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 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.”


*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.

*SOLD OUT Hotel Football


This property – adjacent to Manchester United FC’s Old Trafford stadium and 10 minutes walk from the Forum venue – we have sold out of our allocation at this hotel due to unprecedented demand.


*SOLD OUT AC Hotel Manchester Salford Quays


20 minutes walk from Emirates Old Traffordwe have sold out of our allocation at this hotel due to unprecedented demand.


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