Manchester Central secures position at industry-leading ICCA meeting


Manchester Central secures position at industry-leading ICCA meeting

10 Nov 2015 by: Manchester Central Manchester Central

Manchester Central is the only UK venue to secure a coveted place at this year’s ICCA Forum for Young Professionals (FYP).

The FYP brings together a select group of young industry professionals from across the world with a variety of backgrounds and experience.

No other UK venue has achieved a position at the industry-leading event that will see 35 meetings industry professionals congregate at the World Trade Center Barcelona from 15th – 17th November.

The ICCA FYP provides an exclusive opportunity for professionals and businesses to expand their global network and enhance their professional skills.

Angie Robinson, CEO of Manchester Central, said: “We’re dedicated to continually developing our status as an international competitor and the ICCA FYP provides us with a unique opportunity to grow our network while sharing knowledge and experiences with the very best in the business.

“Being the only UK venue to secure a place at this highly sought-after event provides us with unique prospects to develop relationships with other professionals from around the world.” 

Manchester Central’s dedicated International Research Executive, Laura Tully, will represent the venue at the ICCA FYP next month. 



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