Venue

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Manchester Central Convention Complex is an award-winning conference and exhibition venue in the heart of Manchester.

Over the last decade, Manchester Central has established itself as a leading convention complex and it is now recognised as the premier venue in the UK for political conferences. The versatile venue is capable of hosting a wide range of events with flexibility in terms of space that is the envy of other event venues.

Manchester Central Convention Complex
Windmill Street
Petersfield
Manchester
M2 3GX
Tel: +44 (0)161 834 2700
www.manchestercentral.co.uk

Manchester

Manchester is a vital and sophisticated urban capital that influences the world in science, business, fashion, style, music and culture. For more information on Manchester as a destination please visit www.visitmanchester.com. Here you will discover all things to do in Manchester - from events and attractions to fine dining and a great night out.

Download a printable version of the city centre map.

Accommodation

Visit Manchester is the official accommodation provider for Global Offshore Wind 2016 and we have secured rooms at a selection of hotels across the city at specially negotiated delegate rates. All rooms are held on an on-line system, allowing you to book and secure your own accommodation using either a pro-forma invoice or credit/debit card.

If you require any assistance support is available via the Accommodation Booking Team.

To book accommodation, please use the following link; https://resweb.passkey.com/go/GOW2016

Negotiated delegate rates and rooms will be available up until Tuesday 24 May 2016. If you require accommodation beyond this date, contact Visit Manchester.

Contact

For all accommodation enquiries call the Accommodation Booking Team on 0161 238 4563 / 4514 or abs@visitmanchester.com

Getting there

Rail

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Manchester has direct rail connections to all major UK cities. Services come into the city at either Piccadilly or Victoria station, both of which connect to Manchester’s Metrolink light-rail system which provides easy access to all parts of the city centre.

For more information on the rail network within the UK visit www.eastcoast.co.uk or www.nationalrail.co.uk

Virgin Trains East Coast

Trains serve Manchester from cities including London, York and Newcastle. Get the lowest fares by booking online at www.virgintrainseastcoast.com, with advance booking prices and no fees. The further in advance you book, the more you save (up to 24 weeks in advance).

For 3-9 passengers travelling together, Virgin offer a small group discount of 25% off Advance purchase fares booked through the website.

For groups of 10 or more, you visit www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/special-offers/travel-savings/group-travel

Virgin Trains West Coast

Trains serve Manchester from many cities on the West Coast including London, Birmingham, Preston and Carlisle. Best fares are at www.virgintrains.co.uk, with advance booking prices and no fees. The further in advance you book, the more you save. For 3-9 passengers travelling together they offer 20% discount off Advance Fares booked through their website.

For groups of 10 or more, or to ask about hiring a carriage for a special Red Carpet Service, visit www.virgintrains.co.uk/redcarpet or contact the Groups Team. If you’re booking through the website for individual tickets or the 3-9 offer, make sure to claim the Nectar Points.

Metrolink

Take the Metrolink from either Piccadilly or Victoria (in the Altrincham or Eccles direction) and alight at St Peter’s Square, which is within a 5-minute walk of Manchester Central. You can also take advantage of the free Metroshuttle bus that travels between the two stations across the city centre.

For information on train services to Manchester, visit;

Air

Manchester airport is a major international air traffic hub with frequent scheduled flights to the majority of key UK, European and international destinations. It is 9 miles (14.5km) outside the city centre, taking approximately 25 minutes by taxi, or alternatively there is a direct half-hourly express rail service to the city centre that takes approximately 20 minutes.

For city transport information visit tfgm.com