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Global Alliance to invest £910m into its venues

Global Alliance's £910m investment will add a further 135,400m2 of meeting and events space to its venues around the world.

Global Alliance to invest £910m into its venues
Global Alliance to invest £910m into its venues

Global Alliance has announced today that it will invest £910.2m ($1.5bn) into the redevelopment of its five, worldwide member venues.

The opening of ACC Liverpool’s new £40m Exhibition Centre Liverpool and the £25m adjoining hotel is part of the company's smbitious redevelopment project.

Also included in the project is the Boston Convention & Exhibition Centre in the US, which will undergo a £610.8m ($1bn) expansion, adding 120,000m2 to the facility as well as a 1,500-room hotel.

Adelaide Convention Centre’s £190m expansion into a new multi-purpose events facility will consist of 4,300m2 of convention floor space, as well as 3,000m2 of event floor space.

Durban ICC, South Africa, has invested just under £600,000 into renovating its kitchens and meeting rooms, which will include drop-down screens and line data projectors.

Julie-May Ellingson, the chair and chief executive officer of Durban ICC, said: "As the architecture of meetings and conferences change; so too, must our venues. In order to stay ahead of the game we need to ensure our venues are fit for purpose and offer state-of-the-art facilities."

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