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Why Manchester

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Top 10 reasons to choose Manchester

Manchester provides a fantastic location to host your conference or event. Here are our top ten reasons to choose Manchester.

A Welcoming Host City

Manchester is the major international and cosmopolitan city in the North of England, widely regarded as the central hub of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’. Delegates will enjoy a vibrant, affordable and welcoming host city with experience of hosting major events.

Convenient & Globally Accessible

Your attendees can access Manchester with ease. Manchester Airport offers non-stop flights from over 200 destinations worldwide including most destinations in Europe and major hub airports in North America, the Middle East and Asia. The city is just 2 hours from London by train.

World-Class Convention Centre

Manchester Central is an award-winning convention centre in the heart of the city centre. With the capacity to handle intimate functions and large-scale conferences or exhibitions, its historic architecture and state-of-the-art facilities provide the perfect venue for some of the…

Sustainability & Green Meetings

Greater Manchester has set an ambitious target of achieving net carbon neutrality by 2038. This will be achieved through the combined efforts of people working across the region to address global challenges while protecting and enhancing our natural environment.

High-Quality Venues & Hotels

Manchester has venue options for all kinds of events, from low-key boardroom discussions to city-wide conventions and unique events. The region offers an abundant choice of hotels to suit all preferences and budgets.

Access to Experts – An Academic Powerhouse

Greater Manchester’s universities boast world-class specialisms, research centres of excellence and concentrated clusters of expertise across a range of research areas. Visiting conferences have the opportunity to collaborate and engage with highly skilled academics, renowned…

A Supportive City Partner

As the official convention bureau and tourist board for Greater Manchester, the Manchester Convention Bureau is here to help make your event a huge success. Our expert team of professionals can offer a range of complimentary services and expert knowledge to support from…

A Connected Community

Manchester’s business tourism, hospitality and government partners share an understanding and appreciation of the value of the events industry. We value your business and we work together collaboratively to ensure that your experience in Manchester exceeds all expectations.

Delegate Downtime

Greater Manchester can provide unique and engaging experiences to visiting delegates, helping them make the most of their visit.

Gateway to the North

Its central location and accessibility makes Manchester the perfect base for exploring the North of England and Wales. Visiting delegates can experience historic York, or the stunning natural beauty of the Lake District and Peak District National Parks.