Where creativity comes to life
- Liverpool is a thriving city of modern development with state-of-the-art convention facilities. It offers a rich legacy of historic buildings that have been transformed into leading meetings and events venues.
- Located in England’s north west, this port city sits on the banks of the River Mersey.
- It’s the birthplace of the fab four - John, Paul, George and Ringo - forever known and loved as The Beatles.
- A world-leader in life science research, including infectious diseases and tropical medicine.
- A European Capital of Culture in 2008, which resulted in wide-reaching regeneration and investment with a long legacy that can still be seen today.
Liverpool’s proximity to major road and rail networks, Liverpool John Lennon airport (named after its most famous son), as well as Manchester International Airport, makes it an easy city to travel to.
Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport has direct flights from over 69 destinations. It’s a 20-minute drive from Liverpool city centre.
Manchester International Airport is a 40-minute drive from Liverpool city centre. It serves 190 direct flight routes from destinations across the world, including Chicago, Washington, Athens, Barcelona, and Abu Dhabi.
The Liverpool to Dublin ferry route connects England with Ireland. The crossing operates up to 12 times each week and takes around eight hours.
London to Liverpool direct trains take just over two hours. From Manchester, guests can catch regular trains and be in Liverpool in under an hour.
Liverpool and Manchester are connected by the M62 motorway. The journey takes 40 minutes. To drive from London to Liverpool takes around four hours via the M6 motorway.
Health and life sciences
Liverpool is a pioneer in life sciences, with specialisms in infectious disease and tropical medicine. The city is home to the most specialist hospitals and health centres in the UK outside of London, including the Centre of Excellence in Infectious Disease Research (CEIDR).
The renowned Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine was Britain’s first when it opened in 1899. Home to more than 8,000 core life science students, Liverpool has the largest concentration of bio-manufacturing in Europe.
Energy and environment
With a designated Centre for Offshore Renewable Engineering, Liverpool is home to one of the world’s largest offshore wind turbines as well as 1,400 low carbon businesses.
More than £4.3 billion has been invested in energy projects over the past five years. Harnessing its natural assets, Liverpool has one of the largest concentrations of offshore wind assets in the world.
The city’s geography has meant that Liverpool is a world-leader in port and maritime industries, with more than £1 billion invested in new intermodal ports and logistics infrastructure.
Liverpool City Region is home to Centres of Excellence in sensors, oceanography, engineering and renewables, plus many of the world’s major shipping lines have headquarters here.
Did you know that Liverpool is home to four of the world's top six shipping lanes?
Where to stay
More than 7,224 bedrooms available within the city centre, from luxury to boutique, student accommodation to B&Bs.
|4* hotels||2,538 bedrooms|
|3* and under properties||3,587 bedrooms|
|Other (student accommodation / home sharing)||4,000 bedrooms|
From city centre hotels to football stadiums, Liverpool has it all including a choice of two majestic cathedrals, academic centres of excellence, a dedicated exhibition and conference centre, plus a stunning riverfront with many unique and historic event spaces.
Whatever the group size or goals, Liverpool prides itself on its ability to create original and engaging incentive programmes, designed to get the very best out of people.