Emirates Old Trafford to host TheStadiumBusiness Design and Development Summit 2018
Emirates Old Trafford, home of Lancashire County Cricket Club, is delighted to announce that it has been appointed as the destination and host for TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2018 - The world’s leading gathering of stadium, arena and sports venue business leaders.
Taking place here at Emirates Old Trafford on the 12-13 June 2018, the prestigious event, owned by Xperiology, will deliver a conference, exhibition, stadium tours, networking events and TheStadiumBusiness Awards, to a gathering of many of the sports and entertainment sector’s most respected stadium and events professionals.
Ian Nuttall, Chief Executive of Xperiology, said “Each year the Summit relocates to ensure we are showcasing the very latest in stadium management and operations. Over the past decade we’ve hosted TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit at such acclaimed venues as Wembley, The O2, Juventus Stadium, Camp Nou, the Bernabéu and Lord’s.
One Love Manchester Benefit Concert wins at Stadium Business Awards
The One Love Manchester concert, and the Emirates Old Trafford and Lancashire County Cricket Club team, were recognised at the prestigious global 2017 Stadium Business Awards, which were held at Croke Park on Thursday 22 June.
The Club picked up the Judges’ Choice Award for the delivery of the recent One Love Manchester benefit concert at Emirates Old Trafford on Sunday 4 June, alongside Manchester United Football Club at Old Trafford for their continued help and assistance.
The concert, which was held in memory of those affected by the attack in Manchester on Monday 22 May, raised more than £2.5 million and was viewed by over 14.5 million people on BBC Television, was staged at Emirates Old Trafford, with just over a week’s notice.
Lancashire County Cricket Club’s CEO, Daniel Gidney, said: “This award is dedicated to everyone associated with the event from the artists, to the organisers, through to the people that attended on Sunday 4 July.
Hilton Garden Inn Team Receives a Boost
The Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford has appointed Sorana Cernea as Front Office Manager and Shani Grisdale as Groups Coordinator. The growing team follows the previous appointment of Michael Hewson as General Manager late in 2016, and Sales Manager Janice Barrington-Wood earlier this year.
Sorana and Shani bring with them vast experience of working within the international hotel industry. Sorana began her career at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Romania, and has since worked as Office Manager with Wyndham Days Inn & Suites in California, and as a Supervisor at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Manchester City Centre. Similarly Shani has amassed a broad experience following three years in Italy at IC Bellagio, before joining the pre-opening Team at Hotel Football in 2014 as Groups and Reservations agent.
Michael Hewson, General Manager of the Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford, said: “Having Sorana and Shani join us is fantastic, and they have both made an immediate impact.”
Emirates Old Trafford set to attend The Meetings Show 2017
Emirates Old Trafford is delighted to be a part of The Meetings Show 2017, being held at Olympia London between the 13th and 15th June.
Now in its fifth year, The Meetings Show provides the perfect opportunity to gain access to over 3,000 meetings and events professionals, and shine a spotlight on the incredible facilities on offer at Emirates Old Trafford.
From the modern and spacious Point, the historic, yet, redeveloped Pavilion and the stunning new Hilton Garden Inn, Emirates Old Trafford provides the perfect destination for national and international conferences and events.
Angela Hodson, Head of Conferences and Events at Emirates Old Trafford said:
“Attending the Meetings Show is very exciting for us, and allows us to showcase our outstanding venue to thousands of industry experts. This show gives us the opportunity to continue to reach the high calibre and prominent clients that Emirates Old Trafford is accustomed to hosting, for a wide range of conference and events."
Emirates Old Trafford strengthens its Conference and Events Team
Emirates Old Trafford is delighted to announce the expansion of its expertise in conferences and events.
Louise Milne and Dan Whitehead are bringing a wealth of experience to an already strong and high preforming team as Business Development Support and Business Development Manager respectively.
