Local companies are being offered a free ticket to the Global
Manufacturing Festival if they bring a business from outside of the
Sheffield City Region to the popular event.
Businesses which purchase a ticket for the convention and trade
show at Sheffield City Hall on March 22 will be able to take a
partner organisation from across the UK or internationally free of
The Global Manufacturing Festival is being organised by the
Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Marketing Sheffield. It will
focus on the critical issues which enable businesses to compete and
thrive in the future, including creating products for many sectors,
competing on technology and building trade with new markets.
Richard Wright, executive director of Sheffield Chamber of
Commerce, said: "It is our ambition that this event will enable
companies from the Sheffield City Region to develop long-term
business relationships with national and international
"We hope this ticket offer will support existing business
partnerships and help create and develop new ones to grow the
"Trading nationally and internationally, either directly or
indirectly through supply chains, creates wealth, which will
benefit other sectors and develop more opportunities for
businesses, ultimately building our region's economy."
Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, added:
"This is a great showcase for the city and follows on from a
successful inaugural event last year. The Global Manufacturing
Festival is a home-grown event and I hope businesses large and
small will attend the festival and help to boost its success and
appeal to city, national and international companies."
Brendan Moffett, director of Marketing Sheffield, said: "This is
a great opportunity for Sheffield City Region businesses to bring a
new supply chain prospect or existing customer to the city, and
show them the incredible strength we have in advanced materials and
metals, hopefully leading to new business opportunities."
The second Global Manufacturing Festival will take place in
Sheffield on 21-22 March 2012. Headline sponsors for the two-day
event include Nabarro LLP, The University of Sheffield, NatWest and
More than 40 per cent of tickets have been allocated for the
festival already. Anyone wishing to attend can purchase a ticket
from £99 + VAT.