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Liverpool Daily Post Regional Property Awards Reflects Exciting Times March 25, 2008

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property-awards-08-logo.jpgThe Liverpool Daily Post Regional Property Awards in association with The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) sails into its fourth year on Friday 11th April 2008. The event will be taking place in the brand new BT Convention Centre, Monarchs Quay, Liverpool, and is set to be a memorable evening.

Quentin Wilson, motoring aficionado, television presenter and reporter, will play host to 500 leading business people at the black tie gala dinner and guests will also be addressed by Michael Parker, the recently appointed chairman of the new Liverpool Vision.  The evening will provide the opportunity to not only network and entertain clients but also to relax, enjoy yourselves as you celebrate some remarkable achievements.

These are exciting times for Merseyside, as the regeneration we have needed for so long accelerates at an unprecedented rate. If becoming European Capital of Culture was the catalyst for so much of this process, then there is no question that it is the property sector that has been it’s driving force.  Whether it is massive projects like Liverpool One and the city’s new Arena and Convention Centre, or innovative and attractive new apartment developments and building refurbishments, the level of activity is breathtaking, particularly in and around the city centre.

In just four years the Liverpool Daily Post Regional Property Awards have established themselves as the premier event in Liverpool’s property industry, celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit and dynamism that is transforming our city region.

If you would like to be a part of this superb evening, saluting the achievement we see all around us, please contact the events department on 0151 330 4974.  Tickets are £90 each.

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Dunlop British Squash Open 2008 February 27, 2008

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dunlop08.jpgInteractive Marketing, as the official electronic media partner of internationalSPORTgroup, is offering Chamber members the chance to enjoy excellent corporate hospitality and world class squash at the Echo Arena Liverpool.

The 2008 Dunlop British Open will be staged in Liverpool from the 8th to 12th May as part of the city’s European Capital of Culture. Never in its seventy-six year history has the championships ever comprised so many potential winners.

Leading contenders for the men’s title will include three Egyptians: Amr Shabana, the World No.1 and World Champion, Ramy Ashour and Karim Darwish, two Frenchmen, Thierry Lincou and Gregory Gaultier, an Australian, David Palmer, and one English-man, the 2006 British Open Champion Nick Matthew.

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Calling All Hotels February 26, 2008

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bedroom.jpgLiverpool Chamber is brining the British Chamber’s national conference to Liverpool’s new BT Convention Centre on Monday 28 April.

Guests may wish to stay in the city for one or two nights and will be looking for city centre hotels to suit a range of budgets.

Next week, our e-newsletter will be focusing on the conference. This is an opportunity for city hotels to promote their conference offers, free of charge to an audience of 7000 potential customers.

If you run a hotel, call Sue Platt on 0151 227 1234 at Liverpool Chamber by 4pm on Friday 29 February to be included in next week’s newsletter.

Chamber Staff In Today’s Daily Post January 16, 2008

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jack-and-maresa.jpegLiverpool Chamber’s Chief Exec Jack Stopforth and Head of Policy Maresa Molloy are featured in today’s Daily Post.

The story focuses on the business opportunities presented by the upcoming British Chamber of Commerce Annual Conference. This event takes place at the BT Convention Centre, opening on April 28.

From the article:

Businesses based in the city are being encouraged to make the most of the British Chambers of Commerce Conference which is being held in Liverpool in April.

Exhibitors will get access to the chambers of commerce across the country and their members, agencies such as the Learning and Skills Council, Business Link, and the NWDA, and policy decision makers and strategic thinkers of the business world.

Read the full article here.

Find out more about the Chamber Business Convention and book your tickets here.

Lunch @ Liverpool January 10, 2008

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Members of Liverpool Luncheon Club this week enjoyed a traditional winter lunch of Cumberland sausages at 60 Hope Street after hearing about the latest news from one of Liverpool’s most venerable institutions, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society.

Andrew Cornall, RLPO Executive Director talked about their ambitions to put the orchestra back on the international map by resuming touring, explaining that orchestra is ‘one of the city’s most mobile promotional tools.’ Andrew explained how the orchestra and choir are reinvigorated following the appointment of conductor, Vasily Petrenko.

Vasily described his pride and pleasure in working with the RLPO and his plans for 2008 and beyond. He explained that tickets are selling briskly for the current season. Highlights include Verdi’s Requiem at the Metropolitan Cathedral and the War Requiem at the Anglican Cathedral.

The next Lunch@Liverpool is on 6th February at Liverpool Arena and the speaker will be Bob Prattey, CEO of the Liverpool Arena & Convention Centre. For further information, call Sue Platt on 0151 227 1234.

Sir Terry Leahy To Speak At Chamber’s Business Convention January 8, 2008

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Sir Terry LeahyLiverpool-born entrepreneur, Sir Terry Leahy, Chief Executive of Tesco PLC is announced as keynote speaker at the Business Convention, opening at Liverpool’s newly built BT Convention Centre on 28th April.

