Thinking of attending, or even organising, an exhibition, conference or trade show? There’s a vast array of choices, and finding the right space for you can feel like manoeuvring through a minefield. Luckily, we’ve selected the best of the bunch to suit any size and budget at locations all across the nation. Kicking off our roundup of the best sites in the UK, we’re starting up north.
Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre
Bridge of Don, Aberdeen AB23 8BL
Opened in 1985 and refurbished in 2003, the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (also known as the AECC) is a 9,849m2 space spanning conferences of all sizes and trade and consumer exhibition, as well as entertainment, live sporting events and banqueting.
2 Lanyon Place, Belfast BT1 3WH
With 7000m2 of multi-purpose event space, the ambitious Belfast Waterfront aims to attract 55,000 conference delegate days per year. The building has 40 rooms on offer to guarantee the ideal plot for all of your exhibition or trade show needs.
Titanic Exhibition Centre
17 Queens Road, Belfast BT3 9DU
As Belfast’s newest and largest exhibition space, the Titanic Exhibition Centre is situated in the heart of the city’s flourishing Titanic Quarter. Offering open event space, a reception area, offices, café facilities and ample car parking, the TEC is a great option for a variety of conferences and exhibitions.
Doncaster Exhibition & Conference Centre
Leger Way, Doncaster DN2 6BB
Within the grounds of Doncaster Racecourse, the Doncaster Exhibition & Conference Centre enables clients to deliver events, from exhibitions, conferences and shows to dinners, outdoor concerts and corporate events. The centre is also well situated for road, rail and air access.
Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EE
The EICC is the principal convention and conference centre in Edinburgh. Situated in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh International Conference Centre is a purpose-built complex offering cutting-edge facilities and technology to support your event.
Royal Highland Centre
Ingliston, Edinburgh EH28 8NB
As Scotland’s largest indoor and outdoor venue, the Royal Highland Centre hosts over 220 events year. With over 18,000m2 of covered exhibition space, a substantial outdoor area and parking for 20,000 vehicles, this vast centre is a great choice for a variety of occasions.
Scottish Event Campus
Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW
The Scottish Event Campus is Scotland’s largest exhibition centre, featuring the SEC Centre (five interconnected exhibition and meeting areas), the 3,000-seat SEC Armadillo and the 13,000 capacity SSE Hydro. The SEC is home to plenty of successful exhibitions, boasting 22,5000m2 of dedicated exhibition space perfect for conferences, trade shows, displays and exhibitions.
Harrogate Convention Centre
King’s Road, Harrogate H61 5LA
Featuring two studios, two suites, an auditorium and seven halls including the Royal Hall, the Harrogate Convention Centre is a conference and exhibition hub perfect for a variety of events to suit your needs.
Exhibition Centre Liverpool (ACC Liverpool)
Kings Dock, Liverpool L3 4FP
Opened in 2015, Exhibition Centre Liverpool is a purpose built, state-of-the-art venue designed with modern events and exhibitions in mind. As part of the ACC Liverpool, the complex has all the facilities needed to run successful events including parking, catering and technology.
Albert Dock, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Phoenix Way, Manchester M41 7TB
EventCity is Manchester’s biggest and most flexible event space with a total of 28,000 square metres of space and 3,000 free onsite parking spaces. Since its launch in 2010, the venue has successfully delivered exhibitions, conferences, ceremonies, product launches and trade shows. The complex is well located, being 20 minutes from Manchester International Airport and directly linked to Manchester’s motorways and national rail network.
Manchester Central Convention Complex
Windmill Street, Manchester M2 3GX
Converted from the former Manchester Central railway station, Manchester Central Convention Complex is an award-winning exhibition and conference centre. The venue features a purpose-built auditorium and 1,800m2 exhibition and conference hall amongst other halls, conference and meeting rooms.
Southport Theatre & Convention Centre
The Promenade, Southport PR9 0DZ
The Southport Theatre & Convention Centre is one of the North West’s premier conference and events venues offering multi-purpose and flexible facilities. The state-of-the-art Conference and Exhibition Centre has been purpose built to accommodate conferences, exhibitions and shows and can be tailored to suit your needs.
With such a vast selection of flexible and varied spaces available in the north of the nation, you’d be hard-pushed not to find the perfect place. Once you’ve settled on the site, it’s time for us to step in to ensure your exhibition, conference or trade show success. With a wide range of roller banners and high quality printing available, we’ve got your collateral covered.
If you’re keen to chat through your ideas for a successful event, we always welcome you to get in touch. And if you’re looking for advice on the content or style of roller banners, pop up exhibition stands and print materials, reach out to us online or by phone on 023 8070 0111.