Manchester Live to unveil new look

Manchester Live, Marketing Manchester's annual destination showcase, returns to London next week with a new format.

The event, taking place on 9 September, will open with two hours of meetings followed by the Manchester Showcase party where guests will enjoy the sounds of Manchester complimented by first-class Mancunian hospitality. 

Taking place at The Banking Hall, a recently-opened venue in the City of London, guests will be invited to make appointments with representatives from more than 30 meeting and event venues and service providers from across Greater Manchester including conference centres, hotels, sports and academic venues. 

New partners for 2014 include All Star Lanes, which has a range of private hire spaces at its Manchester venue; Central Library Manchester which reopened in March following a four-year £50 million refurbishment; Melia Hotels International which will open the UK’s first Innside by Melia Hotel in the city in 2015; and Hallé St Peter’s, a space in the heart of Ancoats previously used for the Manchester International Festival 2013 performance of Macbeth with Kenneth Branagh. 

Andrew Stokes, chief executive at Marketing Manchester, said: "I’m thrilled to announce that Manchester Live will return for its fifth outing in September. We’ve taken feedback on board from guests and partners and this year’s event will have a new look and an exciting new format aimed at facilitating more meaningful and structured meetings.  

Marketing Manchester will also use Manchester Live as a platform to announce the findings of the next Conference Value and Volume study.

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