The Microscience Microscopy Congress 2014, 30 June - 3 July 2014, Manchester, UK
  • An international conference with four parallel sessions
    An international conference with four parallel sessions
  • Europe's largest microscopy and imaging exhibition with over 100 companies
    Europe's largest microscopy and imaging exhibition with over 100 companies
  • A programme of free workshops and access to the RMS Learning Zone
    A programme of free workshops and access to the RMS Learning Zone
  • A full social programme of receptions and Congress Banquet
    A full social programme of receptions and Congress Banquet


Plans for mmc2015 are well-advanced. It is building on the success of 2014 and, for the first time, will incorporate the ever-popular EMAG. Visit the website and see what we have planned.

Exhibitor news and information

This page is aimed to help keep exhibitors up to date with the progress of the exhibition, advertise opportunities on how to get involved at mmc2014 and to provide helpful links to assist you in organising your exhibition stand.

Exhibition opening times

Tuesday 1 July 09.15 - 18.00

Wednesday 2 July 09.15 - 17.30

Thursday 3 July 09.30 - 15.00

For and exhibitor guide and full set up and break down times, please click here.

Space only/free build exhibitors and contractors

Please send the following documents by 26th May:

  • H&S Declaration (see attached)
  • Full technical stand plans, incorporating all dimensions, elevations and weight loadings 
  • Stand visuals where possible
  • Non generic risk assessment 
  • Non generic method statement
  • Copy of your Public Liability Insurance, in date at the time of the event
  • Any other relevant information regarding any aspect of the design/construction phases
Shell scheme exhibitors:

Please send the following documents by 26th May:

H&S Declaration (see attached)
Public Liability insurance


CM23 1AB 


mmc2014 Social events

Tuesday 1st July 2014
Frontiers in BioImaging poster session (1800 – 1900) and dinner (1930)
- Poster session in poster area on exhibitor floor, followed by a buffet dinner at Yang Sing, Chinese restaurant, tickets priced at £30 per head. Sponsored by Andor Technology and Carl Zeiss.

Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) dinner (1900)
- Dinner at Don Giovannis, Italian restaurant, tickets priced at £25 per head. Sponsored by Asylum Research, an Oxford Instruments Company.

Wednesday 2nd July 2014
Congress Banquet and RMS 175th Anniversary (1930)
The Point, Lancashire Cricket Ground, includes drinks reception, 3 course dinner, music and dancing, tickets are £49 per head. Transport will be included and available to and from the stadium from outside Manchester Central. We are hoping to have approx.. 600 attendees to the dinner. Sponsored by Gatan UK.

To book tickets, please click here.

Sponsorship opportunities still available

Company Profile on Conference App
The RMS is launching an mmc2014 conference app this month. Details of which will be sent to all registered and future delegates. A full list of exhibitors and stand numbers will be available within the mobile app. Why not stand out by adding further information to your listing by having a company page with a short profile, exhibition map, url and a link to a company advert which could be accessed by pressing a button. Companies opting for this sponsorship will be clearly highlighted under the exhibitor list.

Opening Reception/Welcome Drinks
Join JEOL in welcoming delegates to Manchester Central prior to the Opening Plenary Lectures at the Opening Reception on Monday 30th June. Sponsorship will be acknowledged on the mmc2014 website, at the event and in the congress programme booklet. Sponsors are encouraged to bring their own pop ups to display in the venue during this period. It is anticipated that a significant proportion of the expected delegates will register on the 30th June 2014 and will therefore be attending the Opening Reception.

Congress Banquet Drinks Reception
The mmc2014 Congress Banquet and RMS 17th Anniversary celebrations will be taking place on Wednesday 2nd July at The Point, Lancashire Cricket Ground. Refreshment stations to be branded with your company name and logo. Your logo will also appear on the event ticket and you will be acknowledged in the programme, and on the website. Sponsors are encouraged to bring their own pop ups to display in the venue during this period.
This is an exclusive opportunity, only available to one sponsoring company.

