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14 Nov 2017

Greater Manchester Tourism Conference arrives!

The world of tourism ascended on Emirates Old Trafford last month for a special conference with Marketing Manchester.

Now in its second year, the Greater Manchester Tourism Conference is a highly informative, participant and business focused day for all members of the industry in the North.

Hosted in our unique Pavilion, which combines the finest traditions of English cricket with modern, high end hospitality, guests enjoyed a full day of interactive sessions before taking part in a networking drinks reception and tour of our new 150 bedroom, 4-star Hilton Garden Inn.

Director of Tourism at Marketing Manchester, Nick Brookes-Sykes, led the event. He said: “Thank you to Emirates Old Trafford and the team for the support you all gave us with our Tourism Conference – I really appreciate it.

“The event went extremely smoothly and Nicola and the team were fantastic, both on the day and in the buildup.

“Feedback from delegates has been extremely positive too, with many remarking on how well the venue worked and the quality of the catering and staff. Everyone was also amazed by the pitch side views!”

Nicola Pinder, National Sales Manager, said: “Working on the Greater Manchester Tourism Conference was great fun! Our clients asked for an event that would be professional, smooth running and inspiring.

“Putting the event in the 1864 suite meant that we could cater for their 170 guests all day. We used breakout rooms for networking activities and the Members Suite provided an amazing location for reception drinks.

“The whole team works tirelessly to create an event which is uniquely tailored to our client and receiving such incredible feedback makes it all worthwhile. We hope to see Marketing Manchester again soon!” 

Emirates Old Trafford is a flexible, multi-purpose conference and events venue and world-class international sporting stadium ideally located in Manchester.

Catering from ten to 2,000 people across a multitude of events, from small meetings to large exhibitions, our high end space is fully supported by dedicated and in-house services, such as event duty managers, IT support and experienced event planners.

With over 3,600m² of space, 38 meeting rooms, over 600 on-site parking spaces, amazing transport links and a 150-bedroom Hilton Garden Inn hotel on-site, Emirates Old Trafford is an event organiser’s dream!

To enquire about a conference or event, simply call 0161 282 4020 or visit