AfterDark Summits


Exploring the diverse & electric MCR culture with our AfterDark Summits.



3 nights of world-class networking and parties in hand-picked bars & clubs in the coolest zones across MCR, offering a unique experience to our community as they party and network late into the night.

“Great vibe with exciting people”
Founding Member of World Nano Summit

Our AfterDark Team (*maybe our Founder Jonny Cadden as well) will be joining the Business Rocks Community on the 3 nights as we show off the city we love!

Everyone in our #BR2017 community can attend our AfterDark Summits but some AfterDark Partner Parties & our #BR2017 VIP Party (3rd May) will have restricted access where our community members will need to be invited by our Founder.

Our AfterDark Summit Hotspot Map & bar crawl times will be released in early April 2017.



Taking over Spinningfields

Our pre-launch night the #BR2017 festival community will head to Manchester’s contemporary, work of art, financial district – Spinningfields.

A calmer AfterDark Summit where our speakers, attendees and sponsor network head to relaxed bars & restaurants for a chilled evening with a few beers and engaging conversations pre our #BR2017 Festival Doors opening the next morning.


Taking over The Northern Quarter

After an amazing day at #BR2017, we continue the magnetic buzz into the night by taking over Manchester’s funky, cultural, bohemian zone – The Northern Quarter.

An iconic home for DJs, record shops, creatives, fashion houses and developers. Our AfterDark Bar Crawl will take you to the very best hotspots in this diverse unforgettable city zone – expect graffiti bars, jazz & swing bars and maybe some crazy cocktails.


Taking over Castlefield & The Locks

Our closing AfterDark Summit will take our community canal side to Manchester’s historic inner city conservation zone – Castlefield. Cool bars line the red brick archways, overlooking the neon-lit canals a great way to end the

This area is filled with cool bars & clubs that are in between the red brick archways, overlooking the neon-lit canals a great way for our community to round up their #BR2017 Festival experience.

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