Blitz and Manchester Central extend partnership

Manchester Central has announced the extension of its partnership with technical event production specialist, Blitz, a GES company.

Association of Event Venues hosts 15th anniversary conference

The Association of Event Venues welcomed over 200 venue professionals to the AEV Conference at Manchester Central on Thursday, 4 July.

UK city aims to attract 40% more conference business

Marketing Manchester, the CVB for the UK’s largest Northern city, has launched its five-year strategy which targets 40% growth, adding £345m to the city’s existing business tourism value of £862m (according to figures taken from 2017). The strategy, which was launched to Marketing Manchester members at Manchester Central, 13 June, is based on four pillars: attracting more conferences to the ...

Manchester’s Midland joins Leonardo Hotel group in £115m deal

Manchester’s most famous hotel has been sold in a deal worth £115m. The new owners are Swedish investment company Pandox and Fattal Hotels Group which bought the Jury’s Inn chain for £800m last year. The group has promised to invest £11m in the 312-room hotel. Manchester’s flagship hotel will also join the Leonardo Hotels group, owned by Fattal, although it will keep its famous name. The Midland i...