 venue – Bradford College’s multi-million pound David Hockney building.
YEN Expo 2016 promises to be even bigger and better than the previous year’s event, with its “Bradford Now” regeneration theme, which attracted more than 850 delegates and 50 exhibition stands, showcasing the best of Yorkshire businesses.
Free registration is now open for delegates on a new website – www.yenexpo.uk – where full details of sponsorship and exhibitor packages can also be found.
Other partners confirmed so far are Bradford College and Malik House Business Centres. Once again, there will be a broad cross-section of seminars, business clinics and networking events, plus a line-up of inspirational speakers.
There are plans to recreate the highly popular Bradford Regeneration section, showcasing the revitalised city centre leisure scene, and to introduce a new Creative Zone for artists, makers, designers and other creative businesses.
Director of Yorkshire Enterprise Network Sheraz Malik said: “We’re really excited to announce the date and venue of the 2016 conference – which is back with a new contemporary branding.”
“Now in its fifth year, the Bradford Business Conference is evolving. There will be some elements returning, to build on the successes of previous events, like the fantastic state-of-the-art venue, the well-attended seminars and clinics and the popular hospitality sector exhibition area.”
“But there will also be lots of new ideas – and we’ve changed the name to give a broader feel, reflecting the fact that exhibitors and delegates come from right across the county, and recognising the re-emergence of Bradford as a regional business centre.”