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University of Sunderland

Lead the debate. Shape the picture.

Expo Sunderland's ambitious, collaborative, can-do, climate-positive context offers an original and inspiring canvas.

We invite innovators and leaders who are equally passionate about a sustainable future to join us in creating a masterpiece. An event like no other.

Attracting 45,000 visitors (people and professionals from business, construction, education and government) from the region and the UK, our line-up of must-see attractions and immersive insight will grab headlines, start conversations and spark ideas.

Put your brand at the centre of the action by becoming an Expo Sunderland sponsor or city partner.

Ensure the future has your name on it

In 2024, Expo will build excitement around sustainable living.... watch this space for taster events and live attractions on the Riverside that explore our future.

In 2025, Sunderland will come alive with the scale of Expo, bringing together the themes of Future Living, Future Home and Future City, serving audiences across business, government, education and consumers.  

From the products and technologies that will shape our future, to the materials and interiors that will build and adapt our homes, the Expo Homes and Gardens, Vaux Neighbourhood low carbon living tours and a Riverside Festival, Expo will cascade the City in the noise and narrative of the Future.

To play a part in Expo please contact Clair Cogdon, Sales & Marketing Manager, who will be delighted to discuss all options and bespoke packages.  From sponsorship, partnerships, branding, exhibitors, speakers, volunteering and much more.

Headline Partnership:

  • Headline branding and content collaboration across ALL Expo events and promotion
  • 3 hospitality events 
  • 3 main stage and 3 secondary stage speaking opportunities 
  • 3 key exhibits/promotions in prime locations 
  • Visitor attractions or services to promote your brand values
  • Activation of your choice near Expo homes & gardens
  • Event management and marketing support

Industry Partnership: 

  • Exclusive naming rights across your industry sector
  • Brand positioning & content collaboration throughout
  • 1 hospitality event 
  • Speaker opportunities, tailored conference, workshop and/or round table discussions, and content and thought lead PR
  • 1 key exhibit/promotion in a prime location
  • Content collaboration – review and contribute to agenda, content, speakers, partners, exhibitors and surveys

City Partnerships:

  • 3 tiers of partnership packages available
  • Gateway opportunity into Expo
  • Branding & recognition 
  • Company profile, product features/videos, blogs, media release etc on website
  • Pop up space at Expo events
  • Senior Leadership invitations to launch events & publicity sessions
  • Priority wrap-around Fringe event opportunities
  • Priority sponsorship opportunities
  • Speaker opportunities

Other ways to get involved

City Partners

City Partners

Join us as an Expo Sunderland partner and be a high profile part of our smarter, sustainable future across key events in 2024, 2025 and into 2026.

There are three tiers of city partnership available, each offering creative ways to put your brand in the spotlight.

Read more about City Partnership opportunities.

Expo Home & Garden Sponsors

Expo Home & Garden Sponsors

The main attraction at Expo Sunderland will receive huge media interest.

The destination for expert advice, great inspiration, innovative ideas and products for home design, better building, interiors, sustainable living, shared communities and home technology.

Take over a home or garden to create your own sensory experience that tells your brand story.

Register your interest

Please complete all details and a member of the team will be in touch as soon as possible.

Alternatively, call us on 0191 561 1222 or email

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