Manchester is passionate about hosting association conferences and we understand their potential to drive change and leave lasting legacies. We’re proud of our reputation as a leading destination for national and international association meetings, regularly attracting the brightest minds from across the globe to discuss the latest research and inspire innovation.

Access to Experts

Our universities boast world-class specialisms, research centres of excellence and concentrated clusters of expertise across a range of research areas. Visiting associations have the opportunity to collaborate and engage with highly-skilled academics and world-renowned researchers through our Conference Ambassador Programme.

Collaboration from conception to completion

Our team of knowledgeable meeting professionals specialise in supporting association events. We’re keen to collaborate with you from the outset to understand the goals of your society and to discuss the ways we can support your event objectives.

The Manchester Convention Bureau can support you every step of the journey, from the complexities of producing a bespoke bid, through to assistance with event planning, accommodation bookingdelegate-boosting and promotional support and providing a first-class welcome to your delegates.

The region has always been famous for its friendliness and warmth, first-rate conference venues and a selection of high-quality hotels. Your delegates will experience a vibrant, multicultural and exciting destination with excellent connectivity.

Contact the team to find out how we can help you to achieve an exceptional meeting which is a huge success for your association, your participants and your national and international community.

Sector Support

Get in touch with the team today to find out how we can introduce you to Manchester’s experts in our community to explore opportunities for hosting events.