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Thursday, 23 September 2021

Time: 10:00-16:30


Manchester Central Convention Complex Ltd. Petersfield M2 3GX

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The Growth Company has announced a large-scale ‘in-person’, one-day conference will go ahead at Manchester Central on 23rd September 2021. This event will be the first of its kind for Greater Manchester since the nation went into lockdown more than 14 months ago. 

PROGRESS21, is one day, three events, centered on careers, businesses and Greater Manchester’s global ambition, delivered by the Growth Company with a wide range of partner organisations.

The events will see thousands of Greater Manchester businesses, support organisations, and individuals safely re-connect in person. The three events will offer a wide-ranging programme of presentations, workshops, and support to add significant momentum to the economic recovery of the city-region.

The three events, which attendees must register for individually, are: 

  • PROGRESS21 Careers: The Greater Manchester jobs and careers conference, matching employers, employees and support organisations, with a focus on getting people into jobs and with an offer of thousands of job vacancies available on the day
  • PROGRESS21 Business: The Greater Manchester business conference, offering insight and  support on key issues including generating sales, managing cash-flow and raising finance, creating and leading a high-performance workforce, digital transformation and understanding net zero, as we move towards recovery and growth
  • PROGRESS21 Global: The event that brings Greater Manchester together, to get behind showcasing the city-region on a global stage, and attracting investors and visitors

PROGRESS21 is being carefully plannedin line with government and event industry guidelines to maximise COVID-19 safety. You can view the COVID-19 Policy Statement here.  

PROGRESS21 is free to attend and will include a series of expert seminars, thought-provoking presentations, practical workshops and exhibitions.  Anyone interested in registering their interest for a PROGRESS21 event can do so on the website. The full schedule and speaker line-up will be announced over the coming days.

To register your interest or find out more, visit the PROGRESS21 website. If you are a business interested in exhibiting at PROGRESS21 Business, or an employer or skills provider interested in exhibiting at PROGRESS21 Careers, email the team at

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