4-5 June 2024

Manchester Central



Manchester Central is an iconic venue in the heart of Manchester

Manchester Central is in the centre of the UK and easy to reach via Manchester’s extensive multi-modal transport network.

Event Opening Times

Tuesday 4th June: 9.30am to 17.30pm

Wednesday 5th June: 9.30am to 16.30pm

Getting to Manchester Central

Karren Brady’s Women in Business and Tech Expo at Manchester Central, welcomes all our visitors and exhibitors from everywhere in the world. Please, click here for help to plan your journey by: Road, Rail or Air.


Is there parking and how much does it cost?

There is an NCP (National Car Park) directly below Manchester Central that is open 24 hours a day. It has 720 spaces including 18 disabled parking bays and there is direct access to Manchester Central by lift, stairs, and escalators.

For more information and prices contact NCP:

Tel: +44 (0) 161 817 8900

Web: www.ncp.co.uk

If using a satellite navigation system – please follow the postcode M2 3GX. More detailed directions are available in your delegate/exhibitor introduction pack.

Is there parking for bikes at Manchester Central?

There are bike stands on the main forecourt. The stands are for push-bikes only, not motorcycles.

Are there any attractions to visit after Women in Business and Tech Expo?

Yes, there are all type of attractions in Manchester. You can find out more if you call in to Manchester Visitor Information  Centre on Piccadilly Plaza or take a look at www.visitmanchester.com for ideas on what to see and do.

Is there a Prayer Room?

The prayer room can be accessed in Exchange Lower Foyer.

Is there WiFi?

Manchester Central offers free WiFi to all our visitors.

Do you have a cloakroom at Manchester Central venue?

Yes, there is a cloakroom located in the Charter Foyer (one of the three main foyer entrances)

Is there any Security at Karren Brady’s Women in Business and Tech Expo Manchester?

Every visitor attending Women in Business and Tech Expo at Manchester Central may have their bags searched.

We recommend to keeping bags and possessions to a minimum to minimise the time it takes to search and gain access to the event. We suggest allow some extra time for security checks.

Where could I go with my team for a drink or for dinner?

There’s so many restaurants and bars in Manchester and always something brand new hitting the scene! To see more of what the city has to offer, take a look at the full list provided by Manchester Confidential.

Do you have ATM/cash machine?

There is an ATM/cash machine in the Central Foyer. Alternatively, the closest banking facilities are: Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays, both situated on Mosley Street.

What happens if I require medical assistance?

There is an Event Safety Team on-site during the event as well as during build and breakdown.




How do I find a lost item during an event?

Manchester Central Keeps lost property for two months. After this time, it is given to charity. If you have lost something at Manchester Central, email Manchester Central team concierge or call 0161 834 2700

How do you accept deliveries?

Manchester Central has a dedicated loading bay at the side of the venue on Watson Street. All standard deliveries arrive here. Exhibitors can contact the Women in Business and Tech operations team (jessica@ellimanevents.co.uk) if they have a specific delivery for the event.


How accessible is Manchester Central?

Women in Business and Tech Expo Manchester is on the ground floor/street and can be accessed via the main entrance.

All our entrances are fully ramped and accessible. Once inside, events on the first floor can be accessed via stairs or lifts. There is plenty of space in the Exchange Auditorium for wheelchairs.

Wheelchairs can be hired for use within the venue. To enquire about bookings and availability, contact the First Aid department on +44 (0) 161 834 2700 ext 211 or contact firstaid@machestercentral.co.uk


If you have any questions, please contact: accessibility@manchestercentral.co.uk  

How easy is the access to Manchester Central?

The venue has three entrances which are all accessible, sensor-activated and feature Paxton Intercoms for assistance from the Control Room if required.

For live events, onsite signage will direct you to the relevant entrance.

Find out more about our entrances:

Central Foyer Entrance 
Charter Foyer Entrance
Exchange Foyer Entrance

Can I bring my pet to the venue?

Only Assistance dogs are welcome at the venue

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Manchester Central


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