AIA is attending the second UK Northern Powerhouse International Conference and Exhibition being held at Manchester Central yesterday and today (21-22 February 2017).

The first Conference & Exhibition was held in February 2016, also in Manchester, and was attended by over 2,500 business leaders.

The event presents an opportunity for AIA to keep informed, and to understand the scale and extent of the opportunities in the Northern Powerhouse, and potential benefits to AIA members. We can gain valuable insights into the vision and ambitions of many 'Blue Chip' businesses and network with the key players, potential business partners and stakeholders in the Northern Powerhouse economy.

The conference is an 'aggregator' for the work being done on the Northern Powerhouse by many other bodies and provides a platform for them to discuss their work, including:

  • UK Government’s Northern Powerhouse Partnership Programme
  • Northern Powerhouse Partnership, led by George Osborne MP
  • Business North
  • Institute of Directors
  • Confederation of British Industry
  • The Federation for Small Businesses
  • IPPR North, and many others.