Exhibition Theatre Sessions


Manchester Central, a grade II listed building in the centre of Manchester and once one of Manchester’s main railway stations, is the home of ESOF 2016 and its exhibition. Close to all local amenities, Manchester Central is easily accessible for those looking to learn more about science in our cultures.

The exhibition will bring together leading science companies, business people and products as well as offering space to network and take part in interactive activities and attend talks. With around 100 exhibitors during the ESOF there will be plenty to explore and discover.

At the head of this grand terminal there will be two stages; 'Science Central' for all things science and ‘Challenge Central’ for business discussions and talks.

Amongst the exhibitor stands are places to purchase refreshments, these will serve a range of food and drink. In the centre of the exhibition hall you can find the networking lounge where you can sit back, relax and stay connected with the free Wi-Fi.

We are continuously adding our exhibitor list so check back for regular updates.

Science Central

The Science Central stage is where exhibitors will be sharing their latest research, products and ideas, services and expertise with you. Talks will go on throughout ESOF 2016 and are free to attend for all delegates and exhibition visitors. There is no ticketing system so spaces are on a first-come-first-served basis.

Challenge Central

In Challenge Central you will learn about the challenges that companies face in developing new and leading solutions in the science, technology, engineering and innovation spheres. But it's not just a challenge for those presenting, audiences are invited to help solve the problem and contribute to technologies that could potentially change our world.

Theatre Schedule

If you would like to explore the range of sessions that will be happening in the exhibition please download our schedule below.