Manchester’s graphics and design community are being invited to learn the secrets to future-proofing their businesses at a unique event in the city centre next week which fuses the best elements of networking and trade shows.
Expoganza promises graphic and web designers, printers, sign businesses and marketers access to a host of experts who can provide invaluable insight on diversifying and scaling operations by harnessing critical skills in e-commerce, SEO and the web-to-print sector.
Alongside the opportunity to forge valuable contacts across the city’s booming creative scene, the exclusive event also offers the chance to probe staff from Nettl, printing.com, Brambl and Marqetspace on their latest marketing ideas, as well as access to preferred pricing on a wide range of promotional material.
It’s organised by Manchester-based Grafenia plc whose brands and software power a host of solutions for the graphic design industry.
Their CEO Peter Gunning says: “Expoganza is our favourite event in the calendar, especially with our home crowd in Manchester.
“It’s the antithesis to a stuffy trade show. Our leading experts can show you how to future-proof your graphics business while diversifying into web, digital services and SEO.”
“We love the chance to meet and exchange ideas with the great creative minds powering our industry. We’ve met more than 2,000 designers at previous Expoganza events and we always get great feedback.”
Expoganza Manchester follows two successful events stateside this year – Expoganza Chicago and Expoganza Orlando.
It will be held at the Nettl of Deansgate pop-up Business Store between 3pm and 7pm on Wednesday June 19, where complimentary alcoholic and soft drinks will be served.
This 7,000-sq-ft gallery-cum-exhibition space is sandwiched between the Hilton hotel and Deansgate train station and tram stop. Piccadilly is a short stroll if you’re travelling from further afield.
The event is open to all graphic professionals, although tickets are required for entry. Graphic designers, printers, sign businesses, web designers and marketers are invited to apply at www.expoganza.uk, where they can use promo code “GETMEIN” to grab a pair of free tickets.
Previous Expoganza events have reached venue capacity, so attendees should bag their places quickly.