Meeting Show 2016

Meeting Show 2016…….Bigger and better. New hall, new date and lots of new faces!!

The Meeting Show 2016 opened its doors once again to key industry professionals. The show returned to Olympia on the 14th-16th June and the team certainly brought the wow factor for 2016. Held in the Grand Hall for the very first time since it began, the show had a grander and fresher feel than ever before.

Now in its fourth year, The Meeting Show has become a vital event for all meeting professionals to attend. The exhibition boasts UK and international destinations, venues, hotels and suppliers. The Grand Hall was a buyers playground bursting with a wealth of knowledge from industry professionals. Added benefits of the show included education seminars and various networking events. One day is not enough for visitors to take full advantage of all the show has to offer.

The hosted buyer programme is an integral part of this show. It allows buyers to pre-book appointments with exhibitors online. This enables buyers to make the fullest use of their time and fit these meetings around the seminars and sessions they also wish to attend. This programme also works well for exhibitors as they have the benefit of fixed appointments combined with the flexibility of walk on appointments. Not all shows offer this balance.

Together with Hotel Football and the University of Manchester, we exhibited on the Manchester Pavilion to promote both Manchester and our own individual venues. It was a pleasure to meet with so many buyers and network with other colleagues within the industry. Hannah and Tom were excited to share the exciting things that Manchester Conference Centre has to offer. We hope you found your time with us beneficial. We look forward to working with our new contacts and developing our relationships further with our existing clients.

We thank The Meeting Show team for organising such an amazing event. A special thanks to Jack, Julie and Justine for their support and professionalism, it’s been a pleasure to work alongside you all.

We look forward to #TMS17. Make sure the date is in your diary 13th-15th June 2017.

For any further information on Manchester Conference Centre, please do not hesitate to contact the team:


Hannah Marshall Sales Manager


The Team

0161 955 8181

IMEX 2016

Manchester to Frankfurt for IMEX 2016.

Two weeks ago, two members of our sales team, Hannah Marshall and Jay Sodhi ventured to Frankfurt to exhibit at the highly regarded international trade show, IMEX 2016.

Manchester Conference Centre had the pleasure to be  a part of the Visit England stand. Other partners on the stand included fantastic venues from around England as well as the convention bureaus. It was a privilege to be among this group and showcase to the global meeting market what a strong offering England has in regards to meeting, conference and event spaces. Our fellow stand partners ranged from hotels, convention centres, conference centres, independent venues, branded venues, all of which had something unique to offer.

Present from Manchester were ourselves, Marketing Manchester and Manchester Central. Each of us were excited to share our passion for Manchester with visitors and it’s great offering for meetings and events. Nick Brooks-Sykes, Director of Tourism at Marketing Manchester, led a number of presentations over the course of the three day show which attracted many of you. It was great to see that there was so much interest in the North of England.

In addition to all the great appointments, the Visit England Stand was alive with various activities throughout the duration of the show: presentations, smoothie sessions, afternoon tea, prize draw give a ways and we hope everyone got the chance to see the fabulous A Capella Choir and cocktail duo.

Thank you to all that visited our stand and met with Hannah and Jay. For those that were unable to meet our team, please do not hesitate to contact us, we would love to hear from you and discuss the facilities available at Manchester Conference Centre & Pendulum Hotel with you and your requirements further.
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