CONFERENCES AND MULTI-DAY EVENTS

An introduction to conferences and multi-day events at Emirates Old Trafford

We are an award-winning, multi-purpose conference and events venue and world-class international sporting stadium.

Catering for groups of 10 to 2,000, Emirates Old Trafford's experienced team are on hand to make sure you have all the facilities you need to host a fantastic event. When you book an event with Emirates Old Trafford, you'll be fully supported by dedicated and in-house services, such as event duty managers, IT support and experienced event planners. Having previously hosted companies such as AutoTrader, Google, Disney and Mercedes, we're prepared for events of all shapes and sizes. 

Within Emirates Old Trafford is the four-star Hilton Garden Inn hotel which offers delegates a place to stay for a restful night's sleep after a busy day - particularly handy if you're looking to host a multi-day event or conference. Of an evening delegates can relax with their favourite cocktail or craft beer in the Lounge before enjoying one of the mouth-watering dishes on offer in our Garden Grille Restaurant, and the following morning start their day with a delicious cooked-to-order breakfast.

One major benefit that makes us a highly sought-after event and conference space is our central location. Based in the heart of Manchester with excellent transport links, getting to and from the venue is extremely easy and gives your delegates the opportunity to travel in and out of the city during their trip. Manchester Airport is located just six miles south of the venue, has a number of lines on the Metrolink, multiple train stations that connect several rail lines, as well as bus routes and a metroshuttle. And for visitors who are driving, the venue has 700 on-site car parking spaces available.

  • NEWS
  • WHAT'S ON
  • EVENT SPACE
  • MULTI-PURPOSE

Discover all the latest news from Emirates Old Trafford. 

Head to our news page to uncover our #SpotlightOn series, which focuses on one particular room each month. You can also get to know more about the team with our #CheckInWith updates – a monthly feature that shines the light on a member of our experienced team in a Q&A style post. 

What's on at Emirates Old Trafford?

Head to our upcoming events page to discover what's on at Emirates Old Trafford over the next couple of months. 

Keep an eye out on our news page for what's on in Manchester in 2019/20. 

Don't forget, you can make the most of your visit to Manchester with our on-site hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn. Check room availability here.

 

Emirates Old Trafford has a range of different event spaces to choose from depending on the size or style of your conference.

Emirates Old Trafford comprises of The Point, the Pavilion, UA92 Players & Media Centre and The Trafford Cricket Centre, along with ample outdoor space. Both The Point and the Pavilion are adjoined by our bridge link for larger events that need extra-break out space. 

Speak to a member of our experienced event team and find out more about our venue rooms by filling out an enquiry form or calling 0161 282 4020. 

As well as conferences, Emirates Old Trafford also provide a special setting for exhibitions, multi-day conferences, meetings, award dinners, Christmas parties and much more.

Here at Emirates Old Trafford, we offer venue space for 10 to 2,000 guests, so we're sure to be the perfect fit for your next event. If you'd like to learn more about the events we cater for, visit our events page. 

THE ULTIMATE MULTI-DAY EVENT VENUE

If your business is hosting a multi-day event, then it's likely you'll be looking for a flexible venue that can host a number of activities and can hold a varied capacity. We offer just that. 

At Emirates Old Trafford, we don't just provide you with a room. We give you a spacious, accommodating venue that goes above and beyond your expectations to ensure your delegates have a positive, memorable experience. 

Emirates Old Trafford Lookers Event
Emirates Old Trafford is a superb venue in a fantastic location. The facilities made it the perfect place to hold our first ever Heineken Recruitment Day in the North West. The food was excellent, staff great and the overall experience outstanding! Candidate feedback was very positive, it's not often interviewees mention the venue in their feedback. - Graeme Nicholson, Regional Sales Director - Heineken

Benefits of hosting your multi-day event at Emirates Old Trafford

  • Flexibility to host a variety of activities
  • Helps build your brand
  • Caters for you, your business and your clients
  • Connect and communicate with your audience in a spacious environment
  • IT support during your event
  • On-site accommodation at the Hilton Garden Inn
  • A chance to show off your business’ expert knowledge
  • Networking opportunities
  • Fewer time constraints and more time to engage with delegates
  • Strengthens your industry community
  • Make the most of your agenda: from morning conferences to afternoon workshops to an awards dinner in the evening

The ultimate guide to hosting a multi-day event

New to multi-day events or just want to learn more? Download our ultimate guide to hosting a multi-day event where we discuss what to consider in the midst of planning and prepping. 

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Seven reasons why Manchester is the hottest place to hold your event

If you’re looking for the perfect location to hold your event, look no further than the world-class city of Manchester. Bursting with culture and boasting an outstanding transport infrastructure, the city has become a hub of creativity that makes it a stellar choice for hosting your event in the north.

What type of conference venue does your business need?

Choosing the perfect venue is the key to hosting a successful conference, but it’s important you choose one that’s suited to you and your business. When shortlisting venues, be sure to have a list of requirements at the ready, allowing you to easily single out your ideal venue.

Conference trends you need to know for 2019

It’s down to the event organisers to keep things exciting and ever-evolving, which is no easy feat, especially when the agenda is generally going to stay the same year on year. Keep ahead of the game and use these up-and-coming trends that are affecting the events industry right now to have a major impact at your next event.

Eight steps to finding your multi-purpose venue

Whether you’re planning a team-building event with activities spread out across the day, such as workshops and a dinner, or you’re planning more of a larger-scale conference or exhibition for multiple companies to attend, finding the perfect venue to cater for everybody is vital.

A multi-day event: how to upgrade your conference

If you’re in the midst of planning your annual conference, why not think about making a change this year and upgrade your conference to a multi-day event? With the pressure of bettering last year’s conference, you want to truly wow your audience and a multi-day event will do just that.

