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The Great Exhibition of the North provides a wealth if opportunities for northern businesses to raise their profile and associate their brand with the biggest event in England in 2018.

Here are some suggestions of how you can get involved and support The Exhibition.

GX Grants scheme

The GX Project builds on the fantastic platform created by the GEOTN to promote the region and boost innovation-led economic growth.


Emerging Tech in Creative & Culture

The creative and cultural sectors encompass a diversity of organisations, businesses and more with a wide range of specialisms. From SMEs and freelancers to public bodies and the wider private sector, how can the sector take advantage of this multiplicity to foster innovation through collaboration?

October 11th 2018, Live Theatre

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Do you use social media?

Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, using the #GetNorth2018 hashtag, and help us share what’s happening across the North.

Do you arrange events and activities which can be themed around arts, culture, design or innovation?

Align your event with the Great Exhibition of the North by registering it as part of our ‘Inspired by’ programme.

Are your staff interested in volunteering?

Get involved in the Great Exhibition volunteering programme.

Could your job inspire young people?

Upload a career video to our website, populating our online map, and inspire young people to pursue interesting and exciting careers in the North. View existing videos and upload your own at Get North Careers.

Organise trips, meetings and activities in NewcastleGateshead over the summer.

The Exhibition offers a fantastic opportunity to impress clients, showcasing what the region and the North has to offer. Contact the NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau for free advice and support.

Do you run a café, bar or restaurant?

Develop northern inspired menus, ‘specials’ and drinks over the Exhibition period, utilising elements of the branding toolkit on printed menus or submitting ideas to our ‘Inspired by’ programme.

Are you part of the leisure industry?

Provide exclusive offers over the Exhibition period, encouraging visitors to take part in other activities which will enhance their visitor experience.

Are you part of the retail industry?

Provide exclusive offers over the Exhibition period, encouraging visitors to take away gifts and souvenirs. Use the Exhibition to show off goods which were made or designed in the North.

Are you interested in attending business events?

Attend workshops and events being delivered through the GX Project, providing opportunities for networking and collaboration.