Rotherham set to host trade conference

More than 100 business leaders from across the county are set to gather in Rotherham for a trade conference.

The Magna Science Adventure Centre is hosting the Inspiring Yorkshire Business Event next February.

There will be stalls for more than 100 businesses, as well as workshops, seminars and high-profile speakers.

Representatives from more than 20 businesses have already signed up to exhibit.

John Silker, Magna’s chief executive, said: “We have a very proud history of running major trade shows and exhibitions that attract thousands of visitors here at Magna.

“These are organised by the companies themselves and we thought it was about time that we organised our own business event in an effort to help businesses across the region.

“There are some amazing businesses, but many are unaware of each other or what they can offer. So coming to Magna, with its huge capacity, will give them the chance to network with more than 100 different companies in one day – bringing many mutual benefits. It will be a fantastic opportunity for both them and us.”

The conference will be held in Magna’s Big Hall on February 18.

Over the years Magna has hosted conferences for blue chip companies such as Mercedes Benz, Honda, HSBC and Royal Mail.

It has also hosted events ranging from cosplay conventions and wedding fairs to the Olympic torch relay and a BBC philharmonic orchestra concert.

Companies wishing to take part in the Inspiring Yorkshire event are asked to contact Magna on 01709 723118 or visit