We’re busy gearing up for the third annual TheTicketingBusiness Awards taking place on 17 April 2018, Manchester, and we’re already receiving lots of enquiries from organisations planning to put themselves forward.

We know that lots of you are putting together your supporting evidence and getting the necessary plans in place to submit a nomination, so here are some key dates for your diary so you can be well prepared when we launch for 2018.

When do nominations open?

Nominations will open in late October. Followers of the Forum and Awards may notice that this is a little later than originally planned, as we have lots of exciting things to announce in the meantime – so keep an eye out.

Nominations will run for 6 weeks, closing in early December, leaving you all to enjoy the festive season safe in the knowledge that your submissions are being considered by the committee.

When will the shortlists be announced?

Once everyone has returned from the Christmas holidays, and the Awards committee and judging panel have had a chance to deliberate, the 2018 shortlist will be announced in early January.

When will voting open?

Voting will open when the shortlists are announced in early January. Voting will be open for 6 weeks, closing late February.

When will the winners be announced?

All winners of TheTicketingBusiness Awards will be announced during the Awards ceremony on 17 April in Manchester. We will not notify winners in advance of the ceremony.

All finalists are required to attend the ceremony to collect their award in the event of a win. If you’re submitting a nomination, make sure you keep the date free and your representative(s) is able to join us in Manchester on the night.

I still have questions!

No problem at all, if you need to know anything else please get in touch with Tamara who’ll be happy to help.

Good luck to everyone planning to submit a nomination for 2018. We can’t wait to celebrate our industry!

What are people saying?

The highest number of exciting conversations we've ever had at a conference!

Natalie Senyk Business Development Manager, Softjourn

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

A very well organised conference and great fun too. Many exciting opportunities in the pipeline...

Lea Stiels Marketing Manager, Oxynade

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

2019 was our first year at the Forum, we are really happy and have had a lot of very exciting conversations.

Kelsey McGrath Operations Manager, PixelPin

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