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University of Sunderland

Let's shape a momentous future together

Expo Sunderland offers an incredible opportunity to demonstrate your innovations to media, government, business and consumers in an extraordinary, inspiring, high-profile environment. 

Got a question or a suggestion? Let’s talk. Together, we can shape a momentous future. 


Sarah Gilley

I'm Sarah, Event Director of Expo Sunderland.

Having spent over 25 years in the exhibition and events industry across the UK, I'm inspired to be running this extraordinary events programme that's going to break new ground, right here on my doorstep in the North East. And do we have a story to tell!

Sunderland is going through a transformational regeneration alongside the levelling up agenda and booming green economy. The next generation is looking for inspiration into their future lifestyle, homes and spaces around them.

We'll be utilising some incredible venues and public spaces across the Riverside and you’ll see them work in some amazing ways during Expo to inspire you to enjoy Sunderland again and again.

Do you have a story to tell? Expo is a not-for-profit initiative designed with exciting packages that have real tangible benefits. Some of these are outlined on our get involved page. To discuss your involvement, please get in touch using the contact form below, or you can email me at

There are lots of ways to get involved. Please select all those of interest to you.
You can get involved in attractions, events and the whole shebang!