It’s the ONLY enterprise IT event that brings everything together under one roof.  All the key players. All the information across the entire technology stack. All the key product launches, demos, solutions and educational seminars.

It’s a great investment of time, especially for the free to attend educational seminars. IP EXPO Manchester also brings together vendors, the channel and end users alike, it provides the perfect networking opportunity as well as concentrating the expertise of over 100 expert exhibitors. So you can use this one event to get all the insights you need to stay competitive – quickly and efficiently.

Absolutely it will help your business! Everything at our event is dedicated to delivering real commercial advantage. The insights, information and contacts you gain during your visit will quickly become productive assets after you leave.

The Conference and EXPO ticket is Free of charge until 18:59 GMT the evening before the show, 2 April 2019. After this point and onsite will cost £35.

The Access Plus Ticket is £400 until 23:59 GMT on 1 February 2019, becomes £450 from this point until 23:59 GMT on 1 March 2019 and then becomes £499.

For more information on what’s included in tickets, we recommend visiting the Ticket Types Page.

Unfortunately we cannot issue letters of invitation for visa purposes. Once you have registered for the event via the event website you will receive a confirmation email which should be sufficient for visa applications.

For information on speaking opportunities at IP EXPO Manchester, please contact Andy Steed on +44 (0)203 841 8517 or by email at andy.steed@imagotechmedia.com.

A guide to local hotels is available on our Travel page.

If you would like assistance with your hotel booking contact Sarah, our dedicated hotel adviser for the event, via email at Sarah@bcdme.com or phone on +44 (0) 207 870 4100, with your requirements, phone number and Event Reference Code MKGA2.

IP EXPO Manchester takes place on 3-4 April 2019 at Manchester Central.

Wednesday 3 April: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Thursday 4 April: 9.00am - 4.00pm

IP EXPO Manchester is a business to business event and whilst we welcome students to join us and discuss technology with exhibitors, we do restrict entry to after 12pm on Day 2 (Thursday) of the event.  Students will not be granted access on Day 1, or the morning of Day 2.

IP EXPO Manchester is a business to business event so event registration and attendance is restricted to over 16s only. However we do support working parents, so if you need to bring your child we are happy to admit entrance to under 16s accompanied by their parent or guardian.


Due to data protection laws, you cannot register a colleague on their behalf, but you can invite them along to the event! Just make sure they register before 18:59 GMT on 2 April 2019 to avoid the £35 fee.

Journalists, analysts and bloggers are all welcome at IP EXPO Manchester and are hosted in the fully equipped press office.


The press office offers a functional work area with access to printers, telephones and refreshments. Exhibitor press packs will be available, as well as information regarding the show itself. The press office is only available for registered members of the press. 


To register as press for IP EXPO Manchester please contact our agency Kaizo on the details below:


Gemma Smith at Kaizo


T: +44 (0)20 3176 4700


For IP EXPO Manchester press releases and press news click here.

All registrations will be approved by our PR agency.


Yes! Registration will give you access to each of our co-located shows including IP EXPO, Digital Transformation EXPO, Cyber Security X, Developer X, AI-Analytics X, Blockchain X, internet of Things X.

Badges, event previews and seminar programmes will be sent out from early March 2019. Badges can also be printed using your unique badge code (detailed in your confirmation email) on arrival at the event.

In the rare circumstances that you don't receive your badge you can use the badge code in your confirmation email to print another one on the day. If you forget your badge code then the registration kiosk can locate your registration details to print your entry badge.

At the event

The seminar and keynote sessions are FREE to attend and seating is based on a first come first served basis.

Yes, there is a cloakroom where you can leave your belongings. It is located in the foyer.