ENGLAND IS A WORLD-CLASS EVENTS
destination combining an unrivaled reputation for
innovation and creativity with superb state-of-the-art facilities and a spectacular range of things to
see and experience.
As the largest country in the UK, England is
one of the world’s most advanced economies
with established excellence in the advanced
knowledge-based sectors such as bioscience and
medicine, engineering, environmental technologies, energy, ICT, and the creative industries. The
country that invented the computer, the World
Wide Web, penicillin, and the light bulb, among
others, continues at the forefront of medical and
technological research with our universities and
hospitals being the envy of the world. Cities like
Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, and Newcastle are key industry hubs, home to
modern arenas and convention centers. With high
levels of continual investment, these cities have
been transformed beyond recognition in the past
10 years, with infrastructure rapidly evolving to
meet global demands.
The city of Manchester, in northwest England,
has been given the accolade of City of Science in
the leadup to The EuroScience Open Forum in July
2016, which showcases the latest advancements
in science and technology and creates a platform
for academics, science enthusiasts, and the public
to discuss the role of science within these sectors
and ensure new advancements are explored.
Manchester has a long and proud association
with scientific achievement from the work of John
Dalton on atomic theory to the first programmable computer and the recent discovery of the
advanced material, Graphene.
Manchester has also been named as one of the
“Places to Go in 2015” by The New York Times and
has a flurry of cultural and hotel openings in 2015
and beyond with Hotel Football next to Old Trafford
stadium being one of the highlights. A full-size
pitch on top of this boutique hotel will be able to
accommodate a large cocktail reception or even a
friendly game of soccer.
Currently there are 13 direct North American
routes to Manchester with additional services
starting in May 2015 from New York (JFK). This
offers easy access to other parts of England for
meetings, conferences, and incentives including
Liverpool, Chester, and the Lake District.
This year also sees the launch of a new route to
Newcastle, in the northeast of England. Newcastle
is a key city for the renewable and offshore energy
industries in the UK, in addition to being one of
the most vibrant gaming and digital hubs outside
of London. Situated on the River Tyne, there are
seven spectacular bridges crossing the river
including the famous Tyne Bridge and the tilting
Gateshead Millennium Bridge, offering access to
the Sage Gateshead, a year-round theatre space.
The Great North Museum, Hancock’s collections
are among the largest and most diverse collections
in any non-national institution in Europe. Many of
the collections are of international scientific and
historical interest and importance.
With 23 international airports, England is
easily accessible from across the globe. Visit
www.visitengland.com/business for more
information and to be inspired.
CONTACT: VisitEngland, Kirsteen Scott, Business Visits & Events – North America
T: (212) 850-0365 l E: Kirsteen.firstname.lastname@example.org l W: www.visitengland.com/business