Women’s Equality Party chooses Victoria Warehouse for first conference

The Women’s Equality Party chose The Cotton Sheds of Victoria Warehouse in Manchester as the venue for its first party conference recently.

The three-day conference attracted 1,400 delegates from the party’s 65,000 members and supporters.

The Telegraph newspaper claimed the WEP is the fastest growing political force within the UK today. Established in 2015 by author and broadcaster Sandi Toksvig and journalist and author Catherine Mayer, a key objective of the party is to deliver gender equality.

Organisers say Manchester was selected as host city, in part, to reflect its history as home of Emmeline Pankhurst and birthplace of the suffragette movement.

The transformed warehouse space was used in its entirety, for breakouts, workshops and training sessions, as well as an exhibition and main plenary area.

Kayleigh Brindle, director of sales at Victoria Warehouse commented: “We were delighted to host our first political party conference at Victoria Warehouse and wish The Women’s Equality Party every success in the future. During 2016 we have hosted car product launches, conferences and exhibitions and to add political events to our portfolio highlights how adaptable our venue can be.

“Recent developments with the expansion of our basement areas means we can continue to grow our core conference and events business throughout 2017 and beyond.”

Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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