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07 Jul 2016

The Point At Emirates Old Trafford Hits A Six

The Point, Emirates Old Trafford’s award-winning, multipurpose conferences and events venue, has celebrated its sixth birthday.

Since opening its doors in 2010, The Point has hosted the likes of The X-Factor, The Voice, Star Wars auditions, Emirates, Heineken, o2, Google, eBay, the North West Football Awards, the international Stadium Business Awards, Rugby League’s Man of Steel Awards, ITV’s Christmas celebration event as well hospitality for international cricket, Manchester United fixtures and for concerts such as Rihanna and Beyoncé. 

Large, full of light, versatile and modern, The Point offers a blank canvas to inspire creativity. Crucially, however, The Point @ Emirates Old Trafford has developed a burgeoning reputation as a conference and convention centre in the UK that can host 1,200 delegates, column free with natural light, over 800 parking spaces and from summer 2017 a 150-bedroom, four star Hilton Garden Inn hotel. Almost certainly the only bespoke conference (non-exhibition centre) venue in the UK boasting these unique selling points. Add to this exceptional height, multiple racking points and in-built audio visual facilities and you have an organiser’s turnkey dream.

To celebrate the sixth birthday, the Club and LCCC Foundation had a special replica cake made in the style of The Point, which was donated to the Mustard Tree Freedom Project – a Manchester based charity that is committed to combatting poverty and preventing homelessness.

Daniel Gidney, Chief Executive at Lancashire County Cricket Club said: “The Point at Emirates Old Trafford has become firmly established as the go-to venue for a wide range of conferences and events in the North West and also played host to many a famous superstar including the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger. We are delighting to be sending the cake across to Mustard Tree to support their excellent work in Manchester.”

Nathan Whillans from Mustard Tree said: “We would like to thank our friends at Lancashire County Cricket Club and the LCCC Foundation for sharing their birthday cake with Mustard Tree.

“Freedom Project participants enjoyed a slice of cake after a day of gaining work skills in their respective departments or attending one of our support-related classes. We would like to wish The Point a very happy birthday!”