That time of year again, when the sun is shining (occasionally) and NEPIC hold their annual members conference. Once more the venue was the magnificent Wynyard Hall Grand Marquee, which really is a great venue, with around 400 delegates attending and 84 exhibitors packed in.

“The Meet the Members Conference & Exhibition, which is now in its 6th year, not only showcases future North East investment projects and associated supply chain opportunities, but also connects regional companies through pre-arranged 1-2-1 mentoring meetings”. – NEPIC

“The NEPIC Meet the Members event has grown into a super occasion for the process sector in North East England and beyond. Delegates learn how the sector is developing while sharing ideas and opportunities across chemicals, polymers pharmaceuticals and biotechnology processing sectors.

“Our strategy of inclusivity for companies of all sizes has certainly led to new ideas and new business opportunities. More and more companies are sending several representatives along to cope with the networking and mentoring”. – Dr  Stan Higgins (NEPIC Chief Executive)

This year one of the speakers that addressed the conference was former business secretary Lord Mandelson, who gave a speech regarding the benefits being in the EU brings to North East business, telling the attendees that “leaving the EU would be like leaving a members’ club – and turning our back on all the benefits that come with it”.

This years Meet The Members was another great event with plenty of great exhibitors and delegates who we had the opportunity to speak with, and hopefully develop new business relationships and opportunities.

With next years Meet The Members just announced for 21st June 2017, we look forward to doing it all over again.

Abfad's stand at NEPIC Meet The Members 2016