Sir Terry is referred to as one of the most powerful people in Britain. He has been instrumental in transforming Tesco in less than a decade into the world’s third largest supermarket chain and UK market leader.

Sir Terry is joined by business troubleshooter, Lord Digby Jones, Minister of State for Trade and Investment with DBERR. Lord Jones served as Director-General of the CBI, for six years. During his appointment he took the British business message to 70 different countries. He met on a regular basis with political, business and media figures in the UK and around the world.

The annual Business Convention, hosted by the British Chambers of Commerce, is coming to Liverpool for the first time ever. Liverpool Chamber Chief Executive Jack Stopforth said: “One of our contributions to 2008 is bringing this national conference out of London for the first time in many years to showcase the city to a high profile business audience.

“The theme of the convention ‘from local creativity to global competitiveness’ is based upon Liverpool’s regeneration including the award of the European Capital of Culture 2008. Liverpool Chamber is honoured that Liverpool has been selected to host the convention and we aim to fill the hall, all 800 seats.”

As well as the main event, there will be pre-conference networking at the Tate Gallery Liverpool, a major business exhibition in the convention centre, break out sessions, masterclasses and a conference dinner at The Crowne Plaza, where Lord Digby Jones will be the guest of honour.

Sponsors Royal Bank of Scotland, BT and NWDA are already in place. In addition to BT’s announcement of a five year sponsorship deal of the Convention Centre, BT Chairman, Sir Michael Rake has been confirmed as one of the keynote speakers at this event.

Visit the Business Convention website for more info.

There are a range of opportunities for companies wishing to take part including attending the conference, exhibiting or sponsorship. For more information on exhibiting and sponsorship call Maresa Molloy on 0151 227 1234 ex 2234 or email maresa.molloy@liverpoolchamber.org.uk.

Star Speaker For 08 Annual Dinner November 19, 2007

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The Earl of Derby stand at Aintree Racecourse provided an excellent venue for the third Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner.

Over 320 guests enjoyed a most excellent meal of smoked salmon and fillet of beef before hearing top business speaker Stephen Green, Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc. Stephen talked about the numerous business opportunities in the growing Asian Market and took questions from the audience.

Next year’s Chamber Annual Dinner in at the Liverpool Echo Arena and Convention Centre on 20th November 2008 and the keynote speaker will be the Director General of the BBC. Provisional bookings are now being taken, contact Sue Platt or Melissa Bush from the Chamber’s events team 0151 227 1234.

See pics from this year’s event on the Chamber Flickr site.

08 – It’s Over To You November 5, 2007

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Jack Stopforth, Chamber Chief Executive attended last week’s Capital of Culture Stakeholder conference, organised by the 08 Countdown group.

The group is working hard to make sure that visitors to Liverpool next year get the best possible impression of the city and that businesses within the city are able to capitalise on the projected increase in visitors to the city and its rising profile both nationally and internationally.

The meeting outlined the group working involved in improvement to transport to and around the city, dressing empty buildings on main routes into the city and the opening of Liverpool One and the Echo arena and Convention Centre.

The Culture Company’s Welcome programme aims to make both Liverpool & Merseyside the most welcoming destination in Europe in 2008

Jack said: “This is our opportunity to showcase the city on the national and international stage, the Chamber has been supporting the welcome training offering particular support to the night time economy.

The Chamber has thrown its weight behind support of the city’s new conference centre by moving the British Chambers national conference from London to Liverpool.

The message from this event was now it’s over to the city’s business community to make sure that all their staff are geared up for 2008, and that we all take this opportunity to promote the city and it’s offer by inviting contacts and guests to Liverpool throughout 2008.

For more information on free 08 welcome training for your staff contact Kirsty Connell on 0151 233 5401.

Maresa Molloy On Radio Merseyside July 20, 2007

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Here’s Maresa Molloy, the Chamber’s Head of Policy & Information talking about Liverpooltenders.com the Chamber’s service that was a finalist in the World Chamber’s award. She also discusses the launch of the British Chambers of Commerce national conference, due to be held at Liverpool’s new arena and convention centre in 2008.

Download the interview here. [MP3, 13MB]

BCC Conference Comes To Liverpool July 16, 2007

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Artist’s impression of completed arena

Mark the 28th April 2008 in your diaries, the British Chamber of Commerce‘s Conference has now been officially launched.

The BCC conference, usually held in London, is the premier event in the business calendar.

This year the British Chambers are moving their conference to Liverpool. David Frost, Director General of the BCC said: “The combination of the professionalism of Liverpool Chamber, Capital of Culture Year 2008 and the availability of the new convention centre (pictured above) makes the city a first class location for this prestigious event.”

The theme of the conference is helping local companies to win global business. Keynote speakers will be from the very top echelons of national and international business.

Liverpool Chamber Chief Jack Stopforth explained: “Hosting this conference represents a great milestone. It’s very significant for us, especially in 2008. It’s a great opportunity to showcase what the city has achieved and the challenges that still lie ahead.”