Fam Trip: Marketing Manchester


Monday 20 – Tuesday 21 May 2024

We are pleased to invite our buyer members to a fam trip with Marketing Manchester from Monday 20 to Tuesday 21 May 2024.

Marketing Manchester is the agency charged with promoting Greater Manchester nationally and internationally. The organisation is partnership-led and tasked with delivering activities that raise the overall profile and global perceptions of Greater Manchester.

It promotes Greater Manchester’s visitor economy to both domestic and international audiences and markets whilst managing the website. This includes incorporating the Manchester Convention Bureau and Sports Bidding Unit, as well as delivering campaigns in partnership with the inward investment agency, MIDAS. These efforts are focused on the promotion of frontier sectors including digital, innovation and green, as well as undertaking a range of place promotion activities, for capital investment, and real estate sector.

Youthful, diverse, energetic, and bursting with character; Manchester is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK, where everybody and anybody is very warmly welcomed. Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts, culture, and sport. Today, the city combines heritage with a progressive vision to be a city that delivers surprise and delight in equal measures.


Monday 20 May 2024

PM: Arrive into Manchester to drop belongings off at Leonardo Piccadilly Hotel

13:45: Arrive at Etihad Stadium for Manchester City Football Club Stadium tour

16:00: Spring General Meeting begins

17:00: Networking Evening begins

19:00: Travel back for dinner

20:00: Dinner and overnight stay at Leonardo Hotel Manchester Piccadilly

Tuesday 21 May 2024

AM: Breakfast in hotel at leisure

8:30: Walk to Clayton Hotel Manchester City Centre for site visit

9:30: Discover Manchester walking tour

11:00: Visit to the National Football Museum

12:10: RHS Bridgewater Gardens tour, including lunch

14:00: Transfer by coach to Trafford Centre

14:30: Visit to Merlin attractions, including SEA LIFE and LEGOLAND Manchester

15:25: Transfer by tram to the Coronation Street Experience

16:45: Coach transfer back to hotel to collect luggage

18:00: Trains departing from Manchester Piccadilly Station

*These timings are subject to change

How to book:An invitation has been sent to members, if you haven’t received it and would like to register for this event, please contact the team at [email protected].


Registration to the fam trip does not include the Spring General Meeting – if you would like to attend the GM please register here

If you are unable to attend the full fam trip, Continuum Attractions is kindly offering an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Manchester’s most famous street – Coronation Street –  on Sunday 19 May. If you are interested, please send your details to [email protected] to book your slot. Please note, places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Please note this event is open to BUYER MEMBERS ONLY. Places are very limited, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Places are restricted to ONE representative per buyer member company. Should you wish to register a second attendee, please email the following details (name-surname-dietary requirements-email address) to [email protected] and we will add your colleague to the waiting list.

Please note, bookings for this event will close on Friday 10 May 2024.

Any cancellations must be received in writing on or before Friday 10 May 2024 by 17:00. In the case of non-attendance on the day or cancellation after the above date, a £25+VAT charge will be applied to cover costs incurred. No refunds are available after the above date but a substitute attendee from your organisation would be accepted.

With many thanks to: