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National Conference First For City April 17, 2007

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Arena & Convention Centre, British Chambers of Commerce, Business, Events, Liverpool, News, Podcasts.
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Artist’s impression of completed arena

Today (Tuesday 17 April), the British Chambers of Commerce announced that it will be holding its 2008 national conference in Liverpool. This prestigious event will feature top speakers from the political and business world. It is the first time for a number of years that the annual conference has been held outside of London.

Jack Stopforth, CEO of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce said: “Bringing the British Chambers’ national conference here in 2008 was an opportunity too good to miss. It’s a great way to showcase the city to the business community from across the UK. Liverpool offers stunning new conference facilities and a wide range of quality hotels. By working with the British Chambers, we will also be promoting the great leisure, sporting and cultural opportunities to the delegates.”

The £164m Arena & Convention Centre Liverpool complex will open early in 2008 and boasts a stunning waterfront location, which coupled with the Grosvenor development at Liverpool One, will link the waterfront with the city centre.

Delegates will have free time scheduled into their conference timetable enabling them to sample a range of uniquely Merseyside cultural and leisure opportunities during the Capital of Culture celebrations.

David Frost, Director General of British Chambers of Commerce said: “I am delighted that we are taking the 2008 Conference to Liverpool so we can share in the city’s year of being European Capital of Culture. The North West of England has some of the most successful businesses in the UK and this will be a great opportunity for the region to show the rest of the country the dynamism that is fuelling the area’s renaissance.”

Listen to a Radio Merseyside interview with Chamber CEO Jack Stopforth about the conference.