Labour Party Conference in Liverpool for 2016 and 2018

The Labour Party is to take its annual conference to Liverpool in 2016 and 2018.
 
The party has named ACC Liverpool as the event’s host venue for each conference, which is expected to generate £17m in economic impact and is the most important on Labour’s political calendar.
 
Labour first visited the city in September 2011 for its main gathering, which was the biggest political event to have ever come to the city. It contributed£15m to the local economy and hosted 11,000 delegates over five days.
 
Bob Prattey, Chief Executive of ACC Liverpool, home to BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena, says: “The Labour Party annual conference in 2011 was a tremendous success and confirmed Liverpool as a major international conference destination. The event had a huge impact on the entire region.
 
“It was the largest ever hosted in the city with 1,200 staff employed on the site over five days as both BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena operated at full capacity, using every available space.
 
“It attracted 2,000 press and media and hosted more than 500 fringe events at venues across the city.
 
“Labour’s decision to return to Liverpool comes as a result of ACC Liverpool and our city partners working together tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure this high profile event is returning for two outings. The announcement of our new exhibition centre and hotel will provide the Labour Party with more options to develop their events,” he adds.
 
Iain McNicol, General Secretary of the Labour Party, says: “Liverpool is one of our great British cities and we had a wonderful conference there in 2011. ACC Liverpool is a first class venue for conference and we look forward to returning to the city.”
 
The Labour Party Conference in 2011 saw maximum security procedures implemented and rigorous plans put into place in collaboration with Merseyside Police, Liverpool Convention Bureau and Liverpool City Council.
 
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