Latest figures released by Manchester Central indicate that its business events are continuing to aid the economic recovery of Greater Manchester, with delegate spend up by 33% in the venue’s latest quarterly update.
Delegates have contributed a total £52.1 million to Greater Manchester since April through expenditure at restaurants, bars, hotels and transport as a direct result of attending events.
The report also reveals that over 52,300 delegates visited the venue to attend a range of national and international conferences, exhibitions and gala dinners in the latest trading quarter.
“The figures we are seeing in our quarterly reports are comforting and demonstrate that there is a strong appetite for large events in the North West,” said Manchester Central CEO, Shaun Hinds.
“With our total revenue up £1 million year-to-date on pre- COVID figures, it’s clear we are rebuilding at a steady pace after nearly three years of unprecedented economic difficulties.
“These results will provide the events sector with a quiet confidence in its recovery going forward.”