ACC Liverpool will welcome 6,000 international delegates to the city after winning a series of global conferences.
The venue will host the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) in 2020, attracting 4,500 delegates to the entire complex - BT Convention Centre, Echo Arena and Exhibition Centre Liverpool - over three days. The annual meeting is recognised worldwide as a meeting of high scientific and educational quality, aiming to improve the clinical care of children and adolescents with endocrine conditions including diabetes.
Professor Mehul T Dattani is head of clinical service in paediatric endocrinology, head of section of genetics and epigenetics in health and disease at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and UCL Institute of Child Health and chair of the programme organising committee of ESPE. He said: “We host our annual congress all over the world from Athens to Vienna to Washington and these meetings are highly successful with attendance by more than 4000 delegates.
“The venue is usually selected by the membership of the society and, this year, the organisation was impressed by the bid submitted by ACC Liverpool and voted for the venue with a clear majority. We are confident that our delegates will enjoy their stay in such a vibrant and cosmopolitan city that has a great cultural heritage.”
ACC Liverpool also recently confirmed the International Conference on Pseudomonas and Global Greens - both events will take place in the venue in 2017.
Kerrin MacPhie, director of conference and exhibition sales at The ACC Liverpool Group, said: “We are delighted to confirm this series of international conferences, which in total will bring around 6,000 delegates to Liverpool.
“Each win comes as a result of the extensive research carried out by our international bid team and the relationships with our clients. It’s fair to say we are competing against global venues and destinations.
“Global Greens is also an example of how hosting a successful national event, as we did this year, can lead to securing an international congress at a later date.”
The news comes as ACC Liverpool prepares to exhibit at IBTM this week. The team will be on stand G15, part of the VisitEngland pavilion, throughout the show. Updates will include the latest on Exhibition Centre Liverpool which opened in September.
Forthcoming conference highlights include the Low Carbon Networks and Innovation Conference and UK Stroke Forum.