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Hull 2017 legacy expert to address business leaders

Emma Morris

Following ’s successful year as UK City of Culture, business leaders will discover what’s next for the city at an IoD event this month.

, the new executive director at Hull 2017, will be the guest speaker at the IoD’s Meet-Up Monday event at Humber Street Gallery on 23 April.

Emma will talk about her role with the Hull 2017 , discuss recent evaluation findings and outline her vision for how culture can continue to lead the way in Hull’s regeneration.

The event, from 5.30 to 7pm, is free to attend for IoD members and non-members. Guests can meet, connect and share ideas in a relaxed atmosphere over drinks with fellow directors.

Emma said: “Hull 2017 was a landmark year for the city. Initial research by the University of Hull has shown that the year attracted a total audience of 5.3 million people, attending over 2,800 events.

“95 per cent of Hull residents attended at least one cultural activity during the year, and nearly 800 new jobs were created in the tourism and cultural sector. The city now faces a new challenge: to capitalise on this momentum and establish itself permanently as a major player in the nation’s cultural consciousness.”

, chairman of the IoD in , said: “After an exceptional year for Hull, this is an unmissable opportunity to hear about the legacy of City of Culture and put your questions to Emma. It’s also a chance to make new connections with local businesses.”

To register call 0113 2430152 or email


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