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Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management

24-26 November 2020

15th Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management (GCMM)

The 15th Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management will take place 24-26 November.

Conference: Tuesday 24 – Thursday 26 November 2020 GCMM logo

Social programme: Friday 27 November 2020

Crowne Plaza Hotel,
Liverpool city centre
St Nicholas Place, Pier Head
Liverpool
L3 1QW

GCMM is a major biennial international conference for widespread dissemination of knowledge in manufacturing, management, engineering and technology. Recent events held in Australia (2018), China (2016), were highly successful and attracted delegates from over 25 countries.

GCMM 2020 is very special for LJMU Liverpool and the UK as this will be the first time this global congress will be held in Europe to share new attainments in research and industrial practice between academic scholars and industry practitioners.

GCMM has always attracted high-quality research papers and continues to serve as a central hub where the world’s knowledge on manufacturing research is fused with industry strategy in a globalised market.

Why Liverpool?

Liverpool is a maritime city where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea. A key trade and migration port from the 18th to the early 20th centuries, Liverpool is the home of great football and the birthplace of The Beatles.

Founded in 1207, Liverpool is a cosmopolitan city in the North West of England, with an estimated population of 489,000. In 1889, it became a county borough and its growth as a major port contributed to the Industrial Revolution. Liverpool’s port handled international cargo, freight and raw materials from around the worlde. In the 19th century, Liverpool was a major transit point for the Irish and English emigrating to North America. Famous ocean liners such as RMS Titanic, the RMS Lusitania, RMS Queen Mary and RMS Olympic were registered in Liverpool.

Today, Liverpool city region is the host of some exciting industrial developments; its famous Jaguars luxurious cars, the high-end Land Rover “Evoke” and the world leading automotive transmission systems “Getrag-Ford”. Not far from Liverpool is the Airbus plant from where you can see the Beluga flying, which carries the wings of the jumbo airbus to France.

Liverpool’s waterfront features the iconic mercantile buildings known as the "Three Graces": Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building. This historic waterfront is where you’ll find the venue of GCMM2020. Travel time by train from London is 2.5 hours, 45 minutes from Manchester and 3.5 hours from Edinburgh.

With more theatres and museums than any other UK city outside London, Liverpool stands apart from the rest of the British Isles, bursting at the seams with venues, festivals and events celebrating all things cultural.


Liverpool waterfront, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, featuring The Three Graces: the Royal Liver, Cunard and Port of Liverpool Buildings.