ACC Liverpool has confirmed that it will host Revo’s Annual Conference and Exhibition – the largest UK event on the retail calendar – for the third time.
The event was previously known as the BCSC Annual Conference and Exhibition that took place at the waterfront venue, home to BT Convention Centre, Echo Arena and Exhibition Centre Liverpool, in 2008 and 2012.
More than 3,000 of the country’s most senior retail property and placemaking professionals will gather for three days in September this year.
The event, in its 32nd year, will include an exhibition and provide a host of networking and deal making opportunities as well as a comprehensive seminar programme which will include key sessions covering the hot topics affecting the retail property and place making community. High profile speakers will headline the seminar programme that in 2012 saw Mary Portas speak about the decline of the high street.
Kerrin MacPhie, director of conference and exhibition sales at ACC Liverpool, said: “This event is seen as a key date on the retail calendar and we are pleased that Revo has chosen to hold its event with us again, particularly during such an important year when the organisation has undergone a complete rebrand and repositioning.
“It is therefore fitting that it will be held in our exhibition centre which will showcase the creative aspects of this unique conference and exhibition.”
Beth Wilson, Revo’s head of events, said: “We have rebranded as Revo, a combination of ‘retail’ and ‘evolution’, now more inclusive and reflective of our ever changing and diverse world of retail property and placemaking.
“We are entering a new and exciting era for our event and have changed the format considerably, also supported by our lowest ever entry costs. A new and vibrant venue such as Exhibition Centre Liverpool therefore fits the bill perfectly for us and enables us to host our conference and exhibition under one roof. With all that Liverpool offers just on the doorstep, we also very successfully fulfil the critical sociability element of our overall event proposition.”