Echo Arena Liverpool has appointed Robbie Owen (pictured right) as concert sales coordinator.

Owen takes up the role from his previous position as client account manager in the venue’s ticketing department. He will be responsible for liaising with concert promoters, as well as booking and managing the programme of events.

The new role comes as Owen celebrates seven years at The ACC Liverpool Group, which, along with Echo Arena, is also home to BT Convention Centre and Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

“I have worked for The ACC Liverpool Group since the venue opened more than seven years ago and have built up a strong network of contacts in that time,” he said. “I am looking forward to working with promoters to ensure we maintain a diverse range of events – not just in the arena but across all our venues, including EchoTwo and The Auditorium Liverpool.”

Exhibition Centre Liverpool is due to open in September, and will have capacity for 6,000 standing concertgoers. The Echo Arena, meanwhile, has hosted artists including Sir Paul McCartney, Beyoncé and Katy Perry; Michael McIntyre, Duran Duran and Dynamo are confirmed to play the venue later this year.