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Manchester events and conferences taking place in Q2 2022


If you're visiting Manchester on business this year, you might be curious about what other corporate events are taking place in the city. As we are now able to meet properly face-to-face, we are delighted to see that business events in Manchester have returned to full force.

There are lots of business conferences in Manchester taking place in Q2 this year, including Connected North 2022, BevExpo 2022, and Trailblazing Tech 2022. The range of events cover digital connectivity, in-house recruitment, health and wellbeing in the workplace, cyber security, and exhibition hosting. 

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Connected North 2022

Date: Monday 25th April 2022

Location: Manchester Central

Connected North 2022 brings together more than 60 speakers and 500 attendees, providing an opportunity for the north’s digital connectivity leaders to come together and explore important regional issues. Conference topics include advanced wireless rollouts (including 5G), the investment landscape, building future proof smart places, and a Mayoral Panel Discussion with Andy Burnham, Mayor for Greater Manchester.

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Digital Transformation EXPO Manchester 2022

Date: Wednesday 27th to Thursday 28th April 2022

Location: Manchester Central

The Digital Transformation EXPO Manchester (DTX Manchester) is the north’s biggest digital transformation event. This event will discuss five core areas: delivering digital, operating agile, securing systems, build better, and customised collaboration. DTX Manchester will also showcase all the necessary tools and strategies needed for IT leaders to advance current and future digital transformation projects.

UC EXPO Manchester 2022

Date: Wednesday 27th to Thursday 28th April 2022

Location: Manchester Central

As the north’s most extensive unified communications and collaboration event, UC EXPO Manchester (UCX Manchester) will cover the latest crucial trends in technology and enterprise to enable smarter collaboration. This year’s event has five core focus areas: The Future is Hybrid. Now What?; Securing Workforces; Reimagining Physical Workspaces; Emerging Hardware Trends; and Architecting the Composable Enterprise.

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Touring Exhibitions Group Marketplace 2022: A Chance to Reconnect

Date: Thursday 28th April 2022

Location: People’s History Museum

The theme at this year’s Touring Exhibitions Group Marketplace is “Reconnect”, allowing attendees to share their current and future projects, and meet other organisations offering and looking to host exhibitions. Topics include sustainability and partnerships with a range of inspirational and informative speakers throughout the one-day event. Booking early is recommended.

EdExec LIVE North

Date: Thursday 5th May 2022

Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport

Aimed at school business leaders and finance directors, EdExec LIVE delivers an interactive learning and networking experience with a stellar line-up of expert speakers. Attendees can curate their own day by selecting which seminars and panel discussions they’d like to go to, and everyone is encouraged to engage with the content and speakers. Whether you work in a school or academy, this event will help you learn more about the areas you’d like to skill up on in order to further the improvement of your school.

In-house Recruitment Live Manchester 2022

Date: Thursday 12th May 2022

Location: Victoria Warehouse

This one-day event gives in-house recruiters and their teams the opportunity to learn, develop and grow through an exciting schedule of seminars, panel debates, and networking. At the time of writing, the agenda is yet to be revealed, but there is already a fantastic line-up of speakers planned for the day. The exhibition will also house a VR Zone, where you can get lost in a parallel world, and a post-event drinks reception.

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Safety, Health & Wellbeing Live

Date: Monday 23rd to Tuesday 24th May 2022

Location: Manchester Central

This free event, put on by What Else Events, aims to unite and empower safety and health communities and champion excellence in workplace safety. Safety, Health & Wellbeing Live is one of two live events from SHW Live in 2022 and allows attendees to meet the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers in person. Other topics on the agenda include occupational health and inspiring improved standards in mental health and wellbeing.

BevExpo 2022

Date: Tuesday 7th to Wednesday 8th June 2022

Location: Manchester Central

An important event for those in the wider beverage industry, BevExpo allows attendees to meet, learn, discover and share the excellence of products and services supplied at all points of the chain. The event is a mix of workshops, knowledge hubs and networking areas which promise to deliver a 365 “surround sound” experience of the beverage industry.

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Trailblazing Tech 2022

Date: Friday 24th June 2022

Location: The Lowry Hotel

Promising to embrace the big topics and debug the buzzwords, Trailblazing Tech 2022 comes at the perfect time after almost two years of virtual life thanks to the pandemic. Discussion topics include developments in fintech and cyber security, analysis of the omnichannel impact on retail and digital marketing, and exploring how businesses are using technology to leverage their sustainability ambitions. There will be a series of keynote speakers and panellists throughout the day with plenty of networking opportunities too.

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