Exhibition Visitors

The FREE to attend exhibition is one of the largest microscopy exhibitions in Europe, so please allow plenty of time to visit the exhibitors who have supported mmc2019. In addition to the extensive exhibition there are commercial workshops taking place as well as the Learning Zone and the RMS Zone. Exhibition visitors are also able to visit the Poster Village featuring cutting-edge research from all over the world.

Exhibition Opening Times

Tuesday 2 July: 0915 – 1800
Wednesday 3 July: 0915 – 1800
Thursday 4 July: 0900 – 1500

Please note that the exhibition is not open on Monday 1 July.

Your eBadge

Prior to the event you will receive your eBadge by email. Please bring the eBadge email with you to registration, it will have a barcode and reference number that you can use at one of our self-service terminals to print your exhibition badge. 

If you use one of our self-service terminals you will just need to hold the barcode in front of the red scan light, or just type in your badge reference. If you need assistance, please visit the registration desk.
After registering, you will be able to collect any extra literature you require from the brochure points which will be dotted around the exhibition

You will also be able to collect a list of late breaking posters at the Conference Collection Point.


You can collect your lanyard (sponsored by Märzhäuser Wetzlar) from the self-service terminals or registration desk.

Lanyard colour coding

  • Conference & Exhibition attendees – White
  • Exhibitors - Black
  • Invited Speaker and VIP’s – Yellow

Admission and Name Badges

Entry to the exhibition is open to anyone registered to attend mmc2019 and for security purposes you must wear your badge at all times or you may be refused entry. If you lose your badge, please ask at the Registration Desk for a replacement.

Catering Information

Free tea and coffee is available all day from the central catering point in the exhibition hall.
Refreshments will be available to conference delegates in the Poster Village and around the exhibition on Tuesday and Wednesday from 1600 – 1800 and on Thursday from 1130 – 1400.

There will also be a number of free water points around the exhibition.

Breakfast, lunches and snacks will be available on a cash basis from the catering areas within the exhibition from Tuesday to Thursday.

Additional Information


Please be aware that additional security measures have been put in place for mmc2019. On arrival at the venue you will see bag security checks and additional security personnel onsite. This is a measure recommended by the venue but is not indicative of any perceived security concerns.

RMS event staff and volunteers will be on hand at the conference to help with any queries and to direct you around the venue. RMS staff will be wearing striped t-shirts and shirts to help you identify them.

Wi-Fi Access

Free Wi-Fi will be available in Manchester Central. Please note there will be no computer terminals available for use at Manchester Central.

Congress App

The mmc2019 Congress App is available to download from iTunes and the Play Store. It offers a wide range of features including access to the complete mmc2019 schedule, submitted abstracts and much more. 

The app link for direct download: https://crowd.cc/s/2ERQg.

How to access the App:

  1. Go to the right store. Access the App Store on iOS devices and the Play store on Android.
    If you’re using a Blackberry or Windows phone, skip these steps. You’ll need to use the web version of the app found here: https://crowd.cc/mmc2019.
  2. Install the app. Search for CrowdCompass AttendeeHub. Once you’ve found the app, tap either Download or Install.
    After installing, a new icon will appear on the homescreen.
  3. Search the AttendeeHub. Once downloaded, open the AttendeeHub app and enter mmc2019.
  4. Open your event. Tap the name of your event to open it.

Please note that this Congress App is different to the 2017 version. You will need to download the new App even if you still have the mmc2017 version on your phone. 

Social Media

For the latest conference and exhibition updates follow us on twitter and instagram @mmc_series. Include #mmc2019UK in any of your social media posts to join the conversation. Please tag the RMS in your images on Instagram (@royalmicrosoc) for a chance to be featured on our page. Don’t forget, we are also on Facebook and LinkedIn! Just search for ‘Royal Microscopical Society’.

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