International Business Festival 2018

LIVERPOOL 12-28 JUNE

NextGenFest
INSPIRING YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS 

 

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2,000 young people. 9 inspirational & fun events

Sound advice to help young people make the most of their potential.

NEXT GEN FEST HSBC

WHAT IS IT?

Our festival-within-a-festival aims to help young people realise their dreams, inspiring our future captains of industry. Sponsored by HSBC UK, NextGen Fest will enhance the prospects of 2,000 of the country’s brightest young things.
 

WHO IS IT FOR?

16 to 24-year-olds keen to broaden their understanding of the career opportunities available to them, to get their hands on the latest innovations in tech, and to meet other ambitious young people from across the country.

WHY ATTEND?

Make valuable connections, explore new trends and step into the future world off work. You’ll hear from successful young business people about their career journeys, gain practical advice from experts in the most exciting industries.

 

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS

ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS

Our Festival isn’t just about doing deals and making contacts, it’s about celebrating business as a force for good. Part of that is inspiring young people to achieve their dreams. So, we’re launching NextGen Fest, in association with HSBC UK.

Within a dedicated hub on the Festival floor, young people will hear the inspirational stories of their peers and explore the latest tech transforming our world. They will discover careers in the industries shaping our future, and find out how to start a business or deliver a Dragon’s Den-style pitch.

GET INVOLVED

GET INVOLVED

We’re offering 2,000 young people across the UK free tickets to this fun and immersive experience taking place across the three weeks of the Festival. Just like the main event, each of the nine days will have a different theme and NextGen Fest delegates are welcome to browse the other attractions on the Festival floor.

If you’re aged between 16 and 24, check out the NextGen Fest programme snapshots below to see which day interests you most. Every day we’ll be giving away 25 tickets via our social media accounts, so follow TheBusinessFest on Facebook and Twitter to make sure you don’t miss out.

9 PROGRAMMES TO FUEL AMBITION

ENGAGING YOUNG PEOPLE TO CELEBRATE THE COMMONWEALTH<br>12th June 2018

ENGAGING YOUNG PEOPLE TO CELEBRATE THE COMMONWEALTH
12th June 2018

Hear from experts about how international trade, culture and education within the Commonwealth can help you on your way to success.

Find out how you can get involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Bag prizes by entering our quiz.

SHAPING THE FUTURE INCLUDING YOUR OWN<br>13th June 2018    

SHAPING THE FUTURE INCLUDING YOUR OWN
13th June 2018    

Feel inspired by the power of technology to shape your career, hear from inspirational speakers and get hands-on during workshops.

Take part in an interactive session to discover how to use gaming tech in the worlds of business and education to increase customer engagement and share knowledge.

Get tips on networking – and then hit the Festival floor to put your new-found skills into practice.

IMAGINE - BELIEVE - ACHIEVE.<br>14th June 2017

IMAGINE - BELIEVE - ACHIEVE.
14th June 2017

Hear from apprentices at HSBC and Microsoft about their career journeys and what success looks like.

Learn how technology has changed over the years, find out about cybercrime and how to protect yourself online.

Test cutting-edge technology with demonstrations of the latest Virtual Reality equipment.

VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY<br>19th June 2018

VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY
19th June 2018

Showcase your Young Enterprise business and get expert advice on developing the concept and preparing for the upcoming judging rounds.

Get help with perfecting your CV, creating a personal ‘brand’ and letting your personality shine through during interviews.

Hear from experts about the qualifications that can help you secure the salary you want.

HOW TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS<br>20th June 2018

HOW TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS
20th June 2018

Through interactive sessions and business-focused tasks, learn the skills you need to be a successful entrepreneur from experts at the London Institute of Banking & Finance.

Get tips from industry insiders on how to set up a business and achieve your goals through smart networking.

Pitch to a Dragon’s Den-style panel to win prizes.

YOUTH CAN DO IT<br>21st June 2018

YOUTH CAN DO IT
21st June 2018

Develop the skills and knowledge you need to get a job or set up in self-employment with advice from the Prince’s Trust and HSBC.

Find out how to make your CV stand-out from the rest, and develop an ‘elevator pitch’ to promote yourself to a potential employer or client.

Hear inspirational stories from young people who have made a success of their businesses and ask them how you can follow in their footsteps.

ASPIRING TO INSPIRE<br>26th June 2018

ASPIRING TO INSPIRE
26th June 2018

Hear the inspirational stories of entrepreneurs who have built thriving businesses and ask them how you can follow in their footsteps.

Learn from ‘day in the life’ sessions on the world’s most successful entrepreneurs.

Get tips from the experts about how to turn your ideas into flourishing enterprises.

CREATE A VISION. BE THE VISION<br>27th June 2018

CREATE A VISION. BE THE VISION
27th June 2018

Find out how fashion company HYPE grew from a side-project set up by university friends into a global brand, thanks to hard work, dedication, a positive mindset and application.

Join the design team in a ‘speed-dating’ session to quiz them about their role in HYPE’s success.

Grab the chance to design and print your own T-shirts.

GEARING UP FOR SUCCESS<br>28th June 2018

GEARING UP FOR SUCCESS
28th June 2018

Learn from British Cycling and HSBC UK about healthier lifestyles and how they can help speed your career or business development.

Create your own smoothie with a specially constructed ‘smoothie bikes’.

See an energetic outdoor demonstration by professional BMX riders.

NEXT STEPS

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

Look out for FREE tickets to the days you are interested in on our social media channels, which will contain a code to register your place via the Eventbrite link below.  
First-come-first-served. Good luck! 

EVENTBRITE LINK TO REGISTER

PARTNERS

Festival Partners

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DAY SPONSORS

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