Welcome WECD...

We are delighted to have you on board as a sponsor at our IED North Conference.

Please find below all of the information you should need in preparation for the day.

Event Info
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The Lowry Hotel - 50 Dearmans Place, Chapel Wharf, Manchester, M3 5LH
Map and directions to the venue


You can set up from 08.15. Registration and morning refreshments will be from 09:00 with opening remarks at 09.45. The conference will conclude at 16.00.
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(Please note that timings are subject to change between now and the event date.)

Sponsor Discount

As part of your partner benefits, your clients are entitled to a 10% discount off the current prices to attend the conference. All they need to do is quote SPO66 at the basket page when booking online.


For a full list of accommodation at preferential rates please click here.

Main Feel Of The Event

The inaugural IED North Conference follows the success of the IED Annual Conference in London. This event is designed to be a platform to highlight and discuss the most pressing issues in creating an environment for economic growth in the North of England, specifically. Speakers should be honest, frank and clear in their argument whilst allowing the delegation to ask questions and discuss the issues raised together. Please bear this in mind when preparing for your session, whilst addressing the conference theme: ‘Now has to be the time for the Public and Private sectors, working together, to make a real difference to the Northern economy


Estimated audience size: 80-100

This event typically attracts largely senior local authority and public sector delegates (around 2/3 of the audience). The remainder of the delegation is from the private sector, with senior professionals from economic development and regeneration agencies. All audience members have a good knowledge base of the topics discussed throughout the day.

Organisations already registered include: 

AECOM, Allerdale Borough Council, Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership, Cheshire West and Chester, City Development Associates Limited, Conwy County Borough Council, Denbighshire County Council, Derby City Council, H&C Govan Ltd, Halton Borough Council, Moore Strategic Consulting Ltd, NEL Fund Managers Ltd, Oldham Council, South Lakeland District Council, Stockport MBC, Welbeck Retail Management Ltd

Job titles include:

Acting Director of Regeneration, Property & Housing, Assistant Director Strategic Development, Associate Director, Business Support & Local Growth Officer, CEO, Deputy Chief Executive, Director, Director of Economy & Skills, Economic & Business Development Officer, Economic & Business Development Team & Programme Manager, Economic Development Service Manager, Head of Economic Development, Head of Growth, Inward Investment & High Growth Officer, Regeneration Manager, Section Head: Business and Tourism

 Your Stand

You will have a clothed table and two chairs outside the main conference room in the catering area. You can bring pop up stands or roller banners and any other marketing collateral. You can set up from 08.15 on 10 May 2017. The event manager will guide you to your stand on arrival at The Lowry (first floor). Your branded pens will be available on the stand. If you have any queries about set up for the day, please contact Eileen Muir.


There will be evaluation forms circulating on the day on which delegates will score and chart their thoughts on your session. Please complete one yourself to let us know your thoughts on the event.


Please send all items to Eileen Muir by the deadline date.

Wednesday 26 April: 

Company synopsis -  (100-200 words written in third person)

Advert  (A5 portrait advert with 3mm bleed and cut marks. All fonts must be embedded and images should be 300dpi)

Delegate registration form - Your package has 3 delegate passes including your speaker

Key Contacts:

Event Content 

Aziliz Du Fay

Aziliz Du Fay 
Senior Conference Producer 
+44 (0)20 8267 4281 

Event Operations 

Eileen Muir

Eileen Muir  
Senior Event Operations Coordinator 
+44 (0)20 8267 4264 

Commercial Partnerships 

Heather Lynn

Heather Lynn 
Account Director
+44 (0)20 8267 4785