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7 September 2024

Welcome to BOBExpo - The Largest Premium Shopping Expo in the UK

BOBExpo stands as a beacon, spotlighting a diverse array of cultural products and supporting black-owned businesses. Dedicated to extending the reach of these enterprises, we offer an unparalleled platform for showcasing their unique offerings to a broader audience.

BOBExpo transforms into a space where black-owned businesses connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and new customers, expanding their horizons along the way.

BOBExpo will make its debut in Liverpool on March 23, 2024, hosted at the prestigious Exhibition Centre Liverpool.  

Join us for inspiring seminars featuring industry experts, networking opportunities, and the chance to forge meaningful connections. Celebrating five years of success, BOBExpo boasts over 100 exhibitors and welcomed 3000+ attendees at our event. Be part of this incredible journey as we continue to connect, inspire and uplift the black-owned business community.

Mark your calendars, don’t miss the family-friendly atmosphere and the delightful presence of African and Caribbean food and stay tuned for an event that transcends shopping – it's an experience!


BOB Expo Liverpool Postponement

We sincerely regret to announce the postponement of the BOB Expo Liverpool event,
originally scheduled for March 23rd, 2024. We extend our apologies to all those affected by
this decision, including attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, partners and supporters.

The decision to postpone this event was made after careful consideration of the current
circumstances. As an organisation, our top priority is to ensure that we provide our exhibitors
and attendees with an unparalleled shopping experience that showcases the products and
services of black-owned businesses to the highest possible standard. In light of recent
changes to our core team, we’re currently unable to do so and believe rescheduling is the
most responsible course of action.

While we understand the disappointment this may bring, we are committed to delivering an
exceptional event that exceeds your expectations on the new date of Saturday, 7th
September 2024. This additional time will allow us to enhance our preparations and ensure
that the event is nothing short of extraordinary. We are immensely grateful for your patience
and understanding as we navigate this transition.

Our teams are working tirelessly to make the rescheduled event a resounding success.
For any inquiries or concerns regarding the postponement or the rescheduled event, please
contact info@bobexpo.co.uk.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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From the south...

Avanti West Coast operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.

Exhibition Centre Liverpool is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to the venue. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your train ticket.

Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport...

A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

For further information on bus routes within Merseyside, you can visit https://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/customer-information/routes-and-maps/

For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8am – 8pm, 364 days a year or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk

For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. Exhibition Centre Liverpool is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted.

From the North...

Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront. 

From the South...

Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront. 


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