Manchester has been named as a 'Top Ten Emerging International Meeting City' by influential industry media company Smart Meetings.

The list credits the city as a 'sophisticated university town with an edgy soccer-focused vibe' and notes First Street, The Whitworth, Hotel Football, Hotel Gotham and Manchester Central amongst their destinations of interest.

With a publication reaching a circulation of 33,200 readers, Smart Meetings examines the meetings industry for the North American market, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Targeting meeting planners, their site features news about corporate event planning, emerging technology, personality profiles, and updates on conference venues and destinations.

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