Frontier PR announced as conference partner

Specialist agency to support The Future of Smart Cities Conference

Frontier Public Relations has been announced as public relations partners of Salford CPD’s upcoming Manchester event.

The event, taking place at Etihad Stadium, Manchester, will gather industry leaders in government, technology and local business, discussing the contribution of smart technology to the creation of the Northern Powerhouse.  

The University of Salford’s One CPD will be the host of the event, bringing together an expert panel including the likes of Professor Terrence Fernando, Director of the THINKlab at The University of Salford, Dan Byles, Chairman of SmarterUK, and Steve Turner , Smart City Project Lead at

Manchester City.

The panel will be joined by Nick Chrissos,  Head of Innovation Technology at Cisco Systems.

Simon Ho, Senior Innovation Officer at Transport for Greater Manchester and founding member of the Northern Robotics Network; Tacis Gavoyannis, Head of Business Transformation at Siemens PLC; and David Innes-Edwards, Managing Director of Frontier PR.

Manchester based Frontier PR is an expert agency in housing, construction and sustainability and has been at the head of the debate over the Northern Powerhouse. 

As public relations partners to the event, Frontier PR will be creating dynamic content for media outlets, including live videos as the conference happens. 

David Innes-Edwards highlights: “This Future of Smart Cities Conference is about challenging us all to get involved and engaged in the future of our great northern cities.

“In an increasingly urbanised world there are fundamental questions around how we address the growing demand for energy, housing, healthcare and transport – whilst maintaining economic growth and quality of life.”

David concludes: “This conference is a great opportunity to explore how we engage with the engineers, technologists, planners and builders that we depend on to make smart cities a reality. I am looking forward to being involved”

Terrence Fernando, Director of the THINKlab and Chair of the Conference comments: “We look forward to welcoming colleagues and partners from across the north to the conference. The day will provide a unique platform to discuss the challenges and opportunities that being part of a smart city presents across the region.” 

The conference takes place on Tuesday 19th April, at the Etihad Stadium. Tickets can be purchased from or alternatively, call 0800 298 2460.