Your multi-day event FAQs answered

Multi-day events are the new and improved way to host conferences – not only do they offer more to your prospects, but they also give your business the opportunity to build its brand, network and create great content. 

Multi-day events give you the flexibility to host a range of activities, giving you the opportunity to cater to all of your audience, regardless of what type of learner they are. 

Below, we answer your FAQs.

Where are you located?

Emirates Old Trafford is located in the heart of the North West, home to the famous Lancashire Cricket Club. The venue is situated in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester and has seen world-class international sporting events and hosted globally renowned artists such as Rihanna and Beyonce.

Emirates Old Trafford address:

Emirates Old Trafford
Lancashire Cricket
Talbot Road
Manchester
M16 0PX

Do you have multiple event spaces? If so, what are they?

Here at Emirates Old Trafford we have multiple rooms that vary in size. Emirates Old Trafford is made up of:

  • The Point - Maximum Capacity: 1200 (all floors)
  • Pavillion - Maximum Capacity: 700 (across all eight suites and nine executive boxes)
  • The UA92 Players & Media Centre- Maximum Capacity: 370 (across three suites, outdoor terrace and additional rooms and studios)
  • The Trafford Cricket Centre - Maximum Capacity: 1200 (ground floor)
  • External space - Maximum Capacity: 1200 (ground floor)

From small meeting rooms to large conference space, Emirates Old Trafford can accommodate any kind of activity during your multi-day event. Host a Christmas party in the The Point for up to 1,200 people or an exhibition in the members' suite for up to 100 people. If you're looking at hosting conferences or meetings during your multi-day event, download the guides to conferences and meeting rooms.

What types of activities are you able to host throughout the event?

Emirates Old Trafford provides an inspirational and unique setting for a range of events with the very best in quality facilities and intelligent event spaces, including:

  • Conferences
  • Meetings
  • Award dinners
  • Training and team-building activities
  • Exhibitions
  • Weddings
  • Product launches
  • Social occasions
  • Cricket and concert hospitality
  • Christmas parties
  • Fashion shows

Named as an award-winning conference and events venue, you can rest assured your event is in safe hands if held here at Emirates Old Trafford.

Do you have accommodation?
Yes, we have an on-site hotel available to all visitors, ideal for those who are staying over for your multi-day event. The Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford is home to 150 bedrooms across five floors, 85 of which overlook the famous Lancashire Cricket pitch. A relaxing Garden Grille and Bar, resident’s gym and business centre all accompany the four-star hotel to ensure a comfortable stay.
Is there nearby transport?

Emirates Old Trafford is easily accessible by Metrolink, bus, train and Metroshuttle, ideal for those who are travelling from further afield for your event.

  • Metrolink: With 93 stops across the Greater Manchester area, Metrolink trams make travelling easier. They run every few minutes and continue until late evening.
  • Bus: Greater Manchester has an extensive bus network operated by different commercial bus companies. The individual operators will always have the latest information about your service.
  • Train: Manchester has a number of stations including Manchester Piccadilly, Deansgate, Castlefield and Victoria, which all have access to tram stops that can then take you straight to the venue.
  • Metroshuttle: Make use of Transport for Greater Manchester’s free shuttle bus, linking the main train stations, car parks, shopping areas and businesses in Manchester City Centre.

For further transport information please visit our how to find us page.

DISCOVER OUR VENUES

At Emirates Old Trafford, we're here to help you find the perfect venue for your business. So whether you're hosting 10 or 2,000, we're sure to have a versatile room that will exceed your expectations. 

Why not meet in style at Emirates Old Trafford in one of our luxurious Executive Boxes or entertain your delegates in the 1864 Suite? Whatever your event style, whether it's networking with a drinks reception, or a conference spanning over two days, we're on hand to help bring the space you've envisioned to life. 

Find the perfect venue

If you'd like to learn more about the venues on offer at Emirates Old Trafford, be sure to head to our venues page, call us on 0161 282 4020, or fill out our enquiry form. 

 

The point

Floor

All

1200

Daylight

Yes

Pavilion

Floor

All

700

Daylight

Yes

Members' Lounge

Floor

First

200

Daylight

Yes

1864 suite

Floor

Third

200

Daylight

Yes

The Lancaster Suite

Floor

Second

80

Daylight

Yes

Brown Shipley Club Suite

Floor

Second

80

Daylight

Yes

Boardroom

Floor

Third

24

Daylight

Yes

Executive boxes

Floor

Fourth

24

Daylight

Yes

The players & media centre

Floor

All

80

Daylight

Yes

Players' Lounge

Floor

First

60

Daylight

Yes

Press gallery

Floor

Second

110

Daylight

Yes

Press Lounge

Floor

Second

120

Daylight

Yes

Outside Terrace

Floor

Third

60

Daylight

Yes

Additional rooms and studios

Floor

Third

20

Daylight

Yes

The Trafford Cricket Centre

Floor

N/A

1200

Daylight

Yes

External Space

Floor

Ground Floor

1200

Daylight

Yes

The Hilton Garden Inn

Take your conference to the next level with the Hilton Garden Inn. Rated one of the top hotels in Manchester, this multi-million pound development is sure to impress your delegates. 

The Hilton Garden Inn boasts 150 bedrooms across five floors, with 85 of those looking out onto the famous Lancashire Cricket pitch, a relaxing Garden Grille and Bar, residents' gym, business centre and 700 car parking spaces. 

ENQUIRY FORM

Please complete this form if you would like to enquire about holding an event at Emirates Old Trafford.

Your form will be sent to our Events Team and one of our experienced coordinators will contact you shortly to discuss the requirements of your booking enquiry with you. 

Alternatively, give us a call on 0161 282 4020. 

 

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