International Business Festival 2018

LIVERPOOL 12-28 JUNE

Getting here

GETTING HERE

Any truly international event needs a global location and an appropriately extensive venue. Our Festival has both. Liverpool is an international city, with a central UK location that is easy to reach from anywhere in the world. For further guidance on getting here with ease, read the information below.
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THE VENUE

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The 81,100 sqm Exhibition Centre Liverpool is no ordinary venue. The innovative, sleek and modern space has joined Liverpool’s Echo Arena and Convention Centre to form the only purpose-built interconnected building of its kind in Europe, welcoming 113,000 people in its first year alone. 

A great big exhibition centre, full of busy business people is a sight to behold. But the best thing about Exhibition Centre Liverpool is that it’s right in the middle of Liverpool Waterfront, a lively visitor attraction, world-class heritage destination and, in many ways, the heart and soul of the city of Liverpool itself. For more on our dynamic venue, visit the website here. 

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BY PLANE

Liverpool is a gateway to the world and welcomes hundreds of thousands of international visitors every year . Liverpool and Manchester Airports provide a combined 4125 flights per week operated by 77 airlines. Liverpool John Lennon Airport features a range of charter and low-cost flights to a host of major domestic, European and international destinations and our venue is a short 20-minute drive from Liverpool Airport.   

LIVERPOOL JOHN LENNON AIRPORT

LIVERPOOL JOHN LENNON AIRPORT

Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) is one of the UK’s longest established operational airports having been officially opened on 1st July 1933. LJLA is situated seven miles South East of Liverpool City Centre and adjacent to the River Mersey. Liverpool John Lennon Airport currently handles almost 5 million passengers per year with flights to more than 60 destinations in the UK and across Europe

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MANCHESTER AIPORT

Manchester Airport is the third-busiest airport in the UK, in terms of passenger numbers, comprising three passenger terminals and a goods terminal. The airport has flights to 199 destinations, placing the airport 13th globally for total destinations served. The airport handled 27.8 million passengers in 2017, a record total, and has capacity for up to 50 million passengers annually.

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MANCHESTER AIPORT

BY TRAIN

Liverpool is well connected by rail. London is just a two-hour journey away by train, with services every hour. Direct rail services link the city to London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham and others.

For the three weeks of the 2018 International Business Festival, Liverpool South Parkway station will act as the main Liverpool terminus for intercity train travel.

 

Liverpool South Parkway is a modern, high-capacity transport interchange located south of Liverpool city centre, connected via a regular shuttle bus service to Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Four local Merseyrail services an hour will run from Liverpool South Parkway connecting passengers to Liverpool city centre in less than 15 minutes.

Direct onward travel to the Exhibition Centre Liverpool are also being arranged for all Business Festival attendees, more information on these services to follow.

BY CAR

Our venue is less than 20 minutes from the UK motorway network and adjacent to Liverpool’s main through road. Liverpool’s waterfront is well sign-posted and to get precise directions to Exhibition Centre Liverpool, you can use the postcode L3 4BX on your sat nav.

Plan your journey via the Traffic England website link below. 

PLAN YOUR JOURNEY

BY BUS

You’ll never wait long for a bus in Liverpool. Many bus routes serve the bus station at the Liverpool ONE retail development, just a five-minute walk from Exhibition Centre Liverpool. For door-to-door service, our venue offers drop-off areas and dedicated coach parking.

 

PLAN YOUR JOURNEY

PARKING

As a major tourist destination, there are a number of options for parking close to Liverpool Exhibition Centre.  Follow the link below for more details. Pay and display onsite car parking is available with accessible spaces and open 24 hours a day. 

There is also a Drop Off Point by the Taxi Rank on Kings Parade, where customers can be dropped off or picked up. 
 

 

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PARTNERS

Festival Partners

HSBC UKBABBCGREAT

 

DAY SPONSORS

HSBC UKDWF

 

Supporters

 

 

 

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