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University of Sunderland

Future City

Future City

Advancing the future for everyone

Future City Events

About the theme

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.

17-18 October 2023

Delivering the Future City 2023

A topic-driven event that brought together leaders who champion innovation, stimulate growth, challenge and share best practice in building the city of our future.

We explored how Sunderland City Council, local stakeholders, industry partners, regional and national government are working together to deliver social and economic growth and inspire future generations.

This was an invitation only event.

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15-16 October 2024

Delivering the Future City 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.

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Future City Partners

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Event partners

Activation sponsors

Sustainable branding 



Live talks

Breakout sessions

Fringe events



Exhibition Space

Grant funding available

Show and tell opportunities



Schools, colleges and under graduates

Business groups and entrepreneurs