The Forum is thrilled to confirm that Emirates Old Trafford, home of Lancashire County Cricket Club, has been appointed as the destination and host for TheTicketingBusiness Forum 2019 – Europe’s leading live entertainment ticketing meeting.

Daniel Gidney, Chief Executive at Lancashire County Cricket Club, said: “We’re delighted and proud of Emirates Old Trafford being appointed by Xperiology as the host of the prestigious TheTicketingBusiness Forum 2019 and TheTicketingBusiness Awards 2018 and we’re looking forward to welcoming some of the leading individuals from the ticketing industry in 2019.”

Ian Nuttall, Founder, TheTicketingBusiness, said: “I am thrilled to announce that the TheTicketingBusiness will be partnering with Emirates Old Trafford, which will host the forum in their stunning flagship venue, The Point, in April 2019.”

The venue has undergone a £60 million pound redevelopment in recent years, which culminated in the opening of the on-site 150-bedroom Hilton Garden Inn hotel last summer, including 85 stunning pitch-facing balcony rooms – the perfect location for the 7th edition of the Forum.


*SOLD OUT Hilton Garden Inn (Host Venue)

After a record number of early bookings, we have sold out of our allocation at the host venue – Hilton Garden Inn.

Please see below for further accommodation options.

Hotel Football


To make your booking please call reservations on +44 161 751 0430 and quote XPER0804


AC Hotel Manchester Salford Quays


To make your booking please call reservations on +44 161 876 5305 and quote XPERIOLOGY


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The best networking place I've been to. I was able to get very high level leads and meet relevant partners. You did a great great job to gather such high level and exhaustive people!

Chloé Julien Founder & CEO, BandSquare, France

CIOs, CTO,s Chief Execs... all those people turn up at this event. it’s a fantastic opportunity to engage with them

Rick Jurkiewicz Head of Ticketing, The Rugby Football League, UK

This is the focal point of the ticketing industry in Europe, where the decision makers meet and exchange ideas

Niels Henrik Sodemann Managing Partner/CEO, Queue-it, Denmark

At the Forum we made concrete progress with regards to selecting a new ticketing provider. I would be happy to recommend the Forum to other venues in the future.

Martin O'Donoghue Business Development Manager, Cork Opera House, Ireland

If you’re curious about the future, if you want to see how things are developing, if you wanna get to know your peers... you need to be at the Forum.

James Charrington CEO, Dewynters, UK

For me the most important thing was to meet with all the different companies in ticketing and I’ve managed that, and I left with many business cards!

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