Associations UK Congress 2017 heads to Manchester in December

The Association of Association Executives (AAE) has revealed it will take its annual Associations UK Congress to Manchester Central, 14-15 December 2017.

Manchester Central CEO Shaun Hinds said he was “thrilled” to have secured such a high-profile event. “Manchester Central has built an outstanding reputation for delivering some truly fantastic events and Associations UK Congress will be no exception.”

One of the largest multi-day gatherings of association executives to take place in the UK, the Associations UK Congress includes workshops and best-practice sessions, designed to offer executives opportunities to share solutions with their peers on the biggest industry challenges.

There will also be keynote speaker and panel discussions and advice from association leaders and experts.

The Associations UK Congress will feature the sharing of Association Success Story case studies for the first time.

For a second year, the AAE’s UK Association Awards and Congress Dinner will form part of its UK Congress, this time being held in the Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa.

Damian Hutt, executive director of the AAE, says: “We’re delighted to be hosting our annual Associations UK Congress in Manchester this year. Both venues have already gone above and beyond to ensure that the event will prove extremely popular with our members. Improving on last year’s event is a challenge that the AAE relishes; we are currently working on some exciting features that we will be announcing in due course.”

The AAE will be working closely with Blitz, Manchester Central’s preferred AV supplier, and Marketing Manchester in the run-up to and during Associations UK Congress 2017.

Blitz will deliver audio visual, staging and production support, while Marketing Manchester will provide a range of services, such as sharing local expertise and advice with Congress delegates to ensure they maximise their time in the city over the festive period.

Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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