MPA Awards Winners 2018

MPA Big Debate sponsored by Bruntwood – 'Meet your new Mayor'

MPA Big Debate sponsored by Bruntwood – 'Meet your new Mayor'
Location:Neo, Charlotte Street, Manchester M1 4ET
Dear members,

With £900 million on the table, the Greater Manchester Metro Mayor will in theory be wielding phenomenal power and influence in our region... billed as a devolutionary force for good. Education and Skills, Housing & Planning, Transport and Health & Social Care are the broad areas of responsibility for a new leader, in a new political structure, in a highly volatile economic and social environment. So how does that bode for the 300,000 + employed in Greater Manchester’s Creative, Media and Digital community?

Is the new Mayor going to slam a foot to the growth accelerator and help us realise the undoubted potential we have here... or is our GM Metro Mayor going to be so wrapped up in Whitehall tape and distracted by such a broad remit that we’re going to see a tailing off of support and funding over the next few years?

We are delighted to announce that the three main candidates running for Mayor for Greater Manchester will come together to share their vision and try and gain your vote, in the first MPA ‘Big Debate’ of 2017, sponsored by Bruntwood.

The Mayoral candiates will be joined by the MPA panel of Nicky Unsworth, CEO of BJL, Sandy Lindsay MBE CEO of Tangerine and Elliot Muscant CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network North.

Date: 12th April
Time: 5pm for networking and drinks - 7pm close
Venue: Neo, Charlotte Street, Manchester M1 4ET

Chaired by Christian James MD of the if agency, their focus will be on the impact of the election on Manchester’s media, creative and digital scene.

As we expect demand for tickets to be high, members will be given priority, with waiting list for non-members. To book your place email

The MPA team