Whether you’re hosting or attending a conference, Manchester is one of the best places to host in the UK. The hustle and bustle of this compact city is enough to keep you entertained, and as one of the biggest business hubs in the North West, there are many important business people to brush shoulders with and companies to introduce yourself and your services to.
Expect the unexpected:
There’s a running joke that Manchester weather is unpredictable, but this often rings true, so if you’re coming from out of town, then it’s always a good idea to plan for any weather. One minute the sun could be shining, and the next minute the heavens can open and you can become drenched. This is never a good look just before a client conference. Dress appropriately for the weather, and also always pack an umbrella, as more often than not, you will be in need of one.
Be sure of where you are going:
Although Manchester city centre is fairly small and easy to navigate, there are little twists and turns that mean that even a local can easily become lost. Be sure to check where the conference is held prior to its opening day. Have a wander around the city and get a real feel for Manchester life, but also be wary of where you are headed and ask the locals for directions. Never turn up to an event or conference late, but rather be sure to turn up 15 minutes early, this way you can settle in and familiarise yourself with the place.
Do some sight seeing:
If you’re in a new city, then it’s always a good idea to soak up the culture, after the conference has ended, why not take a little bit of time for yourself and do some sight seeing. Manchester is home to some extremely beautiful and old buildings, as well as being home to renowned museums, such as the Museum Of Science and Industry, and the Football Museum. As well as sightseeing, people come to Manchester solely to explore the bars and restaurants, so it would rude not to sample them in your time here.