Liverpool is bouncing back from the pandemic with Liverpool Convention Bureau seeing an increase of 62 per cent for future conference confirmations compared to the same period in 2019.
In addition Event enquiries across the city are up by 54 per cent compared to January to June in 2019 giving a positive indication of the steady recovery of the industry.
ACC Liverpool – our largest conference facility in the city, has seen an 81 per cent increase in the number of total enquiries compared to same period in 2019 with their value up by 30 per cent.
The waterfront venue has confirmed more than 70 new contracts since the start of the year including the Association of Surgeons in Training and the British Ecological Society and The British Gynaecological Cancer Society annual scientific meeting which will take place in 2024 following a joint bid with Club Liverpool Ambassador Programme – a network of academics and professionals who help bid for conferences to bring economic growth and value to Liverpool City Region.
While virtual events were a great solution to meeting during lockdown and hybrid continues to be popular as we emerge from the pandemic, nothing beats face to face meetings as proved with great delegate attendance.
Having been hit hard during the pandemic the majority of the conference facilities across the region are receiving a stream of event enquiries which is a really positive indication of the steady recovery of the industry.
Jennifer Jensen, Head of Business Tourism at Liverpool Convention Bureau said,
“It’s very encouraging to see such great increases in the number of enquiries and event confirmations across the City Region post pandemic. Having been hit very hard during Covid it is reassuring to see that organisers haven’t lost their confidence in Liverpool as a world class conference and event destination”.
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