Engaging Minds and Ideas: Association and Society Conferences at Manchester Metropolitan University

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Manchester Metropolitan University Conference and Events team are proud of their reputation for hosting conferences with strong academic rigour and social collaboration in a sustainable, community focused environment.

We are dedicated to supporting association and society conference organisers to deliver exceptional conferences that leave a lasting academic, but little environmental impact.


Why Association Conferences?

Association and society conferences are vital opportunities to bring together experts from a range of fields to foster innovation and create opportunities for networking and knowledge exchange.

They provide a platform for researchers, educators and practitioners to share new ideas and practice, as well as promoting collaboration and co-production.


Why Manchester Metropolitan University?


Collaboration from conception to completion.

Excellent association events don’t just happen – we must work in partnership to create them.

Manchester Met Conference and Events Team work very closely with the Manchester Convention Bureau, who offer a wide range of support services and a superb delegate welcome to visitors to Manchester. They collaborate with us from the outset to understand the goals of the association or society and to discuss the ways in which they can support the event objectives.

Anthony Cassidy, Senior International Bid Manager at the Manchester Convention Bureau said “We have a very close relationship with our friends at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Conference & Events team. As well as offering an extensive portfolio of award-winning conference facilities, their team of highly-knowledgeable professionals can expertly guide associations through the process of delivering exceptional events.”


Impact and Outcomes:

Association conferences can have far reaching outcomes. Researchers gain exposure and recognition for their work, while attending also creates a platform for networking, collaboration, and growth within the sector.



Working with the Manchester Met Conference Team is brilliant. They provide an excellent level of service that means I can get on with making the academic programme as good as it possibly can be. The work they do with Marketing Manchester along with the quality of University buildings and hospitality is really reassuring to have in place.



 – Kirsty Fairclough, Interim Deputy Head Of SODA


Manchester Met Conference and Event Team aim to make the operational running of your conference as smooth as possible, giving you the time to create content and a programme so good that your conference becomes a ‘must attend’ event.


For more information on how we can help you organise your best event ever, visit: https://venues.mmu.ac.uk/enquire-now/


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