The largest exhibition, conference and multi-purpose venue in the North of England, EventCity, has reported a significant rise in its conference business.
Since opening in 2011, the business has enjoyed its most successful financial year to date. This comes after an investment of £23 million into the venue and the surrounding TraffordCity, which sees the arrival of the Metrolink in early 2020, connecting EventCity to Manchester City Centre.
The Manchester based venue has already seen a 28% increase in conference bookings for the current financial year, with notable new business wins from the retail, property, motoring and travel sectors.
The success saw a major high street company bring their biggest annual conference yet to the venue, with the help of production company Fourimpact and agency NICE. The event welcomed 2,500 delegates.
Commenting on the conference, Susie Evans of Fourimpact, said: “We are very satisfied with the event; we received great support throughout the planning period, from the very first site visit to the point the last guest left the venue. Following the conference, we have been delighted with the feedback and overwhelming engagement from the delegates who attended.
“A major factor in this was EventCity’s first-class, can-do attitude from planning through to delivery, the team played a big part in an outstanding event; we would certainly look to work with them again.”
EventCity also boasts its own in-house food and beverage offering ‘The Kitchen’, which provides bespoke menus to compliment the theme, season and design of an event.
Speaking on EventCity’s success, Sales Manager, Sue Dodds said: “It’s testament to the hard work of our team to be welcoming another year of growth and so many new clients to the venue. This is especially with the introduction of our new strapline ‘Your Event, Your Way’, which encompasses the venue’s key principles and promise to deliver tailored events to bring clients’ visions to life.
“Being the largest event space in the North, it allows us to be exceptionally creative with the space and collaborate with our clients to deliver an event that has very few boundaries. This, coupled with our TraffordCity partners and over 9,500 hotel beds locally, means we can offer a full experience to delegates.”
Located in TraffordCity, the UK’s foremost experiential destination, there are a whole host of great leisure activities and world class retail within walking distance from the venue. Rivalling other resorts in the UK, guests at EventCity can enjoy skiing and outdoor skydiving at BEYOND, activities and popular attractions in the renowned Trafford Centre, plus much more within the TraffordCity complex.
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