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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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

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Panam Restaurant and Bar

Panam Restaurant and Bar

A contemporary bar and restaurant at Britannia Pavilion The Royal 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

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City Central Shopping

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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

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Liverpool ONE

Liverpool ONE

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