International Business Festival 2018

LIVERPOOL 12-28 JUNE

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  • Our 2018 Festival uses an innovative new information sharing system, called Poken - A quick and simple tool to capture leads and share content...
  • Let HSBC help you make sense of the Autumn Budget. Free Live webcast. Monday 27th November 2.00-2.30pm. Save the date here. 
  • STRESS TAKES A HOLIDAY

    08 November 2017 Ian Hughes
    Yoga, meditation, power-naps. Advice on how to cope with workplace stress isn't always practical. Here are ten essential tips that are totally transferable, to almost any job...
  • From relaxing beach retreats to busy city breaks, we can’t get enough of holidays. That’s why travel and tourism is one of the world’s fastest-expanding sectors, with the World Travel & Tourism Counci ...
  • PRINCE WILLIAM IS OUR PATRON!

    29 September 2017 Ian Hughes
    EXCITING NEWS! HRH, The Duke of Cambridge is the newly announced patron of the 2018 International Business Festival and will be personally attending our event!
  • HOW AND WHY WE REBRANDED OUR FESTIVAL

    15 September 2017 Nathan Alemany, Head of Marketing, 2018 International Business Festival
    Getting rebranding right can result in reaching new demographics and reinvigorating the perception of your company. Getting it wrong can mean losing brand recognition, alienating your customer base an ...
  • Here’s the harsh truth. If you’re not on top of all things e-commerce, you’re falling behind, losing sales and waving goodbye to customers, who’ll flock to more digitally savvy competitors, without sp ...
  • ELON MUSK: MAN ON A MISSION

    27 July 2017 Ian Hughes
    Astounding wealth, endless success, international fame, we’re sure they’re all important to the 80th richest man in the world, with a net worth of $14 billion. But Elon Musk isn’t consumed with wealth ...
  • They light fires in the hearts of men and possess more power than even the heaviest artillery. But if you don’t understand, or you misunderstand them, they can be dangerous. As globalisation grows, bu ...
  • LET'S MAKE HANDSHAKES GREAT AGAIN

    19 July 2017 Ian Hughes
    Left? Right? Firm? Loose? Before? After? Both? Admit it, handshakes can be pure HELL. Yes, they might seem like inconsequential pleasantries between polite business men and women. Simple off-the-cuff ...
  • THE ROBOT WILL SEE YOU NOW

    23 June 2017 Ian Hughes
    Skilled, scrubbed-up surgeons huddle around a patient in a brightly lit operating theatre. The chief physician makes the first incision, calmly explaining his every move to a captive audience of more ...
  • PREPARE FOR OFFICE ENVY

    26 May 2017 Ian Hughes
    We’ve worked in some dives. Dodgy plumbing, wobbly desks, crowded kitchens and crazy lifts are not exactly uncommon up and down the country. Now don’t get us wrong, we have a lovely office. The view i ...
  • POWER WALKING

    26 May 2017 Ian Hughes
    Genius ideas are often simple and few things are as simple as taking a few steps. PaveGen is a UK technology company that harness the energy of footsteps to create electrical power. This innovation is ...
  • AN INTROVERT’S GUIDE TO NETWORKING

    17 May 2017 Ian Hughes
    Extroverts have it easy. Bounding around, joining the conversation with ease, getting to know people, making connections. They love networking. They live for it and being good at it is fantastic for b ...
  • YOUR NAN’S ON FACEBOOK

    15 May 2017 Ian Hughes
    Noticed a steady decline in gifted woolly-knitted jumpers over the years? That’s because knitting doesn’t get much of a look-in when you’re Facebooking live, cyber-spying on ‘friends’ and sharing dail ...
  • WHAT WOULD DA VINCI SAY?

    28 April 2017 Ian Hughes
    Some of the world’s oldest and most venerable cultural institutions are embracing new technology to bring internationally treasured curations to life. But far from sacrilege, these innovations are mak ...
  • From local farmers to multinational corporations, no matter what business you’re in, the key principle is always the same. Grow your market to increase sales and boost your bottom line. It couldn’t be ...
  • WELCOME TO EARTH

    24 April 2017 Ian Hughes
    Google Earth has gotten a whole lot more incredible since you last Googled your old address or spied on that villa that looked so good in the brochure. The world is a remarkable place and now you can ...
  • YOU’VE GOT THREE WISHES…

    10 April 2017 Ian Hughes
    Business can be truly magical. It can transform people’s lives, give life to wondrous new inventions and create unforgettable experiences. Don’t think of the world of business as a stiff, boring hands ...
  • Last month we celebrated ‘International Women’s Day’. The global event commemorated the struggle for women’s rights, celebrates their achievements and highlights the ongoing inequality women still fac ...
  • Let us guess. You’re on LinkedIn. You’re reasonably happy with your photo. You’ve bigged yourself up a bit, but not too much and you’ve even accepted the odd LinkedIn request (whilst, you know, ignori ...
  • MEET BILL GATES!!!

    10 April 2017 Ian Hughes
    Ok, look, we couldn’t actually get Bill Gates. (Billionaire business magnates diaries are a bloody nightmare). Instead, we’ve been doing some research into the man who co-founded the world’s largest P ...
  • DING-DONG! DELIVEROO HAVE ARRIVED

    07 April 2017 Ian Hughes
    Four years ago Deliveroo had two employees, both founders. The first, was a tech guy, into logistics, the other, a visionary, who doubled as the delivery man. Their mission was simple: Deliver hot foo ...
  • Automation and its role in the workplace is expected to grow and grow, raising fundamental issues around employment, how businesses operate and the way in which we live our lives. Concerns around how, ...
  • We know, we know, it’s a bold statement. But let’s think about this. The materials we use to make things have always defined man’s journey. The Stone Age, The Bronze Age, and the Iron Age are all prim ...
  • It’s 2017 and things are looking good. Your business is going to do great this year, we can feel it. But there’s something you need to know:  What’s trending in business this year and how these things ...
  • HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE BREXIT

    06 April 2017 Nathan Alemany, Head of Marketing, 2018 International Business Festival
    On the morning of June 24, 2016, Great Britain’s business world was plunged into uncertainty. The people had spoken and Brexit Britain became a reality, sending shockwaves across global markets.   The ...
  • HAVE YOU SEEN MY HAIR GROWTH HELMET?

    06 April 2017 Ian Hughes
    You know your TV? The one you thought was flat-screen. The one you proudly show off when people come around? It’s about to look like a bulky 1950s relic from quaint and simpler times. The Internationa ...
  • BUSINESS: WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?

    30 March 2017 By Nathan Alemany, Head of Marketing, 2018 International Business Festival
    Metrics, spreadsheets, data and targets. The world of business can sometimes feel cold, analytical and oppressive. But not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that can be counted ...
  • £400M NORTHERN POWERHOUSE FUND FOR SMEs

    01 March 2017 Ian Hughes
    The British Business Bank officially launched its £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, to help small-medium sized businesses in the North. The North of the UK already contributes £350bn per year ...

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PRESS CONTACT

To contact the 2018 International Business Festival Press Office call:

Matthew Hull
PR and Content Manager
T: +44 (0) 151 600 2988
M: +44 (0) 7803 515 729

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