1. Conference venue virtual tours
    Explore our amazing venues from anywhere in the world with our collection of conference and meeting venues with virtual tours
  2. Christmas Parties in Manchester
    There’s nowhere quite like Manchester during the festive months, with its rows of international markets selling winter warming drinks, special gifts and delicious food, as well as bright sparkling lights meandering through the bustling streets. So what better place to hold your 2017 Christmas Party? Manchester’s venues offer inspiring and flexible space to host anything from private banqueting for ten to spectacular winter wonderlands for hundreds.
  3. Accommodation booking service
    Manchester Convention Bureau offers a free Accommodation Booking Service, providing a hassle free way to secure rooms for your event, whether on an allocation or contracted basis. The service, available for bookings of 10 rooms or more, will save you time and provide a seamless experience for your delegates.

Manchester: where great minds meet


Upcoming Conferences

Manchester is an influential, modern, knowledge based city amongst the top European locations for science, healthcare, education, business and leisure to name a few, with organisations from all over the globe choosing Manchester for their next conference or event.

Here you will find a calendar of some of the events already scheduled to take place in Manchester over the next year.

To learn more about why Manchester should be the location of your event visit our ‘Top 10 reasons to choose Manchester

  1. The CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition is the flagship event serving the heartland of the people profession. Whether you attend in-person at Manchester Central or online, this is your opportunity to reconnect with a global community of people professionals and rebuild a better future for people in the workplace.
    1. 3 Nov 20214 Nov 2021
  2. Bringing the global digital sector together for a week of events across Greater Manchester.
    1. 7 Mar 202111 Mar 2021
  3. After two years away, BSAVA will return live and face to face at Manchester Central 24 - 26 March 2022 . Delivering a brand-new style of learning across a refreshed interactive CPD programme, and an industry-wide exhibition - all under one roof.
    1. 24 Mar 202226 Mar 2022
  4. We look forward to 2022 and welcoming you back to Manchester on 28-30 June.
    1. 28 Jun 202230 Jun 2022
  5. Microscopic image of a spore
    The International Conference on Mycorrhiza brings scientists, researchers, educators and private businesses together to share information on mycorrhizal research and developments throughout the world every 2 years.
    1. 6 Aug 202411 Aug 2024


  1. Pugin’s architectural masterpiece is one of Manchester’s most unique and inspiring venues.
  2. Overlooking MediaCityUK and The Quays, AC Hotel Manchester Salford Quays is a short walk from MediaCityUK, Old Trafford football stadium and The Lowry Theatre.
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  3. A hidden gem at the crossroads of one of the city’s most stylish neighbourhoods. When you stay at CitySuites, Manchester is yours to explore. Situated in the heart of Manchester’s cosmopolitan city centre, CitySuites is a luxurious respite for short and long-term stays.
  4. Emirates Old Trafford is a flexible, multi-purpose conference and events venue delivering inspirational conferences, exhibitions, meetings, dinners and much more.
  5. Located in the heart of the city, whether you are looking to hold a large conference, event or smaller meeting, Mercure Manchester Piccadilly has the perfect room to fit your needs.
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  6. The University’s main campus is located just over a mile to the west of Manchester city centre and MediaCityUK.
  7. Dakota Manchester Hotel
    Dakota is a lifestyle brand for the independent thinking, discerning traveller.
    1. 1 Jan 201931 Dec 2019
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  8. The Oakfield conference venue at Chester Zoo
    Inspire your team or networks by arranging a meeting or conference in the stunning surroundings of Chester Zoo. We’re easy to find, ideally located near Chester city centre, with lots of free and accessible on-site parking; just follow the brown zoo signs as you approach the city.

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