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ACC Liverpool announces multiple new and returning association congresses

Arena and Convention Centre (ACC) Liverpool has announced major bid wins to host new and returning association congresses from now until 2023.

“Association business remains strong as reflected in our latest raft of new conferences which will come to ACC Liverpool over the next few years, bolstering our already busy event programme,” said Adrian Evans, ACC Liverpool’s assistant director, conference and exhibitions.

Among the conferences heading to the northern city is NHS Providers, the membership organisation for the NHS acute, ambulance, community and mental health services, which has recently confirmed a three-year deal to bring its annual conference and exhibition to the waterfront venue from November 2021 to 2023.

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) will also be hosting its annual conference at ACC Liverpool in 2021, coinciding with the opening of The Spine – the RCP’s new £35 million northern headquarters.

The conference is expected to attract 1,000 delegates to the city in April 2021.

“The RCP is marking its next 500 years of improving the practice of medicine with the opening of The Spine in 2021,” said professor Cheng-Hock Toh, academic vice president of the RCP.

“This exciting development will bring RCP together with key players in the healthcare sector to forge a new dynamic to collectively address contemporary health issues. RCP will be at the heart of a new Knowledge Quarter – known as Paddington Village – in Liverpool.”

In addition to new events, a series of other association congresses will return to ACC Liverpool including the British Oncology Pharmacy Association, returning in 2021 for the second time.

“A number of organisers have confirmed that they will return to the venue after hosting successful events here in the past so we must continue to deliver excellent conferences and ensure delegates and visitors enjoy all the city has to offer,” added Evans.

The College of Podiatry will host its annual conference at ACC Liverpool this year, in 2021 and 2022, while the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) will return to ACC Liverpool in May 2021 for the third time.

The Museums Association and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries will also both take place in November 2021.

The European Eye Bank Association will bring delegates from across Europe in 2021, returning to the UK for the first time in more than 30 years after ambassadors from NHS Blood and Transplant bid for the event with the support of the venue and the city.