Welcoming Your Delegates

From the moment they register for the event, we think it’s important that your delegates feel a strong welcome from Manchester. We can’t wait to welcome your attendees to Greater Manchester, a place that prides itself on being cosmopolitan, friendly and inviting.

Manchester and its surrounding areas offer an abundance of things for delegates to do during their downtime from the conference. Whether they’re seeking culture, nightlife, history, or just good fun, they can find information and inspiration via our dedicated pages aimed specifically at welcoming visiting attendees.

The Mayor of Greater Manchester welcomes delegates to the region

Manchester's Delegate Welcome Programme - Overview for Meeting Planners

Our Delegate Welcome Programme enables us to create a personalised set of activities to maximise attendees’ experience.

A Coordinated City-Welcome

  • City stakeholder briefings in which we provide an overview of your upcoming major events and highlight any unique requirements of your audience (subject to qualifying criteria)

Welcome Messaging

  • Access to Manchester’s delegate welcome branding (subject to eligibility)

  • Bespoke welcome signage provided to all hoteliers (subject to eligibility)

  • Advice on city dressing packages

  • Access to logos which can be used to identify the Manchester Convention Bureau as your host city partner

  • A formal welcome from city dignitaries such as the Lord Mayor (subject to request)

Transport Welcome

  • Airport Meet & Greet – We can help connect you with airport transfer services to ensure smooth arrival for your speakers and high-profile guests

  • Special assistance at Manchester Airport such as VIP facilities and special baggage handling and customs arrangements

  • Bespoke welcome messaging on public transport (subject to qualifying criteria)

Visitor Information

Free & Discounted Activities

Safety & Wellbeing of your Delegates

Useful information