Manchester Central’s Incubator scheme allowed applicants to pitch a unique event which would connect people through meaningful experiences. The first two events to result from the scheme are being hosted this summer. The events are the Northern Stainability Summit (12th June) and PlannerFest/JournalFest/ StationaryFest (1st July). Both will be held at the prestigious venue after organisers beat strong competition from many applicants to the scheme. The organisers, Events Northern and Elevate, have since been receiving guidance from Manchester Central’s in-house events team to scope, plan and prepare for hosting their inaugural events.
Shaun Hinds, CEO at Manchester Central, said: “We launched this scheme a year ago and were overwhelmed by the response. Coming out of the pandemic, we wanted to do what we could to stimulate recovery for our industry; helping attract new entrants into the event space that otherwise might not have the resource to get their idea off the ground.”