GM Business Growth Hub are hosting an event “Manufacturing Our Future“ on Thursday, 23rd May 2024 to support Greater Manchester’s manufacturing businesses.

The event will be held at Oldham Athletic’s Boundary Park from 9am to 4pm on 23rd May. It is open to Manufacturing organisations of any size based in Greater Manchester.

This transformative event will feature an all-day exhibition showcasing the ingenuity of local manufacturers, B2B manufacturing supply chain partners, and business support providers; thought-provoking seminars; and enlightening discussions – all focused on tackling shared manufacturing challenges and grasping business opportunities.

This event is a celebration of the manufacturing sector’s vitality in Greater Manchester. Local manufacturers, supply chain partners, industry leaders, innovators, and business support providers will come together to address shared challenges, explore innovative solutions, and seize emerging opportunities across productivity, profitability, finance and funding, skills, apprenticeships, sales and marketing, exporting, innovation, digitisation, sustainability, and much more.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from specialist advisors from GM Business Growth Hub’s Manufacturing, Access to Finance, and Innovation Teams; Made Smarter; GC Education and Skills; Green Economy; The Manufacturing Institute; MIDAS; Greater Manchester Universities; and the Department for Business and Trade.

GM Business Growth Hub will shine a spotlight on the diverse landscape of manufacturing, exchange invaluable insights, and showcase the extensive business support available.

Topics covered will include how to:

  • Cut Costs and Increase Profitability
  • Access Finance and Funding
  • Address Skilled Labour Shortages
  • Reduce Energy Consumption
  • Increase Productivity Through Problem Solving, Lean and Digitisation
  • Maximise the Impact of Your Sales and Marketing Strategy
  • Enter New Markets and Increase Sales Through Exporting
  • Grasp Sustainability and Reshoring Opportunities
  • Use Innovation to Grow Your Business.


Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet local manufacturers and business support providers, network, soak up knowledge from experts, and shape the future of manufacturing in Greater Manchester. Register for the free event.


If you are a manufacturer and interested in exhibiting at this event, please email us with more information about your organisation / offer at: