Manchester Conference Ambassador Programme

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Manchester's Conference Ambassador Programme offers the partnerships and support necessary to inspire and enable individuals to host prestigious national and international conferences in Greater Manchester.

Ambassadors are experts in their field. Drawn from key academic and industry sectors, they are enthusiastic in their support for Manchester as a world class conference destination.  Ambassador-led conferences generate substantial economic impact for the city region and raise the profile of Greater Manchester's institutions and research areas .

Why become a Conference Ambassador?

●  Secure prestigious events for Greater Manchester
●  Be recognised as a leader in your field of expertise
●  Showcase your work and your institution to global leaders in your industry
●  Shape the content of conference programmes
●  Contribute to your organisation's strategic aims

● Establish worldwide links and research partnerships
●  Stimulate funding and investment opportunities
●  Expose postgraduates and undergraduates to the latest research
●  Gain new skills and contribute to your own personal and professional growth
●  Access a range of support services from bid stage through to the delivery of the event

What support is available for Ambassadors? 

The Manchester Convention Bureau can help you with one-to-one expert knowledge and complimentary support that can be tailored to suit your needs. We'll help you through every stage of the journey, from bid productionvenue findingaccommodation bookingpromotion of the event and welcoming your delegates

Manchester works best in partnership, and we will introduce you to our local experts, including university conference teams, award-winning venues, professional conference organisers, conference suppliers and key stakeholders in the local area. 

Get in touch

If you’re interested in becoming a Conference Ambassador, or are in the process of organising a conference, please contact to access the full range of our support.

Manchester Conference Ambassador Programme Brochure

Featured Ambassadors

Prof Kirsty Fairclough

Interim Deputy Head of the School of Digital Arts (SODA) and Professor in Screen Studies
Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Mark Crowder

Education Lead for the Department of Strategy, Enterprise and Sustainability
Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Nicholas Ripley

Lecturer of Sport Science and Strength and Conditioning
The University of Salford

Prof Aali Sheen

Consultant General and Hepatobiliary Surgeon
Manchester Royal Infirmary

Prof Hugh Coe

Professor of Atmospheric Composition
The University of Manchester

Dr Alex Ireland

Reader in Musculoskeletal Physiology
Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Eleanor Beal

Lecturer in English Literature
Manchester Metropolitan University

Prof Hujun Yin

Turing Fellow, Professor of Artificial Intelligence
The University of Manchester

Prof Melissa Westwood

Professor of Endocrinology and Associate Vice-President for Research
The University of Manchester

Prof Arpana Verma

Clinical Professor of Public health and Epidemiology
The University of Manchester

Prof Ann Webb

Professor of Atmospheric Radiation
The University of Manchester

Prof Heinz Tuselmann

Director of the Centre for International Business and Innovation
Manchester Metropolitan University

James Weightman

Project Manager – Proton Therapy
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Prof Karen Kirkby

Richard Rose Chair in Proton Therapy Physics
The University of Manchester

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