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Friday 7th - Sunday 9th November
Manchester

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The conference is taking place at the University of Manchester Conference centre on Sackville Street.

The centre is less than 5 minutes walk from Piccadilly Station in Manchester, which is itself less than 2 and a half hours from London. It is also about 20 minutes by train from Manchester International Airport.

Manchester:

Manchester has a very good transport system for all travellers. It is close to a number of well known towns and cities in the North West of England that all have good road, rail and airport links.

Event venue:

The Manchester Conference Centre,
The University of Manchester,
Weston Building,
Sackville Street,
Manchester
M1 3BB

www.conference.manchester.ac.uk/

The Conference centre and the integral Days Hotel are ideally situated, just 300 metres from a privileged position only minutes away from the newly refurbished Piccadilly Station with its 15-minute rail shuttle to the airport, just 8 miles away.

Travel info:

Rail:

For national rail, Manchester is on the West Coast Line and there are direct routes South from Glasgow/Edinburgh and North from London Euston and Birmingham.

National Rail web site: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

Piccadilly Station - Follow the signs for the Metrolink and Taxi Rank by going down the escalator on the main concourse. Immediately outside the station exit, turn right and cross London Road, then cross Whitworth Street to the Bulls Head pub. Go down the hill, proceed under the railway arch and turn immediately right into the University. Follow that walkway for about 300 yards until you reach Sackville Street, with the Gatehouse to your left. Turn left down Sackville Street and the conference centre is the next building on your right.

Victoria Station - Take the Metrolink Tram to Piccadilly Station, exit to the main station concourse and then follow directions as for Piccadilly above.

Coach:

By Coach - You can arrive by National Express coach at Chorlton Street Bus Station. It is about 4 minutes walk from the conference centre. Leave the coach station and turn right, which will take you to Whitworth Street West (a large red brick University building will then be in front of you). Turn right, and then take the first left (walking round the building). That is now Sackville Street, and the conference centre is under the railway arch on the right hand side.

Air:

Manchester International Airport: The conference centre is 9 miles from Manchester Airport. Flights from London Heathrow, Glasgow and Edinburgh are frequent and take around 1 hour maximum. Taxis from the airport will cost around 15 and there are also good bus and rail connections between the airport and city. All are available outside all of the terminals.

http://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/

Manchester Airport By Train - 24 hour service, 7 days a week, every 15 minutes in peak times direct to Piccadilly Station. This is the suggested method of travel from the airport.

Manchester Airport By Bus - There are several services (Express and Local) to the city centre (journey time 30 - 50 mins).

By Road:

By Road - Manchester is close to the M6, M62 and M1 motorways and is encircled by the M60 motorway. The University/Conference centre is in the centre of Manchester (follow City Centre until you see signs for University and then North campus.

Parking:

As well as being conveniently situated in Manchester city centre, the Manchester Conference Centre is a compact self-contained site with ample parking.

The Charles Street multi-storey, with competitively-priced parking for around 700 cars, is right alongside the Weston Building.

It is recommended that for added security, guests try to park on the top two floors, as these are isolated by electric shutters at around 8pm each night.

Guests can purchase Car Parking Vouchers from the Conference Centre reception.

Further information about Manchester and all aspects of travel can be found at: GMPTE - http://www.gmpte.com/



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