There are still 35 long weeks to wait until Europe’s biggest ticketing meeting, but today we announce that we have sold out of rooms at our second hotel.

The main forum hotel – Hotel Garden Inn, Emirates Old Trafford – sold out over a year in advance (our wonderful delegates from the 2017 edition had such a good time that hundreds rebooked on site!) and now Hotel Football is full to the brim with the ticketing industry’s finest.

Here’s who has already signed up.

The good news is that we have negotiated some great rates at further hotels AC Hotel Manchester Salford Quays and Hilton Manchester Deansgate – and if you book now, we’ll give you one night for free!

Last year, we sold out at four hotels, and accommodation will continue to get further and further from the conference.

If you want to spend less time travelling and more time networking, book yourself in early.

Our Super Earlybird rate is still £895 including a free hotel night (saving over £200). Register here.

What are people saying?

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!

Grégory Six Major Projects and Development Manager, AS Monaco, Monaco