Congress Programme Booklet
The Conference Programme will be printed in full colour and will be included in all Delegate bags. Put yourself in front of all delegates each day with your logo on the cover. This opportunity includes a 400-word company profile plus image within the programme.

Water Coolers
Keep the delegates refreshed in sunny Manchester! Have your logo on all paper cups (adverts all around the venue whether in use or not) and have all the coolers branded.
This is an exclusive opportunity, only available to one sponsoring company.

USB Sticks
The congress proceedings will be included on a memory stick in the delegate’s bags. You can also include company information on the stick and have your logo on this lasting and useful item. These will be included in all of the delegate bags with the conference programme. 


International Scientific Imaging Competition prizes still needed

If you are interested in sponsoring the International Scientific Imaging Competition with a fantastic prize please get in touch. You may even know of someone who would like to submit their work to the competition. The short-listed entries will be on view throughout the week and provide a great background for socialising and networking. We are looking for companies who may be interested in sponsoring a 1st and 2nd prize for one of the categories. 

This year we have 6 categories with 2 prizes in each:

• Electron Microscopy - Physical Science
• Electron Microscopy - Life Science
• Light Microscopy - Physical Science
• Light Microscopy - Life Science
• Scanning Probe Microscopy
• Short videos

Please contact Lucy Saxton for more details.

Audio Visual Equipment now available to hire via the online exhibitor manual

Please see the downloadable form for AV items for your stand via the exhibitor manual.

Great sponsorship opportunities for exhibitors still available

Please contact Chloe Goode for more information.

Online exhibitor registration open

Online exhibitor registration is now open. All company representatives who are attending mmc2014 must register for the exhibition via this link or via the online exhibitor manual. Please do not register as an exhibition visitor. 

Beware of scams

Please be aware of non-official vendors soliciting/scamming mmc2014 exhibitors. We have seen these scams in the past and they usually involve hotel booking agencies and most recently, attendee mailing lists sales. We work with several companies which are the Official Contractors for the meeting, they are listed below for your convenience. Please check this if you are ever unsure, or contact Chloe Goode.

Official contractors
  • GES - Shell scheme extras, Stand furniture, Logistics, Storage
  • Bill Moule & Sons - Electrical supplies
  • Manchester Central - Venue
  • RegBox - Exhibitor registration, Lead scanners
  • Insight Mobile - Conference App
  • M&A - Exhibition Catalogue publishers
  • Reservation Highway - Hotel bookings
Exhibitor manual

The exhibitor manual is now available online. Please ensure you are up to date with all documents for exhibiting at mmc2014.

Click here to view the manual.

What is included in your stand booking?

The basic stand price includes:

  • Shell Scheme
  • Carpet
  • 500 w Power Socket
  • 5 Foot Fluroescent Tube (plus an additional socket/tube for each additional 9 sq metres booked)
  • Exhibitor representative passes

GES are the chosen contractor for the exhibition stand shell scheme.


Please click here for more information on the shell scheme.

If you require space only, please let Chloe Goode know on time of booking.

Exhibitors also receive:

  • Publicity Material for distribution
  • An entry in the Exhibition Catalogue
  • Access to the Conference Sessions (one registration which includes access to the conference sessions is included per every 9 metre squared booked-this will only have the company name on it so that it can be passed around all representatives)
  • The Facility to run workshops - one free workshop is offered to RMS Corporate Members
  • Free WiFi in the Exhibition Hall
  • Opportunity to attend the Congress Banquet at Old Trafford Cricket Ground
  • Post-event lists of Conference Delegates and Exhibition Visitors

Want to book a stand? Click here to view further information and to book.


You will be emailed with your confirmation of your booking and sent frequent updates and reminders by email. Please try to stay up to date with the congress exhibtion by frequently visiting this page for any further updates.


Download the app

We are very excited to announce that the mmc2014 conference app has now launched. The app provides lots of useful information on the event, both in the run up to and whilst there. It is available for Apple and Android mobile devices.

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