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The stock of the Manchester Central convention centre looks set to rise further still after it was announced that it has been chosen as the location for the forthcoming British Pharmaceutical Society conference.
The venue, which was previously called the International Convention Centre, came to national prominence after hosting the 2006 Labour autumn conference, where Tony Blair made his final speech to the party as leader.
Now it has been confirmed that the pharmaceutical industry conference will be held in Manchester for the sixth year in a row, with the three-day event in September expected to attract thousands of specialist delegates, the North West Business Insider has reported.
Commenting on the news, conference committee chairman John Gentle, said: "It is an exceptional venue with all the facilities we require and Manchester's infrastructure makes the city easily accessible for our national and international visitors."
As well as boasting excellent transport links, Manchester is home to one of Europe's leading research universities in addition to several major pharmaceutical firms, making it the ideal location for industry events.