International Confex is renowned as the UK’s leading event for the MICE industry. Attracting over 8,000 unique visitors, it provides the ideal platform to connect with senior event organisers of both inbound and outbound events from all over the UK. Mash Media, the force behind International Confex have now announced a new addition to the portfolio with the launch of ‘Confex Future Focus’ taking place at Victoria Warehouse.

Registration is now open for Confex Future Focus which is part conference, part exhibition and will cover the latest event tech trends and future thinking, showcase a broad mix of local, national and international agencies, venues and suppliers and provide plenty of opportunities for networking. Event technology specialist Cvent is the headline sponsor and will be sharing its insights for the future of the industry.

Stefan Maciejewski, Managing Director at venue added: “The team is thrilled to be the host venue for Confex Future Focus and delighted to be bringing Mash Media’s launch to the north of England. We’re really looking forward to working on an exciting exhibition and welcoming so many event professionals to our iconic and quintessentially Mancunian venue.”

The two day conference and exhibition held on the 4th and 5th of July will focus on the future trends and technology of the events industry.

Event Director; Simon Farnfield says;

“The north, and north west of England in particular, is a hugely vibrant and innovative hub of the UK events industry where both corporates and agencies are producing ground-breaking and spectacular events across the globe. It’s an amazing opportunity to tap into Manchester’s scientific heritage and showcase the latest innovation and tech that underpins the successful delivery of impactful events.

We’re excited to be launching at Victoria Warehouse which fully encapsulates the values of Confex Future Focus with its marriage of heritage and mission to be the UK’s most creatively ambitious event space”.

Holly Moore, founder and managing director of Manchester-based Make Events added: “It is really indicative of Manchester's place in the events sector that Confex has decided to do a spin off event in our city. I am delighted it is not just to be a smaller version of the Confex we all know and love.”

“WRG are excited that Confex Future Focus will be coming to Manchester this year,” said Tim Collett, head of live, WRG. “As a future-focused agency with its home in Manchester we know this City will be the perfect host for such engaging and thought provoking content. The world around us is changing at a faster pace than ever and this is a great opportunity to discuss how we as an industry can not only keep up with the change, but be ahead of the curve to help us meet the challenges of tomorrow.”