General Information & Venue


The currency of Liverpool is Great British Pound (GPD). To check the current exchange rate visit www.xe.com. Credit cards are accepted virtually everywhere and Traveler's Cheques are also widely accepted. International airports and major hotels provide money-changing facilities.


If you do not know whether you need a visa to come to the UK, or which immigration category is most suitable for you, the Do you need a visa? questionnaire will help you find the answer.

If you require a letter of invitation for your visa application, please click here (registration@happen.co.uk).


Certain goods are restricted or banned completely from entering the UK, even if you are travelling from within the European Union. These include firearms, offensive weapons, endangered species (and items made from them), and some types of food and plants. See Banned and restricted goods for more information.


The official language of the Meeting is English.


The Type G electrical plug is a British three-pin rectangular blade plug that has a protective fuse inside to protect cords from high-current circuits. Type G outlets generally include safety switches


The 1,600 space multi-storey Liverpool Waterfront Car Park is fully secure and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is centrally located on Kings Dock at the site of BT Convention Center and Echo Arena, ideal for access to Jury's Inn and Staybridge Suites, as well as all other waterfront destinations including Albert Dock, Tate Liverpool, Museum of Liverpool and Beatles Story.


All communication with registered delegates will be by email wherever an email address is provided, please contact the Secretariat Happening by phone on +44 (0) 151 558 0964 or email: cs@happen.co.uk.


Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that all delegates take out their own travel and medical insurance prior to coming to the meeting. The policy should include loss of fees/ deposit through cancellation of your participation in the meeting, or through cancellation of the meeting itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. Neither the meeting secretariat nor the organising committee will take any responsibility for any participant failing to insure. Please speak to your travel agent or airline in regard to this matter.


Please advise the meeting secretariat either via the registration form or in writing should you wish for them to make alternative arrangements on your behalf.

Please Note: dietary requirements received less than 72 hours prior to the event cannot be guaranteed.


In July and August, the temperature averages between 16 and 21C. Rain falls throughout the year, and the weather in England can sometimes change very quickly.


The information provided in the handbook is correct at time of printing. The Organisers reserve the right to amend the programme as circumstances dictate.



In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, the Conference Organising Committee and Happening Ltd accept no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by delay or cancellation.


Complimentary wireless internet access is available to Conference delegates throughout the ACCL, to access this you will need to connect to the ACCL wireless connection. Please see staff at the registration desk for further information.

Smoking Policy

The British Government imposes a strict no smoking policy in venues, restaurants, bars and shopping centers in Liverpool.


Liverpool was previously European Capital of Culture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has more museums and galleries of any other UK city outside London. It has a rich maritime history and stunning architecture which, combined with its legendary nightlife and musical heritage, makes an excellent congress location.

Liverpool Arena and Convention Centre

The Arena and Convention Centre, Liverpool is a world class, flexible venue, the only directly interconnected arena and convention centre in Europe. The award-winning BT Convention Centre (which houses a 1,350 seat auditorium, 18 break out rooms and 3,725 m2 of exhibition space)giving a total of 7,125m2 when combined with the arena floor) and the 11,000-capacity Echo Arena are linked by a central galleria joining the two venues and providing a unique landscape for our event.

ACC Liverpool stands in an iconic building on Liverpool's world famous Mersey waterfront, next to the Grade I listed Albert Dock, home to Tate Liverpool, the Beatles Story and numerous bars and restaurants.

ACC Liverpool offers delegates and visitors the chance to experience a city that is fast becoming the most popular destination in the UK. Liverpool consistently ranks amongst top UK destinations for weekend breaks and shopping, with a truly diverse range of attractions from music, art and culture to fashion, football and the world's most famous horse race - the Grand National.

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