TUC takes annual congress to Liverpool

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has chosen ACC Liverpool’s BT Convention Centre as the venue for its annual congress next year. Some 750 delegates will attend the high profile political event, which has drawn prime ministers, politicians and trade union speakers in the past, on 14-17 September 2009. An additional 3,000 visitors, press and exhibitors are expected to attend the congress, which is forecast to inject almost £2m into the local economy. TUC senior events organiser Keith Faulkner said: “We conducted a vigorous search for the best location for the TUC 2009 and were impressed with ACC Liverpool from the beginning. The BT Convention Centre provides an accessible and sizable site for the TUC’s requirements.” TUC general secretary Brendan Barber added: “We’re looking forward to linking-up with the strong trade union tradition of Merseyside, as well as building on the spirit of Capital of Culture 2008.” The £164m ACC Liverpool opened in January and the BT Convention Centre, which has 1,350 seats, a 3,725m2 multi-purpose hall and 18 flexible meeting rooms, opens in April.

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