International Business Festival 2018

LIVERPOOL 12-28 JUNE

 

THE BUSINESS GROWTH 
EVENT OF 2018 

 

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JOIN THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FESTIVAL

12 – 28 June, Liverpool UK

55 major events. Thousands of industry professionals. 200 world-class speakers.
All across 9 inspiring days this summer. 

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WHAT IS IT?

9 unique days designed to boost your knowledge, help you make new connections and give you fresh ideas to grow your business.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Business leaders and professionals seeking to network with our international audience of up to 30,000 buyers, innovators and investors.

WHY ATTEND?

To arm yourself with the insight and practical knowledge you need to make sure your business thrives – and maybe even meet your next client

TAKE A 3D TOUR OF OUR IMMERSIVE VENUE


 

SPECIALLY CONSTRUCTED IN THE 8,100 SQM EXHIBITION CENTRE LIVERPOOL, OUR FESTIVAL ARENA BOLDLY MIXES BUSINESS WITH PLEASURE.

Created by legendary British designer, Wayne Hemingway, this immersive venue layout has been exclusively designed to facilitate deals and maximise lead generation. Click on the map to download a PDF version and our brand new festival flyer!

 

SECURE INVESTMENT  

SECURE INVESTMENT  

SECURE INVESTMENT

MEET UP TO 1,000 UK & INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS: Can you stand out from the crowd? We’ll have knowledgeable investors at the festival every day, actively seeking the next big business opportunity.

THE INVESTOR PITCH: If you have strong traction, market share and capacity to scale, could you earn the chance to pitch to deal-hungry investors, ready to support your ambitions with angel financing awards from £250k - £10m.

LEARN & BECOME INVESTMENT READY: Listen to investors and their insights, what do they look for? Industry peers will share how they managed to secure investor funding to inform your next move

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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:

UK Business Angels Association

GENERATE LEADS

GENERATE LEADS

GENERATE LEADS

ONLINE CONNECTIONS: Network with our audience of up to 30,000 international delegates, partners and investors, even prior to your arrival at the festival. Secure your meetings and make the most of your festival visit, all with our online Delegate Select system.

HOSTED EVENTS: 55 UK and international events are held within the festival’s arena. Their delegates are ready to connect and explore the profitable business opportunities.

INNOVATORS: Discover the inspirational innovators driving the future of business. Connect to an unparalleled network of professionals who are seeking to change the world of business.

INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE: Visit hundreds of exhibitors with the most innovative products, ideas and services to further enhance your future partnership prospects.

BOOST KNOWLEDGE

BOOST KNOWLEDGE

BOOST KNOWLEDGE

THE KNOWLEDGE HUB - Our practical ‘how-to’ sessions, workshops and presentations are designed for businesses that are big on ambition but short on time.

DESIGNED FOR FUTURE GROWTH - Knowledge Hub sessions focus on three critical business themes: Leadership & Skills, Access to Finance, and Market Opportunities.

SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE: Learn from the experts about doing business with China, India or the US, winning government financial support, the technology transforming your sector, and the cyber security you need to protect your business. 

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CHALLENGE YOUR THINKING 

CHALLENGE YOUR THINKING 

CHALLENGE THINKING

INNOVATORS: Including Simon Segars, CEO, ARM Holdings, Shefali Sharma, Oxford Space Systems, Dr Mike Pitts, Head of Urban Systems, Innovate UK.

INFLUENCERS: Including Simon Jack, Business Editor BBC, Mark Shayler, Founder of Ape & Do Lectures, Carolyn Fairbairn, Director-General, CBI.

INDUSTRY LEADERS: Including Anthony Behan, IBM, Ruth McKernan CBE, CEO Innovate UK, Juergen Maier, CEO Siemens PLC, and many more.

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FUEL YOUR FUTURE 

FUEL YOUR FUTURE 

FUEL YOUR FUTURE

The Festival will highlight and examine an incredible and imposing future world of work like no other event could:

- Investigating the politics and implications of new technology

- Explore the ‘mega-cities ’ of tomorrow and the role they’ll play in driving business forward

- Prepare for the changing role of humans in both society and the workplace

- Take an informed, investigative look at what Brexit really means for International and British businesses

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THE LATEST INNOVATION 

THE LATEST INNOVATION 

THE LATEST INNOVATION

Meet the sharpest minds and creative thinkers at the UK Innovation Hub, part of the UK Government pavilion.

Learn what the UK Industrial Strategy is really all about and what it could do for your business. Join us at the UK Innovation Hub to explore UK-based innovations that will shape the future global economy in:

  • Artificial intelligence and big data
  • Clean energy growth
  • The future of mobility
  • And meeting the needs of an ageing society
     

Find out more on what government support is available to UK- based organisations, innovators, exporters and foreign investors into the UK to help your business grow

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9 high-growth industry themed days

SPEAKERS

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GENERATE SALES & BOOST REVENUE

  • £500m + 
    WORTH OF BUSINESS DEALS
  • £87M
    WORTH OF EXPORTS SECURED
  • £250M
    OF SALES GENERATED

HOW CAN THE FESTIVAL HELP TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS? 

HOSTED EVENTS

Our Festival will host more than 50 major global events and conferences, in addition to our core programme. Imagine a world of business opportunity, potential connections and thousands of sector-specific delegates meters away from the main event. Take a look below.


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INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE EXHIBITORS

INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE EXHIBITORS

Our Festival will host up to 100 world-leading companies, institutions, and trade & investment bodies showcasing their ideas, products and services each day. Check out who will be exhibiting at this summer’s event.

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BOOK YOUR STAND

VISIT OUR PARTNER STANDS

HSBC UK

HSBC UK

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Headline partner, HSBC UK will be on hand throughout the Festival. Visit their stand to and discover how they can help you navigate today’s globalised and accessible markets.

HSBC believe that the festival is a fantastic boon for the nation, with fantastic benefits for their global customers.

HSBC is here to champion amazing enterprises from all over the UK through our event. 

BRITISH AIRWAYS

BRITISH AIRWAYS

BA logo

Headline partner, British Airways are taking a stand for better business travel. Visit them to take your business further than ever before, for a fraction of the cost.

NEXT STEPS

1. VIEW OUR PROGRAMME

Take a look at our 9-day programme, including our 'Futures Stage' and 'Knowledge Hub'.
 

PROGRAMME

2. SELECT YOUR DAYS 

What industry are you in? What industry do you want to work with? What industry interests you? 

3. REGISTER YOUR PLACE

We offer two tickets types. A 'Day Pass' for people who want to attend a single day or a 'Festival Pass' for people who want to attend two days or more.  

REGISTER HERE

PARTNERS

Festival Partners

HSBC UKBRITISH AIRWAYSGREATBBC

 

DAY SPONSORS

HSBC UKDWFSeqirus

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Supporters

 

 

 

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