Venue Address & Map

Manchester Central
M2 3GX

Opening Times

Wednesday 3 April 2019: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 4 April 2019: 9:00am - 4:00pm


Hotel bookings for IP EXPO Manchester 2019 are managed by BCD M&E. If you would like assistance with your hotel booking, you can contact the dedicated hotel adviser for this event. The email address is – please send your requirements, phone number and Event Reference Code MKGA2 and they will get back to you with hotel options - You can also contact them, seven days a week, on +44 (0) 207 870 4100.

How to get here

Manchester Central has a dedicated taxi rank at the front of the venue for pick ups and drop offs. Black cab taxis are readily available at Manchester Airport and both Piccadilly and Victoria train stations.

Manchester is at the heart of a comprehensive motorway network. Manchester's M60 orbital motorway provides easy access from north, south, east and west.

For parking, Manchester Central's on-site NCP car park is open 24 hours and the most convenient option. If using a satellite navigation system - please follow the postcode M2 3GX.

It takes a little over two hours to reach Manchester from London and Manchester also has direct connections to most major UK cities. Services arrive at Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Victoria stations where passengers can connect with Metrolink trams for easy access to the city centre. Manchester Central is a 20 minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly Station or just five minutes by taxi. Alternatively, catch a connecting train to Oxford Road Station - just 5-10 minutes from Manchester Central on foot.

Nearest Rail Station: Deansgate (5 min walk)

Metrolink is a convenient tram network serving Manchester city centre and further afield. Metrolink runs every few minutes from early morning until late in the evening. You don’t need a timetable, just turn up, buy your ticket and the next Metrolink will be along shortly. Metrolink operates through both Piccadilly and Victoria stations. Manchester Central's nearest Metrolink stop is Deansgate-Castlefield on lines A, B, C & E. From there, we're just a few minutes on foot, right behind the Midland Hotel.

Manchester's extensive multi-modal public transport network makes it easy to travel in and around Greater Manchester. Find out more at  or phone Traveline on +44 (0)871 200 22 33. You can also visit a Travelshop at main bus stations throughout Greater Manchester, including Manchester Piccadilly Gardens and Shudehill Interchange.

Manchester Airport is a major international hub just nine miles (14.5km) from the city centre. It serves more than 200 destinations worldwide including direct routes to nine US cities. From the airport, the city is approximately 25 minutes away by taxi or just 20 minutes via the half-hourly express rail service (tickets £3.00-£4.00).