Convenient and Globally Accessible
Attendees can access Manchester with ease thanks to its excellent transport links.  Manchester Airport offers non-stop flights from over 200 destinations worldwide including most destinations in Europe and major hub airports in North America, The Middle East and Asia.  At 15km from the city centre, transfer from the airport takes as little as 20 minutes by train, with a standard anytime single ticket costing £6.20 (and from as little as £3.50 purchased in advance).  There are also regular bus and tram services into the city centre.   From London the journey is just 2 hours by train. 

An Academic Powerhouse
Greater Manchester’s universities boast world-class specialisms, research cetnres of excellence and conventrated clusters of expertise across a range of research areas.  Manchester is home to the Henry Royce Institute (the UK's national institute for materials science research an innovation), ICAM - the International Centre for Advanced Materials (fundamental and applied research focussing on solutions to current and future energy challenges), National Graphene Institute, Northwest Composites Centre, Materials Performance Centre and the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology.

Gateway to the North
Its central location and accessibility makes Manchester the perfect base for exploring the North of England and Wales for any delegates wishing to extend they stay to visit historic York, the stunning beauty of the Lake District and Peak District National Parks.

Greater Manchester has set an ambitious target of achieving net carbon neutrality by 2038.  This will be achieved through the combined efforts of people working across the region to address global challenges wiles protecting and enhancing our natural environment. The city recently made the CDP A-List and was named a Climate Action Leader. With new green spaces, improved sustainable transport and many conference venues working on their emissions, many people are choosing Manchester for its commitment to the environment.

Manchester as a Tourist Destination
Manchester has been placed on some of the world’s most prestigious tourism watchlists for 2023, and this is largely because of some incredible new cultural openings scheduled for the year. National Geographic, Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveller and Time Out have all recognised the city as a must-visit destination for 2023.

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Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel
Portland Street, Manchester M1 4PH


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