ACC Liverpool has seen a boost in repeat business, with 21 events previously been held at the venue returning in 2013.
The venue, which is home to the BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena, says that it has experienced a steady rise in the number of returning clients in both the association and corporate sectors. The latest company to announce its return to ACC Liverpool in 2013 is Swinton Group, which will bring more than 1,000 delegates in January. This will be its third visit to the venue, having held events in December 2010 and January this year.
Lyreco will hold its sales convention for around 700 attendees in January 2013, marking its fifth return to the venue since 2009. Other conferences returning in 2013 include The Association of Teachers and Lecturers, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, and the Museums Association.
Looking ahead, the Liberal Democrats will return for a third party conference at the venue as it stages its annual autumn conference in September 2014.
Kerrin MacPhie, director of sales at ACC Liverpool, said: “Many of the relationships we have built with associations, corporate and agent sectors go back many years, prior to ACC Liverpool opening. The key to a successful conference is our clients knowing they can rely on us for service and expertise. To experience such a high number of repeat events is reassurance that we are able to consistently deliver these elements.”
Heidi Booth-Adams, head of the scientific department at The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, added: “We’re holding our 25th anniversary at ACC Liverpool so 2013 is an important year for us. I have trust and confidence in the venue and the staff, suppliers and hotels in the city as I’ve worked closely with them all over the past few years, having held our event at ACC Liverpool in 2008, 2010 and this year.”
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