Emirates Old Trafford, home of Lancashire County Cricket Club, has announced that it has been appointed as the destination and host for The Stadium Business Summit 2018. The summit is reported to be the world’s leading gathering of stadium, arena and sports venue business leaders.
Taking place 12-13 June 2018, the Xperiology-owned event will deliver a conference, exhibition, stadium tours, networking events and The Stadium Business Awards.
Daniel Gidney, chief executive at Lancashire County Cricket Club, said: “We are absolutely thrilled and incredibly proud that Emirates Old Trafford have been appointed by Xperiology as the host of the prestigious The Stadium Business Summit 2018. That we will once again be welcoming the leading individuals from the stadium industry to Manchester in 2018 is a real testament to the continuing growth and development of the stadium and the city.”
Ian Nuttall, chief executive of Xperiology, said: “Each year the Summit relocates to ensure we are showcasing the very latest in stadium management and operations. Over the past decade we’ve hosted The Stadium Business Summit at such acclaimed venues as Wembley, The O2, Juventus Stadium, Camp Nou, the Bernabéu and Lord’s. With its extensive conference and events facilities – along with the new, fully integrated Hilton Garden Inn hotel – Emirates Old Trafford provides not only a great host facility but also offers our international delegates a unique showcase for multi-use stadium operations.”
The announcement that The Stadium Business Summit 2018 will be held at Emirates Old Trafford follows the news earlier this year that the venue will to play host to the The Ticketing Business Forum coming in April 2018.
The venue has undergone a £60m pound redevelopment in recent years, which culminates in the opening of the on-site 150-bedroom Hilton Garden Inn hotel this summer, including 80 pitch-facing balcony rooms.