ACC Liverpool has confirmed that it will host Revo, previously known as the British Council of Shopping Centres conference, in Liverpool later this year, after the retail exhibition’s four-year absence from the city.
Revo is one of the largest events in the UK retail property calendar, and rebranded from BCSC at the time of its last exhibition in Manchester in 2016.
More than 3,000 of the country’s most senior retail property and placemaking professionals are expected to attend the event across three days in September.
The event, in its 32nd year, will include an exhibition and provide networking opportunities as well as a comprehensive seminar programme.
Kerrin MacPhie, director of conference and exhibition sales at ACC Liverpool, said: “This event is seen as a key date on the retail calendar and we are pleased that Revo has chosen to hold its event with us again, particularly during such an important year when the organisation has undergone a complete rebrand and repositioning.
“It is therefore fitting that it will be held in our exhibition centre which will showcase the creative aspects of this unique conference and exhibition.”
Beth Wilson, Revo’s head of events, said: “We have rebranded as Revo, a combination of ‘retail’ and ‘evolution’, now more inclusive and reflective of our ever changing and diverse world of retail property and placemaking.
“We are entering a new and exciting era for our event and have changed the format considerably, also supported by our lowest ever entry costs. A new and vibrant venue such as Exhibition Centre Liverpool therefore fits the bill perfectly for us and enables us to host our conference and exhibition under one roof. With all that Liverpool offers just on the doorstep, we also very successfully fulfil the critical sociability element of our overall event proposition.”