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Manchester’s very first hybrid conference and exhibition UVM EXPO 2020 have announced that Liz Taylor, renowned events planner and power player in the North West’s business scene, is to kick-start the event with an inspiring welcome address.

Recognised as one of the UK’s leading corporate event and luxury party planners, Liz Taylor is CEO of Taylor Lynn Corporation (TLC), with clients including entertainment and business leaders, luxury brands, music icons, retail giants, sports superstars and even royalty. Taylor is also an accomplished public speaker, media commentator, music manager, and hospitality brand marketing consultant.

Liz will be sharing her expertise as a live welcome speaker at UVM EXPO 2020, taking place on Thursday 1st October.

Opening speaker, Liz Taylor added:

“I am passionate about Manchester. It is a unique city that is rich in diversity, creativity, energy and unique venues. From small, independent boutique hotels to exceptional convention facilities, theatres, industrial spaces and more. The choice for event planners is first-class, and only matched by the warmth of welcome that the region offers.

“Of course, the impact of Covid-19 has been wide-spread and devastating, not just on Manchester but the entire industry. Spear-heading the charge to bring our industry to political and economic attention has been Conference News editor, Martin Fullard.  His insightful and inspiring coverage of the pandemic and its impacts has provided a reliable source of information and guidance for the industry. And I am thrilled to have to opportunity to welcome Martin, and event delegates, to this very special event.”

Brought to you by Unique Venues of Manchester and partners, UVM EXPO 2020 is an unmissable showcase for hybrid events which aims to attract MICE professionals from the city region, around the UK and beyond.

The programme involves industry experts from across the globe for a jam-packed day of both virtual and live speaker sessions, presentations and panel discussions. Other live and virtual speakers include Conference News’ Editor Martin Fullard, Head of Events for Visit Britain Kerrin Macphie, and Founder of Concerto Group Mike Kershaw.

Hosted by Swapcard virtual event providers, UVM EXPO 2020 encompasses a full day of networking, speaker sessions, presentations, panel discussions and video. Key sessions include: The Future of Events, The Impact of Technology on Events, Safer Events & Venues.

Free for event planners from all over to attend physically or virtually, UVM EXPO 2020 takes place on Thursday 1 October between 9.30am and 4.30pm in Manchester’s Chamber Space, comprising 16 meeting spaces on Deansgate in the heart of the Manchester. Delegates can join for the whole day or dip in & out of sessions at this thought-provoking Unique Venues of Manchester (UVM) event.

Visit  to register your place and view the full programme.


Background Information on Unique Venues of Manchester

Unique Venues of Manchester provide venues, hotels, restaurants, bars and industry suppliers with a simple and cost-effective tool to market and promote their facilities and services to conference and event organisers.

A venue directory website, they work closely with, PAs, HR managers, event agents, marketing teams and corporate bookers looking for alternative and unusual venues. The directory includes simple and efficient search tools, so organisers can discover the perfect location for their next event. Recommended venues are suggested based on event-type, number of attendees, location and style of the event space.

Unique Venues of Manchester’s mission is to promote high-quality event spaces and facilities around the city’s most exceptional and inspirational settings.


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