17 Jan, 2024

A Guide to Exhibiting at ECL Liverpool

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Why Exhibit at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool? 

At Exhibition Centre Liverpool (ECL Liverpool) you'll find yourself within a large event campus that offers a level of flexibility you won't find anywhere else in Europe. An 8,100 square meter exhibition hall is just the beginning. You also have access to the adjacent Convention Centre connected via an enclosed bridge for easy movement between spaces.

The Convention Centre holds a 1,350-seat auditorium, 21 break-out rooms and a 3,725 square meter multi-purpose hall, all designed to cater to a variety of event formats and sizes. Need even more space? Just a short walk brings you to the M&S Bank Arena. This arena can accommodate up to 11,000 people, not to mention an additional 3,400 square meters of floor space at your disposal.

Whether it's a large-scale conference, exhibition, or a high-profile concert, Exhibition Centre Liverpool is your gateway to an extraordinary event experience.

Elevate Your Exhibition at ECL Liverpool

With over 16 years of experience in exhibition stand hire, we’re here to turn your ideas into reality. We pride ourselves on our blend of imaginative flair, technical know-how and exhibition experience.

  • Design, Set-Up and Dismantling: Our skilled in-house team handles every aspect of your exhibition stand.

  • Dedicated Project Management: Each project is assigned a project manager to smoothly navigate you through all the steps, managing necessary paperwork like health and safety forms and risk assessments.

  • Essential Amenities Advice: We provide expert recommendations on all the crucial utilities for your stand, including electricity, water and WiFi.

  • Consistent Communication: Stay informed and involved with regular updates.

  • Transportation Handled: : Our experienced team will oversee the logistics of transporting your exhibition stand.

Optimise Your Impact

Unique Exhibitions elevates your event presence with our expert stand hire and design services. Here’s how to make your stand a success:

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    Define Your Goals: For brand visibility or showcasing new products, start with clear objectives..

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    Know Your Audience: Tailor your design and content to resonate with your audience's preferences and needs.

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    Stand Out with Branding: Make your stand pop with unique, consistent branding, from colours to logos and memorable slogans to convey your value.

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    Visual Appeal: Invest in striking graphics that communicate your message and capture attention.

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    Personal Connection: Balance tech with human interaction for genuine engagement.

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    Strategic Lighting: Highlight your stand’s best features and products with effective lighting.

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    Intuitive Layout: Create a stand that’s easy to navigate and encourages exploration.

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    Be Tech Savvy: Utilise technology for efficient lead capture and visitor interaction.

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    Memorable Giveaways: Attract visitors with unique, relevant giveaways.

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    Build Pre-Event Buzz: Use social media and email marketing to spark interest and schedule meetings.

Want to learn more? Read Inspiring Exhibition Stand Ideas

A FREE no-obligation quote is waiting for you, get in touch for more information.

Getting to the ECL Liverpool


By Car:

Less than 20 minutes from the UK’s motorway network and adjacent to Liverpool's main road, the ECL Liverpool is ideally located for car travel. Parking: The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park, part of the site's campus, holds 1,600 spaces. It's a short walk (a few minutes) from the Exhibition Centre and is available 24/7.

By Train:

A two-hour direct train journey from London to Exhibition Centre Liverpool is easily accessible. Rail links make it a convenient destination for visitors from the North West and surrounding areas. A brief taxi ride will get you from Lime Street Station to the Centre in no time.

By Bus:

Several bus lines run from the bus station at the Liverpool ONE retail development, around a five-minute walk away from the ECL Liverpool. Dedicated drop-off areas and coach parking makes for a hassle-free arrival.

By Air:

Liverpool John Lennon Airport connects you to a variety of domestic, European and international locations. Manchester’s International Access: A 45-minute journey brings you from Manchester’s international airport to the ECL Liverpool, adding to the convenience for international visitors.

Hotels Near Exhibition Centre Liverpool 

Heading to an event at ECL Liverpool? You've got some great hotel options right around the corner. Check out Staybridge Suites Liverpool, Leonardo Hotel Liverpool, or Campanile Hotel – they're all just a short walk away to make exhibiting at the ECL more appealing. If you need more tips on where to stay, the ECL Liverpool has a useful guide on their site (https://www.exhibitioncentreliverpool.com/visiting-us/visiting-liverpool/). 

Top Attractions in Liverpool

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Liverpool’s got it all – from engaging daytime conferences to fun-filled evenings with great food and memorable experiences.

The Wheel of Liverpool:

Experience the magic of Liverpool from new heights. With its 42 capsules, the wheel presents an unparalleled opportunity to witness breathtaking views. Marvel at the cityscape, the glistening River Mersey and the distant peaks of the Welsh mountains. The ride also offers a unique perspective of Liverpool's World Heritage Site waterfront.l

City Explorer Liverpool:

Embark on an unforgettable exploration of Liverpool with the City Explorer open-top bus tour. You'll discover the city's most iconic landmarks and hidden gems, all while enjoying entertaining and enlightening commentary that reveals why Liverpool stands out as a unique and captivating destination.

Liverpool’s Waterfront:

This iconic setting is a hub of activity and beauty. The Pier Head, adorned with the legendary Three Graces - the Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building, and the Port of Liverpool Building, stands as a testament to the city's rich heritage. Here, the famed Liver Birds keep watch, one over the city and the other out to sea.

Quirky Quarter:

Quirky Quarter is a unique playground for the mind and senses. This one-of-a-kind destination is a treasure trove of interactive experiences designed to stimulate your brain and spark your curiosity. You'll find yourself navigating through puzzling challenges that tease the intellect and a series of oddball photo ops that are as fun as they are unusual. Ideal for all age ranges.

Brewery Bus Tours:

This journey takes you through the heart of Liverpool's brewing scene, offering an insider's look into the craft and dedication behind each brewery. At each stop, you'll dive into the brewing process. And, of course, there will be tastings of professionally crafted beers – a perfect blend of education and pleasure.

Liverpool Empire Theatre:

Whether you're a fan of dazzling West-End shows, the rhythm and energy of live music, the laughter of stand-up comedy, or the dramatic flair of opera, enjoy it all at Britain’s largest two-tier theatre.

Liverpool One:

Located near the picturesque waterfront, Liverpool One is a premier shopping and leisure hotspot. It holds over 170 stores, a range of bars and restaurants, a 14-screen cinema, and even a park! Whether you're in the mood for a shopping spree, a culinary adventure, a movie marathon, or just a leisurely day out in the park, Liverpool One has something to suit everyone.

Tate Liverpool:

Tate Liverpool (one of the four esteemed Tate galleries) can be found at The Royal Albert Dock and houses over 70,000 artworks. Whether you're looking to delve into the depths of contemporary art or explore historical masterpieces, this iconic gallery provides a captivating experience just minutes away from the heart of the city.

Read Exhibition Centre Liverpool’s attraction guide for more places to visit.

Our Top Exhibition Picks for the Year Ahead at the ELC:

  1. The Liverpool Wedding Show: 10th-11th February 2024
  2. Jussasic Take-Over Day: 10th February 2024
  3. Comic Con Liverpool 2024: - 4th-5th May 2024
  4. National Beauty Show UK: 18th-19th May 2024
  5. The Docks Tattoo Convention: 18th-19th May 2024
  6. The Ultimate Show: 28th July 2024

For further FAQs answered by Exhibition Centre Liverpool, click here.

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