ACC Liverpool has secured international conferences over the next two years which will generate a total of £15 million in economic impact.
Recent wins include the International Orthoptic Association which will take place at the waterfront venue in June 2020, welcoming 1,000 delegates over four days.
In addition, the Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) will take place in the same year, attracting 3,500 delegates over three days.
ACC Liverpool recently hosted 1,500 attendees at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science while forthcoming international congresses include Uni Global Union World Congress in June and Health Systems Research in October.
Professor Mehul Dattani, head of paediatric endocrinology at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, University College London Hospitals and the Institute of Child Health, is ambassador for the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology. He said: “Our annual conference gives our delegates the opportunity to exchange high quality clinical and scientific information with international experts at plenary sessions, symposia, and meet-the-expert sessions. The conference also enables local delegates to present their latest ground-breaking research to their peers, and provides great opportunities for informal networking.
“As an ambassador for this event, we are confident that visitors will be impressed with the venue and will appreciate exploring such a vibrant, interesting city, as well as engaging in social events during the three days of the meeting. We are looking forward to hosting our 59th ESPE meeting in Liverpool from September 10 – 12 2020.”
Adrian Evans, assistant director of conference and exhibition sales at ACC Liverpool, said: “We work with many organisations across the globe to secure international associations so we are pleased that these major congresses, along with a number of others, will come to our venue in the next two years. This latest round of confirmations will generate £15 million in economic impact for the city region alone, bringing the total economic benefit generated by The ACC Liverpool Group to £1.5 billion.
“2018 is a strong year for worldwide conferences at ACC Liverpool and securing future events, with many more bids and confirmations in the pipeline, helps us to continue to cement our reputation as a leading global venue.”
Meanwhile ACC Liverpool, home to BT Convention Centre, Echo Arena and Exhibition Centre Liverpool, this year celebrates a decade since it opened its doors. The venue has hosted more than 1,050 conferences and many international events since 2008 including BBC Worldwide Showcase, which returned for the seventh time in February; the European Association for International Education; Eurospine and the Union World Conference on Lung Health.
This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the city’s reign as European Capital of Culture and ACC Liverpool is at the heart of a city wide programme of exciting, inspirational and thought-provoking projects. Although inspired by the huge success of 2008, Liverpool 2018 is focused on the renaissance which has transformed the region over the past decade and will continue into the future, strengthening the appeal of the destination to event organisers.