A truly dynamic, cultural, and vibrant city located in the heart of the North West, Manchester is a prime destination to cater for any event.

A hub for arts, culture, sports and business, Manchester is the perfect base for delegates to explore, and according to the Economist Intelligence Unit has been proclaimed the best UK city to live in for the second year running.

Having recently created a name for itself as the only UK city to make the Lonely Planet’s top ten cities list, alongside the Irish capital Dublin, the historic Italian city of Rome and the home of country music, Nashville, Manchester is quickly being recognised as a premier international travel destination having had a similar accolade bestowed on the city in 2015 by the New York Times.

Based in Greater Manchester, just a short three mile drive from the city centre, is Emirates Old Trafford, an award-winning, sustainable and multi-purpose venue with a reputation for delivering inspirational conferences and meetings for up to 2,000 guests.

Offering 43 high end meeting spaces; featuring stunning views over the world famous cricket pitch, an abundance of natural daylight and first class catering and hospitality, Emirates Old Trafford is a world renowned venue, easily accessible by car and public transport from across the region and further afield.

Manchester International Airport, the largest UK airport outside of London, is just nine miles away from Emirates Old Trafford, offering daily direct flights to the United States and over 200 domestic and international destinations, boosting Manchester’s popularity and feasibility to accommodate international delegations and attract business investment from overseas.

The Quays, a unique waterfront destination, is on Emirates Old Trafford’s doorstep, offering access to some of the most spectacular attractions and iconic buildings in the UK, all within one square mile. The likes of The Lowry, IWM North, Manchester Cruises, Mersey Ferries and the world’s most famous football stadium, Manchester United provides visitors with culture, history, heritage and sport and an abundance of activities and attractions to see and combine with a visit or event at Emirates Old Trafford.

The population of Greater Manchester is expected to grow to above three million by 2035, with employment predicted to grow by nearly 4% by 2020. This means the need for greater levels of investment across the region is increasing too. A key player in former chancellor George Osborne’s northern powerhouse vision, Greater Manchester will be electing its first mayor in May, who will have political power and the ability to utilise central government money to further boost investment in the region.

Manchester has a proven track record for attracting big business, dating back as far as the industrial revolution. The city has always been pioneering and it is this experience of growth and development that sets the city apart from the crowd as a successful location for business, capable of delivering both high-quality and cost effective solutions.

To find out more out about hosting an event within one of Greater Manchester’s premier events venues, please contact the Emirates Old Trafford, Events Team on 0161 282 4020 or email events@lccc.co.uk.

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