International Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (IHIW)
Conference and Workshops
This prestigious conference and workshop event attracted 900 leading clinical scientists, medics, academics and researchers from all over the world.
The Joint Conference comprised the 16th International HLA and Immunogenetics Workshop Report Conference, the 26th European Immunogenetics and Histocompatibility Conference, and the 23rd British Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Conference.
The event attracted international delegates from all over the world including China, Australia, Kazakhstan, Argentina, USA and United Arab Emirates.
Delegates consisted of clinical scientists, medics, academics and researchers.
The workshop ran for the first three days of the tenancy and used most of the smaller rooms within ACC Liverpool. Catering was provided on the mezzanine level of the venue which included a permanent coffee station and cash catering for lunches.
The conference element of the event began with a welcome reception at St George’s Hall in Liverpool city centre. Within ACC Liverpool the conference took place in Hall 1 (split in three). Another hall featured an exhibition with 25 equipment and service provider exhibitors. Some of the smaller rooms were used for speaker previews, sponsors’ presentations and committee meetings.
Delegates stayed in a total of nine hotels in the city centre which were all within walking distance of ACC Liverpool.
As well as a welcome reception at St George’s Hall, the conference social programme included a dinner at Aintree Racecourse. The workshop social programme consisted of a welcome reception at Merseyside Maritime Museum and Liverpool bar Alma de Cuba.
There were various committee dinners held around the city at venues including The Restaurant Bar and Grill, The London Carriage Works and Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill.
A tour to the Lake District was provided for 90 workshop attendees on the day in between the workshop and conference.
As event organiser Vicki Grant, conference manager at Meeting Makers, said: “As it was Olympic year, the two conference chairs, who are from Liverpool and London, decided that Liverpool would be a better option. The venue was a better fit for the conference than other venues further south and the proximity of hotels and social events appealed. As the dates backed onto the Diamond Jubilee celebrations it was a sensible choice.
“The delegates seemed to really enjoy the workshop, conference and social events.”
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Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower
Mercure Liverpool Atlantic Tower is a 4 star hotel located within walking distance of the venue, in the ideal location for your visit to Liverpool. The hotel is perfectly placed to show you the vibrant city and boasts superb views over the Liver Buildings and River Mersey.Visit website
Located in the centre of the Liverpool ONE leisure and retail complex and just 10 minutes’ walk away, the Hilton Liverpool hotel offers stylish accommodation, contemporary dining and event space, all within walking distance of Liverpool’s cultural and leisure attractions.Visit website
Chaophraya and Palm Sugar Lounge (Thai)
Chaophraya and Palm Sugar Lounge are conveniently located in Liverpool ONE, just across from the venue. Chaophraya and Palm Sugar serve authentic Thai cuisine and cocktails.Visit website
From high street favourites to high end boutiques Liverpool ONE offers a shopping experience unlike any other. Enjoy dinner on the restaurant lined Leisure Terrace overlooking Chavasse Park or maybe drinks in Browns or WOW Bar.Visit website
City Central Shopping
The beating heart of Liverpool’s retail scene, just minutes away from the venue, City Central Shopping comprises five shopping centres, two hotels, two theatres and more than 400 shops, so there’s something for everyone and every budget.Visit website
The Wheel of Liverpool
Located on site, the imposing Wheel of Liverpool has 42 fully enclosed and air-conditioned capsules, which offer riders breathtaking views of the city, the Welsh mountains and – of course - the World Heritage Site waterfront.Visit website
From high street favourites to high-end boutiques, your
fabulous shopping experience is a short stroll from
the venue. Stores open until 8pm weekdays, so
there’s plenty of time to hit the shops.