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20 Feb 2024
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Future-Proofing Tourism Conference Awarded to Liverpool

Award-winning tourism association UKinbound has announced that the contract to host its 2024 Annual Convention, themed ‘Future-Proofing’, has been awarded to the city of Liverpool.   The winning bid was submitted by Marketing Liverpool as part of a competitive tender process, with the event confirmed to be held on 25 and 26 September this year at the iconic St George’s Hall, in the centre of the city. Expected to be a sell-out, the two-day conference is aimed at UK businesses […]

06 Feb 2024
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Liverpool chosen to host spectacular naming ceremony for Cunard’s new Queen Anne

Cunard’s spiritual home is to host the spectacular Naming Ceremony for its newest ship Queen Anne. The event will take place on the world-famous Mersey waterfront at Liverpool on Monday 3 June during an introductory ‘lap of honour’ voyage around the British Isles. And Cunard’s hosts for the momentous spectacle will be none other than Busted musician, Matt Willis, and his TV presenter wife, Emma. The power couple of British pop culture recorded this message revealing what guests can expect […]

02 Feb 2024
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Liverpool launches Restaurant Week from 22-28 April 2024

Liverpool will hold a dedicated Restaurant Week over seven days in April, celebrating the range of food and drink on offer in the city. Organised and funded by Liverpool BID Company, the week, held from 22-28 April, will see different venues participate with offers from £5 – £35.   Taking place at what can be a quiet week of the year, to support the industry, Liverpool Restaurant Week has been launched to cast a spotlight on the city’s restaurant sector. […]

02 Feb 2024
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Liverpool to be ‘Malmö on the Mersey’ for Eurovision 2024

Just days after officially handing over Eurovision hosting duties to Malmö, Liverpool is announcing plans to stage a new festival to celebrate the 2024 contest. ‘Liverpool Loves Eurovision’ will be a city-wide campaign to help cement its position as the UK’s Capital of Eurovision. A number of major events are being planned, with an open invitation to fans from across the UK and Europe who can’t get to Sweden, to party in style in Liverpool instead. More details are to be […]

30 Jan 2024
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Liverpool is looking for candidates for the Sport Liverpool Board

Liverpool is looking to appoint experts to play a pivotal role in securing major sporting events as part of the Sport Liverpool Board. Sport is synonymous with the Liverpool City Region – whether it’s our three famous football clubs; rugby league champions St Helens; as home to Open Championship golf courses at Royal Birkdale and Royal Liverpool or the world’s leading steeplechase at Aintree; from boxing, athletics, swimming – sport is in our DNA and it offers the perfect place […]

29 Jan 2024

Taste Liverpool 2024 Festival Plans Unveiled at ‘Liverpool 2024/7’ Event – Take Our Survey to Shape this Year’s Event

On 26 Jan 2024, ACC Liverpool played host to an important strategic event, ‘Liverpool 2024/7,’ where partners, key stakeholders, and members of Liverpool’s vibrant visitor economy gathered to delve into the city’s exciting prospects for the year ahead. Attendees were treated to a glimpse of Liverpool City Region’s incredible 2024 events programme, including The Randox Grand National, Comic Con Liverpool, Taylor Swift at Anfield Stadium, and the much-anticipated Taste Liverpool festival! Taste Liverpool 2022 generated an economic impact of £750,000 […]

23 Jan 2024

Liverpool 2024/7 – What’s coming up in Liverpool

On Friday 19 January, we welcomed over 300 Marketing Liverpool partners, key stakeholders and members of the visitor economy to ACC Liverpool to discuss what’s next for Liverpool in 2024.   2023 was a watershed year for Liverpool, once again in the global spotlight for delivering the world’s biggest music competition in extraordinary fashion. And this was all down to the city and the region, coming together to make it all happen. We won’t be slowing down in 2024 when […]

18 Jan 2024

Thinking Bigger in San Diego: My Experience at PCMA Convening Leaders 2024

As the International Bidding Manager for Marketing Liverpool, I recently had the incredible opportunity to attend PCMA Convening Leaders 2024. Being selected as one of PCMA’s ’20 in Their Twenties’ granted me a scholarship to participate in the PCMA Congress held at the San Diego Convention Centre from January 7th to 10th. With over 5,000 professionals from around the world, Convening Leaders 2024 aimed to ignite innovation, collaboration, and strategic thinking in the ever-changing business events landscape. It was more […]

12 Jan 2024

Liverpool Plans Biggest-Ever New Year Celebrations

Plans are under way to stage Liverpool’s biggest-ever Lunar New Year celebrations, not only to welcome in the Year of the Dragon, but also to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the city’s twinning with Shanghai. Taking place from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 February, for the first time the FREE activities will not only take over the Chinatown area, but they will also bring a festival of colour and sound to the Bombed Out Church (St Luke’s), Liverpool ONE and […]

09 Jan 2024
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FORMATGG, Europe’s Biggest Games Industry Community Nightlife Festival is coming to Liverpool in 2024.

Get ready for a games industry show unlike anything else available in the world, as FORMAT announces its official expansion into Liverpool in 2024 alongside its Manchester counterpart.    Get ready for three evenings of playing awesome UK & International Games, Publisher Pitching, Meeting Game Industry stars and community leaders, live music talent from across the UK, and participating in Europe’s fastest-growing games industry nightlife movement. Learn more here Format.GG.   Format.GG, Europe’s largest games industry nightlife event is back […]