The British Council chose Manchester Central as the perfect place to promote British Education to representatives from around the world.
Selected due to its location and extensive transport routes in and out of the city, the ‘International Education Services Conference’ saw over 550 delegates welcomed to the iconic venue, with visitors travelling from as far and wide as Kenya and Dubai.
Held in December across the venue’s Exchange Rooms and purpose-built auditorium, the main hall was configured to create a clear divide between meeting and exhibition space, with the organisers also taking advantage of the venue’s smaller meeting rooms for more formal one to one meetings.
With many delegates visiting the city for the first time, the event revolved around a strong social programme, with a civic reception held at Manchester Art Gallery followed by a gala dinner underneath the wings of Concorde; located at the nearby Manchester airport.
Angie Dickinson, Client Relation Lead for The British Council, said: “Manchester Central was the perfect venue for us. It’s right in the heart of the city and has fantastic conference facilities professional, modern and timeless – a bit like Manchester itself!
From the beginning, nothing was too much for the team. Our event had a short lead time, but the team were high professional, dynamic and flexible, no matter what we asked of them. They have a vast amount of experience within the industry with one common goal – customer satisfaction.”