Angela Hodson, Head of Conference and Events at Emirates Old Trafford said: “We are all incredibly excited to welcome Louise and Dan to our fantastic team. Both are able to provide our all already established team with an additional wealth of in-depth knowledge of the conference and events industry.”
The highly skilled and efficient events team have a wealth of experience in planning conferences and exhibitions for over 1,200 guests, to more intimate meetings of less than ten, taking care of all aspects of planning and organisation.
Emirates Old Trafford is shortlisted as a finalist for the Sports Business Awards 2017
Shortlisted within the Best Non-Match Day use of Venue category, Emirates Old Trafford is thrilled that its stunning venue, has been recognised by the prestigious Sports Business Awards 2017.
The award recognises venues use for any activities other than sporting matches or games, such as exhibitions, conferences, award ceremonies, musical, cultural and other events. The judges will be looking for excellent management, innovative ideas and commercial success, meaning Emirates Old Trafford fits the bill perfectly.
Angela Hodson, Head of Conferences and Events at Emirates Old Trafford said: “To be shortlisted by the Sports Business Awards is fantastic, and is testament to how much Emirates Old Trafford has developed in recent years, to become one of the UK’s premier conference and events venues.”
Facing competition from the likes of Manchester City Football and Everton Football Club, proves the the impressive offering of Emirates Old Trafford.
Emirates Old Trafford is hosting an exclusive event and cricket package with the one and only Sir Michael Parkinson during Roses clash.
Held on Sunday 21st May; the same day as Lancashire face Pennines rivals Yorkshire in the Specsavers County Championship, guests have the unique opportunity to not only enjoy the game from the premium and intimate surroundings of the Lancaster Suite, but will be able to listen to and meet the man who’s met everyone; Sir Michael Parkinson.
Exclusive to just 50 guests, this package gives you access to our premium padded balcony seating to enjoy the Lancashire and Yorkshire rivalry as well as a sumptuous Sunday lunch to be served at 1pm. The intimate interview with Michael will be conducted by his son, who has worked as a producer on the Parkinson Show and appeared with Michael on his ‘one man’ theatre shows.
Peter Young from the Lancashire County Cricket Club Foundation said: “This is truly a once in a lifetime experience for cricket fans to experience not only the popular Lancashire v Yorkshire match from the stunning Lancaster suite, but to be joined by a national treasure."
Manchester charity Prevent Breast Cancer raised an impressive £79,000 at its annual ball on the 25 March.
The charity transformed The Point at Emirate at Old Trafford into an extravagant vintage circus, complete with acrobats, jugglers and a bearded lady, with guests being treated to show-stopping performances as they dined, and Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor, who plays Sally Metcalfe in the soap, was in attendance, while actor Sacha Dhawan was also among the guests.
Sally Dynevor, who has supported the charity for over 10 years, said: “Every year, I’m overwhelmed by the amount of love and support there is out there for this very special charity. We’re into our next chapter now and it’s exciting to watch it develop and grow even more.
Angela Hodson, head of conferences and events at Emirates Old Trafford, said: “We’re delighted that Prevent Breast Cancer selected The Point to hold such an important event, and I am incredibly proud that Emirates Old Trafford has assisted them in protecting future generations."
Why bring your event to the City of Manchester?
A truly dynamic, cultural, and vibrant city located in the heart of the North West, Manchester is a prime destination to cater for any event.
Having created a name for itself as the only UK city to make the Lonely Planet’s top ten cities list, Manchester is quickly being recognised as a premier international travel destination having had a similar accolade bestowed on the city in 2015 by the New York Times.
Based in Greater Manchester, just a short three mile drive from the city centre, is Emirates Old Trafford, an award-winning, sustainable and multi-purpose venue with a reputation for delivering inspirational conferences and meetings for up to 2,000 guests.
Offering 43 high end meeting spaces; featuring stunning views over the world famous cricket pitch, an abundance of natural daylight and first class catering and hospitality, Emirates Old Trafford is a world renowned venue, easily accessible by car and public transport from across the region and further afield.