Frequently Asked Questions

A man in the audience asks a question at Expo 2018When is Expo 2019 taking place?

Expo 2019 will take place on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 September 2019.

Where is Expo 2019 taking place?

Expo will be back at Manchester Central for 2019. For more information on the area and how to get there, please visit the Manchester Central website.

How can I register to attend?

Registration for Expo 2019 will open in the first week of March 2019. Register for Expo 2019 updates to make sure you get an alert straight to your inbox.

Complimentary tickets will once again be available to all public sector staff.

Are hotel discounts available?

For hotel discounts, visit

Can I claim CPD credits for my attendance at Expo 2019?

Expo 2019 has been accredited for Continuing Professional Development credits. One hour of learning at Expo equates to one CPD credit, for example one full day of attendance will equate to 8 CPD credits. Please email us at after Expo 2019 detailing your attendance, and an electronic copy of your CPD certificate will be emailed to you.

Is the venue accessible?

Yes, the venue meets all legal accessibility requirements. If you require alternative formats, communication support or other adjustments to support you to attend please contact Kirsten Scully, Events Project Manager at Dods (the organisation who support the running of Expo) on 0207 593 5514 or email: to discuss your requirements.

I need to raise a purchase order for my booking. Who do I raise it to?

All purchase orders need to be raised to Dods Parliamentary Communications. If we are not already a preferred supplier of yours, please email and we can send you the company details.

Will the presentations from the sessions be put up online after the event?

We will upload all speaker presentations; they will all be available via the website in the days immediately after the conference.

Is catering provided?

Food and refreshments will be available to purchase throughout the two days at Manchester Central. Please ask the serving team at the retail outlets if you would like to see the allergen information for each dish served. There will be complimentary water-coolers around the venue.

Will there be photography and video at the event?

There will be a team of official photographers and videographers at the conference.

What’s on in Manchester during Expo 2019?

Restaurant discounts

For restaurant ideas and discounts, visit