Three national associations have chosen to return to Manchester Central in 2015 following successful events at the venue this year.
The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) witnessed its highest ever delegate numbers during its 2014 event and the British Dental Association set records for attendance on two of its three days spent at Manchester Central.
The British Society of Gastroenterology hosted its event at Manchester Central this year and reported a significant increase in delegate and exhibitor numbers, as well as “fantastic visitor feedback on how well the event worked in the city”.
All three associations will return to the venue next year, and after seeing larger numbers than at its 2013 event in the capital, the BIBA has also signed to host its 2016 event at Manchester Central.
“The flexibility of Manchester Central continues to attract an increasingly diverse spectrum of events and I’m delighted that leading national associations are choosing to return to us after experiencing the benefits Manchester Central offers,” says Angie Robinson, Chief Executive of Manchester Central.
Claire Chapman, Director at The Campaign Partnership, organisers of the BIBA event, says: “Feedback from our delegates and exhibitors is always very positive about Manchester Central as a venue and Manchester itself as a host destination. They particularly appreciate the number and range of hotels, restaurants and bars within easy walking distance, which makes for great after hours networking.
“From an organiser’s perspective, the venue gives us lots of flexibility and we have been able to introduce a programme of fringe sessions in the smaller rooms by Central Foyer to add extra value to our attendee offer,” Chapman adds.
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