Liverpool Sector Strengths
We have some strong sector strengths here in the Liverpool City Region, and we have an excellent track record of attracting events in these sectors too.
We are at the centre of the UK’s second largest regional economy with access to 7 million customers. Our regional economy is worth more than £171 billion with 317,200 businesses and we are strongly connected to global markets.
We are pioneering in life sciences with the most specialist’s hospitals and health centres in the UK outside of London, over 8,000 core life science students and we have the largest concentration of bio-manufacturing in Europe.
We are making a difference in the energy sector with the first deployment of the world’s largest offshore wind turbines, 1,400 low carbon businesses and £4.3bn invested in energy projects in 5 years.
We’re revolutionary, thanks to be being home to the largest supercomputing facility for industrial applications in the UK, and of course known as the home of JLR – which makes 250,000 cars here every year.
We’re also pretty good at tech – our growth significantly exceeds Birmingham, Bristol and Leeds, plus we have a 22% increase in digital businesses growth AND 29% increase in digital businesses count; go us!
And we can’t forget our maritime industry. Liverpool City Region is home to Centres of Excellence in sensors, oceanography, engineering and renewables, many of the world’s major shipping lines have HQs here. Did you know that 60% of the UK container market is closer to Liverpool than the south?
All wrapped up in a fantastic compact city with excellent transport links, plenty of beds, an excellent experience offer for delegates, UNESCO listed waterfront, oh and a UNESCO City of Music crown!
With credentials like these it’s no wonder event organisers choose Liverpool.