Liverpool wins conferences worth £1.5m

Liverpool has won two international academic conferences that it says will boost the local economy by £1.5m.

Liverpool's iconic Albert Dock
Liverpool's iconic Albert Dock

The city will host the Toulon-Verona Conference (TVC) in August 2014 and the European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP) in August 2015. Both wins were clinched with support from Marketing Liverpool.

The five-day ECVP event will see around 600 delegates descend on Liverpool, contributing an estimated £1.42m to the local economy. Previous events have taken place in Bremen in Germany and next year it will visit Belgrade, Serbia. The conference examines the scientific study of visual perception.

The TVC event comes to Liverpool for the first time, having previously taken place in cities including Glasgow, Palermo, Lisbon and this year in Ljubljana in Slovenia. It was established by the universities of Toulon and Verona to discuss higher education. Liverpool estimates that the event and its 150 delegates will contribute about £140,000 to the city.

The pitch processes for the two wins involved Dr Alex Douglas from Liverpool John Moores University, who presented to the organisers of TVC; and Dr Marco Bertamini from the University of Liverpool, who suggested Liverpool as a host city for the ECVP conference.

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