Where does the conference take place?

Benchmark Search & Digital Conference takes place in the Deansgate Suite at Manchester’s Hilton Deansgate Hotel (Hilton Hotel, 303 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4LQ).

Where do the panel sessions take place?

You can find both panel sessions in meeting rooms 2, 3 and 4 on the first floor, adjacent to the Deansgate Suite.

Is there parking at the venue?

The nearest secure car park is NCP Great Northern, Watson Street, Manchester, M3 4EE.

What are the nearest train stations to the venue?

The venue is a short walk from Deansgate and Oxford Road Train Stations.

Applying for a ticket

How do I apply for a ticket?

To apply for your conference ticket, fill in the registration form here and we’ll be in touch within 24 hours.

What’s included with my ticket?

Depending on your application, you will have full access to the conference’s main speaker programme and both panel sessions.

Will I receive conference updates?

If you opt-in to receive marketing communications during your application process, you will receive regular updates with regards to the conference agenda, speakers and important event details.

I’m having an issue applying for my ticket – who can I contact?

Please contact our event team via and we will look into the issue.

How will I receive my conference ticket?

You will receive your ticket via post 3 weeks before the conference. If your contact details have changed, please contact our event team via

How can I cancel my ticket?

Please email our event team via and we’ll be happy to help.

Planning your day

What time does the conference start?

The conference opens for registration (with plenty of tea and coffee!) at 08.45.
The main speaker programme will begin at 9.15 and will run until 16.15, before conference drinks at the venue.