Labour Party conference brings £17m to Liverpool

The Labour Party Annual Conference concluded on Wednesday with Jeremy Corbyn remaining as the party’s leader and the city receiving a £17m economic boost.

The conference was ACC Liverpool’s largest to date, hosting over 12,000 delegates, including 2,000 international media, over five days.

ACC Liverpool’s entire campus was utilised, including the BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena as well as the exhibition centre. The Pullman Liverpool was used as the headquarters for the conference.

One exhibition hall was transformed into a 2,500-seat auditorium for a series of plenary sessions, including the Leader’s Speech on the final day.  A 150-stand exhibition took place in a further two halls. Around 300 fringe meetings were held in the convention centre.

Bob Prattey, chief executive of The ACC Liverpool Group, said: “Once again we are pleased to have hosted a successful Labour Party annual conference.

“The global coverage Liverpool received over the five days was phenomenal and provided an opportunity for us to showcase our magnificent venue, city and world-class waterfront.

“We look forward to welcoming the Labour Party back again for conference in 2018.”

ACC Liverpool worked closely with Merseyside Police, Liverpool Convention Bureau and Liverpool City Council to manage the event.

With three sides of the complex being surrounded by water, the ACC Liverpool is regarded as one of the most secure venues in the UK, with the site being able to be locked down quickly and efficiently.

Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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