Manchester Central CEO chats to Ocean Media Event Director in new podcast episode

30th March 2021, 5:49 pm

The first special ‘guest host’ feature episode of Manchester Central’s podcast spin-off series went live this week.

Hosted by Manchester Central CEO, Shaun Hinds, episode four features Sarah Payling – Group Event Director (Housing) at Ocean Media Group – a market-leading event services company.

Sarah leads the multi award-winning housing event portfolio for Ocean Media including their flagship event HOUSING – the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) annual Conference and Exhibition – which has called Manchester Central home for almost a decade.

As event director for Europe’s largest housing festival, an event that usually attracts more than 8,000 delegates to the venue and the city, Sarah chats to Shaun about she and her team moved their 2020 event online and their big ambitions for their upcoming September 2021 event.

You can listen to the new podcast episode at or by searching ‘Central Chat’ on iTunes, Spotify and all other podcast providers.

Manchester Central is calling for event professionals or businesses across the UK to get in touch if they’re interested in being featured on the podcast.

If you have an interesting story to tell about how you or your business have shifted focus or if you have any views on hot topics in the event industry at the moment then get in touch with podcast host, Samantha Pike-Devlin on

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