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Expo is here...are you in?

Expo will redefine events in Sunderland by exploring the future of homes, living and cities at scale from 2025 with pilot attractions and launch events taking place in 2024.

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Come along to the next briefing on 29 May 2024 at City Hall to find out more about Expo.

This briefing coincides with our Come Outside event taking place on 28-30 May 2024.

1-2-1 meetings will also be available to book with the team during the same week.

Find out more and book

One future. Three themes.
Once-in-a-generation opportunities.

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Future City

See the attractions

The Future City events programme is where business & government will discuss, explore and progress innovative ideas that create city success.

Inspired by Sunderland’s imaginative regeneration, it will explore how to boost social & economic growth and create sustainable cities.

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Future Living

See the attractions

The Future Living events programme and festivals are for residents and communities to discover new opportunities in Sunderland including healthy lifestyles, fun and entertaining activities, education, culture, food, low-carbon lifestyles and work.

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Future Home

See the attractions

The Future Home events programme is the new destination for expert advice, great inspiration, innovative ideas and products for home design, better building, interiors, sustainable living, shared communities and home technology.

Upcoming Expo Sunderland Events

Come Outside

28-30 May 2024

Explore our new outdoor city scene for a healthier life.

Free to attend and lots to do for all ages and abilities. Includes City Hall Tours, exercise classes, electric car sessions and much more!

Find out more and book

Come & See

13-15 August 2024

Discover the visually striking temporary structure housing the Northeast's first fully immersive screen on Keel Square!

Assembled directly opposite the Vaux Neighbourhood to tell the story of a home in the context of its place.

Exhibition space will be available during Come & See and throughout the year.

Find out more and register your interest

Future City Forum

15-16 October 2024

Businesses from across the region will see the exponential growth of our future cityscape and connect with others through new and vibrant conference sessions, round table discussions and extraordinary networking events.

Underpinning conference week in Sunderland to celebrate advancements in architecture, technology, and collaboration.

Find out more and register your interest

Your Future Expo

18-20 March 2025

Expo's first event of scale to be held at the Beacon of Light

Educators and industries investing in Sunderland will showcase the future skills needed in our city for the first time at Expo Sunderland's Your Future Expo event.

A new world of opportunity for school and college students, adults and graduates.

On 18-20 March 2025, our resident population will be able to see that education is matched to future employment in Sunderland with extraordinary exhibits, TED-style talks, workshops and competitions.

Exhibition bookings will open soon!

 Find out more  

Enquire about opportunities across the programme

Let's talk


Opportunities are available for Event partners, activation sponsors and those with sustainable branding to join us.

Tell your story at Expo Sunderland!


Do you have a masterclass subject, live talk or topic that you that you would like to share at our events on stage or in workshops? 


Most events will have pop-up/ spaces and show and tell opportunities.

Our Beacon of Light events will have exhibition stands for those able to bring demonstrations and working exhibits to inspire our audiences.


Expo Sunderland events each  provide a unique opportunity for schools, colleges and under graduates, business groups and entrepreneurs. Can you bring your audiences to Expo Sunderland?