ACC Liverpool has hired two new recruits ahead of the opening of Exhibition Centre Liverpool.
Amy King has joined the team as exhibition sales manager and will be responsible for generating new business and strengthening existing relationships in the market.
“To be involved in its opening year provides a tremendous opportunity to promote Liverpool as a new destination for consumer and trade exhibitions and to secure interesting events,” she said.
Also joining the team, Jennifer Jensen has taken on the role of exhibition sales account manager, after working as corporate and agency sales manager at ACC Liverpool.
Exhibition Centre Liverpool will open in September, doubling the facilities of the existing award-winning waterfront venue – currently home to BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena.
The £66m development, which includes an integrated four-star Pullman hotel, will provide a further 8,100 sq m of flexible exhibition space.
In its first year of operation, Exhibition Centre Liverpool is expected to host about 50 events and attract more than 250,000 visitors. Confirmed trade and consumer exhibitions so far include The Venue Expo, the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers FPS Expo, MCM Expo group and the Allergy and Free From Show North.
The news comes as ACC Liverpool recently announced its highest ever annual turnover. It delivered a turnover of £15.4m, compared to just over £14.7m for the previous 12 month period, for figures based on audited accounts for the year ended March 31 2014.
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