ACC Liverpool will soon be the host for the first time for the UNI Global World Congress, taking place on June 17 – 20, which will also incorporate the UNI Women’s Conference a few days before, on June 14 – 15. 2,500 delegates from more than 40 countries are expected to attend the grand opening ceremony and the event itself. The event forms part of the Liverpool 2018 programme, marking the 10th anniversary of the city’s reign as European Capital of Culture.
Philip Jennings, UNI Global Union general secretary, said: “We are delighted to be bringing the UNI Women’s Conference and the UNI World Congress to Liverpool, a city recognised throughout the world for its warmth, humour and fighting spirit. This is the largest global union gathering in 2018. Liverpool has its roots in the growth of the labour movement in the UK and we will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the TUC as well as 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote.”
ACC Liverpool has hosted a number of unions since opening in 2008 including Prospect, the Communication Workers Union (CWU), Unite, Unison and the Trade Union Congress. It has hosted the Labour Party Conference twice – in 2011 and 2016 – and the Annual Conference will return again this September.