Liverpool Council is to stage a number of alternative events following the demise of the Liverpool Boat Show

Following the announcement on Monday that the Liverpool Boat Show has been cancelled just two months before it was due to take place, MBM can reveal that Liverpool Council and its partners are already looking at hosting other events in a bid to salvage something from the wreckage of the boat show.

A meeting has been called for Monday 21 February in which representatives from maritime organisations will meet with Liverpool Council and its partners to discuss what can be done to get the best out of the newly improved infrastructure in Albert Dock, which now includes permanent pontoons.

Liverpool City Council Leader, Cllr Joe Anderson said, “It is important that we pull out all the stops to minimise the economic impact of the boat show being cancelled.

“It was only one of a number of maritime events being planned and we need to look at how we can work with other organisations to expand these to boost our tourism economy.”

Marine Industry Events (MIE), the company behind the Liverpool Boat Show, will not be involved in these discussions.

For the full story on what went wrong with the Liverpool Boat Show see the April issue of MBM.