Conference location

The conference will be based at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, part of MMU’s All Saints campus on the south side of central Manchester.


Manchester Metropolitan University

All Saints, All Saints Campus

Manchester M15 6BH

MMU Business School is a 5-minute walk from Manchester Oxford Road railway station, and a 15-minute walk or short taxi ride from Manchester Piccadilly station.

To Manchester by rail

Manchester has excellent rail connections to other parts of the UK, mostly arriving at Manchester Piccadilly station. There are regular direct services from London Euston (around 2 hours 5 minutes), Glasgow Central (3 hours 15), Birmingham New Street (1 hour 30) and many other cities.

Tickets to “Manchester stations” or “Manchester CTLZ (Central Zone)” allow a transfer from Piccadilly to Oxford Road, near the conference venue, at no extra charge.

International participants seeking guidance on UK rail ticketing may find the Lonely Planet overview and the more detailed Seat 61 guide useful.

To Manchester by car

Participants staying in Manchester Met residence rooms should note that there are no car parking facilities provided on site. Parkopedia offers a useful guide to facilities in the city centre, but it’s often easier to use public transport. Participants staying in local hotels will usually find parking facilities available, but please check before travelling.

To Manchester by air

Manchester Airport is a major international hub. Direct services fly from airports throughout Europe and a variety of global locations including Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Islamabad, Mumbai, Singapore, Toronto, and US airports including Atlanta, Chicago, JFK, Los Angeles and Philadelphia.

The airport is located 9 miles/14km southwest of central Manchester. The quickest and easiest way to reach the city centre is by rail: frequent direct services run from the airport station to Piccadilly and Oxford Road.

Getting around Manchester

The city has an extensive bus network, with very frequent services to the most popular locations. There are two free bus routes around the city centre, running every 10 minutes.

Taxis (black cabs) can be hailed on the street or from taxi ranks. Private hires (minicabs, silver or white) need to be pre-booked and are available from many providers who advertise locally.

Apart from the mainline rail network, Manchester also has Metrolink, a “tram-train” light-rail system which connects the city centre and rail hubs with outlying suburbs, the Salford Quays complex, and MediaCityUK.