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University of Sunderland

Future City

Future City

Advancing the future for everyone

The Future City event series will be a hotbed of thought leadership, where professionals from the business, education, industry and government sectors discuss, explore and progress innovative ideas that will make cities more equitable, healthy, sustainable and successful in our ever-changing future. Be part of it, and meet the innovators and technologists enabling progress on the march to net-zero.



Future Tech Exhibition

12-15 May 2025

Beacon of Light, Sunderland

Exhibition Showcase and live talks on technology, building information management and eco-social solutions that empower people, enable behaviour change and reduce carbon footprints.

Future City Conference

Future City Conference

12-13 May 2025

City Hall, Sunderland

Business, education, industry and government leaders explore planning strategies and innovations that are making cities more equitable, healthy, sustainable and successful.



Future Innovators Forum

14-15 May 2025

City Hall, Sunderland

Matching the region’s sustainable businesses with innovators, investors and partners. Meet the inventors, social interest pioneers and investors.


Enquire about opportunities across Future City Events

Event Sponsorship

  • Lead event partners
  • Conference/ Forum Session sponsors
  • Branding sponsors

Fringe Events

  • Bring your entire event to Sunderland during Expo
  • Organise your own sessions, round tables or exhibitors alongside, within or during Expo



  • Pop-Up/ table top space in City Hall events
  • Walk-on Shell scheme packages or space to build your own stand at Beacon of Light events

Visitor Tours

  • Educational tours
  • Membership organisation tours
  • Inward Mission/ Trade delegation tours