12 – 28 June, Liverpool UK
55 major events. 30,000 industry professionals. 200 world-class speakers.
All across 9 inspiring days this summer.
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.
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
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
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
SPECIALLY CONSTRUCTED IN THE 81,100 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.
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.
GLOBAL EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY
Effectively marketing your business means talking directly to your customers. Our unique 2018 International Business Festival attracts global buyers, across nine targeted business themes, presenting a massive opportunity to meet the decision makers who can take your business into new markets and beyond.
1. VIEW OUR PROGRAMME
Take a look at our 9-day programme, including our 'Futures Stage' and 'Knowledge Hub'.
2. SELECT YOUR DAYS
What industry are you in? What industry do you want to work with? What industry interests you?
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.