YBM20 postponed until 2022 due to Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic continues to have a devasting effect on business and the economy in general, as we all know.

Therefore, because of the timeframes involved in organising and attending major events, we have decided to move our planned YBM20 business event to 2022 – date and venue to be decided.

You can register your interest below.


The Yorkshire Society has a vision in line with its stated purposes: to celebrate and promote everything that’s great about Yorkshire and to bring the people of Yorkshire together for business and pleasure. This vision is now even more relevant than before due to the effects of first Brexit and now coronavirus. We believe our region – Yorkshire, Yorkshire business and its individual businesses need a showcase and a stage on which to present themselves – as a collective and individually. It’s time for Yorkshire and Yorkshire business to step out from the shadows and into the limelight; to stop assuming everyone knows how great we are and to start telling them.

So, with the support of Yorkshire’s LEPs, local authorties and other strategic partners, we are planning a major business event at which Yorkshire can demonstrate to the world that it is a worthy economic destination, not just an attractive tourist destination.

This will be a forward-looking EXPO. A major business event comprising exhibitions, seminars, conferences, presentations and more, for all sectors and industries. On a size and scale worthy of the region – a country within a country – that it represents, it will focus on opportunity and optimism in what is, post Brexit and post-covid, a very different world of work and trade. And it will give all businesses in Yorkshire (and those outside with an interest in Yorkshire) a chance to promote themselves locally, nationally and internationally.

Not for profit, for Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Society is a not for profit organisation and so the ethos behind the event is not to make money but to help those taking part. With support and involvement from both public and private sectors, this event will be one not to miss for both particpants and visitors.

Register your interest

We are in the early stages of planning so if you want to be involved as a visitor, exhibitor, sponsor, partner or other, we’d like to hear from you.

A dedicated website providing specific details will be created, and in the meantime we welcome all questions, ideas and suggestions. Please write to ybm@theyorkshiresociety.org and we will ensure you are kept informed.

Corporate member benefits:

Corporate members of The Yorkshire Society will receive preferential treatment and concessionary rates at the event. For information or to join as a Corporate Member please click here.