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We are excited to meet with you again in Manchester for #BSAVA23 — a world-class destination with global connectivity

2
hours from London
200
non-stop routes
10,000
hotel rooms

Where to find us

Manchester Central is an iconic venue in the heart of Manchester!


Manchester Central Convention Complex,

Windmill Street,

Petersfield,

Manchester,

M2 3GX


Limited onsite parking available with NCP! Only £14 for 24hrs parking when booked via the NCP Park Pass App using discount code MCEXHIB14 

Venue info and accessibility

With our move to Manchester Central, we are able to deliver all programme content and the exhibition within the same venue. Most of our lecture space and exhibition is on the ground floor/street level and can be accessed via the main entrance. All entrances are fully ramped and accessible.


Once inside, any sessions held in rooms located on the first floor can be accessed via stairs or lifts. The exhibition hall will have a number of seating areas around catering, and within dedicated lounges for our guests to rest between sessions. There is also plenty of space in the Exchange Auditorium for wheelchairs.


Read our Venue FAQ's below, and if you need any further info please email the Congress team.

Venue accessibility

With our move to Manchester Central, we are able to deliver all programme content and the exhibition within the same venue.

Most of our lecture space and exhibition is on the ground floor/street level and can be accessed via the main entrance.

All entrances are fully ramped and accessible. Once inside, any sessions held in rooms located on the first floor can be accessed via stairs or lifts.

The exhibition hall will have a number of seating areas around catering, and within dedicated lounges for our guests to rest between sessions.

There is also plenty of space in the Exchange Auditorium for wheelchairs.

If you have any concerns or would like to discuss your needs, please do contact us via email at congress@bsava.com or telephone +44(0)1452 726720 to speak to the Congress Team. Alternatively, you may contact the venue's First Aid department on + 44(0)1618 342700 ext. 2211


Mobility Aid Hire

Shopmobility Manchester have a range of mobility scooters and aids that may be hired. For more information visit their website here: https://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/100010/social_services/666/shopmobility_at_the_arndale_centre


Visit our Travel Information page for useful information and guidance on how to travel to and around Manchester!

There is an NCP (National Car Park) directly below Manchester Central that is open 24 hours a day all year round.

It has 720 spaces including 18 disabled parking bays and there is direct access to Manchester Central by lift, stairs and escalators.

Only £14 for 24hrs parking when booked via the NCP Park Pass App using discount code MCEXHIB14

If using a satellite navigation system - please follow the postcode M2 3GX. 

If you have any event enquiries or need booking or ticket assistance, please visit one of the Congress help desks located in the Registration Area (entrance to Central Hall).

There will also be a team of event helpers and Manchester Central staff dotted around the venue, and a manned Concierge Desk in the main foyer,  who will be able to point you in the right direction, or answer any of your venue-specific queries.

Congress visitors can enjoy free Wi-Fi access throughout the venue — look for the BSAVA Congress network when connecting your device! Further information related to Wi-Fi access will be included in your "Know before you go" email, sent nearer the event,
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Travelling to and around Manchester

Thanks to an integrated transport network, Manchester is one of the most accessible cities in the UK for both national and international visitors.

It takes a little over two hours to reach Manchester from London, with direct connections from most major UK cities! And once you arrive, getting around the city is easy with many public transport options.


Plan your journey to and around Manchester, and read the latest travel updates!



Destination Manchester

Energetic, diverse and individual, Manchester is a city with true character.

Why not extend your stay, or use your downtime to see what the City has to offer — from exceptional dining, unique and independent shops, museums and galleries all within easy reach of your hotel and the Congress venue.


Explore our wonderful destination, as we Welcome you to Manchester



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Don't forget to book your stay

With over 10,000 hotel rooms in the city, you will be sure to find the perfect place to rest after a full day or learning, networking and socialising! We have partnered with MICE Concierge, to find you the best rates for your stay. Visiting as a group? Perfect! MICE can help, from single rooms to group bookings. 

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