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Debbie Pierce
Brian Hay
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Charlie Mullins
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Tony Caldeira
Jeremy Roberts
Michael Oliver
Steve Purdham
David Pollock
Laura Tenison

Radisson SAS Hotel

Radisson SAS Hotel
Chicago Avenue
Manchester M90 3RA
United Kingdom
Phone: 0161 490 5000

The Radisson SAS Hotel Manchester Airport offers state-of-the-art conference, meeting and banqueting facilities, including video conferencing, Wireless Internet Access (WiFi) and comprehensive audiovisual equipment.

The first, second and ninth floors of the hotel are dedicated to these facilities and consist of 31 air-conditioned conference and meeting rooms, all with natural daylight. These rooms are completely flexible and can be converted to hold formal cocktail receptions, parties, presentations or exhibitions.

Our experienced meetings and events staff will ensure the success of your event by helping you from the beginning through the end of your event. We will be happy to customise a special package for you so that all your needs are met and your event is organised just the way you want it.

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