The FSB will be the “Gold Sponsor” of the “Inspiring Yorkshire Business” exhibition and conference at Magna, Rotherham on 18 February.
Dozens of companies have signed up as exhibitors at the new business networking event including CQ Strategic Marketing, Santander, Dearne Valley College, IT Desk and RiDO.
Gordon Millward, regional chairman of FSB, said: “Despite the decline of traditional industries such as coal, steel and textiles, Yorkshire has significant industrial capacity, fantastic natural resources and strengths in advanced manufacturing, low carbon, renewable energy, healthcare technologies and financial and business services.
“The Yorkshire region has a major role to play in the development of the Northern Powerhouse and we need an event like the “Inspiring Yorkshire Business” exhibition to showcase the potent power of the Yorkshire economy.
“This is the first running of the event – which FSB is delighted to sponsor – and we hope it becomes a regular feature in the South Yorkshire Calendar.
“We would urge all Yorkshire’s businesses, large and small, to turn up at Magna between 9am and 3pm on 18 February to hear good local speakers, get sound business advice and browse the technology on display.”