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ACC Liverpool Waterfront
23 July 2018

ACC Liverpool has confirmed a series of six new conference wins over the next five years.

The European Veterinary Dermatology Congress takes place in September next year.  In 2020, the venue will welcome the National Osteoporosis Society and the National Union of Students.

Looking further ahead, confirmations include the Local Government Association (LGA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in 2021, the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ESPO) in 2022 and the British Association of Dermatologists in 2023.

These events alone will bring a total of more than 7,000 delegates to the waterfront venue.

ESPO confirmed its event earlier this month, after Liverpool beat Prague to host the congress.  It will bring 1,800 delegates in May 2022 and is the largest gathering of its kind in the world.  It was last held in the UK 16 years ago and will generate £3.1 million in economic impact for the city region.

Ambassador Ray Clarke, consultant children's ear, nose and throat surgeon at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, said: “The ESPO biennial conference is the largest pediatric otorhinolaryngology meeting in the world and we have spent three years working on the bid process to bring it to Liverpool.

“It has been a real team effort between all involved and we are thrilled that it will take place in the city in 2022, particularly as we lost the 2020 event by just one vote.”

Adrian Evans, assistant director - conference and exhibition sales, said: “We are pleased to announce this latest round of new conferences coming to ACC Liverpool.

“The diversity of events, ranging from medical to educational, from local government to two internationals, reflects the versatility of our venue, the confidence our clients have in us and the variety of services we offer.”

ACC Liverpool, home to BT Convention Centre, Echo Arena and Exhibition Centre Liverpool, this year celebrates a decade since it opened its doors.  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.