3-4 April 2019 / Manchester Central

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Venue address & map

Manchester Central
M2 3GX

Opening Times:

Wednesday 25 April 2018: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday 26 April 2018: 9:30am - 4:00pm

IP EXPO Manchester takes place at Manchester Central, one of Manchester's top exhibition centres which is well connected with public transport links.

How to get there:



We have appointed BCD Meetings & Event to be the official accommodation booking agent for IP EXPO Manchester 2018. They are a corporate hotel reservations service for the exhibition & events industry - with the personal touch.

Local Area Guide

A local "After Hours" directory of restaurants, bars, transport hubs, shopping destinations and local places of interest will be published shortly.


Manchester Central has a dedicated taxi rank at the front of the venue for pick ups and drop offs. Black cab taxis are readily available at Manchester Airport and both Piccadilly and Victoria train stations.

Travel by Road

Manchester is at the heart of a comprehensive motorway network. Manchester's M60 orbital motorway provides easy access from north, south, east and west.

Car Parking

For parking, Manchester Central's on-site NCP car park is open 24 hours and the most convenient option. If using a satellite navigation system - please follow the postcode M2 3GX

National Rail

It takes a little over two hours to reach Manchester from London and Manchester also has direct connections to most major UK cities. Services arrive at Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Victoria stations where passengers can connect with Metrolink trams for easy access to the city centre. Manchester Central is a 20 minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly Station or just five minutes by taxi. Alternatively, catch a connecting train to Oxford Road Station - just 5-10 minutes from Manchester Central on foot.
Nearest Rail Station: Deansgate (5 min walk)


Metrolink is a convenient tram network serving Manchester city centre and further afield. Metrolink runs every few minutes from early morning until late in the evening. You don’t need a timetable, just turn up, buy your ticket and the next Metrolink will be along shortly. Metrolink operates through both Piccadilly and Victoria stations. Manchester Central's nearest Metrolink stop is Deansgate-Castlefield on lines A, B, C & E. From there, we're just a few minutes on foot, right behind the Midland Hotel.

Local Travel

Manchester's extensive multi-modal public transport network makes it easy to travel in and around Greater Manchester. Find out more at www.tfgm.com  or phone Traveline on +44 (0)871 200 22 33. You can also visit a Travelshop at main bus stations throughout Greater Manchester, including Manchester Piccadilly Gardens and Shudehill Interchange.

Travelling By Air

Manchester Airport is a major international hub just nine miles (14.5km) from the city centre. It serves more than 200 destinations worldwide including direct routes to nine US cities. From the airport, the city is approximately 25 minutes away by taxi or just 20 minutes via the half-hourly express rail service (tickets £3.00-£4.00).


Book Accommodation

We have appointed BCD Meetings & Event to be the official accommodation booking agent who have exclusive hotel deals for this event. These special offers can be booked online, email or by telephone.

To book deals online click here for Hotel Map

If you would like assistance with your hotel booking, you can contact the dedicated hotel adviser. Send your requirements, phone number and Event Reference Code MGCKW to Sarah@bcdme.com and she will get back to you with hotel options.

You can also call Hotel reservations seven days a week, on +44 (0) 207 870 4100 and quote Special Reference Code: MGCKW.