Conference boost for Manchester's economy

Three national healthcare science conferences by the MS Society, British Dental Society and British Cardiovascular Society will bring a combined estimated 8,700 delegates and an economic impact of approximately £11.7m in April and May.

The three conferences will be held at Manchester Central Convention Complex. These will be followed by a 4,500 contingent and £7.3m injection in June, when the Chartered Institute of Housing Annual Conference and Exhibition takes place in the city.

"We're delighted that Manchester continues to excel in the area of conference and business tourism, which is testament to the conference facilities we have on offer," said Paul Simpson, managing director of Visit Manchester.

He added that it is especially encouraging to see so many science and research conferences visiting the city in 2012, given Manchester's scientific history and the research of its universities.

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