Sign in or Register | Newsletter

Register today to receive each issue absolutely FREE!

Account Manager
North Warwickshire

Business Development Manager, Events & Exhibitions
Huddersfield, Yorkshire

Conference Sales Co-ordinator
Central, London

Sales Executive / Manager
Manchester Square, London

Sales Academy

Production Controller

From ballet, scotch eggs to working with the Top Gear gang, Chris...

Are we a sales or marketing led industry? Members of the EN30/30 give...

David Epstein, content marketing manager at event management platform...

The registration process for your event is critically important, EN...

AMR International helps clients build business strategies for...

Simon Berger, founder of IM2 Group and co-founder of Millennial...

Exhibition News November 2015
November 2015

Read it online
now for free!

The Point passes cricket test
posted on: 16/3/2010 12:35:37
Glass photo shoot EN

Lancashire cricketer Steve Croft has been smashing balls at the new argon-filled double-glazing on Old Trafford’s new £12m conference and events centre.

Organisers are promised plenty of natural light at The Point, where the centre’s pitch-facing front is made entirely of glass.  The 100 double-glazed units weigh in at 21 tons.

Sales manager for The Point, Peter Ash says: “Because of the nature of what happens on the pitch, it was key to ensure the challenges of this complex project were addressed from design to completion.

“The catering staff are now reassured that flying cricket balls won’t mean them having to pad up prior to commencing their silver service duties.”

The Point is due to open in July and will be able to accommodate a conference for 1,000 people

Celebrity chef Paul Heathcote, MBE, has joined LCCC in the role of catering consultant and says: “The new world-class venue is impressive. I am confident that we can support the existing team to help fulfil its ambitions, however I won’t be available on Wednesdays in the summer unless I am dropped by my local village cricket team.”

The Point is part of Phase One of an overall £85m development at the ground.

Share article:

Would you like to Leave a Comment?


Explori strikes major US deal
posted on: 27/11/2015 15:27:12
Global exhibition research provider Explori has partnered with US-based research consultancy Exhibit Surveys.

Confex to inspire industry with UK Events Week
posted on: 27/11/2015 10:31:35
Mash Media, the organiser of International Confex are set to light up the events industry next spring with the launch of UK Events Week.

Nominations now open for 10th ENAs
posted on: 27/11/2015 09:21:25
The tenth Exhibition News Awards have officially opened nominations, ahead of the event on 28 April 2016.

Rugby Expo to relocate to Ricoh Arena in 2016
posted on: 26/11/2015 16:42:17
Organiser of Rugby Expo has secured a new long-term partnership with Wasps Rugby Club that will see the event move to the Ricoh Arena in 2016.

Reed Exhibitions acquires Legend Exhibitions
posted on: 26/11/2015 11:23:36
Reed Exhibitions has announced the acquisition of Legend Exhibitions, organiser of a portfolio of retail technology and retail design events, for an undisclosed sum.