ORGANISERS have been overwhelmed by the success of a green industry showcase on Wearside.
Nearly 400 businesses attended the first Big Eco Show, organised by Daisy Green Media and Events Ltd and ClimateNE, at the Stadium of Light.
Daisy Green’s Nicola Alexander said: “Interest was exceptional from the start. Over 40 exhibitor stands sold out within the first couple of weeks and we had to increase capacity for the seminars.
“Everyone told me there was a real need for an event like this.
“We already have plans in the pipeline for a show next year in Sunderland. A smaller version will take place at the North East Expo in Gosforth on November 7.”
Jennifer Atkinson, of ClimateNE, added: “The Big Eco Show featured a debate which brought together businesses, government and advisory organisations to debate the future of the low-carbon and climate-resilient economy for North East England. The debate was filmed and the findings will be released in a short summary document soon.”