Liverpool venues praised for disability conference

20th October 2008

<p>Liverpool venues have been praised after a strong response to plans for an event discussing how to help disabled conference delegates, reports</p><p>The event sold out within just a few days and was held at London Road's Gateway Conference Centre. It was designed to discuss how disabled conference delegates could be made to feel more comfortable at corporate events by encouraging broader disability awareness amongst staff and improving facilities. Disabled British adults have around £80 billion to spend, and more of this could be fed into the conference sector if disabled access was improved across the board.</p><p>David Wade-Smith, chairman of the Mersey Partnership (TMP) tourism board and a speaker at the conference, told the website: "At TMP we are constantly striving to ensure that Liverpool and Merseyside is the destination of choice for disabled visitors."</p><p>With tickets selling so rapidly, the conference organisers praised the Liverpool conference and hospitality industry for responding so positively to the event.</p><p>According to, former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan recently addressed an international business summit in the city via a video link.<br/><img alt="ADNFCR-1753-ID-18834438-ADNFCR" src="" /></p>