is an award-winning, globally renowned venue located at the heart of Manchester; its vaulted arches and station clock have made it an iconic city feature for more than 130 years.
Originally a Victorian railway station, the building combines historic architecture with state-of-the-art facilities and is recognised as the north of England’s leading conference and events venue.
Manchester Central was crowned Most Innovative and Tech-Friendly Venue after enhancing its IT infrastructure to provide the best connectivity solutions.
Shaun Hinds, CEO at Manchester Central, said: “Event technology is such a hot topic within the industry at the moment and this accolade cements Manchester Central’s position as an industry leader within this area – which we’re immensely proud of.
“Tech is such an important aspect of any event and as a venue, our responsibility is to provide the best IT infrastructure for our clients to be able to deliver outstanding events.
“Our Grade II listed building means we need to think creatively about how we implement technologies however we’re committed to continuing our efforts to provide even more opportunity and flexibility for our clients.”
Initiatives that contributed to Manchester Central’s success included; upgrading Wi-Fi access points to increase hosting capacity up to five times, launching an online ordering platform and upgrading digital screens from HD to 4K.