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Manchester provides a fantastic location to host your conference or event, here are our top ten reasons to choose Manchester.
Manchester Airport offers direct flights with over 70 airlines from over 200 destinations worldwide including China, Hong Kong, the Middle East and North America. The airport is just 15 minutes by train to the city centre. The city centre is compact and walkable and benefits from a free bus service.
Manchester venues offer flexible spaces for all kinds of events, from low-key boardroom discussions to large-scale conferences with attendant break outs, coffee stops and keynote speakers. To discover more of Manchester’s conference and exhibition options, contact our Venue Location Service.
Manchester Central, Manchester’s world-class convention centre is located in the heart of city centre, surrounded by the city’s hotels and attractions.
Manchester offers a large choice for delegates with over 23,000 bedrooms in Greater Manchester and 10,000 bedrooms in the city centre alone. There are options to suit all budgets including hotels, hostels and apartments. Discover our wide range of accommodation through our Accommodation Booking Service.
An economic powerhouse with the UK’s fastest growing regional economy, Manchester has developed a strong reputation as a competitive place to do business and is fast becoming a magnet for attracting global talent. For this reason the region continues to search for new ways to innovate, with particular strengths in three cutting-edge sectors. These are advanced manufacturing, creative and digital and life sciences.
Greater Manchester is an influential, modern, knowledge based region amongst the top European locations for science, healthcare education and business. As well as a first-class region for higher education, with over 18 universities and half a million students, not to mention a faculty of leading researchers with an international reputation.
Set in a region that offers great value for money, Manchester is an affordable city for delegates. With hotels to suit all budgets, a free bus travel system and free access to a range of fantastic attractions.
Whether you have a break in your meeting, free time in your itinerary or looking to fill a social programme, Manchester can provide unique and engaging entertainment and leisure options, whether in the compact and walkable city centre or in any one of the surrounding Greater Manchester districts.
Manchester’s central location and accessibility makes it the perfect base for exploring the North of England. Historic Chester, vibrant Liverpool and the stunning natural beauty of the Lake District and Peak District National Parks are within easy access, so there’s every reason to extend your stay in the region once your business is done.
Marketing Manchester’s team of dedicated professionals understand that creating a memorable event can be stressful, so we provide a host of free services to assist you in every part of the event planning process:
Discover first-hand how Marketing Manchester can help you. Call us on +44 (0)161 238 4597 or follow us on Twitter: @mcr_conf to find out how we can help make your event a resounding success.