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10 Nov 2016

Emirates Old Trafford hosts the Stadium Business Design & Development Summit

Emirates Old Trafford was delighted to host TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit 2016 this week with over 350 delegates from 26 different countries coming together in Manchester.

Launched in 2010, TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit is the world’s leading gathering of professionals involved in the design, construction, refurbishment and management of major sports venues. 

The summit combines a high-level conference, workshops, mini-expo and networking events dedicated to the planning, design and delivery of stadiums, arenas and major sports facilities. Delegates included those that work at FC Barcelona, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Twickenham, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Manchester United and Liverpool FC among others.

Delegates were given a tour of the new Hilton Garden Inn Hotel at Emirates Old Trafford, which is due to be completed in-time for the Fourth Test Match between England and South Africa on Friday 4th August. 

Daniel Gidney, Chief Executive at Lancashire County Cricket Club said, “We were absolutely thrilled to bring TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit to Emirates Old Trafford this year.

“It is an event I have thoroughly enjoyed going to in recent years and it always has a very high quality delegate list at CEO and Director level and as a result attracts a strong, informative and engaging speaker roster.

“It is great for networking and sharing best practice from world-class venues with a truly global reach. In terms of what we get from it, the event represents exceptional value and we were delighted to host it in Manchester.” 

Ian Nuttall, Founder of the Summit said, “We had a brilliant few days with the Summit being hosted at Emirates Old Trafford. It really was the perfect venue for us in terms of the size, space and flexibility.

“We had delegates that have come from all around the world so the ease of transport links is really important. With the airport close by, and the tram next door to the ground, it couldn’t have been easier for everyone to get here.

“We would thoroughly recommend Emirates Old Trafford for any large scale events and I look forward to coming back in the near future.”

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