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Shaun Hinds

Shaun Hinds

Chief Executive, Manchester Central

Shaun leads the team at Manchester Central in its purpose to connect people, ideas and business through meaningful experiences at live events and in the new virtual and hybrid space.

Shaun is passionate about the contribution that Manchester Central makes to the city’s economy and works to ensure the venue sits at the heart of the local business community whilst maintaining its standing as a leading international convention centre.

As Vice Chair of the Association of Event Venues (AEV) and Board Member of the Events Industry Alliance (EIA) Shaun lobbies for greater recognition for the UK events industry and the role that it plays in underpinning national economic performance.

Prior to joining Manchester Central, Shaun led international operations at BridgeStreet Global Hospitality and has more than 25 years’ experience working across hospitality, property and business service sectors.