Emirates Old Trafford will host the ninth Asian Media Awards, the first live ceremony in two years.

The ceremony will return to Manchester on Friday 29th October.

This year marks the first time that Emirates Old Trafford’s conference and events venue will host the industry-leading awards ceremony dedicated to highlighting the talent, drive and innovation of professionals who excel in the British Asian and mainstream media.

Arif Asif, Event Manager at the Asian Media Awards said: “We are proud to be hosting our 2021 ceremony at Emirates Old Trafford.

“It is a much sought-after location for high-profile events in Manchester.

“We are sure the team at the Emirates Old Trafford will assist us in helping to make this, our first live ceremony since 2019, a memorable one.”

The Asian Media Awards attracts some of the leading personalities from the world of TV, radio and journalism.

Commenting on the event, Liz Cooper, Partnerships Director at Lancashire Cricket, said: “The Asian Media Awards has established itself as one of the most prestigious and best-supported media ceremonies in the UK and we are honoured the organisers have placed their trust in Emirates Old Trafford to host this year’s event.

“After 18 months of digital events, including last year’s Asian Media Awards ceremony, we know there is a huge amount of excitement at the prospect of gathering so many people face-to-face and the team at Emirates Old Trafford can’t wait to provide a first-class experience for this year’s attendees.”

The 2020 ceremony was held digitally with a select number of categories honoured. Winners from the 2020 ceremony will be invited to attend the 2021 ceremony.

Established in 2013, the Asian Media Awards is now in its ninth year and it continues to highlight the ground-breaking work of reporters and producers in reporting on issues affecting race relations and human rights.

The official Shortlist Announcement will take place on Monday 20th September.

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