The GMEX Has a New Name

Or should we say it’s gone back to its previous name, Central Station.gmex
Restore back to life in 1986 after lying dilapidated for years; old Central Station was the key connection by rail from the City of Manchester to Liverpool.
Christened the Greater Manchester Exhibition Centre, GMEX was opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth after refurbishing costs of £20million; transforming into one of England’s largest exhibition centres.

Older people still refer to it as the GMEX but no doubt over the years it will become know as it’s new name ‘Manchester Central’

gmex manchesterAt over 10,000 sq metres it is also one of the countries biggest, spaces held up without interior supporting columns, its gigantic vaulted roof held up by sheer engineering inventiveness and uncomplicated geometry.

The hall can seat more than 9000 people. There are a further 2,250 sq metres of adjoining land adjacent to the main hall for temporary structures and exhibitions, with onsite parking for over 1,500 cars.
Regular exhibitions are held with everything from Marine to PC Fairs, Motor Homes and Home exhibitions.

Forthcoming Events

17th September 12:30 to 19:30

The Manchester Business Show

It’s not that straightforward to find the ideas and opportunities which maintain a companies growth, but at the Manchester Business Show, we’re giving you a opportunity to do just that. We’ve specially selected the exhibitors and spokesman who can assist you in taking your business to the next level. Each exhibitor represents one key area of expertise, be it accounting, economics, IT, advertising or web design, and you will have a opportunity to talk to them in person. These companies are readily and available to answer any of your enquiries, give guidance and offer their first rate services.

Professional Beauty Manchestergmex manchester

The north of England’s largest trade professional health, beauty and wellbeing event, Professional Beauty Manchester is home to foremost UK and global brands. Register for free admission and find out the most up-to-date launches and latest products, meet with essential suppliers, discover new trends, attend complimentary master classes and save with hundreds of show offers.

Please note that as Professional Beauty Manchester is a trade exhibition, no children under the age of 14 or pushchairs will be allowed into the exhibition.

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Accommodation Manchester

Cornerstones Guest House is a short walk from Brooklands Station, offering warm, cosey family run accommodation in a large Vitorian building with large bed rooms restored to there former glory. Once you viewed our video check our tariff to see the really value.