EventCity

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Company bio:

The largest and most versatile exhibition, conference and multi-purpose venue in the North of England, EventCity is a fully flexible blank canvas venue; the spaces can be used individually or together, to create a maximum space of 28,000 sqm.

A dedicated conference space in Hall 4 boasts 5,850 sqm and offers full adaptability, allowing businesses to create completely unique events. Fully draped and carpeted with audio, lighting and rigging already installed, the space also has a dedicated entrance, ensuring privacy and ease for delegates. Hall 4 really is a truly ideal conferencing space for companies looking for full flexibility.

Based in the heart of TRAFFORDCITY, a simple six miles west of Manchester city centre, EventCity and its neighbouring world-class attractions are easily reachable.

EventCity is only minutes away from the M60 orbital motorway, connecting the North, South, East and West, meaning delegates can reach the venue with ease. Also incorporated on 70 different bus routes, EventCity is close to mainline train stations and is just 20 minutes from Manchester Airport.

EventCity boasts 2,000 free car parking spaces on site, with an additional 15,000 spaces within walking distance. What’s more, a £350m investment into the area will see the introduction of the tramline by 2020, providing delegates a fast and direct link into Manchester city centre.

Those looking to incorporate team building activities into the conference or simply wish to extend their stay to wind down, can explore TRAFFORDCITY and all that it has to offer. Within walking distance from the venue, visitors can hit the ski slopes at the Chill Factore or try indoor skydiving at iFly; also home to a unique adventure golf experience, Dino Falls, TRAFFORDCITY’s Beyond boasts a number of popular restaurants and bars.

Directly across from EventCity, delegates will find one of the UK’s largest shopping centres, intu Trafford Centre. Offering a range of high-end and high street stores, Trafford Centre is home to a number of restaurants, a cinema and indoor mini golf.

Attendees in need of a place to stay can choose from the surrounding hotels which offer over 1,000 beds within walking distance, with a further 23,000 within Greater Manchester. EventCity’s expert team can offer advice and support in finding the perfect place to stay, as well as helping with transportation between the venue and chosen accommodation.

EventCity’s in-house food and beverage offering, The Kitchen, provides bespoke menus to complement the theme, season and design of any event. Sourcing only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients, each dish is made with love, to surprise and delight diners.

With an extremely talented head-chef leading the kitchen, the team specialise in creating culinary delights, which reflect the venues Northern roots and heritage. Every item is created and cooked on the premises, with further time spent on ensuring each dish is beautifully presented. Priding itself on the provenance, quality and taste of its food, The Kitchen works with businesses to produce specially tailored menus for every event, ensuring delegates enjoy an outstanding dining experience.

EventCity places economic investment, environmental responsibility and communities at the heart of what they do. Receiving a Highly Commended award in the category of Best Green / Sustainable Venue at the Conference & Hospitality Awards 2017.

As sustainable conference organisers, the EventCity team understand the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR) to organisations and so deliver events in line with a business’s personal sustainability goals and CSR aspirations.

Supporting British and local artisanal suppliers to stock the kitchen, EventCity do everything possible to minimise food miles whilst maximising taste. Aspiring to use Fairtrade & Rainforest Alliance food products which are traceable back to source, wherever possible. The Kitchen operate a range of sustainable initiatives with even more to come, which the team are happy to discuss with potential new clients.

Over 98% of waste from EventCity is diverted from landfill, with 69% recycled and 29% turned into energy. With a target of reaching zero waste to landfill, the venue is only 2% away; furthermore, its also achieved the annual energy reduction target of 3% through a pro-active Energy Management Action Plan.

EventCity is currently ISO 50001 compliant and is on the way to receiving a certified event status ISO 20121, by The International Organization for Standardization. Chair of the Trafford Impact Group, and a founding member of The Green Business membership scheme, the venue is proud to withhold a leadership position on these issues, operating with the utmost care for clients and the community.

As chair of the Trafford Impact Group, and founder members of the Green Business membership scheme, we are proud to take a leadership position on these issues, and to operate with the utmost care for our clients, our world and our community.

Mancunians are well known for being warm and friendly, a description that portrays the EventCity team perfectly. Proactive and creative, the event experts will be an extension of your team throughout the entire process, on hand to help from the very first call, until the last delegate leaves.

Speaker bio:

Rebecca Towell is Business Development Manager at EventCity, the North’s largest and most versatile exhibition, conference and multi-purpose venue. A highly knowledgeable industry professional, Rebecca is responsible for managing the venues existing client base, whilst sourcing and handling new business, working with event agencies, corporate companies and exhibition organisers across the UK. With over 11 years’ experience, Rebecca worked with large event venues and hotel groups, prior to joining the EventCity team and has an in-depth knowledge of the market. Extremely creative and hard-working, Rebecca works with the wider team to support and come up with new ideas on how the venue can develop and work for new and existing clients. Described as dedicated, enthusiastic and friendly by colleagues, Rebecca is an asset to the team and most notably led the EventCity Roadshow – covering 1,500 miles to see over 30 agencies in three weeks.