National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI)

Returning Events

The National Cancer Research Institute conference, the largest oncology conference in the UK, brought together a diverse audience of clinicians, scientists, PhD students, nurses, patients and carers over three and a half days.

The event has been held at ACC Liverpool since 2010 and in 2014 will celebrate its 10th birthday. The NCRI conference attracts 2,000 delegates and involves a number of breakout rooms and fringe meetings during the conference and exhibition.

As Sharon Vanloo, NCRI project and events manager, says: “The venue listens to what we want and is very adaptable, particularly around the number of breakout rooms needed and the quick turnaround times required because of our busy programme.

“Our requirements change yearly but the staff always try to find a solution to any last minute requests – and I’ve thrown up a few.  Yet everything is dealt with seamlessly.  One year, we had an art exhibition in the lower galleria of the convention centre and completely transformed it, resulting in ACC Liverpool’s chief executive Bob Prattey saying it was the best use of space he’d seen.”

In 2011 the exhibition took place in Hall 2 of BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena was already occupied with another event.  For the conference dinner, the ACC Liverpool team suggested building a marquee on adjacent land where the new Exhibition Centre Liverpool is being built.

“The dinner was outstanding, so we did it again last year,” says Sharon. 

“It worked so well because ACC Liverpool was flexible and allowed us to start building five days before we were due on site.” 

Sharon added: “We bring together 2,000 delegates for every event and overall feedback is that ACC Liverpool provides excellent conference and event facilities in a city that is a hub for the medical sector.”

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Liverpool is a vibrant, modern city, proud of its rich heritage and renowned for its friendly people. Visit Liverpool and enjoy everything it has to offer. Here is just a sample of what's available.

Staying

Pullman Liverpool Hotel

Pullman Liverpool Hotel

This 4* Hotel is one of the most stylish hotels in the city. Just a 30 second walk from the venue and with plenty of parking adjacent, join us for pre or post show dinner or drinks in Marco Pierre White’s world renowned Wheeler’s of St. James’s Restaurant.

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Eat & Drink

Wheeler's

Wheeler's

Wheeler's of St. James's Liverpool is now open at Kings Dock next to the Arena and Convention Centre. Wheeler's reputation has been built on seafood, however the menu offers a variety of meat and vegetarian dishes that make it accessible to all.

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MOJO

MOJO

Combining New York City dive style chic with great liquor, home-made classic American food and Rock n’ Roll from the last six decades - MOJO offers a slick, high octane environment with friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Panam Restaurant and Bar

Panam Restaurant and Bar

A contemporary bar and restaurant at Britannia Pavilion Albert Dock, opposite the venue. Panam serves fabulous modern British and
European cuisine with great service in plush surroundings catering for tables of 2 to 100+

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Shopping

Liverpool ONE

Liverpool ONE

Located by the city’s iconic waterfront, Liverpool ONE is one of Europe's leading retail and leisure destinations. With more than 170 stores, bars and restaurants, a 14 screen cinema and even a park, you’ll always have a fun packed day here.

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City Central Shopping

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.

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Attractions

British Music Experience

British Music Experience

The British Music Experience tells the story of British Music through costumes, instruments, performance and memorabilia from the Beatles and Bowie to Adele, Oasis and The X Factor.

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Liverpool ONE

Liverpool ONE

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.

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