Congratulations on choosing Manchester for your upcoming event. We’re committed to using our destination expertise to support you in promoting Manchester as the host city.
We would delight in spreading your success stories to a wide audience. Where appropriate, we will actively promote your event within local networks, relevant sector channels and Greater Manchester’s press and communications offices. We work with local, national and international partners including GMCA, GMLEP, MAG, VisitBritain, the Department for International Trade, DCMS, other DMOs and a strong network of private partners.
Contact the team for support with press and PR, including:
Issuing press releases to our extensive media database
Featuring new stories, articles and competitions to drive engagement
Publishing details on online event calendars
Support with social media
Engaging with local PR agencies
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We are pleased to give event planners access to www.theMdrive.com, Manchester’s asset bank which contains thousands of high-resolution images for use in your publicity material. You’ll also find a selection of ready-made videos that showcase Manchester as a location for conferences and events, as well as a leisure destination.
We are pleased to provide ready-to-use adverts which can be used to showcase Manchester in your event's promotional material. The artwork has been supplied in A5 and A4 format.
Contact the team today for other promotional materials, including:
Manchester presentation templates which use high-resolution imagery, videos and animations
Postcard templates which can be customised with your own messaging and used as hand out in delegate bags at previous editions of the conference
Advertising templates which can be used to promote the Manchester edition of your event
Destination logos which can be used to identify us as your host city partner
We have pre-written copy for your marketing use. This text can be used in brochures, your website, your campaigns or other promotional materials. If you have a specific request for more copy, please contact the Manchester Convention Bureau team and we can create this for you.
Manchester is a vibrant cosmopolitan city with a wealth of culture, history and heritage and a lively events programme. The warmth of a Manchester welcome is evident in the hotels, in the fantastic independent shops and high-street boutiques, at the entertaining attractions and in the fine restaurants, cafes clubs and bars.
Manchester is a fun and engaging city where the warmth of the welcome is apparent throughout the hotels, restaurants, shops, and interesting attractions. A compact city, it is easy to navigate by foot or using the tram and bus services.
There is art and culture round every corner, with theatres, concert halls and galleries showcasing a range of performing and visual arts every month. With a range of festivals, music events, parades, and sporting events there is an extra reason to visit whatever time of year is being considered.
Youthful, diverse, energetic, and bursting with character; Manchester is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK right now where everybody and anybody is very warmly welcomed.
Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts, and sport. And today the city combines this heritage with a progressive vision to be a city that delivers surprise and delight in equal measures.
Manchester city centre is jam-packed with unique and eclectic restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries, hotels and places to stay whilst the surrounding Greater Manchester boroughs offer a patchwork of visitor experiences including quaint market towns, traditional pubs and beautiful green spaces and waterways to be explored on foot or bike. The city region is easily navigated, with great transport links both in and around Greater Manchester.
Energetic, diverse, and individual, Manchester is a city with true character.
First finding global fame as the heart of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts, and sport. This is the city where the atom was first split, where the world’s first passenger railway was opened, and where the modern computer was invented. It’s where bands like the Smiths, Oasis, Joy Division, and the Stone Roses were inspired to write music that moved the world. It’s the birthplace of modern vegetarianism, atomic theory, women’s suffrage, and thermodynamics. It’s where Emmeline Pankhurst, Alan Turing, LS Lowry, and Anthony Burgess called home.
Exploring Manchester city centre you’ll find it packed with remnants of this history but also unique and independent restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries, and hotels, all gathered in districts with their own distinct personalities.
Further out from the city, the surrounding boroughs of Greater Manchester offer some entirely different experiences including charming market towns, traditional country pubs and beautiful green spaces and waterways.
All this doesn’t scratch the surface of the modern Manchester experience. This city is what you make of it, so get out there, explore, and find the Manchester that speaks for you.
Manchester is the major international and cosmopolitan city in the North of England, widely regarded as the central hub of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’. It is recognised as one of the most influential, modern, and knowledge-based European cities for science, education, healthcare, business, leisure and, of course, sport.
From its humble beginnings as a Roman fort, Manchester became famous during the 19th century as the world’s first industrialised city. It is also a city of world-first scientific and medical breakthroughs which undoubtedly have improved global cancer care; from Rutherford’s splitting of the atom, the first stored-program computer and the first randomised cancer clinical trial, to the first test tube baby and most recently, the isolation of graphene, the world’s thinnest and strongest material.
Manchester is a fun and engaging city where the warmth of the welcome is apparent throughout the hotels, restaurants, shops, and many attractions. As it is a compact city it is simple to navigate and there is a first-rate transport system with trams and buses making all areas easily accessible.
The region is a thriving centre for culture, sport, and music, offering entertainment for all tastes with numerous art galleries & museums, tourist attractions, and a sporting prowess that is recognised the world over.
You can eat your way around the world, with all varieties of food from fine dining to tasty street food. Manchester attracts top chefs from all over Europe, there are new restaurants opening on a regular basis, which along with the variety of cocktail bars, craft beer pubs and independent coffee shops allow the visitor to find exactly the type of food they are craving. The nightclubs, jazz clubs and late-night bars allow the more energetic visitors to make the most of all that the city has to offer.
The cultural base is very strong, with a range of events and festivals including the biennial Manchester International Festival which features a variety of arts events, the Manchester Literature Festival, Manchester Pride, and the Manchester Science Festival.
HOME is a new centre for contemporary art, theatre, literature, and cinema while several theatres which often showcase performances before they go to the London West End. Classical music, rock and pop are heard in several music venues including the renowned Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Arena, the Manchester Academy, O2 Apollo, and many other intimate venues situated in the thriving university area.
Visit The Quays waterfront and enjoy a cruise round the canals before visiting the thought-provoking Imperial War Museum, The Lowry art gallery and theatre and Media City for the BBC Tour. The Whitworth is an award-winning art gallery and is situated close to Manchester Museum. The Science and Industry Museum, the site of the world’s first passenger railway station, makes for an interesting visit.
Sport is a massive draw for Manchester, showcasing the friendly rivals Manchester City and Manchester United, as well as the National Football Museum and its interactive exhibits. Other sports feature just as strongly including track cycling, mountain biking and BMX at the National Cycling Centre, skiing at Chill Factore and cricket at Lancashire County Cricket Club.
For those participants who wish to extend their stay, Manchester is perfectly placed to explore Great Britain and the delights of Northern England, including National Parks, stately homes, and stunning landscapes.