This year the Conference will be held in the ACC in Liverpool, a vibrant city boasting excellent facilities for business visitors and tourists alike. With a vast array of cultural, leisure and retail outlets there really is something for everyone to enjoy here, from museums and galleries to sports events, restaurants and high-end shopping. The ACC offers a unique setting for conferences and events in Europe. A bright, spacious central spine connects the two spaces offering unrivalled facilities and a stunning riverside location.Address: Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, L3 4FP
Phone: + 44 151 475 8888
Find us, Parking and Transport
From the south...
Virgin Trains operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.
ACC Liverpool is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to ACC Liverpool. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your ticket.
Ring Traveline Merseyside 0871 200 22 33 for up to date information about your bus, train or ferry service. The Traveline is open from 0800 - 2000 every day of the week.
Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to ACC Liverpool.
The CityLink Route C4 bus links Queen Square bus station, James Street rail station and Liverpool ONE Bus Station to ACC Liverpool. CityLink Route C4 operates every 20 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays, between 7am – 8pm, with a maximum fare of £1 per journey. Merseytravel prepaid tickets, National Concessionary bus passes and Arriva day tickets are all valid on this service.
For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8am – 8pm, 364 days a year or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk
Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport ...
A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of ACC Liverpool.
For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. ACC Liverpool is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted.
From the North...
Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront. The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park is signposted 'Waterfront' on the city wide 'available spaces' signage. We offer a flat fee of £5 for parking for all Echo Arena event nights. Alternative car parking is shown on the downloadable map located in 'related stuff'.
From the South...
Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront. The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park is signposted 'Waterfront' on the city wide 'available spaces' signage. Alternative car parking is shown on the downloadable map located under 'related stuff'.
We offer a flat fee of £5 for parking for all Echo Arena event nights.
New car parks have opened in the Liverpool One complex also - please visit their website for more details.
Please note that because ACC Liverpool is a new building some satellite navigation devices may not instantly recognise it – this can be rectified by one of the following actions:
- Use the postcode L3 4BX, with the following co-ordinates - LAT:53.396007 LONG:-2.99118 (all satellite navigation units have this function).
- Enter the city as 'Liverpool' and the road name as 'Queen’s Wharf'.
For full details of all local bus, rail and ferry services call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or click on the Mersey Travel link under 'related stuff'.