Delegate Welcome

Welcome to Manchester

International Retrofit Conference (IRC’25)

You’ve registered for IRC 2025 and you're now planning how to make the most of your trip to Manchester. We can’t wait to welcome you to our wonderful city of Manchester, a place that prides itself on being friendly and inviting.

Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester was the world’s first industrial city, with the first factories and industrial estates; it’s where Ford built their first cars in Europe. Today, the city is at the heart of the UK’s largest manufacturing and advanced engineering cluster - the Northern Powerhouse 

There’s so much to see and do here. Known for its sporting legends, musical talent, cultural offering and its bustling nightlife, make sure you take the time to explore what makes this city so special to the people who live here. We’ve pulled together lots of helpful information plus there are some great deals for delegates to take advantage of.Manchester's soul aligns with your vision for a sustainable future. This isn't just a visit; it's a chance to connect, explore, and be inspired by a city embodying green values.


Making the most of your visit

Getting here and getting around

Wellbeing and Staying Active

Get to know Manchester