The Great Exhibition of the North is set to be the biggest event in England this year, showcasing the North and its world-class art, culture, design and innovation. Taking place throughout the summer, the Great Exhibition will enhance the profile of the North both nationally and internationally, with an expected global audience of over three million. New details about the Exhibition are constantly being revealed, and the Exhibition already promises to be an incredible event, with an opening ceremony on the iconic Newcastle Quayside and events taking place all over the North involving businesses and communities to reveal how the North’s art, culture, design and innovation has shaped the world we live in today. It is hoped that the Great Exhibition will instil local pride and inspire people to visit and work in the North. More details about the Exhibition will be revealed in the coming weeks and months, but it already looks to be an inspiring summer for the North and I look forward to showcasing and celebrating the North this summer.