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Opening times

Conference sessions and the exhibition are open: Wednesday 12 June 08:30 - 18:00 and Thursday 13 June 07:45 - 16:45. We advise you arrive early on Thursday 13 June for the breakfast sessions so we can start promptly at 8am. 

Event information

  • Security  There are safety and emergency procedure documents on display around the venue. Your bag will be checked by security staff at the entrance to Manchester Central each time you enter the building.
  • Badge  For security reasons, please wear your badge at all times.
  • Wi-Fi  Manchester Central offers free Wi-Fi to all delegates.
  • Twitter  Join the conversation on Twitter @ConfedExpo using #NHSConfedExpo. 
  • Water Water coolers will be located around the venue along with sustainably-sourced cups.
  • Photography and filming Photographers will be taking pictures and videos in all areas of NHS ConfedExpo throughout the two days of the event. If you do not wish to appear in published photographs and film, please alert the team by visiting the help desk.
  • Attendance certificate The deadline to request a CPD certificate is Friday 28 June, complete this form to request a certificate. Once completed the team at CPD should process the request within 28 days. More information, available here.
  • Quiet space and prayer room The venue has a dedicated quiet space and prayer room. Please see the site map at the end of the guide for the location.
  • Information point The general enquiries help desk is in the main entrance hall.
  • Event staff All event staff will be wearing organiser badges. Please feel free to stop any of them with your queries throughout the event.


We aim to ensure that NHS ConfedExpo is as accessible as possible and provide the following: 
  • Priority seating and wheelchair access 
Priority seats have been reserved in the main stages, theatres, and pop-up universities. These seats have been designated for people with disabilities and those who are pregnant or otherwise less able to stand. If requested by a member of the NHS ConfedExpo team, please vacate these seats. 
  • Induction loop
Induction loops are installed throughout the event. If you have any issues connecting, please let a member of the NHS ConfedExpo team know.


Get involved

  • Download the NHS ConfedExpo app 

The app contains the full agenda, and you can use it to create your own personal schedule from the range of sessions right across the programme. You can also find other attendees and send messages to contacts. 

Search for NHS ConfedExpo in the app stores to download it today! 

  • Interact live with NHS ConfedExpo speakers using Slido
We are using Slido in the main stages and selected theatre sessions. The easiest way to access Slido is via the Live Polling and Q&A feature in the NHS ConfedExpo app. If you would like to take part in speaker Q&A and live polling without downloading the NHS ConfedExpo app, please visit the website and use the event code #NHSConfedExpo.