Although Birmingham is generally regarded as England’s ‘second city’ after London, the total population of the Greater Manchester built-up area is larger with around 2.7 million residents, making it a valuable region for business.
It’s no surprise that many major brands are based here, including the Co-operative Group and the UK offices of international giants like Kellogg’s and Siemens. The city is also served by the UK’s only top-five airport outside of London, with nearly 25 million passengers each year passing through its three terminals. Put all of this together and you have a thriving city led by business, catered by some of the country’s best equipped and best managed private conference venues.
At the heart of the city centre is the purpose-built Manchester Conference Centre and the iconic exhibition space of Manchester Central, formerly known as the G-MEX Centre, based in the main hall of what was once Manchester Central railway station. On the outskirts of the city at Trafford Park is the massive EventCity – with floor space totalling 28,000 square metres, it is the second-largest conference venue outside of London, providing on-site parking for 3,000 vehicles and nearby hotel accommodation for over 1,000 delegates. These are world-class conference venues on the doorstep of one of the country’s largest business communities, served by excellent motorway links and public transport – including international air travel and high-speed rail to London and the South.
Whatever scale of event you are planning, Absolute Venues’ conference venue finding service can shortlist suitable locations across Greater Manchester, as well as helping you to secure a final booking at a competitive price. To start your free search for a Manchester conference venue, business meeting room or exhibition hall, contact us today and let us know the dates you wish to hold your event, along with how many people will be attending and we’ll do all we can to help you.