The Yorkshire Mafia Conference 2012

The Yorkshire Mafia Conference 2012

In March 2011, we took the model for putting together exhibitions in Yorkshire and ripped it up.

With more than 3000 delegates, 155 exhibition stands and a speaker line-up that even Lord Sugar would be proud to have as a little black book – The Yorkshire Mafia Conference was a resounding success.

It’s something we should all be proud of. The North of England’s finest business event… and it’s here in Yorkshire!

From world-class speakers, to thousands of delegates, to 155 brilliant businesses and some amazing sponsors.

On March 21st and 22nd at The Royal Armouries in Leeds, YMC 2012 brought Yorkshire the best business to business event in the North of England.

The Amazing Panel Line-up

Humility, humour, learning and sharing are the order of the day. Egos are parked at the door. These panels represent a great opportunity for delegates to get in front of some of the brightest business minds around.

YMC 2012 saw the return of the mighty Billion Pound Panel – a Q&A style panel featuring the brightest business minds in Yorkshire.

We also had a panel of procurement professionals who collectively have world class experience of direct and advisory spending of what amounts to a staggering £11bn – Hey Big Spenders!-

I think it’s (The Yorkshire Mafia Conference) great actually, it’s long overdue for Yorkshire and it’s working very well. Events like this achieve a great deal, it’s a great networking opportunity to meet people that otherwise would take you years and years to come across.
The Lord Kirkham CVO, Panellist at YMC2011

The Yorkshire Mafia Conference 2012 Speakers

YMC 2012 featured a speakers line up that was without doubt the strongest line up of speakers in Yorkshire for years.

No gurus, no self-appointed experts, no sponsorship in exchange for a speaking slot, no paid-for speakers, no circuit speakers.

Business Unplugged

We’re bringing you some of the biggest business names in Yorkshire.

Here’s the twist. We’re interviewing them, live, in front of you.

For the duration of the interview we’re hoping they will cease to be business leaders for a while and become parents, teachers, vulnerable, real.
We’re bringing you the people behind the brands, the people behind the business…

Social Media
No gurus! Social Media has become perhaps the most important set of new communications platforms of our time. More people visit Facebook every day than Google Search; Twitter has helped to affect regime changes in Africa and Middle East; and LinkedIn has become the de facto powerhouse of online business networking.

We’ve got some incredible speakers for you and not a self-appointed expert in sight.

YMC 2011 was good (great even). YMC 2012 is bigger, better.

The Exhibitors

Why would 155 exhibitors exhibit?

It’s big: We have over 3000 delegates coming through the exhibition halls

It’s cost-effective: You get a lot of bang for your buck. You will pay the same or more to exhibit at a smaller and much less well-attended exhibition

Be seen: Our marketing and PR is your marketing and PR

Narrowcasting: 3000 Yorkshire business delegates. It’s your business audience

Great data capture: Know exactly who has visited your stand and continue your dialogue after the event

People do business face-to-face: If you’re not there you won’t do business there.

Affordability: Prices from just £146/sq m per day

Contact us to learn more.

The Delegates

YMC2012 saw over 3,000 delegates attend the two day event.

The event came from nowhere a little over 12 months ago to become the North’s leading business to business event and was an opportunity to bring together the best the region has to offer with representatives from a range of industries including manufacturing, technology, marketing and FMCG.

YMC 2012 – Bigger and Better

Wednesday 21st March – Thursday 22nd March 2012

  • A large networking area in each hall
  • 155 exhibition stands
  • Fantastic data capture available for all exhibitors
  • Over 3000 delegates
  • 2 full days of equally weighted seminar programmes
  • A range of sponsorship and exhibition packages are available to enable enhanced presence on the day and throughout the year

All exhibitor and sponsorship enquiries to

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