Manchester Live returns to London with new event format

Marketing Manchester’s annual destination showcase, Manchester Live, returns to London on 9 September, following a refresh which will see a new one-to-one appointment format.

The new format has been designed to encourage more engaging meetings and a better quality business exchange, according to Marketing Manchester.

Guests will be invited to make appointments with representatives from over 30 meeting and event venues and service providers from across Greater Manchester including conference centres, hotels, sports and academic venues.

New partners for 2014 include All Star Lanes which has a range of private hire spaces at its Manchester venue; Central Library Manchester which reopened in March following a four-year £50m refurbishment; Melia Hotels International which will open the UK’s first Innside by Melia Hotel in the city in 2015; and Hallé St Peter’s, a unique space in the heart of Ancoats previously used for the Manchester International Festival 2013 performance of Macbeth with Kenneth Branagh.

“I’m thrilled to announce that Manchester Live will return for its fifth outing in September,” says Andrew Stokes, Chief Executive at Marketing Manchester. “We’ve taken feedback on board from guests and partners and this year’s event will have a new look and a new format aimed at facilitating more meaningful and structured meetings.

“Of course, in true Manchester style there will still be a party to thank guests for their continued support and to celebrate the best of what the city has to offer as the home of great conferences and meetings,” he adds.

Manchester Live takes place at The Banking Hall in London, and includes two hours of meetings from 4-6pm, followed by the Manchester Showcase party from 6pm-8.30pm.

Register to attend the event at visitmanchester.com/live

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