Liverpool expands business to £5m obesity conference

Liverpool has won its bid to host the European Congress on
Obesity (ECO) in 2013, which is expected to bring 3,000 delegates and a £5m
economic benefit to the city.

The city was up against Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Moscow and
Munich in its
bid to secure the event. The conference will provide a platform for discussion
of the latest scientific developments in the field. Delegates will include
clinicians, scientists, allied health professionals working in the field of
obesity research and education, opinion leaders and advocacy
groups.

“Having initially found out about the event back in May
2009 through the North West Conference Research Unit (NWCRU), we worked closely
with our own Forum Legati conference ambassadors and ACC Liverpool to make our
bid as strong as possible,” says Liverpool Convention Bureau’s manager Carol
O’Reilly.

“We also featured Liverpool’s Year of Health and Wellbeing – an initiative
to promote healthier lifestyles – as well as the range of attractions in the
city region. But the real strength of our submission came from our expert
scientific community and, in particular, Professor John Wilding, who is regarded
as an expert in the field and gave organisers a compelling reason to bring ECO
to the city.”

Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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