International Business Festival 2018

LIVERPOOL 12-28 JUNE

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METRO MAYORS UNITE TO URGE BUSINESSES TO JOIN GLOBAL EVENT

Ian Hughes
26 April 2018

l-r Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram MP and Greater Manchester Metro Mayor Andy Burnham MPThe Northwest’s two Metro Mayors Steve Rotheram and Andy Burnham are imploring companies to take advantage of the 2018 International Business Festival and "access a world of business opportunity, right here on their doorstep".

Taking place from 12th to 28th June 2018, at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool, the festival will focus on 9-high growth industries including life sciences, manufacturing and businesses within the creative industries.

The major event is expected to bring together 35,000 delegates, exhibitors and visitors from around the world and is designed to help UK businesses grow and make global connections.

Steve Rotheram, Liverpool City Region metro mayor, said: "The goal of delivering inclusive economic growth that works for everyone in the Liverpool City Region – and Greater Manchester – is only achievable through an entrepreneurial, innovative and successful private sector.

"This dynamic event gives businesses across the North West the opportunity to access the world on their doorstep. Since the Festival launched in 2014, it has delivered more than £500m of additional trade and investment for the UK – the majority of that within the North West.

"I would urge any firm wanting to make the next step to take advantage of this incredible opportunity."

"This dynamic event gives businesses across the North West the opportunity to access the world on their doorstep..."

Andy Burnham, mayor of Greater Manchester, added: "Greater Manchester and Liverpool are two devolved administrations which are primed and ready to make decisions on regional issues that can truly make the difference people need. But we cannot do this alone – we need the support of the business and private sectors in the North West to kick-start growth and help create a thriving local economy.

"I'm looking forward to attending the 2018 International Business Festival where companies will be presenting exciting plans for the future and sharing advice and insight as everyone works towards economic success."

The duo were speaking at a forum focused on the future of the city regions, hosted at the Manchester headquarters of DWF in partnership with CBI, FSB and IoD.

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