Liverpool’s Event Business Booming in 2014

International delegates generate £39 million for the city

2 October 2014
A report carried out by ACC Liverpool and Liverpool Convention Bureau found 20,000 international delegates had visited Liverpool since January 2014, generating a £39 million economic impact for the city.
Amazingly, the report does not take into account The International Festival for Business, which this year attracted over 250,000 delegates from more than 80 countries.

The report which includes such events as The European Society of Biomaterials, NHS Confederation and The British Association of Urological Surgeons, established accommodation requirements as the biggest contribution to the economic boost, followed closely by spikes in retail sales.

ACC Liverpool, home to the BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena, hosted 15 events in June alone, the busiest month the centre has seen in the past 5 years.

Other venues in the city, including Liverpool John Moores University and The Foresight Centre have boasted positive figures, hosting The International Conference on Sensing Technology and The Public Administration Conference UK, respectively.

Kerrin MacPhie, director of sales at ACC Liverpool, said: "Liverpool has had a successful year with a number of international conferences, aside from those which were held as part of the International Festival for Business”.

With high profile events like the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and The EUCHEMS Chemistry Congress yet to take place, 2014 is set to be a highly successful and prosperous year for Liverpool.
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