Travel and Venue

Manchester is a vibrant, diverse city situated in central England. Manchester has grown from the first industrial city associated with the cotton industry to now hosting a wide range of leisure and entertainment facilities. The city is famously recognised through the success of its local football teams, in 2016 Manchester was awarded the European city of Science as recognition for its unique scientific heritage and contribution to scientific discovery.


The Meeting Venue

Within walking distance of the city’s major amenities, Manchester Central is one of the UK’s leading exhibition and conference venues. Its state of the art facilities and fantastic location make this an ideal destination for exhibitors and delegates. Manchester Central offers free wifi to all delegates. Visit the Manchester Central website. 

Manchester Central Convention Complex Ltd.



M2 3GX

Tel: +44 (0) 161 834 2700



Welcome Reception Venue

The Manchester Museum

The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL

The best way to visit is by public transport or by bike. You can also come by car and park in the multi-storey pay and display car park on Booth Street West, just around the corner from the Museum. Click here for travel information.


Transport links to Manchester

By train

Manchester has direct rail connections to all major cities - London is just 2 hours away by train.

Services arrive in the city at either Piccadilly or Victoria stations, both of which connect to the city's Metrolink light rail system which provides easy access to all parts of the city centre. Take the Metrolink from either station (in the Altrincham or Eccles direction) and alight at St Peter's Square, which is within 5 minutes’ walk of Manchester Central. You can also take advantage of the free Metroshuttle bus that travels between the two stations across the city centre.

By car

Manchester is at the heart of the North West's motorway network with easy access from north, south, east and west on to the M60, the city's orbital motorway.

Once on to the M60, exit at Junction 12 and join the M602 signposted towards the city centre. Follow the A57 straight on from the end of the M602 passing under a railway bridge before taking the left hand exit to merge on to the A56 Bridgewater Way.

Turn right onto Whitworth Street West Deansgate station and then turn left on to Albion Street. The entrance to the Manchester Central Car Park is through the next set of traffice lights on the left, opposite The Bridgewater Hall.

By air

Manchester Airport is one of the major international air track hubs and has frequent scheduled flights to the majority of the key UK, European and International destinations.

It is 9 miles (14.4km) outside the city centre, taking approximately 25 minutes by taxi.

There is a direct express rail service to the city centre every half hour that takes approximately 20 minutes.