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Manchester Central Exhibition Revenue Up

Manchester Central saw 31 percent growth in exhibition revenue during 2018, thanks to a rise in the total number of shows hosted (37) and a repeat rate of 86 percent from 2017. High-profile new events included The Northern Business Exhibition. Repeat clients included IP EXPO. 2018 also saw investment in new facilities. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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BSAVA Moving to Manchester Central

The British Small Animal Veterinary Association, organiser of the largest and oldest sector congress in Europe, is moving its event to Manchester from 2021. The bid, secured by Manchester Central in collaboration with Marketing Manchester, is thought to be worth £110 million to the local economy over three years. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…  

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Marketing Cheshire Offers Associations “Brilliant Science”

Marketing Cheshire has partnered with local organisations to deliver a new concept for business events. “Brilliant Science” is promoting the UK as a world leader in the field for international association events looking to make the most of the region’s scientific heritage and venues. Delegates will be offered tours of relevant facilities and attractions. From Boardroom…

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Manchester Town Hall Closes Until 2024

The 19th century city landmark and event space Manchester Town Hall has closed as part of a £328m refurbishment. The “Our Town Hall” project will take until 2024 to complete. The iconic venue is Grade I listed, 140 years old, and according to a spokesperson for Manchester City Council, “showing its age”. From Meetpie.com…

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Conservative Party Conference a £30m Boost for Manchester

The ill-fated speech of British Prime Minister Theresa May may have won the main headline (see Opinions), but the recent Conservative Party Conference is believed to have boosted Manchester’s economy by £30 million. In 2015 business tourism brought in £810 million to Greater Manchester. Business events are estimated directly to support 21,900 local jobs. From Meetpie.com…

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Shaun Hinds on Manchester Central’s Next Ten Years

Manchester Central is now celebrating ten years since becoming an exhibition and conference centre. The venue’s new CEO Shaun Hinds has clear views on its next decade, in terms of industry disruption, the evolution of meetings and events, extending the conference experience beyond the event itself, and in the use of technology. From the editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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28 September 2017

Sustainable Events Associate Training, Manchester, UK

Interested in supporting the creation of a sustainable event industry?  Passionate about events and/or sustainability?  Register now to join our associate training and become part of a global team of people who believe events should have a positive impact.

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Manchester: A Light That Never Goes Out

The horrific suicide bombing at a concert in Manchester Arena was the deadliest terror attack in the UK for almost twelve years. In weeks to come it will pose tough questions for venue operators and the rest of the industry. But the days immediately following the outrage were for reflection and solidarity. Photo: Tomasz Kozlowski. From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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8 March 2017

ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter Annual Debate, Manchester

The ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter has over 70 member organisations covering every area of conference management; from venues and Convention Bureaux, to hotels, airlines and PCOs.  Our aim is to both represent our Members in front of the ICCA Board, and to provide them with a variety of education and networking opportunities throughout the year.

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