ACC Liverpool welcomes UNI World Congress

The event will welcome 2,500 delegates from more than 40 countries.

The UNI World Congress will incorporate the UNI Women’s Conference on June 14-15 and the UNI Global Union World Congress on June 17-20. The organisation represents more than 20million workers from over 900 trade unions worldwide.

Speakers include Jeremy Corbyn, Reverend Dr William Barber, Guy Ryder and Dilma Rousseff.  The opening ceremony will take place in the Echo Arena, part of the ACC Liverpool complex, on June 17.

"We have worked with the organisers of UNI Global Union Congress for many years to secure and organise this significant event which is coming to the UK for the first time," said Bob Prattey, chief executive of The ACC Liverpool Group.

"The arena is set to be transformed for a stunning opening ceremony and we look forward to delivering a successful global conference.  We are also hosting the International Business Festival, taking place in our exhibition centre at the same time, so it’s set to be a very busy period with tens of thousands of delegates on our campus, illustrating the calibre of high profile international events coming to the city."

"We are delighted to be bringing the UNI Women’s Conference and the UNI World Congress to Liverpool, a city recognised throughout the world for its warmth, humour and fighting spirit," added Philip Jennings, UNI global union general secretary. "This is the largest global union gathering in 2018.

"Liverpool has its roots in the growth of the labour movement in the UK and we will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the TUC as well as 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote."

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