You’ve booked your venue… what next?

You’ve found the perfect venue, it’s available on the dates you need, contract is signed and dates are set. Now what?

We all know that the content, theme and programme is the backbone of your event, however there are other elements that should never be overlooked and that Liverpool Convention Bureau can help you with…

Promoting your event to delegates

Liverpool has a great track record of smashing delegate number targets. Delegates want to come here. We can help you attract delegates to your event by arming you with the best images and videos of the city to tempt and excite your delegates into not only registering, but getting them to tell their peers to register too! Check out our toolkit here, which includes lots of imagery, videos and information you may need to sell the city!

Have you held you event in the same destination for years, and nervous about how your delegates would find the move to a new city? We have worked with organisers in similar situations, providing content for regular newsletters and social media posts, so that your delegates know all they need to know, and feel at home in Liverpool before they have even arrived.

Creating a memorable experience

The social part of a conference is as important as the conference programme itself. The social programme is the hotbed where professional networks are built and lasting partnerships are made, an environment to relax and discuss the days’ findings with peers from different organisations, different locations and different countries.

Liverpool Convention Bureau have years of experience in helping event organisers create the best environment for social events. A drinks reception with enough space to allow delegates to work the room? Try one of our museums or galleries. The Museum of Liverpool and the British Music Experience allow delegates to mingle with a drink, and the interesting artefacts and displays can help even the most nervous of net-workers strike up a conversation.

For a gala dinner with the wow factor, Liverpool Cathedral is hard to beat. The largest cathedral in the country can host up to 1,000 attendees for a stunning sit down dinner. Stand back and enjoy a proud moment as you watch jaws drop as your guests walk into the awe inspiring space.

Liverpool Convention Bureau can help every step of the way, from introductions to caterers who don’t bat an eyelid at setting up a temporary kitchen in a cathedral chancel, and AV companies who can master the acoustics and transform the Gothic arches with lighting to match your brand.

Where to stay?

We’re lucky in Liverpool to not only have all the branded hotels you would expect to see in a major city, but also some chic independent accommodation such as Hope Street Hotel, Seel St Hotel by EPIC and the Castle Collection. We have everything from boutique to budget across our 7,000 city centre rooms – along with plenty more across the city region.

We can negotiate blocks of rooms for VIPs, staff and speakers in the best hotels closest to your venue.

Liverpool Convention Bureau takes the stress, and financial risk, out of organising delegate accommodation. We love to talk to delegates about where to stay and offer not only a secure online booking platform, but the option to book over the phone too. We’ve been known to chat to delegates for so long on the phone we even find out their preferred method of making a gin and tonic*, their pets names and their favourite Beatle!

It’s all part of the Liverpool welcome, being friendly comes naturally to the LCB team 😀
*personal favourite was an elderly delegate who advised ‘Gin, out the freezer, no tonic’

Stay a little longer….

Once the conference is over, don’t rush home. Liverpool is the perfect base to explore the region. There is always something happening in Liverpool – from Wirral to Southport and everywhere in-between, inspire your delegates to explore!

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This blog has been written by Kate Currie, Convention Bureau Manager at Marketing Liverpool.
Kate is from Ormskirk and is an LCB veteran, having worked in the Convention Bureau team for 12 years! She loves posh hotels, running, good films and spending time with her 2 little boys!

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