Create your future, Manchester

21 – 22 November 2017, Manchester Central, Manchester

A unique face-to-face opportunity with hundreds of creative courses, traineeships, and careers covering design, music, and the performing arts – all under one roof at Create your future.

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Why exhibit?

Six thousand 16 – 19 year olds at each event, all looking for ideas and all exploring where their passion could take them. Create your future is our exciting flagship event for 2017. We’re bringing together universities, colleges, and employers for students looking to take their next steps in the creative sector. What better way to engage and connect with new recruits?

We’ve pulled together everything you need to know to raise your organisation’s profile on the day. Find out more about how you can benefit from our unique audience reach, and the chance to bring your brand to life at this interactive and dynamic event.

To discuss how we can help you meet your early engagement or recruitment objectives, call our event sales managers, Kathryn on 01242 544 645, or Sally on 01242 544 674.



Who attends?

Our Compose and Design events in 2016 attracted thousands of students actively interested in creative subjects. Bringing the two events together provides exhibitors and students with more choice and a more interactive and inspirational experience.


Build and breakdown

Event opening times


Day one:
Tuesday 21 November

09:30 – 15:00

Day two:
Wednesday 22 November

09:30 – 15:00

Exhibitor build-up times

Build-up day:
Monday 20 November

17:00 – 20:00

Event day one:
Tuesday 21 November

07:30 – 09:15

Event day two:
Wednesday 22 November

08:00 – 09:15

Exhibitor breakdown times

Last event day:
Wednesday 22 November

15:00 – 16:15



Exhibit contact

Exhibiting and marketing queries:
01242 544 645