Installation dismantling and deliveries

Exhibition Build

Space only stands:
Monday 16 October                 08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 17 October                08:00 - 18:00

Shell scheme and shell scheme plus stands:
Tuesday 17 October                08:00 - 18:00

All work must be completed to the satisfaction of the organisers by 18:00 on Tuesday 17 October. You will have access to the exhibition hall from 8:00 on Wednesday 18 October. The exhibition opens at 10:00. Please note that deliveries cannot be accepted during exhibition open hours.
Important: Please note that all contractors and exhibitors on-site during build and breakdown are required to wear appropriate clothing (including a hi-vis waistcoat or jacket, appropriate footwear). Please ensure you bring sufficient with you for you and your staff during build and breakdown. If your staff or a contractor arrives on-site without hi-vis clothing they must purchase the required items from the venue. Please ensure all staff are aware of these requirements and have read the site induction.

Health and safety 

All personnel who will be on-site during the build or breakdown will need to have seen the site induction. This has information about site rules, timetable, general information and emergency procedures. You can access this here. Copies will also be available on-site. Please ensure that all exhibitors, contractors, sub-contractors, supplier and their agents complete this H&S declaration form.

Exhibition breakdown

Detailed information about the close of the exhibition will be given to you on-site but at this stage we would remind you that breakdown of your stand may not commence until the official close of the event at 14:00 on Friday 20 October.

Please note any packages from your stand left at the venue after 21:00 will be removed by GT Exhibitions and taken to their warehouse for collection. Please note charges will apply.

Unloading and loading

Manchester Central traffic marshals are responsible for the scheduling of traffic. Once vehicles have unloaded they are required to move off-site.

Car parking

Exhibitors are entitled to make an application for discounted parking of just £12 per day in the NCP Manchester Central car park located directly underneath the venue. It has 720 spaces including 18 disabled parking bays and three electric vehicle charging points. There is direct access to Manchester Central by lift, stairs and escalator.
Manchester Central NCP
Lower Mosley Street
M2 3GX

In order to book your place:

  1. Please follow the link: which will take you to the Manchester Central car park site.
  2. In the book from and until boxes please put in the dates you wish to book and enter promo code EXHIBMC.
  3. After this follow the screens and book.

Please note that Manchester Central NCP has a 2m height limit.

Please note that Manchester Central cannot provide car parking on its immediate premises.


All deliveries must be made from  08:00 on Monday 16 October to 18:00 on Tuesday 17 October. Any deliveries arriving at the venue prior to or post this time will be refused. No deliveries will be accepted during show open hours.

We advise using the services of GT Exhibitions, the official courier, on-site lifting and handling agents for the event. Please see booking form 

If however you wish to send your deliveries independently please mark them with the following detail:

Addressee and contact number
PLSA Annual Conference & Exhibition 2017
Your stand number and company name
Central Hall 1
Manchester Central Convention Complex
M2 3GX

If you send any packages to your stand via a courier company please note that, you must have personnel on-site to sign for and receive the goods.  The venue, organiser and their contractors are not responsible for receiving such items.

Courier shipments (up to 25 kgs) sent directly to a stand must be signed for by a representative from your company. Any courier shipments that arrive for an unmanned stand will automatically be diverted to GT. GT will sign for, store and deliver your shipment and a £35.00 fee levied. Shipments over 25 kgs will be charged at a higher rate, dependent on size/weight.

Post show freight

Any  items left on or near your stand  for breakdown, not collected by 21:00 will be shipped by GT to their warehouse at a cost of £35.00 up to 25kg anything over this will be charged at a higher rate dependant of the size and weight of the shipment.