The Venue

The Midland Hotel, Manchester

In the hotel world, there’s a lot of nonsense talked about history and heritage and grandeur and so on and so forth.  But in the case of The Midland, it all just happens to be true. This is an iconic venue in which to hold a prestigious chemistry conference, a landmark presence, a monument to grand hotel style – From the second the concierge sees to the bags, speakers and delegates alike will see that an event at The Midland is one of a kind.

Perfectly located close to Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station and 20 minutes from Manchester Airport, access to the venue is easily reached.

We had to select a really iconic venue to celebrate our 50 years in the industry and ensure the conference will be one to remember.


State-of-the-art venue for a dazzling display.

The vast Alexandra Suite has a theatre seating capacity of 700.   We’re aiming for around 250 delegates, but with the interest we’ve received so far (and we’ve not even started the real promotion), we could be at capacity.


312 delightful rooms in which to lay your head

To ensure that you arrive bright-eyed and bushy tailed for your conference, an overnight stay is highly recommended. The choice of 312 most agreeable bedrooms allows delegates and speakers to be up early for the day ahead. And then retire satisfied after a successful day just gone.  Add to all this the leisure facilities, including a swimming pool and well-equipped gym area, that will have your muscles aching to be allowed in, and you can see why it all works out beautifully at The Midland.

4 AA rosette for fine dining

At The Midland they are justifiably proud of their extensive menu, and their equally diverse dining options, each one easily capable of making you sigh repeatedly with satisfaction. Their award-winning, contemporary-Anglo-French-cuisine-serving The French restaurant, for example, boasts not just one, but two AA Rosettes. While afternoon tea in the sumptuous surroundings of The Octagon Lounge has led many to boast to friends that they have eaten there. We could go on and feed you more about the many delights that The Colony, The French Terrace, The Wyvern bar and our exemplary room service have to offer – but we would hate to over-face you here.