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2024 Exhibitors

international confex 2023

Marketing Manchester

Stand: F18C
Marketing Manchester

Manchester: where great minds meet

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 local knowledge.

Manchester is the major international and cosmopolitan city in the North of England, widely regarded as the central hub of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’. It is recognised as one of the most influential, modern, and knowledge-based European cities for science, education, healthcare, business, leisure and sport.

Manchester is an ambitious city and one that has paved the way with a wealth of innovations and ideas. From the city that split the atom and created the first programmable computer to introducing the first professional soccer league, Manchester is known as a city of firsts.

When looking for a destination to host a conference or event, Manchester is a city that won’t disappoint, and is ranked as a leading conference destination for planners and delegates alike. 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 international connectivity.

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

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 booking, delegate-boosting and promotional support and providing a first-class welcome to your delegates. Our expert team of professionals can offer a range of complimentary services and local knowledge.

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


Book an appointment with the team to find out how the Manchester Convention Bureau can help you to achieve an exceptional meeting which is a huge success for your organisation, your participants and your community. We'll be exhibiting with 6 of our fantastic partners from some of the largest venues in the region. Come along to the Manchester stand to learn more about how Manchester could be the perfect destination for your next event.


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  • Hundreds of new jobs will be created in Manchester as the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) opens new office as part of government plans to level up regions across the UK.
  • New research by Adobe Express has named Manchester the ‘creative capital’ of the UK, or the UK’s most creative city.
  • In a boost to our region’s cultural sector, The English National Opera (ENO) is set to move to Manchester, establishing its main base outside of London.
  • Manchester has been named as one of 25 global destinations to be included in the Where to Go 2024 list by prestigious US travel publication AFAR. 
  • The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology has announced that it will establish its second headquarters in Salford, Greater Manchester, demonstrating the region’s strengths in the sector. 
  • Manchester has been selected by The New York Times to feature in its annual ‘52 Places to Go’list for 2024.
  • Manchester Convention Bureau relaunches Mbassador Programme to attract new conferences and events to city-region
  • Following a busy year of new openings in 2023, find out what’s new and coming soon in tourism across Greater Manchester


  • How we can help plan your event in Manchester With a proven track record of staging world-class conferences and events, Manchester delivers an exceptional delegate experience. Internationally recognis ...
  • Sporting Events Known as a global sporting hub, 2023 was another big year for sport in the city-region, when Manchester was named in the Top 5 Cities in the World for Sport by BCW. Manchester has a ri ...
  • Manchester provides a fantastic location to host your conference or event. Here are our top ten reasons to choose Manchester.
  • Sustainability and environmental responsibility are rightly gaining momentum in the meeting and events industry. 
  • As the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, the first IVF baby, the first programmable computer and the realisation of atomic theory, Manchester is truly a city of firsts. 
  • Manchester has a proven track record of staging world-class conferences and events with an exceptional delegate experience. 
  • Reward and motivate your team in a destination that’s built on the principles of industry, collaboration and discovery.
  • Manchester is passionate about hosting association conferences and we understand their potential to drive change and leave lasting legacies.


  • An award winning destination! Energetic, diverse and individual, Manchester is a city with true character that will surprise, delight and embrace your participants in a way that only Mancunians know h ...
  • Manchester is one of the most accessible cities in Europe thanks to its world-class airport and strategic position on the UK’s rail and road network.
  • Greater Manchester has set an ambitious target of achieving net carbon neutrality by 2038. This can be achieved through the combined efforts of people working across the region to address global chall ...
  • Manchester is a major international and cosmopolitan city in the North of England. It is widely regarded as the central hub of the “Northern Powerhouse”.
  • When it comes to conferences and events, AO Arena know how to put on a show.
  • Aviva Studios is a global destination for arts, music and culture - and an event venue like no other.
  • Co-op Live is more than a live entertainment arena.
  • Destination Emirates Old Trafford is an award-winning and multi-purpose venue based in Manchester.
  • Manchester Central is an award-winning venue in the heart of Manchester.
  • With 25 Nobel laureates past and present, a history of world firsts and brilliant discoveries, The University of Manchester venues will inspire, challenge and empower.


  • Regarded as a world-class conference destination, Manchester is a city that won’t disappoint. 
  • Our reputation continues to grow as an international visitor destination, with provocative culture, exciting dining and of course a comprehensive conference destination famous for a warm welcome.  
  • Greater Manchester has set an ambitious target of achieving net carbon neutrality by 2038. 
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