Local companies are being offered a free ticket to the Global Manufacturing Festival if they bring a business from outside the Sheffield City region to the popular event.
Businesses that 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 charge.
The Global Manufacturing Festival is organised by the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Marketing. It will focus on the critical issues which enable businesses to compete and thrive in the future, including creating products, 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 partners.”
“We hope this ticket offer will support existing business partnerships and help create and develop new ones to grow the region’s economy,” he added.
Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “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.”
Brendan Moffett, director of Marketing Sheffield, said: “This is a great opportunity for Sheffield City Region businesses to bring a new supply chain prospect and show them the incredible strength we have in advanced materials and metals.”
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 Siemens Plc.
More than 40% of tickets have been allocated for the festival already. Anyone wishing to attend can purchase a ticket from £99 + VAT.