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This year the Young Planners' Conference is being hosted by the RTPI North West Young Planners Committee and will take place in Manchester!

Competition Time!

For your chance to win a free ticket to this year's conference and gala dinner, the North West Young Planners' committee want to know "Why you first got into planning?" To enter simply hashtag #whyplanning with your response on any either Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and the most innovative answer will win. Entries close on 2 August 2017 at 4pm (GMT).The winner will be announced on Friday 4 August.


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Friday 3rd - Saturday 4th November 2017


Welcome Drinks

Revolución de Cuba, 11 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR
Dress Code: Casual
*Free to attend


The Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FP
Dress Code: Business Attire

Gala Dinner

The National Football Museum, Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens, Todd St, City Centre, Manchester M4 3BG
Dress Code: Cocktail Attire


Early Bird ticket (first 50 available) - £105 + VAT SOLD OUT

2 Day ticket - £142 + VAT

Gala Dinner ticket - £45 + VAT

*Please note that Gala Tickets need to be booked separately from your conference ticket.

*We also have a small amount of discounted tickets at concession price for students. SOLD OUT.

Planner Soap Box Session

We are currently seeking three Young Planners from across the UK and Ireland to speak at the conference on a topic that's important to them in our 'Planner Soap Box' session. If you're attending and would be interested in presenting please fill out the below form and send it through to The chosen speakers will be announced in September.
Planner Soap Box Application Form

Osborne Richardson 1-2-1 Session

Osborne Richardson will be hosting a careers advice surgery throughout the duration of the conference where delegates can book a 20-30 minute slot to meet with a recruiter for impartial and confidential careers/CV/interview advice. If you would like to book in a slot please contact with your preferred time. 

Travel and Accommodation

Manchester is easily accessible through a range of affordable travel options whether it be by plane, train or bus. If you're stuck on where to stay, we have also organised some fantastic accommodation deals for you, thanks to Visit Manchester.
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Sponsoring the Young Planners Conference will provide you with the chance to showcase your brand, highlight your support for the planning industry and be associated with the future, influential voices of the profession. RTPI has a Membership of almost 24,000 planning professionals in which your company's brand will be exposed to. Spaces are filling up fast, enquire today on how you can best get involved view here


2017 Sponsors


Headline Sponsor

Headline Sponsor

Gala Dinner Sponsor



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Gala Dinner Sponsor

Gala Dinner Drinks Reception Sponsor

Welcome Drinks Reception Sponsor

 Turley _CMYK

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Exhibition Stand and
Study Tour Sponsor

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Study Tour Sponsor

Exhibition Stand and Study Tour Sponsor

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Workshop Sponsor

Workshop Sponsor

Recruitment 1-2-1 Workshop Sponsor

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Osborne Richardson





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