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 2020 – Europe’s leading live entertainment ticketing meeting.

Daniel Gidney, Chief Executive at Lancashire County Cricket Club, said: “We’re delighted that Emirates Old Trafford will once again host the prestigious TheTicketingBusiness Forum and TheTicketingBusiness Awards. We’re looking forward to welcoming the world leaders sports and live entertainment ticketing to our home.”

Ian Nuttall, Founder, TheTicketingBusiness, said: “We had a fantastic event last year and much of that success was down to the venue’s ability to host both the conference, the breakouts, The Marketplace and the Awards – plus over 140 delegates in the onsite Hilton Garden Inn – on one site. This maximises networking and really provides value for all of our guests.”


Hilton Garden Inn (Host Venue) – SOLD OUT

Ideally situated within Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester, this Hilton Garden Inn hotel offers a unique venue for culture and sports.

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Adjacent to Manchester United FC’s Old Trafford stadium and 10 minutes walk from the Forum venue.

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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