Following news earlier this week that
Liverpool had secured the European
Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) Conference in 2014, the
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) has committed to
holding its annual International Surgical Congress at ACC Liverpool for three editions.
ASGBI held its 90th anniversary Congress in
2010 at the venue and the three-year deal will see the association return in
2012, 2016 and 2020, its 100th anniversary.
The ASGBI International Surgical Congress
attracts 2,000 delegates with around a quarter coming from overseas. Their
congress is worth an £1.7m in economic impact for the city, according to the
Liverpool Convention Bureau.
Professor Nicholas Gair, Chief Executive of
ASGBI said, “ACC Liverpool was one of the few venues to be considered which
could, from the outset, accommodate the projected increase of delegate numbers
for each year up to 2020. I am confident that each of the association’s
International Surgical Congresses in Liverpool will be individually memorable
due to the variety and flexibility both the venue and city can offer. The
strong links the venue has with Liverpool Convention Bureau and the tourist board
have made it easy to manage our events via one contact. We wanted to be in a
venue that breathes with us and, with the recent news of the exhibition and
events complex, it shows just how adaptable and accommodating ACC Liverpool
will be by 2020.”
Bob Prattey, Chief Executive ACC Liverpool
said, “The collective factors that have resulted in ASGBI’s decision to commit
to three years proves our partnership with the bureau is a winning formula. ACC
Liverpool has an exacting record of hosting medical conferences.”
The ASGBI congress will be held in Glasgow
in 2013, 2017 and 2021, and in Harrogate in 2014, 2018 and 2022.
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