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Prolific North Live 2017

Date: 15th - 16th February 2017
Location: EventCity, Phoenix Way, Stretford, Manchester, M41 7TB
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Theme: Business Strategy, Open new markets & Export, Start a business

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Prolific North is pleased to announce the launch of its second annual media, marketing and creative industries expo, Prolific North Live.

Following on from the huge success of Prolific North Live ’16 we’ve decided to increase the size of the expo, move venues and go from a one day to a two day event.

The two day expo will take place at EventCity on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 February 2017. It will feature leading exponents of digital innovation, cutting edge marketing, branding and experiential agencies, content and engagement specialists, advertising and PR firms, leading broadcasters, TV and film production companies, printers, media suppliers and some of the best business brains from across the UK.

As well as dozens of exhibitors offering invaluable insight into their businesses, the exhibition will also feature venture funding sessions, business speed dating, tech innovation demonstrations, creative workshops, collaboration areas, conference sessions and seminars designed to motivate and inspire. It will also feature areas dedicated to freelancers and marketing and communications professionals. The event will be free to attend and visitors will be able to book their places on seminars.

We have a number of high profiled speakers confirmed from huge brands including; Paddy Power, uSwitch, Virgin Trains, Everton Football Club, and the Cabinet Office. To take a look at out speaker line up here.

Over 2,200 people attended our inaugural expo in February 2016. In 2017, we expect over 5000+ attendees, who will be drawn from in-house marketing and comms functions to companies and agencies spanning Prolific North’s readership, through to professionals seeking to engage with the fast-growing creative and media sectors of the North.

Interested in exhibiting? Take a look at some of our testimonials from Prolific North Live 2016 here, or click here for more information.

Prolific North Live is being delivered by Prolific North and Don’t Panic Event Management.


The Finance and Growth Hub provides attendees with a programme of workshops to help you grow your Digital, Tech or Creative business.

There’s an opportunity to better finance your business by understanding tax credits and the array of funding and investment that is available to businesses in the sector. Workshops will also look at accessing new business markets, supporting R&D through collaboration with your local university and how to improve your sales and marketing strategy.  

Day one

10:00 - 10:45 - The power of partnerships and collaboration
11:15 - 12:00 - Accessing finance for growth in digital and creative sectors
12:30 - 13:15 - Helping creative & digital companies get new customers to a "Yes"
13:45 - 14:30 - Business success for film and TV SMEs
15:00 - 15:45 - Gaining more through tax incentives

Day two

10:00 - 10:45 - The power of partnerships and collaboration
11:15 - 12:00 - What is Tech4good and how has it changed the investment landscape?
12:30 - 13:15 - Business Angels – investing in DCT
13:45 - 14:30 - E-Exporting: selling online internationally
15:00 - 15.45 - Getting your business off the ground – early stage funding for the digital and creative sector


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