The meeting will be held at the Manchester Central Convention Complex at 11.30am on Monday 21 May 2018.
By public transport
It takes a little over two hours to reach Manchester from London and Manchester also has direct connections to most major UK cities. Services arrive at Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Victoria stations where passengers can connect with Metrolink trams for easy access to the city centre. Manchester Central is a 20 minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly station, or just five minutes by taxi. Further information on train services can be found on the following websites: www.virgintrains.co.uk; www.nationalrail.co.uk; www.tpexpress.co.uk; or www.northernrailway.co.uk/stations/MAN.
Metroshuttle buses are free and offer a direct route to Manchester Central from Manchester Piccadilly station. The nearest stop to Manchester Central is Peter Street, which you can reach via both Metroshuttle routes 1 and 2. Routes and further information can be found on the Metroshuttle website at www.tfgm.com/public-transport/bus.
The nearest stop to Manchester Central is Deansgate-Castlefield. From there, it is less than a five minute walk to the venue. Routes and further information can be found on the Metrolink website at tfgm.com/public-transport/tram
Access to Manchester Central is fully accessible and the Charter Foyer entrance is sensor activated. A limited number of car parking spaces suitable for disabled drivers is available; please see the Parking section opposite for further information.
Manchester’s M60 orbital motorway provides easy access from north, south, east and west. If using a satellite navigation system, please use the postcode M2 3GX.
There is a National Car Park (NCP) directly below Manchester Central Convention Complex which is open 24 hours a day all year round. It has 720 spaces including 18 disabled parking bays, with direct access to
Manchester Central Convention Complex by lift, stairs and escalators to the Charter Foyer entrance.
Use code CONFMCBP for a flat rate fee of £12 or visit the NCP website at www.ncp.co.uk for full details regarding fees and booking.
M6 (from south - Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham)
Leave the M6 at junction 19, just after Knutsford Services. Follow the A556 towards Altrincham and pick up the M56 towards Manchester Airport. Follow the motorway onto the A5103 (Princess Parkway), then follow signs for Manchester Central, Petersfield.
M6 (from north - Preston, Blackpool, Carlisle)
Leave the M6 at junction 21a for the M62 towards Manchester. At junction 12, join the M602 and continue to the end of the motorway (Regent Road Roundabout, Salford). Follow signs to the city centre along Regent Road, and then to Manchester Central, Petersfield.
M62 (from west - Liverpool)
At M62 junction 12, join the M602 and continue to the end of the motorway (Regent Road Roundabout, Salford). Follow signs to the city centre along Regent Road, and then to Manchester Central, Petersfield.
M62 (from east - Leeds, Yorkshire)
At M62 junction 18, join the M60 westbound. Take junction 17 onto the A56 (Bury New Road) and follow signs to the city centre, and then to Manchester Central, Petersfield.
M56 (from west - North Wales, Chester, Ellesmere Port)
Follow the M56 past Manchester Airport. Continue onto the A5103(Princess Parkway), then follow signs for Manchester Central,Petersfield.