The fifth SheffEx business exhibition included a conference for the first time – and all 100 seats sold out within 36 hours, the organiser said.
Tony Carroll said 80 companies and 1,000 visitors attended the event at its new venue, the Royal Victoria Holiday Inn.
And he was particularly pleased to see the new addition, the conference, was so popular.
It featured talks on the region’s major events strategy by Yuri Matischen, of MLS Contracts; Chris Dymond, director of Sheffield Digital; Prof Vanessa Toulmin, director of cultural engagement at Sheffield University and David Slater, co-founder of Attercliffe Development Group.
Mr Carroll, who is a property developer by trade, added: “I’m really pleased with the event. Sheffield is a fantastic city with a lot of talented people. I’m trying to create a platform for them to develop and progress their business.
“Sheffield Business Conference was open to business leaders who aim to have an influence or stake in these key city region projects.
“Question and answer sessions with each speaker gave delegates the opportunity to find out how these major initiatives can impact business.”