International Business Festival 2018

LIVERPOOL 12-28 JUNE

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  • British small businesses are looking to overseas markets for growth, with Europe still the number one target, despite Brexit, according to new research. A majority of SME leaders (55%) see Brexit as a ...
  • There will be a huge focus on UK-China trade at the International Business Festival, with up to 200 Chinese delegates converging on Liverpool for the three-week event. Delegations from areas including ...
  • CREATIVE BUSINESSES NEED HELP GETTING GOOD FINANCE

    04 June 2018 Charlotte Chung, Creative Industries Federation
    The UK’s creative industries are an economic powerhouse. It is the fastest growing sector in the last decade and, in 2016, contributed £91.8bn to the economy – this is more than the automotive, life s ...
  • Will robots take our jobs? Should everyone get a basic income, whether they have a job or not? Can microchips help save the world? They’re huge questions about the very nature of our society in the ye ...
  • FUTURE WORLD OF WORK: ONLY HUMAN?

    07 June 2018 Andy McFarlane, The Business Tribune
    Machines that process data much faster than humans are making companies more efficient and jobs obsolete. So what will the human workforce of the future look like? Artificial intelligence… machine lea ...
  • Kensington Palace has confirmed our Festival patron, the Duke of Cambridge, will attend the International Business Festival on June 19. Prince William will tour the Festival Floor at Exhibition Centre ...
  • A future powered entirely by green energy would mean little if the way we lived continued to be unsustainable in other ways. That's why, on Sustainable Energy Day, our Futures Stage will hear from a c ...
  • VOICE OF INDUSTRY HEARD AT BUSINESS FESTIVAL

    12 June 2018 Andy McFarlane
    Demands for better infrastructure, closer ties between trade policies and the Industrial Strategy, and a swipe at US President Donald Trump were all features of the first major speech at the 2018 Inte ...
  • There was music, colour and leading lights on stage - but not a Wellington boot in sight, as the International Business Festival got under way in Liverpool. Styling itself as ‘The Glastonbury for Busi ...
  • UK INNOVATION HUB: A VIRTUAL VISIT

    13 June 2018 Andy McFarlane
    In a corner of an exhibition space in Liverpool, delegates are cycling through the centre of Manchester. “It’s crazy isn’t it?” says one as he pedals along Oxford Road. “You can hear the sounds and ev ...
  • Calls for further devolution to city-regions dominated a heavy-hitting second day at the International Business Festival in Liverpool. Delegates packed the Futures Stage to hear first from five Englis ...
  • While our Futures Stage speeches have been grabbing the headlines during the International Business Festival’s opening week, its less flashy cousin – the Knowledge Hub – has been quietly making things ...
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