BBC Worldwide chooses ACC Liverpool for showcase event

BBC Worldwide has announced an agreement with ACC Liverpool to hold its BBC Worldwide Showcase event at the venue until 2019.

The single-distributor TV sales market, which is held every year in February, attracts 700 TV and digital buyers, as well as many of Britain’s top programme makers from both the BBC and the independent production community.


ACC Liverpool sees record turnover

ACC Liverpool generates £1bn for city's economy


According to statistics from ACC Liverpool, temporary employment created within ACC Liverpool to service the 2016 event equated to some 680 man days. The expected economic impact generated as a direct result of BBC Worldwide Showcase taking place in Liverpool in 2016 was just over £1.5m.

BBC Worldwide chief executive, Tim Davie, said: "BBC Worldwide Showcase is the most important event in our calendar. It gives us an unparalleled opportunity to promote great British content to the world’s broadcasters and allows us to place the UK creative industries on a global stage. ACC Liverpool is the perfect venue for us: its size and flexibility match our ambition and our customers love visiting one of Britain’s most iconic cities."

Bob Prattey, chief executive of The ACC Liverpool Group, said: "Due to its nature and scale, BBC Worldwide Showcase is one of the most complex events in our programme and has been a key conference since its first outing to Liverpool in 2012. Each year the event changes in terms of the use and demands on the building. We have formed a unique partnership with the BBC Worldwide team to ensure the continued success of Showcase and a combined dedication to raising the bar each year."

More:

Volvo selects Ignition for product launch 

The fresh Group to deliver Business & Climate Summit

Joymain heads to Malaysia for conference and incentive trip

• For more breaking news and in-depth features, sign up to C&IT Magazine's daily Newstracker here

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
Diary of a delegate: Undiscovered Azerbaijan

Diary of a delegate: Undiscovered Azerbaijan

Exploring the emerging destination’s modern and medieval experiences in Baku, Gabala and Sheki.

Brands at Work appoints new creative director

Brands at Work appoints new creative director

Senior hire brings experience from a range of sectors that will help the agency meet the evolving needs of clients.

In pictures: Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok opening March 2020

In pictures: Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok opening March 2020

The hotel at Chao Phraya River offers indoor and outdoor event spaces in the Thai capital.

Judges announced for C&IT Awards Americas

Judges announced for C&IT Awards Americas

The inaugural C&IT Awards Americas will be judged by a mix of regional and global event professionals.

Ditching ‘swag bags’ and tackling the problem of food waste

Ditching ‘swag bags’ and tackling the problem of food waste

Corporate event planners spoke about ways to reduce waste and make conferences more sustainable.

‘I thought having children would have no impact on my career in events’

‘I thought having children would have no impact on my career in events’

One event professional discusses the struggle to balance work and life as a mother of a two-year-old.

Six new recruits for Venues and Events International

Six new recruits for Venues and Events International

Swindon-based event agency expands its team, including return of two former employees, after new client wins.

‘Glorified schedule apps' among top tech concerns for event planners

‘Glorified schedule apps' among top tech concerns for event planners

Delegates discussed their main aspirations, groans and gripes about tech during a roundtable at C&IT's Corporate Forum.

Case study: Nissan’s royal relaunch

Case study: Nissan’s royal relaunch

A revolving stage and 3D animation helped showcase the new Patrol SUV to an audience of VIPs, including UAE's royal family.

OrangeDoor appoints new managing director

OrangeDoor appoints new managing director

Event agency reinforces its senior leadership team to focus on ambitious global expansion plans.

LATEST JOBS