Manchester Central has announced it has secured multi-year deals with four major national associations.
The British Dental Association (BDA) has confirmed it will return to the venue for the next three years. The association has hosted its annual conference and exhibition at Manchester Central since 2012.
Sarah Rockliff, events executive at the BDA said: “We’ve held our event at Manchester Central for the past three years and we’ve developed a strong working relationship with the team who understand our unique demands and requirements; from catering to AV and everything in-between.”
The event attracts around 5,000 attendees each year.
The Pension and Lifetime Savings Association and the Royal Microscopical Society have also committed to bring their events to Manchester Central bi-annually until 2023 and 2021 respectively.
The British Cardiovascular Society, which has been coming to the venue since 2014, has also chosen Manchester Central to host its annual conference and exhibition until 2023.
This year the hosts the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers’ Excellence Awards – the first time the event will be held in the north of England.
Angie Robinson, CEO of Manchester Central, said: “Manchester Central’s unrivalled flexibility and established reputation for hosting world-class events is a huge draw for national associations and I’m delighted that they continue to choose the venue to host their major conferences and events year-on-year.”
Other national associations confirmed to return to Manchester Central next year include the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and the British Insurance Brokers’ Association.
Manchester Central attracts half a million visitors to the city each year and generates more than £75m in economic impact.