The new Concorde Conference Centre near Manchester Airport has secured the tenancy on its first trade show.
The Landlord and Letting Show, organised by Accession Exhibitions and Publishing, takes place on 30 June – 1 July 2011, after organisers claimed the show’s previous venue, Manchester Central, is no longer viable on price.
Commenting on the decision to move the show, Accession MD Oliver Romain said: “There is a huge demand for us to organise a North West exhibition, however, with Manchester Central charging more than London venues, it is not a viable venue.
“The Concorde Conference Centre offers an ideal alternative for specialist trade show organisers and sharing the exhibition hall with a graceful aviation icon such as Concorde makes for a refreshing break from the traditional ‘dead space’ halls.”
The venue opened a year ago and has handled events including car launches, a fashion show, evening dinners and live music, as well as traditional conference and business meetings.
Director of Concorde Conferences, Ed Ainslie, welcomed this new addition to the Centre’s event portfolio. “We have always focused our marketing on attracting high profile conference and hospitality events, but have never lost sight of its potential for staging exhibitions.”